Getting the latest information from a set of monitored sources is a task that can be carried out with the help of a specialized utility. Newsreaders play an important role here and there are many that have been tailored to fit the needs of Usenet users, for example.
One of those programs is called Alt.Binz and its purpose is to find, transfer and take care of articles from the well-known discussion system. The application features a nice interface, with all the commands and functions easily accessible.
The posts and the data included in NZB format files can be imported in Alt.Binz thanks to a dedicated feature this tool comes with. The items that are part of the download list can be managed using the commands that are revealed when right-clicking a file inside that area of the software.
Thus, it is possible to split individual files or join several items, rename the collection or export the files to NZB format. Archives can be unpacked on the spot or protected with a password by selecting the corresponding option from the context menu.
With Alt.Binz you can monitor newsgroups and also RSS feeds, each from its own tab that is available in the main window of the program. A built-in scheduler is at your disposal for setting limits for each day of the week and defining the desired hours when downloads are allowed or disabled.
The application is fitted with a special area for setting up the running parameters and customizing various features as well. On the whole, Alt.Binz seems to be well equipped for a wide array of tasks, mainly focused on downloading and managing content from Usenet.