ClipGrab for Mac

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 3.9.6
  • 3.8
  • (519)
  • Security Status

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Free video downloader

Clipgrab is a fast and simple multimedia application that allows users to download videos from the internet. This app is free to use and lets you grab a range of files and content. It works independently from your web browser and automatically detects the link you copied to its clipboard.

Clipgrab supports a wide range of streaming websites, making it easy for you to find and grab movies, video clips, and animations. Not only that, but compared to Videoder Video Downloader, Free Video Downloader, and Total Video Downloader, this app comes with some useful built-in functions. 

How does the app work?

Clipgrab is an excellent choice if you want to download videos in a straightforward and simple manner. As mentioned, the app automatically recognizes the link you paste to its clipboard, so you can immediately start the download process. Not only that, but it supports various streaming websites, including Youtube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, MyVideo, and Tudoo. For more convenience, the app has an integrated search function. While it is a minor addition, it is really helpful.

Using the search tab, you can instantly find a specific video you wish to download from the web. There is also no need to look for the file or content in your browse. Most free Youtube downloaders do not have this feature, which sets up the app apart from them. However, you should note that the search function can only yield up to 12 results per search term or phrase.

Clipgrab extends its capabilities by adding a built-in video converter. With this, you can convert one file to another. The video downloader can quickly convert files to formats, such as MPEG4. OGG Vorbis, OGG Theora, and WMV. Aside from video formats, you can also download audio-only versions of the clips. This comes in handy if you want to download podcasts and music. Note, however, that conversion is limited to Intel Macs

Before starting the download, the app allows you to choose the format you want. More than that, you can also choose the quality of the file. With this, you can choose a lower resolution to save some space on your hard drive. In case you chose the MP3 file format, Clipgrab allows you to add ID3 tags to the video's metadata.

Are there drawbacks to the app?

While Clipboard seemed to be one step better than some free video downloaders, there are still some minor drawbacks that you should consider. For one, downloading heavy files from the internet can cause slow download speeds. The problem will be even worse if you have unreliable or unstable internet. So, when you want to download movie files, make sure that you have a strong connection.

Another thing to note is that the app can yield sub-par quality with some file formats. While it supports a wide range of leading video formats, it does not match the standard of professional tools, such as Sony and Adobe. With this, it is advisable to choose the highest video quality available so that you may be able to watch your videos in a better resolution. 

Should you download Clipgrab?

If you want to watch videos offline, then Clipgrab is a must-have. With it, you get a free, useful, and simple solution to your video downloading needs. It supports a lot of websites and lets you convert your downloaded files into different formats. It even allows you to create a library of your favorite multimedia content. It comes with a couple of drawbacks, but it is a handy tool to have. 


  • Integrated search function
  • Supports various streaming websites
  • Comes with built-in converter
  • Supports a wide range of file formats


  • Slow download speeds
  • Some formats have sub-par quality
  • Search function can only display up to 12 results per search term
  • Conversion is limited to Intel Macs

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ClipGrab for Mac

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 3.9.6
  • 3.8
  • (519)
  • Security Status

User reviews about ClipGrab

  • Charina Regalado

    by Charina Regalado

    yes.. great service in hastening the process of downloading

  • Scott Lopez

    by Scott Lopez

    Not integrated with web browser..
    Not integrated with web browser. I prefer Total Video Downloader, I don't have to bother opening the browser t More


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