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Binary Vortex

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Average User Rating:
out of 4 votes

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  • Date Added:
    Jan. 13, 2010
  • Price:
    Free to try; $9.00 to buy

Editors' Review


This free tool for grabbing files from Usenet newsgroup is supposedly optimized for downloading images, but it has one doozy of a drawback: it doesn't let you preview images before it grabs them.

Binary Vortex sports a rather bland interface based on Windows-style tabbed dialog boxes, and it may not be simple to comprehend for novice users. (Visiting the help manual is nearly a requirement for using this tool.) The search feature is very effective for locating Usenet groups from which to grab images. The downloading process performs quickly, even for large files.

However, Binary Vortex doesn't allow you to preview images. It simply starts downloading, revealing the current image in a pane of the Download tab as it's being saved. You can view downloaded images as a slide show in a separate viewer than opens for that purpose. Binary Vortex works well enough to suit anyone interested in downloading image files posted to Usenet groups, but being unable to preview images before downloading them is a limitation most users won't appreciate.

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User Reviews

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4 stars

"Good program, this product pleased to me."

February 09, 2006  |  By Dima_R

 |  Version: Binary Vortex 3.3


Good program, this product pleased to me.


Interface not clear and from the help it is impossible to obtain additional information.

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1 stars

"Downloading blind sucks"

September 27, 2004

 |  Version: Binay Vortex 2.6


I agree with Crimefighter, newsgroup pictures need to be seen before downloading. Fix this problem and I'd probably buy the software.

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1 stars

"Downloading blind unacceptable"

May 01, 2003

 |  Version: Binay Vortex 2.6


My big beef with this program is you're downloading blind. You can't see WHAT you're downloading and it downloads everything and I really want to pick and choose what I download in newsgroup messages.

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Full Specifications

Publisher SB Software
Publisher web site http://www.sb-software.com/
Release Date January 13, 2010
Date Added January 13, 2010
Version 5.0
Category Browsers
Subcategory Newsreaders & RSS Readers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1017.05KB
File Name bvort50.exe
Total Downloads 48,378
Downloads Last Week 3
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $9

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