In today’s connected world, almost everyone has a smartphone. They have become an almost extended part of our bodies and as such, we are demanding more and more from our mobile devices. From playing high-speed racing games, to checking the weather, to reading email – we truly carry the world’s most powerful tool right in our pockets. But did you know that your phone could download Usenet binaries?
That’s right! Using an Android smartphone or tablet, managing and downloading user-generated binaries from the Usenet can be easy and convenient! The Usenet apps available for Android range from companion apps for client-side remote server management – where the Android app talks directly to a computer that downloads content from the Usenet – to fully-featured NZB download clients. The latter of which will search, download and extract binary Usenet content directly onto a mobile device making it ready for immediate use.
The best fully-featured Usenet download application we have found so far is Power NZB. With Power NZB, we can download and extract Usenet user-generated binary content directly to our Android device. The best part about Power NZB is that it is completely free, although donations to the developer are appreciated and will make further development of the app possible. Since the application is free, it’s a win-win all the way around! Visit the download page and simplify your Usenet downloading experience on Android.
NewzNab search API built in.
Use the Webview to search various free NZB indexing sites.
Add NZB RSS feeds to always stay up-to-date and never miss favorite user-generated binaries.
The Par2 library lets us check and repair our downloads directly to our device, just like Quick Par. No more wasted downloads!
Easily and quickly extract multi-part RAR files. No need to use another file manager to extract your files. Even set downloads to auto-extract and delete!
Join split archives. No need to re-join on a PC! Power NZB will now auto-re-join binaries.
Slick built-in SAB client to manage PC downloads. No need for multiple apps!
Mac users can sometimes find it difficult to find good and powerful software without spending some money, especially when it comes to the world of Usenet apps. In the case of the PC however, there are actually many Usenet apps that are available for free and we all know free software is always the best kind. Want free? Meet Unison for Mac by Panic. When it comes to the Usenet app Unison for Mac, the good news is it is powerful, easy to use, flexible and most importantly free, making it our favorite Usenet Browser for Mac OSX.
Unison offers great flexibility in that it will allow searching the Usenet using headers to manually browse through your favorite newsgroups or allow us to target specific posts for download by allowing us to open NZB files. Unison also offers a very handy image browser to look at and search though images in our favorite picture groups. Unison is also perfect for browsing and responding to messages in the text groups as well as searching through and locating posts to download in the binary groups. Unison supports all the latest Usenet technology, from compressed headers, to automatic RAR set repair using PAR2 files.
Today’s Usenet users do not want to wait long to download article sets after they have been posted to newsgroups. This is why download automation has become a popular and important feature for many Usenet users. There are many NZB downloader clients out there to satisfy even the most avid Usenet user, but there is only one that stands out of the pack due to its ease of use, features and efficiency, and it’s NZBVortex.
NZBVortex is a lightweight, feature rich, batch NZB downloader for Mac OSX. For those who enjoy simplicity and power, NZBVortex is a very attractive option. NZBVortex allows users to automate NZB downloads with its built-in RSS feed reader; queue up and download a set of NZBs stored locally and detect password protected archives on the spot.
To give NZBVortex a try, visit their download page or visit the app store for an 50% discount on the full version for only € 8,99.
Benefits and Features include:
Very efficient: low CPU, memory and disk IO usage compared to the competitors
Smart junk detection (fake and junk downloads)
Minimizes download size by skipping as many files as possible
Downloads par2 files only if required and does par2 check only if required
RSS Feed integration – automatically add your favorite NZBs
Deep Search integration with multiple search engines
A Mac native interface and also a web interface to control by remote
Much more like: scheduler, speed limiter, sleep when done, etc.
New in 3.0:
NZBVortex Cloud: Clients work together by sharing download information between clients.
Some examples are:
Passworded files without a password (Will pause the download)
With so many Usenet downloaders and newsreader clients out there on the web, it can be hard to find the very best Usenet client with the most flexibility and functionality that also provides a UI that is actually an enjoyable experience to use while exploring all that the Usenet has to offer. Newsbin Pro is one of the best all around and most powerful Usenet newsreader browsers and downloaders for the power Usenet user. Newsbin Pro downloads files from Usenet Newsgroups as fast as your internet connection will go. Search through massive amounts of NNTP headers with minimal effort and impact to your system or batch download NZB’s with ease.
