NewsLeecher

NewsLeecher

Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 17 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0 beta 15
  • Total Downloads:
    127,363
  • Date Added:
    October 29, 2012
  • File Size:
    6.85MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    23
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7

Editors' Note: Beta or prerelease software is not intended for inexperienced users, as the software may contain bugs or may potentially damage your system. We strongly recommend that users exercise caution and save all mission-critical data before installing or using this software.

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4 stars

"One of the best, still."

September 02, 2011  |  By SRay

 |  Version: NewsLeecher 5.0 beta 6

Pros

Newsleecher seems to have had a rocky development past, but recently they seem to be doing much better. I have yet to find a better binary search and download Usenet app. Super Search subscription is a huge time-saver.

Cons

The latest "stable" release isn't great for posting & reading text based groups, but it is usable. Support needs some work.

Summary

If you want to download a lot of stuff on Usenet, you should definitely take a look at Newsleecher. It's worked very well for the past year and their Super Search feature is DEFINITELY worth the subscription. Don't pay too much attention to the past reviews, as those are much older versions.

Updated on Sep 2, 2011

I wanted to say also that this review is for the 4.0 Final, not the 5.0 beta. I haven't checked out v5 yet.

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1 stars

"Once the best there was.. not anymore"

February 12, 2009  |  By zxen

 |  Version: NewsLeecher 3.8

Pros

Easy to use interface. Excellent design and simplicity and the included Supersearch is...or was the best around.

Cons

Supersearch was certainly worth the monthly/yearly subscription. Sadly in the last few months it's had outages lasting days a week. With little to no communication from the software's developers regarding the outages has left many customers miffed.

Summary

Was once a great piece of software. The interface was easy to use and had many useful features.
All in all: Not worth paying for and certainly not compared to cheaper or even free offerings out there. Button Line, unless it miraculously recovers from its recent failings I'd say avoid this piece of software.

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1 stars

"Almost great, but one BIG drawback"

June 15, 2007  |  By guyin808

 |  Version: NewsLeecher 3.8

Pros

The program works alright, and although it has a busy interface most people can probably figure stuff out.

Cons

It's marketed as a binary downloader but doesn't support MIME attachments. Pictures are binaries too!

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4 stars

"Version 3.0 Final among the best I've tried, still has a few quirks"

April 25, 2006  |  By x3mjp3x

 |  Version: NewsLeecher 2.1 Final

Pros

Fairly easy to use after trying out about 10 different newsreaders (Android News being my current number one for handling large groups). Like the fact you can add multiple news servers. Also like being able to search multiple servers for certain header subjects. Pretty good-looking GUI with well thoughtout options. Love the file manager feature. Saves time when I'm downloading alot of different files and need to move them around.

Cons

Very CPU-demanding. Sometimes the program slows down to a crawl and lags in response time when a download begins. Screen flickers like my computer is having a seizure (but does not crash). I've got a Celeron 1Ghz, so it doesn't help. It can be incredibly irritating to have to wait till you regain control of it again (might have to wait for the current download to finish)

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1 stars

"This is in the MP3 section, I found no music."

March 21, 2006  |  By tarabunkins

 |  Version: NewsLeecher 2.1 Final

Cons

This is in the MP3 section, I found no music. Where are the mp3s.

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1 stars

"I did not like the user interface"

March 21, 2006  |  By saraht18

 |  Version: NewsLeecher 2.1 Final

Cons

This is not the best leecher I have used.

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1 stars

"Hard to install and use"

March 21, 2006  |  By MusicDude19

 |  Version: NewsLeecher 2.1 Final

Cons

I thought the program was hard to install and use.

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1 stars

"Well, seems CNET is out of dat with this one....."

February 21, 2006  |  By BrassEye

 |  Version: NewsLeecher 2.1 Final

Pros

None now, since this is WAY outdated

Cons

NL Version 3 is the ONLY working version now without annoying pop-ups telling you your software is outdated. NL V3 is crap -- for some reason, instead of actually improving the product, they are only concerned about getting paid.

Bought V3, like a moron, and it promptly crashes every time it's started. Never had that with any V2 edition. Installed on fresh-kill computer, either it crashes or demands you pay for it -- when you have just paid! Tech support was poor (their suggestion on the BRAND NEW machine? Re-install Windows!), oh, and forget refunds. Their technical glitches are your problem.

Not worth the bandwidth, sorry. I was loyal to Newsleecher, but now I'll switch to Grabit or NewsRover. At least they're more stable and not PBS-like.

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5 stars

"Easiest newsgroup downloader to learn and use"

January 21, 2006  |  By CableguyTK

 |  Version: NewsLeecher 2.1 Final

Pros

It has a wonderful and easy-to-use interface.

Downloading NZB files couldn't be any easier than with this program.

Obtaining group lists and headers is a snap.

Supports multiple server setups.

Allows multiple connections on a server.

Great program logo/icon.

Cons

Its not free.

Its quite expensive.

You have to contact the developers for a new key for every new flavor of the program they develop (as in, your Version 2 key will not work with Version 3, requiring a new key which you get from contacting the developers).

Developers way too concerned with piracy associated with their programs. Every new version has a worse cdkey algorithm making the program quite undesirable.

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1 stars

"Good Program, abysmal support"

January 19, 2006  |  By front243

 |  Version: NewsLeecher 2.1 Final

Pros

One of the best binary usenet downloads, if not the best

Cons

Their support is far below what you should expect. I lost my old email address and could thus not acquire my licensekey. I tried to contact their support, and have tried for almost six months, with NO response. I tried to vent my anger at their supportforum but my messages got deleted.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0 beta 15
Version 5.0 beta 15 has upgraded the SSL encryption libraries and security settings used by NewsLeecher.
General
Publisher Crystal Art Software
Publisher web site http://www.newsleecher.com/?ref=dl.com
Release Date June 02, 2012
Date Added October 29, 2012
Version 5.0 beta 15
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Newsreaders & RSS Readers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.85MB
File Name nl_setup_beta.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 127,363
Downloads Last Week 23
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $19.99

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