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MovieSherlock for Mac

By MovieSherlock Free to try Editors' Rating
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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff May 20, 2014

With MovieSherlock for Mac, you can search for videos and audio content online and download it without the need to open a Web browser. It's a helpful albeit not free application.

Pros

Easy and intuitive: MovieSherlock for Mac lets you download HD and HQ YouTube videos with just a few clicks through its clean, accessible main window. Results are displayed with their respective thumbnails and duration information. You can also download YouTube videos via Safari by just clicking on the integrated button on the browser.

Instant conversion: You can quickly convert FLV or MP4 Web videos into the native Mac OS format. This application does a good job of making sure that the videos you download can be played on your Mac, so that you don't have to worry about format compatibility issues.

Automatic adding to iTunes: Your downloaded videos or MP3s can be automatically exported to your iTunes library.

Cons

No sorting capabilities or "download all" option: You can't select multiple downloads and start them at once. Also, you cannot sort results; the results are displayed just according to your search keyword, regardless of their sources or formats.

Limited options in the Lite version: This app is not free. It does come with a free trial, but you are only allowed to download three files. When there are so many free video downloading extensions for Web browsers, paying $9.99 for MovieSherlock's Lite version might seem too much as you are limited to downloading only from YouTube and not in full HD quality. If you want to download from other popular video sharing Web sites such as Vimeo, Dailymotion and VEVO, then you'll have to go for the Pro version, which costs $39.99. In addition, only the Pro version gives you the option for video capturing.

Bottom Line

MovieSherlock for Mac does what it promises almost flawlessly and comes with a useful format conversion capability. That said, if you're not satisfied with the free downloading applications you've tried so far, you may want to give this one a go.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of MovieSherlock for Mac 5.3.5.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 6.1.5

Latest Mac OS support
Fix downloading from YouTube
Fix downloading from Vimeo
Different web sites support
Added online chat support directly from the software

General

Release June 26, 2020
Date Added June 26, 2020
Version 6.1.5

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh
Additional Requirements
  • macOS Catalina
  • macOS Mojave
  • macOS High Sierra
  • macOS Sierra
  • OS X El Capitan
  • OS X Yosemite
  • OS X Mavericks
  • OS X Mountain Lion
  • OS X Lion
  • OS X Snow Leopard

Popularity

Total Downloads 261,675
Downloads Last Week 10
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Developer's Description

MovieSherlock is a powerful tool to download video and audio from thousands of websites. MovieSherlock downloads and converts web video to your computer, iPad and iPhone. MovieSherlock is extremely fast and easy to use application and has a native Mac OS interface. MovieSherlock searches, downloads, and converts any YouTube, DailyMotion, Vimeo movies to your Mac native format.
Downloaded videos are saved with readable file names. Premium features include multiple simultaneous downloads, built-in YouTube, Vimeo, DayliMotion search and preview capabilities, single-button user interface and unique convert features.

Converted movies are added to your iTunes library automatically. After downloading you can easily copy videos to iPod, iPhone or iPad as they will be converted to Mac native format. You can even convert videos as MP3. Download 1080p and 720p HD videos as well as regular YouTube / Vimeo / DailyMotion / Facebook / MySpace / Vevo / Vube / VeeHD, Yahoo!Screen / Yahoo!Movies / VK.com / Veoh / and even adult websites videos. MovieSherlock offers a native interface in English, Italian, Spanish, French, Japanese, Greek German, Chenese. We provide a 100% satisfaction warranty and timely guaranteed support: if you will find a YouTube video you cannot download by MovieSherlock we will fix it right away or do full refund.