A key to Newsbin costs as little as $20 with free upgrades for life! If you purchase one year of Newsbin’s Usenet Search Service for $30, the key is free. See below for just some of the many features packed into Newsbin Pro:
Local Search: You can search all your locally stored headers by keyword or using Regular Expressions if you choose not to use our comprehensive search database via Internet Search.
Multiple Core support: Newsbin makes full use of multi-core CPUs, multiple processor systems, or CPUs with Hyperthreading enabled.
IPv6 Support: As news servers become available on IPv6, Newsbin is ready for it.
64 Bit Version: A version of Newsbin built for 64 bit machines running a 64 bit Windows operating system is maintained. Download here
Optimal Resource Management: After many iterations of optimizations, Newsbin now uses significantly less RAM than previous versions. You can now load large newsgroups with 10 million headers in about 150MB of RAM.
Advanced Spam Filtering: Configure Newsbin to block password protected RAR files or RAR files containing .exe files (which usually turn out to be viruses or trojans).
Proxy Support: Newsbin supports SOCKS 4, SOCKS 5, and HTTPS Proxies. Configurable by news server entry so different server configurations can go through different proxies if you want.
Built In Scheduler: Schedule times for Newsbin to pause or invoke the speed limiter.
Compressed Header Support: If your news server supports XFeatures header compression, you can download headers at up to 10 times faster. All our recommended news servers support this mode.
NZB File Support: Newsbin will download file represented in NZB files. It can be configured to automatically load NZB files from a specified folder, load an NZB from a menu option, or simply click and drag an NZB onto Newsbin to download the files listed in the NZB file. More info.
SSL Encryption: If your news server supports it, Newsbin can be set so all information passed between your computer and the news server is encrypted.
Built in RAR/PAR and Split File Processing: Use the AutoPAR feature to combine RAR and Master Splitter files and extract the contents. Damaged or missing files are automatically repaired or replaced as long as enough PAR files were posted.
Security Features: Password protect Newsbin so it requires a password to start and optionally require a password for selected configuration options.
Multiple Server Support: Configure multiple news servers for simultaneous use. This allows you to download from a free server supplied by your ISP and use a pay server to fill in whatever is missing.
Automatic Download Mode: Automatically download files while you sleep.
Advanced Download Management: A temporary “Wish List” is available to park posts for downloading later.
Automatic Header Updates: Newsbin has a mode where it will periodically download headers from all your selected newsgroups. This way you always have the most recent headers available for browsing.
Usenet Decoding Methods: Newsbin can decode yEnc, uuEncoded, and Mime encoded files which are posted to Usenet newsgroups.
Bandwidth Management: Limit Newsbin to only use a certain amount of bandwidth. Coupled with the Scheduler feature, you can take advantage of off-peak times for downloading.
UsenetServer, the lowest priced provider of premium Usenet newsgroup access, has been making significant investments this summer to build out its network and infrastructure. Today they have reached a newsgroup retention landmark of 1800 days of NTTP retention.
Newsgroup retention is the length of time that a newsgroup article post is available to subscribers. 1800 days of retention means that UsenetServer subscribers can access newsgroup posts that were added up to 1800 days ago, with 99% completion.
Now with 1800 days of retention, all UsenetServer plans include:
Direct access to UsenetServer’s Tier-1 Usenet network
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14 day/10 GB free trial
One of UsenetServer’s most unique features is Global Search. Global Search is a free tool that subscribers can use to instantly find and transfer what they want from Usenet without subscribing to newsgroups and downloading massive amounts of headers. UsenetServer also maintains peering relationships with all major Usenet providers, giving subscribers access to virtually every article posted to Usenet anywhere in the world!
UsenetServer is one of the world’s premier providers of Usenet newsgroup access. As an industry-leader in service reliability, speed and retention, UsenetServer is committed to providing world-class Usenet access to over 100,000 discussion groups from its servers across the world. For more information about UsenetServer and its Usenet service offerings, please visit http://www.usenetserver.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Usenet is loaded with so much user-generated content, it can be daunting sometimes to find what you are looking for across 110,000 newsgroups – UsenetServer’s Global Search changes all that. UsenetServer’s Global Search makes searching the Usenet a comfortable & simple task, making things easy to find. UsenetServer’s Global Search allows our users to quickly and easily search the binary newsgroups for articles that match their search keyword criteria, select the desired results and then generate a custom NZB file to download the binary articles. With Global Search, you can also filter articles by post age, post date and poster name. UsenetServer’s Global Search is available to all UsenetServer users. Global Search makes searching the Usenet a truly enjoyable experience.
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