Softpedia Editor's Review for RevConnect
A file sharing program based on DC
Written by Alexandru Pintilie on September 5th, 2012
RevConnect is a modified version of the more popular DC++ file sharing application that adds a few features to the core program. By doing this, RevConnect tries to fill up some gaps and also comes with new concepts regarding refined search and reward system.
Being built on DC++, this software benefits from a strong, well-known framework. As soon as you run it, you are welcomed by the familiar interface of its source application. There isn't any notable graphical difference between the two GUIs until you get to the Search section of the application.
RevConnect features the classic search items as well as a `Refine results` component with proactive filtering system to help you eliminate certain files and folders from the search query, `Hub List` for selection of particular hubs to be taken into account or `Download Options` with selectable priority and location.
It also sports advanced search options such as `Only users with free slots`, `Only results with TTH root`, `Auto close groups`, `Remember Group Positions` or `Treat grouped items as single item when refining`. You can easily use the `Lookup TTH at Bitzi.com` option from the selected results' contextual menu in order to get detailed information using the bitprint.
RevConnect does a great job at managing active downloads by selecting multiple sources, if available, thus increasing the download speed without any user intervention. At the same time, the application makes sure that excessive sources are dropped for better functionality and less futile traffic on the network.
The reward system is based on credits given to uploaders and works harmoniously alongside the `Secure User Identification` system which assures the clients are authenticated using a 384-bit RSA public key. By adding hubs to your favorites, you also enable the `Enhanced Auto Search` that can be used in conjunction with the search interval, thus eliminating the issue with imposed time intervals between searches.
RevConnect adds some really thoughtful features to its core application. This way, your experience becomes less irritating and more enjoyable. Faster download speeds, filtered search results and dynamic source selection are truly helpful when it comes to file sharing and surely they make a great deal of impact on the overall quality of the software.
Here are some key features of "RevConnect":
Multiple Source Downloading:
· Download one file from multiple users at the same time without corruption! This can vastly improve your download speeds.
Automatically Recycle Excessive Sources:
· Prevent users from exhausting precious free slots in the network
· The credit system is used to reward users contributing to the network, i.e. uploading to other clients
Secure User Identification:
· Clients in the network are identified by a unique 384 bit RSA public key, it's used to grant earned credits with other users
· A hub independent en more effective search engine
Magnet Link and Bitzi Lookup:
· Find and recommend quality files with ease. Take a look at the Share Masters for magnet links (and to post your own)
Enhanced Auto Search:
· Once you decide your downloads, you never need find sources by yourself