YouTube is a wonderful thing and it’s easy to share links to the funniest and most popular videos, but downloading them so you can watch them again and again is a different matter. Websites such as YouTubes do all they can to prevent downloads, simply so that viewers must keep returning to their site. While applications do pop up from time to time that enable you to download video clips, the developers face a tough time keeping up-to-date with the changes websites make that render their applications antediluvian. This is why ClipGrab is the answer to many prayers. Somehow, ClipGrab have developed an application that keeps on swimming no matter how deep the water and it doesn’t even need a browser to operate. In addition to downloading videos, ClipGrab can also convert downloaded files into universal formats such as MP3 – the king of ubiquitous file formats! Simple and easy to use, ClipGrab also packs enough fire power offer a range of options and user preferences.
ClipGrab has a nice, sleek website and even have an option to download the software without getting inundated with third party offers. It is also compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux. Once installed, users operate the software by using a simple tabbed menu. You can choose to search for the video you want, without even opening a browser, or you can take the link from a browser and paste it into the second, Downloads option. Once this is done, you can choose everything from the format, quality and location you wish the video to be in. If you are a Growl user, ClipGrab will automatically recognize when you paste a clip link to your clipboard, allowing for automatic download if you want it. While there are a couple of negatives, such as the inability to download an entire playlist, ClipGrab is efficient and simple to use. Some may find the lack of integration to a browser something of an inconvenience but, as you can add links to your queue effortlessly, this isn’t much of a problem. In addition to the sites ClipGrab supports, including YouTube, MetaCafe and Vimeo, it also provides a heuristic solution to downloaded from sites that are not listed amongst those officially supported. Grab it today and compile all your favourite clips in the quality and format which suits your individual needs.