If you are familiar with modern day Usenet search, you probably know about NZB files and NZB Search Indexes. And if you have looked recently, you would know that there are tons of different NZB indexes out there and sorting them out to know which one is the best to find your content on the Usenet can be mind boggling – Well very soon you can wipe that dumbfounded look off your face and stop scratching a hole in your head because we are here to help. Right now we are compiling a list of the best and worst NZB search indexes online today, complete with comprehensive reviews. Our index reviews will include overall features, membership levels, membership status and our overall impressions from real-world testing. We promise great and useful information to come and some things that may surprise you. Check back often for updates
As the Usenet has been aging gracefully and storage has become quite cheap, the Usenet and the sheer volume of data uploaded by its users to the newsgroups has exploded over over the last few years, now sitting at around 11+ terabytes per day uploaded. With the total storage capacity of the big Usenet providers now dating back 5+ years, that’s a whole lot of data to sift through to find the posts you want. Although there are many sites out there that index NZB files, which point to the messages and posts available for download on the Usenet, very few of these search engines index articles dating back the full 5+ years. The ones that do, charge a fee for access. Thankfully there are other alternatives that you can use that won’t cost you any extra dough – our favorite alternative at the time of this writing, is the Newshosting Usenet Browser. The Newshosting Usenet Browser is a fully featured Usenet app that allows you to search over 5 years of available binary article retention on the Usenet. The Newshosting Usenet Browser has a searchable index of over 100,000+ newsgroups and can even sort posts by video, audio, iso and many more. Newshosting’s one click search makes it possible to comb through ridiculous amounts of data to find the posts you want. The best part of all of this, is that the Newshosting Usenet Browser is free when you access the Usenet Using Newshosting. We have found Newshosting’s search engine to be really snappy and reliable. From what we can tell the index, is updated about every 10 to 15 minutes, which is awesome when compared with most Newznab search engines out there today. To start using Newshosting’s search today, check out the links below – We are able to offer you special affiliate pricing that can save you over 33% on the Unlimited plan over the regular price. Plus, when you signup with us, it helps cover our hosting costs and we keep get to doing what we do which is make cool Usenet content for you Just click the link below to signup –
Based on information contained in Apple’s quarterly earnings report yesterday, content delivery providers everywhere should be very exited about the future of cloud services and content delivery. Apple posted some surprising numbers when asked about their cloud services, not being Apple’s strong suit in the past. Based on the rate of consumption and user growth in Apple’s iCloud, iTunes and App Store services, the need for high speed content delivery shows no signs of slowing down. Apple’s iCloud user accounts grew 30% since the beginning of this year, now at a whopping 320 million users and climbing. iTunes is also making monster size sums of cash bringing in $3.99 billion this quarter alone. iTunes has become so large, that it may soon over take Apple’s Mac product line which generated a not to distant $4.89 billion. Apple’s App Store is also making waves with some 900,000 apps that have generated app developers a total of $11 billion dollars over the last 5 years.
If these numbers prove one thing, it is that people want their content and they are willing to pay for it, should it become available. The movie and television industries could learn much from Apple’s example by simply making content available to all users, anywhere, all the time. Perhaps once intellectual property licensing laws become more flexible, the Usenet could become the content delivery network of choice. The Usenet is after all the largest store of user generated content on the web.
You guys may have noticed, we were offline for roughly 48 Friday-Sunday – we are happy to report, we are back online, everything’s back to normal and no data was lost Our hosting provider was experiencing an explosion of traffic due to a denial of service attack and it basically took the server our site was on to its knees. Traffic was successfully re-routed and here we are back to 100%.
Over the coming weeks we have all new and exciting videos on the way, from showing you how to build your own 24/7 Usenet downloader for $35, to creating your own fully automated Usenet download appliance to drive your home theater media center for around $100. Videos and detailed how-to guides will be included
Many things in the world of Usenet search have been changing, with some of the most popular Usenet search indexing sites being shut down while newer smaller operations are cropping up everyday – Make sure you stay tuned for our up and coming NZB search site list reviews. With so many different choices to choose from, how do you know which ones are the best…Well that’s what we are here for Our friends over at UsenetReviez have just given the Best Usenet Client Search Award to the Newshosting Usenet Browser and Newsbin Pro and we couldn’t agree more.
Newshosting Usenet Browser
Give the Newshosting Browser a go and you will very quickly realize that this client gives one of the fastest, easiest and smoothest search experiences around. Newshosting’s integrated search comes with 2 options; 1) You can search using Newshosting’s own index of goodies (Default) or 2) You can search an NZB using BinSearch.info. Newshosting’s integrated search is very flexible and powerful, allowing you to search and sort by filename, file size, poster name and post date. It also has filters for different file types such as video, audio, iso images etc. The NH Browser also comes with a built in image preview, something they have dubbed the “Image Center.” With built in NZB creation and a download scheduler, this client will leave you with a warm fuzzy feeling It’s our favorite client for new to experienced Usenet users.
