NewsLeecher 5.0 / 7.0 Beta 2
A usenet application to download movies, pictures, MP3s, and software
Amongst its most cherished features we count the download manager / scheduler, PAR2 (parity archive volume set) support, automatic RAR extraction, SSL support and multiple simultaneous connections.
The user interface may seem complicated at first glance, so make sure to check the online forum first, in order to learn how it works. There are also a lot of tutorials available on the Internet, if you ever get lost in its functions.
Usage is not rocket science: first you need to set up a server, and then connect to it. Searching is done extremely fast, thanks to SuperSearch Service. The time it takes to download a file depends on size, number of leechers, and other factors, but it is generally fast.
NewsLeecher supports NZB files and multiple servers. It is possible to pause all active downloads by making just one click, and the application can be minimized to system tray. In addition, the software can automatically check, repair and extract any files you have downloaded.
NewsLeecher uses a high amount of CPU and memory during the downloading process, so don't expect it to be kind to your computer.
The fact of the matter is that NewsLeecher has developed an impressive fan base, and it’s got good chances of surviving its competitors. If we have caught your attention, then perhaps you should give it a try.
Reviewed by Elena Opris, last updated on October 30th, 2014
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What's New in version 7.0 Beta 2
- Implemented RAR-in-RAR whitelist. Use this feature, if there are specifically named RAR-in-RAR archives that you don't want NewsLeecher to mark as spam, in case the RAR-in-RAR spam detection settings is toggled. It can be setup from: Settings -> Downloads -> Spam Detection -> RAR-in-RAR Whitelist
- When setting up destination folder entries, NewsLeecher now shows what the destination folders will look like, after any eventual tags have been parsed to groupnames, filenames, PAR2 paths, etc.. This makes it easier to setup the entries, as you can, in realtime, see the actual folder destionations.
- Added a special "destination folder entry" for NZB imports that support a new tag names. It can be accessed from the "NZB Files" settings page on the settings dialog.
- Implemented toggle to re-enable the feature that clears the filter boxes when double clicked with the mouse. The toggle is accessible from: Settings -> Interface -> Double-Click Filter Boxes to ...
Application descriptionNewsLeecher will provide users with a program that help you manage and fetch articles from the Usenet.&...