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Softpedia Editor's Review for GrabIt
This software will enable you to download and decode multiple articles at once
Written by Ciprian Paius on June 7th, 2013
GrabIt is a free application developed for Usenet clients, and it offers a user friendly interface and quick access to Usenet newsgroups - simply put, it is a Usenet content downloader. The application features browsing and searching capabilities instead of the simple header downloading most similar applications perform.
All you have to do to find the item you are interested in, go to a group and browse its contents. You no longer need to download countless headers just to find out there is nothing of interest for you. Alternatively, you can just search Usenet and immediately download the content you are looking for.
The intuitive interface allows you to easily browse the newsgroups on your server and download several articles at the same time. So while decoding a binary, the application can download another and save you some time if you have a lot of topics you keep track of.
If the numerous downloading threads take up all your bandwidth, you can always pause jobs and use the Internet connection for other purposes. Upon resuming, GrabIt continues from where it had left.
One of the most important features of GrabIt, though, is its ability to simultaneously connect to multiple Usenet servers. You don't have to log off the current server to log in to another - you can add as many servers you like and GrabIt handles them all.
Also, the application displays valuable information regarding download speed, items downloaded or items remaining. It also can filter articles and only display items that were retrieved during the last update, unmarked items that contain one or multiple articles and items which are not present on the news server.
With GrabIt you can avoid downloading or browsing hundreds of posts that you already processed, just to find the one binary you need. That is due to the advanced features of the Find tool which allows you to select found items and deselect or hide other items.
Last but not least, GrabIt makes requesting re-posts or replying to a post very easy. You don't have to start another newsreader to do that, you can simply click the post message and type your message.
Here are some key features of "GrabIt":
- Browse Usenet without downloading headers:
- New revolutionary way of working with Usenet. Instead of downloading a large amount of headers, GrabIt allows you to just go to a group and browse the contents without downloading headers
- Search Usenet without downloading headers:
- Tired of downloading megabytes of headers just to see if there is anything available you want? Try the new GrabIt search and you will never use Usenet like you did before! Instantly find and download all posts on Usenet matching your search keywords
- Automatic repair and extract of downloaded binaries:
- You no longer have to check, repair and extract your downloads by hand. All of these tasks will be handled by GrabIt automatically! Fill up your batch and leave your PC running. When you come back all of your downloads will be ready to be used
- SSL secure connection support:
- GrabIt supports the ability to fully encrypt all your traffic to the Usenet server with industry standard SSL technology
- Easy to use and familiar looking user interface:
- Care has been taken to make the downloading of binaries as fast and easy as possible. This is why most people love GrabIt
- Fast selecting, downloading and decoding of binary attachments:
- See a binary you want, select it and GrabIt does the rest! It will download and combine all parts and decode your binary to the location you specified
- Download and decode multiple articles at once:
- Download up to eight articles at the same time! Don't waste valuable online time while waiting for a binary to decode! GrabIt will decode in the background so the downloading will only stop when you want it to
- Pause function to free bandwidth:
- GrabIt is fast! Almost too fast for some people! That is why it can sometimes be difficult to download from the Internet with other software while using GrabIt. No problem! Just hit the pause button, download your stuff and hit the pause button again! GrabIt will resume the download like nothing happened
- Advanced error checking:
- GrabIt continuously monitors incoming data while downloading. This insures that binaries are correctly downloaded and avoids having to download all parts again to fix a communication error in the middle of your binary. GrabIt can even repair and recover from some common errors without downloading extra data
- Multiple server support:
- With GrabIt you can use all your favorite newsservers within the same session! Whether you want to work with 1, 10, or thousands of newsservers, with GrabIt it's a breeze
- Batch overview:
- Watch all important processes from within the same view! GrabIt shows you
- download speed
- items, bytes and time downloaded
- items, bytes and time remaining
- exact status of all entries in the batch
- Find option and Filters:
- You hate going through thousands of posts that you already downloaded to find the one binary you haven't got? With the advanced filters and find options in GrabIt you won't have to! Hide or show the articles you already downloaded. Match thousands of binaries and newsgroups with multiple keywords, with GrabIt it's done in seconds
- Incremental group update:
- Don't download the same headers time after time! The Incremental Update feature of GrabIt is the fastest way to download new headers
- Post articles:
- Want to request a repost or thank somebody for their great post? With GrabIt running you don't have to start another newsreader to post a message. Just hit the post button, type your message and GrabIt takes care of the rest
- BUGFIX: Fixed the #2001 error that appeared while searching for certain characters in the GrabIt Search
- BUGFIX: Some files appeared to be downloaded up to 99% while not being downloaded them at all