NewsShark

NewsShark

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 19 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    178,095
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 15, 2002
  • Price:
    Free to try (Nag screens, limited functionality); $25.00 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    2.2MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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In the realm of reliable newsreaders, NewsShark is a top contender. It specializes in downloading large files from Usenet, preventing partial or failed downloads with a multipart Resume feature. The partial file preview features downloads, decodes, and plays the first segment of an MP3 or MPEG, giving you the chance to decide if you want to download the full file. The program supports all popular encoding formats and has sufficient speed to meet the needs of most computer users. You shouldn't have any problem negotiating the user screens with its modern-looking interface. The trial download is reasonably small but only offers limited functionality.
 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"DON'T BUY THIS - DOESN'T WORK, NO SUPPORT!!!"

December 22, 2004

 |  Version: NewsShark 2.0

Summary

The manufacturer WILL NOT give support or give refunds for this piece of crapware. The software locks up when a large amount of headers are downloaded. To exit you have to end the task. You have to delete the buffer file to get it to run again. I've complained and complained. I got no help or a refund.

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5 stars

"Excellent for binary newsgroups"

May 06, 2004  |  By Auction Sentry

 |  Version: NewsShark 2.0

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1 stars

"Mfr ignores support requests--Grrrrr!"

March 13, 2004

 |  Version: NewsShark 2.0

Summary

Despite 4 emails requesting support concerning a feature that does not work properly, the manufacturer will not respond with support. BEWARE!

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5 stars

"All ive ever used"

October 13, 2003

 |  Version: NewsShark 2.0

Summary

I have used this product for years, its simple to use, not too many confussing options. I dont know why that guy called it slow, he must have a slow news server, i use easynews, and always max out my connection, and i probably download more than most people.

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1 stars

"zdtywsterter"

March 12, 2003

 |  Version: NewsShark 2.0

Summary

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5 stars

"Does what I need,,,"

January 27, 2003

 |  Version: NewsShark 2.0

Summary

only 15 in batch during trial, but worth registering. great for large multimedia files. but only one file can download at a time.

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5 stars

"simple to use, Yenc support"

January 12, 2003

 |  Version: NewsShark 2.0

Summary

I used the freeware for 2-3 months before buying the program. For my purpose of mp3 downloads from multiple newsgroups, it runs great. I am running it on Win 95/98 OS loaded on PII and PIII machines.

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5 stars

"Use it in combination with GrabIt!"

January 02, 2003

 |  Version: NewsShark 2.0

Summary

GrabIt certainly is by far the fastest of the two: it allows for upto 8 threads whereas Newsshark is single-threaded. But the main disadvantage of GrabIt is (when you want to download from, say, 30-or-so .mp3 newsgroups; as I do:) )that you cannot get a combined view of articles in multiple groups. MewsShark can, although not as easy as in previous versions: in 2.0 you use the following trick: after a full update perform a 'Find' on a single dot. Then, after selecting your downloads, you still can decide to use GrabIt for some distinct newsgroups. Have Fun!

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1 stars

"unresponsive customer service"

December 12, 2002

 |  Version: NewsShark 2.0

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5 stars

"Best $25 I ever spent!"

November 18, 2002

 |  Version: NewsShark 2.0

Summary

Never locks up and does not have SPYWARE like grabit!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0
  • Now includes yEnc support
  • General
    Publisher WMHSOFT
    Publisher web site http://www.wmhsoft.com/
    Release Date October 15, 2002
    Date Added October 15, 2002
    Version 2.0
    Category
    Category Browsers
    Subcategory Newsreaders & RSS Readers
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
    Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
    Download Information
    File Size 2.2MB
    File Name nshark.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 178,095
    Downloads Last Week 1
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations Nag screens, limited functionality
    Price $25

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