Transferring files from Usenet using the dedicated servers can be a task very easy to carry out, provided that the necessary tools are at hand. Since the NZB format is used for retrieving posts from Usenet, a program like NZB-O-Matic is a must have for anyone interested in getting the most out of this technology.
At first glance, the application is clearly bent on functionality rather than focusing on its good looks. The interface is well structures, with the features at hand and organized for fast access. The multi-tabbed GUI enables you to manage servers, transfers and read the program logs.
Adding and editing server entries that are listed by NZB-O-Matic is a straightforward job. You can simply input the group and address of the server, choose the port and connections number. Optionally, you can provide the login and password is the Usenet server requires such authentication.
The lower side of the interface is filled with information. It displays the progress of the currently running tasks so you can check out the server you are connected to and its status, the download speed, the amount of data transferred and remaining as well as the time needed to complete the transfer.
To make the handling of NZB files even more easy, the application can be associated with this particular file type from the 'Options' menu. The same configuration area allows you to activate the connection 'retry' function, set the number of attempts that can be made and the delay (in minutes) between the attempts.
All things considered, if you are using Usenet services on a regular basis, NZB-O-Matic can be one of the tools you will always keep close at hand. The ease of use and good transfer speed it offers, alongside the support for several multi-threaded downloads make this software one of the most sought-after utilities of its kind.