NewsLeecher is a brand new Usenet downloading (leeching) application. NewsLeecher downloads movies, pictures, MP3 files, and software applications in a snap, and uses it's inline engine to assemble and decode all the downloads. The powerful featureset and state-of-the-art user interface makes it an application "you simply can't live without" if you are a serious Usenet leecher. NewsLeecher supports a unique download system that makes it one of the absolute fastest usenet downloaders available. The combination of being able to download from multiple usenet servers at the same time, using up to 99 download threads per server, and using a sophisticated system to download file parts spread over different servers, makes NewsLeecher faster than competitors such as NewsBin, GrabIt and XNews. Try it out and make the comparison yourself.
Completely Free of Spyware & Adware
NewsLeecher does *not* contain any spyware or adware that might send personal details over the Internet. In fact, it has been certified as spyware-, adware- and virus-free by one of the largest software sites on the Internet.
Based on Successful Experience
It is no secret that the development of NewsLeecher was initially inspired by some of the existing newsreaders on the market. We have tried to take the best features of those readers and mixed them together to make the ultimate newsreader available for our users!
Including the Popular SuperSearch Usenet Search Feature
With the built-in SuperSearch feature, you can search *all* the binary usenet groups at once, for a specific keyword or keystring, in less than a second! The SuperSearch engine is state-of-the-art in it's speed and it's ability to perform true wildcard searches!
Full Support for NZB Files
NewsLeecher has full support for the NZB file format. It can create and export NZB files directly from articles in the group view or from SuperSearch results. And it can import NZB files manually and automatically in many different ways, for easy downloading.
Top Tuned yEnc Support
Besides supporting the "old" encoding formats, such as uuEncode, NewsLeecher also supports the brand new encoding format called yEnc. Actually NewsLeecher has a top tuned yEnc decoding engine that makes sure your downloads are decoded smoothly in the background without consuming too much CPU time.
Automatic PAR2 & RAR File Handling
No more fumbling around with PAR and RAR set files! Using the integrated "Repair'n'Extract" feature, NewsLeecher can automatically verify and repair broken file sets, and automatically unpack RAR archive sets to a location you choose. "Repair'n'Extract" contains many custom settings for fitting the feature exactly for your liking.
Advanced Multiserver Support
NewsLeecher has advanced support for leeching from multiple servers at the same time! An unlimited number of usenet servers can be used to download files at the same time!
Multithreaded Server Downloading
Besides being able to download from several servers at the same time, NewsLeecher can also use up to 99(!!) simultaneous download threads per server. This could, for example, be used to download 99 pictures from a server at the same time!
The filtering feature enables one to find certain posts without going through all received headers. Filter by subject, size, age and more!
The built-in automatic multipart posts processing removes the hassle from combining binary post parts one by one. NewsLeecher detects and combine parts by itself!
Fastest Group Caching in the World
Fast group caching enables much faster group viewing by only receiving the latest available post headers and caching the old ones! The caching routines in NewsLeecher has been tweaked and optimized to be the fastest in the world!
Top Modern User Interface
State of the art user interface with support for XP themes and many options for tweaking the usability and the interface!
Advanced Feature Support
Besides all the usual download features, NewsLeecher also supports tons of advanced features that makes it easy to use your usenet membership to the fullest. Such features include smart article highlighting, a built in group noteblock and much much more!
Compatible with Windows 98, Me, NT, 2000, 2003, XP, Vista and Windows 7.
+: A few users seem to find it hard to get used to the new way
NewsLeecher distinguishes "new" articles from "old" articles.
So it's now possible to revert to the old way to visually
distinguish between the articles, by turning off the following
Settings -> Adv. Nerdy Tweaks -> Article New Old Star Mode
+: Doubleclicking a group in the 'Group Navigation Panel', will
now open the group for browsing, but at the same time, close
all other open groups.
+: Added shortcut (Keyboard : "H") to show / hide the "Group
+: Added shortcut (Keyboard : "G") to show the 'Group Navigation
+: Added shortcut (Keyboard : F12) to toggle 'Show Old Articles'
On / Off in the 'Articles' view.
*: Rebuilt and moved the group navigation dropdown button. It is
now located on the 'Articles' toolbar.
*: Drag'n'Drop for the Servers Listview, Queue Listview and the
Subscriptions Listview has been reimplemented.
*: Reimplemented 'Export to NZB' feature for the queue listview.
*: Lots of smaller improvements.
!: Fixed the way NewsLeecher handles right click selection in the
article listviews. It now handles right click selection the
same way as Windows Explorer does.
!: The "Copy Subject to Clipboard" and "Copy Poster to Clipboard"
features didn't work in the previous beta. Fixed.
!: Fixed bug introduced in previous beta, where NewsLeecher would
sometimes spit out a bug when right clicking the tabs.
*: Lots of smaller fixes.
Home Page - www.newsleecher.com