40tude Dialog

40tude Dialog

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.7
out of 3 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.15.1
  • Total Downloads:
    7,018
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 19, 2007
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Advanced users will like the flexibility of this fully functional freeware newsreader, but novices may find it confusing. 40tude Dialog's multiple windows, tabs, buttons, and pull-downs are sure to overwhelm some users. The program starts well with a wizard to set your news and e-mail servers. There is a quick start guide, but it's longer than some program manuals, so it isn't really very quick.

40tude Dialog performs the basics well. It grabs all available newsgroups from your server. It's easy to filter the list with a simple, but flexible, pull-down. Subscribing to a newsgroup takes just a double-click on the group name. Downloading all messages isn't as easy. You need to click one button first to get new headers for your groups, then select messages, and finally click another button to download the messages. That's a couple of steps too many. Still, experienced users will really like the flexibility of this application. Toolbars open to reveal sort and filter opens. Pop-ups explain hidden features.

40tude Dialog has really tried to fit in every option newsgroup readers may need. That makes it a great program for the dedicated and experienced reader, but novices and occasional readers may find it too much trouble.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Real masterpiece"

August 20, 2010  |  By Derek28061971

 |  Version: 40tude Dialog 2.0.15.1

Pros

Excellent in its every ccathegory

Cons

It likes to loose its config file, especially when terminated unexpectedly.

Summary

I use 40Tude Dialog for more that 3 years. I used many other newsgroup readers but this one is....it has something in it. Simple, easy to use, but powerful - tens of settings, customizable look and behaviour. It must tell you something in secret. I haven't found any better reader that Dialog. If you did, and it's also free, then let me know ;)

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4 stars

"Great program but be CAREFUL with this version"

May 05, 2009  |  By Rasistance

 |  Version: 40tude Dialog 2.0.15.1

Pros

I've used older versions of this and think it's the best of any similar products I've used. I only use it for newsgroups although it can be used for email as well.

Be sure to see the con in this version below.

Cons

SuperAntiSpyware found Monitor.Invisible.Keylogger.i in this file. I don't know if it's a false-positive but it makes me nervous. I haven't found out much about it online. I went back to the previous version.

Summary

Easy to setup and use but be ready with what you want during setup: how many headers you want to receive, etc. Lots of layout options which is nice.

Updated on May 5, 2009

I want to make one correction: the spyware program that reported Monitor.Invisible.Keylogger.i was Spyware Terminator. It may or may not be accurate, there's not a lot online about this one.

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5 stars

"best windows newsreader available, great program!"

November 19, 2007  |  By M3 CSL

 |  Version: 40tude Dialog 2.0.15.1

Pros

customizable, nice userinterface, fast, and so on.

Cons

nothing!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0.15.1
This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.
General
Publisher Softwareentwicklung M.Monnig
Publisher web site http://www.40tude.com/dialog/index.htm
Release Date November 19, 2007
Date Added November 19, 2007
Version 2.0.15.1
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Newsreaders & RSS Readers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows XP
Download Information
File Size 3.82MB
File Name 4d2b38.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 7,018
Downloads Last Week 3
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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