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Ozum Newsreader

Average User Rating:
5.0
out of 4 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.86
  • Total Downloads:
    263
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 15, 2002
  • Price:
    Update; $19.90 to buy
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    22
  • Platform:
    Windows
User Reviews
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5 stars

"A powerful, easy-to-use newsreader - truly top tier"

December 11, 2008  |  By jimw203

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Easily one of the most powerful and flexible newsreader around.
Three functions stand out:
1 - NZB file support
2 - Parallel downloads
3 - Cross-group searching

Cons

Somewhat slow to open and close large groups - I suspect this is mostly due to indexing and housekeeping.

Summary

I have been using Ozum for 4 years, beginning with V3 and through every major update since. As stated earlier, this is easily one of the most powerful and flexible newsreader around. Three functions stand out:
1 - NZB file support - this should prove a real bonus when downloading large, multi-part posts. It may even be able to recover posts with parts that report as incomplete if the error is in the header of the post or in the way the server reports the parts.
2 - Parallel downloads - with the ability to use multiple connections to download, this should deliver a real speed bonus.
3 - Cross-group searching - this makes finding parts of a post that may be scattered about over several groups truly easy.
All-in-all, a great product made even better.
Support, rarely needed, has been responsive and prompt. I only hope the developers don't stop improving this fabulous program; I have seen far too many wonderful products suddenly become orphans.

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5 stars

"Super Great Program!"

November 24, 2008  |  By cme7

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Ozum is truly an all-in-one news reader that lets you work online/offline, manage your files (an interface similar to Windows Explorer), and perhaps most important, select what part of multimedia files you want to download.

Cons

Probably my only wish is the search for newsgroups box should be expandable or full screen. But this is a solid program and worth every penny. Usually, if there's a problem, it's a user issue and you'll figure out in a minute or so.

Summary

I've been using Ozum since around Version 3 and this is best version yet. Version 5 has a much improved search engine and let's you run several downloading or uploading jobs simultaneously. You can even split large jobs to take advantage of all available connections.

All-in-all, Ozum been a great product that improves with each version, but Version 5 really sets it far apart from the rest of the crowd. With new visual themes, automated contents sampling, new downloading options and a new search feature, you get everything a newsreader should be. It's especially good if you're not that comfortable dealing with rar and .par files, as the the program will automatically assemble multipart posts. Worth getting whether you're an expert or just a beginner starting out at this stuff (and believe me, if you're in the latter category, newsgroups will suddenly be fun and not a challenge). Most of us are in between these two, and it's powerful enough to do everything you want and simple and elegant enough to not get in your way (wish the rest of my software could follow this approach).

Best of all with Ozum is the terrific support - yes, support is an email away and I swear these guys don't sleep. Get it - you can't go wrong!

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5 stars

"Ozum Version 5 is "simply awesome"!"

November 24, 2008  |  By bmich58

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

I really like the simplicity of operation. For example the "get set" feature hunts down all the missing pieces of multi-part messages with one click. It could not be made easier. The speed at which it downloads large files is impressive.

Cons

Manual search for newsgroups is not straight forward.

Summary

I am not an expert Newsgroup user and need a product which makes finding, downloading of all the parts and combining the parts as simple as possible. I believe most users of newsgroups are very much like me and want simplicity. I have tried five different products and Ozum is the best. I had two instances where I needed to contact technical support and I got an accurate response within 24 hours. Service is extremely important to users who aren't extremely well versed managing newsgroup messages. Thanks for the product

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5 stars

"Exceeds my expectations! User problems only!"

November 20, 2008  |  By forfloyd

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

With Ozum5.0 you can assemble movies with just a click of your mouse. It's so simple a ______man can do it. Most problems I encountered was "my bad" All these were answered by a very pleasant e-mail exchange with support.

Cons

.If you select View,Sort articles, then make your settings it will stay until you close program. When you reopen it's settings are gone. I think it should remain on those settings, like I said before this could be operator problem.

Summary

I like Ozum 5.0 for many reasons, it's simple, and handles all the files that I have tried to use. I have been using their programs sense Ozum 307 was in use and I can't expresse the simple operation of it. The files that I have attempted to assemble have been sucessful. However one of the most important assets of Ozum 5.0 is it's staff that provides support , without this, the best in the world is irrelevant. Ozum 5.0 is a winner and a must for novice users.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher OzInsightPty Ltd.
Publisher web site http://www.ozinsight.com
Release Date October 15, 2002
Date Added October 15, 2002
Version 2.86
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Blogging Software & Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements
  • Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
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    File Size Not Available
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    Total Downloads 263
    Downloads Last Week 22
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    License Model Update
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    Price $19.9

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