YouTube is full of beautiful and informative online videos. We often wish to download videos and save them in our private collection for various reasons. If you have stumbled upon ClipGrab while searching for best YouTube downloaders and wanted to know the complete review, then this article is meant for you.


ClipGrab is a neat and clean software without any Ads. The tool is free and provides you with the functionality of downloading online videos from websites like YouTube, Vimeo and Dailymotion.

You can also convert the downloaded video into various available formats such as MPEG4, MP3, WMV, etc. ClipGrab has a unique feature as inbuilt functionality to search within YouTube website. It cuts down unnecessary two-step process of searching separately on YouTube website and then coming back to this software for downloading purposes.

User interface

ClipGrab software takes no time to launch its window. It has a simple interface with three menu options like Search, Downloads and Settings. The moment you copy video link from websites like YouTube, Vimeo or Dailymotion and head to this tool interface, you do not have to paste the link. The copied link is automatically grabbed in the ClipGrab window. Probably, that’s why it is named as “ClipGrab”.

Again, this is no big deal but makes your entire process quick and efficient.

Whenever you copy links to ClipGrab, it analyses video format and will suggest you with possible video formats that you can download. It supports formats such as MPEG4, MP3, WMV, OGG Theora & Vorbis. You can choose video resolution per your requirement.

You can even strip out a video and save only audio file. In a way, ClipGrab can work as YouTube to MP3 converter. It can add ID3 tags using video metadata, which is an optional feature.


ClipGrab functional highlights

The software has an option called Clipboard Monitoring. If you are planning to download several videos at a time, then this option will make your job easy. When you copy video links to the clipboard, ClipGrab automatically downloads the associated video.

It has Search feature allows you to search videos from YouTube website directly. But you only get 12 results which are kind of let down if you are not getting the whole bunch of possible outcomes in one go.

If you are in a country or a place where any of the video streaming websites are blocked, then ClipGrab has an option of configuring a proxy server. You can set the proxy server details in the Settings tab.


Proxy Settings on ClipGrab

It has a multilanguage option which can be of great help to people who are not a native English speaker.

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ClipGrab is a clean video downloader. It can download online videos from YouTube, Vimeo and Dailymotion. Read the complete ClipGrab review