Newsbin Pro Newsreader
Power users eat your heart out – Newsbin Pro is where it’s at! Simply put, Newsbin Pro is one of the most advanced newsreaders that exists today, it was designed entirely with the power Usenet user in mind. With the latest version having been optimized for solid state drives and low RAM usage, Newsbin Pro is perfect for the raw browsing of newsgroups and combing through 1600+ days of headers. The search filtering options in NBP border on insane. NBP also has built in image preview with an optional image database that can be activated. There is a learning curve with Newsbin Pro, but once you have learned to master it, you can officially say you have used the best
Just announced today, the one and only, truly web based Usenet provider Easynews, increases the web retention of their proprietary Global Search interface from 200 to 400 days. This marks the first time ever retention increase in Easynews’ web based Global Search and it is sure to be a welcomed new feature that diehard Easynews fans have been looking forward to for a long time.
What is Easynews Usenet Global Search?
Easynews Global search is a sleek, powerful and sophisticated web based user interface that allows Easynews members to search binary Usenet newsgroups for user-generated files based on keyword combinations and all sorts of other very robust filtering criteria. Easynews is also the first of its kind to scan file types and display detailed thumbnails when available, this makes sifting through large amounts of video files much easier. Along with all the optional search filters, you can also use UI settings to control the look and feel of how your Usenet search results are displayed.
Who Needs Easynews?
This is a no-brainer – short answer, everyone. Easynews easy to use web based user interface makes it the best way to search and find things on the Usenet, making it great for new Usenet users. That same simplicity is also ideal for the lazy Usenet user, someone who knows all the ins and outs of Usenet, but is just looking to grab something quick without having to dive into a mountain of headers.
If you are ready to dive in and take the plunge, sign up for an Easynews account today. The power of Easynews’ web based Global Search can not and will not be denied
Mobile devices have been exploding on the scene for the last couple of years with apps and developers for just about everything, from note taking apps, to full featured video editing apps – Usenet is no exception. The folks from The Media Council have created a new free version of their Easynews Usenet search app, EZ Global Search Lite. EZ Global Search Lite offers a free option for users looking to download and explore Usenet content on their iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The lite version of the full featured EZ Global Search, contains most of the features of the full version.
They have also upgraded the full version by adding the ability to search using 16 different filetypes in addition to filtering by post age, newsgroup name, file size and filename extension. Both EZ Global Search and EZ Global Search Lite are really powerful amazing apps for searching and downloading from the Usenet. We highly recommend anyone with an iOS device give it a whirl
All of you Usenet loving Mac users might want to stand up and take notice, NZBVortex version 2.9.1 has just been released. NZBVortex is one of our favorites and it is one of the tightest most efficient NZB downloaders around. The new version includes several new nifty features as well bug fixes. NZBVortex includes a free version with less functionality or you can get a full features license and get continuous updates.
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Here are some of the new features added over the last two version
- “Ask for Download Location” not working for Search and RSS
- Support more obfuscated filename schemes
- Nicely animated and striped Progressbar
- Improve Speed graph – wider and fill color
- Support new hashed NZB filename or in-NZB files
- Binsearch support – result scraper
- Add NZBX.co search engine
- Ability to specify decompress password during enqueueing
- Support more tv show number schemes
- RSS feeds: Watch name in bold if updates available
- Update Growl framework to 2.0.1
- Improve incomplete nzb file detection
- Support badly numbered HJSplit split sets
- “Pause Junk” pauses too small or no start archive AND (new) also rar-in-rar and hint files
- Combine search results adds to top of queue
- Whitelist IP for network API / WebUI
- Quicker NZB parser
- DirectNZB http headers for add NZB via URL
- NetworkAPI: Ability to specify group during add of NZB
- Improve password detection by distincting between real password or hinted files
- Password detection on corrupted RAR not working
According to recent posts by Newshosting and UsenetServer, both Usenet providers have increased their Usenet header retention to match the same level of their binary retention of 1,620+ days. According to the posts, over the next couple of weeks users of both UsenetServer and Newshosting will gain access to over 4 years of Usenet article headers for all groups. This new header retention means that users can now search and find binary files by browsing the headers in the binary groups and have access to all the files available in all newsgroups that both providers carry – this means users will finally be able to search all the available binary articles without the need for NZBs or an NZB search index. With their superior network speeds and robust feature set, both UsenetServer and Newshosting are poised to be two of the best NSPs around.
Alright guys and gals if you were looking for good deals over the Christmas & New Year’s break, look no further…it doesn’t get any better than this. Our friends over at Newshosting are offering all of their current users a chance to win up to one full year of totally free Usenet access. For the next 2 weeks until January 13th they are running what they call the Newshosting Survey Madness Contest – all you have to do is take a quick survey and you are automatically entered to win 1 month, 3 months or 1 year of free Usenet, you must be a current Newshosting subscriber to participate. There will be a total of 9 winners so it’s anybody’s game Check out Newshosting Survey Madness and get your free Usenet before this opportunity is over!