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, it tries to fill up some gaps and also comes with new concepts regarding refined search and reward system.
Typical and intuitive interface
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 aren’t any notable graphical differences between the two GUIs until you get to the Search section of the application.
Paired with the comprehensive Help contents incorporated, it becomes quite clear that all user types can find their way around it, without encountering any issues.
Advanced search options for getting the most accurate results
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.
In addition to that, it sports some advanced search options. For example, you can choose to treat grouped items as single items when refining, looking only for users with free slots, automatically closing groups and remember their position, and only bring up items with TTH root. For further information about a file, you can use the context menu to look TTH up on Bitzi.com.
Increased download speeds, the reward system and the “Enhanced Automatic Search”
This utility 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, it 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” feature which assures that the clients are authenticated using a 384-bit RSA public key.
By adding hubs to your favorites, you also enable an enhanced automatic search which can be used in conjunction with the regular one, thus eliminating the issue with imposed time intervals between searches.
RevConnect adds some really useful features to its core application. Faster download speeds, filtered search results and dynamic source selection are truly helpful when it comes to file sharing and surely have a real impact on the overall quality of the software. The computer’s performance is not hampered and our tests did not reveal any errors, crashes or bugs.