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
Did you know that using Easynews web based Usenet interface, you can really get the most out of Usenet by quickly and very easily search for user posts sorting by the kind of post you are looking for – it could be a video, an audio file, a picture or even an ISO image file. Using a really clean layout with big thumbnail previews and clear post descriptions, you can find what you want in a very short period of time. Easynews even gives you the option to create an NZB file from your search results if you would like to download the post using another Usenet client app. Easynews search interface is much like Google search in that it is a one click search. Easynews Global Search servers do also appear to be very fast returning your Usenet post results within one to two seconds. If you are just getting started with Usenet, Easynews would definitely be our recommendation as a go to provider for you. You can try Easynews anytime – Check out this video that shows off Easynews’ Usenet searching chops:
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 –
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
Today with companies like Facebook and Google looking to collect, store and use all the information they can get on you to bug you and sell to you and share whatever with God knows who else, privacy and protection of our personal information and files has become very important. Today, with the advent of the Copyright Alert System and the “Six Strikes” isp policies, big brother is keeping watch over everything we do online including any user-generated files that we download or upload to share with others. Because this monitoring is going on, many users who share files with others have come up with ways to make it harder for others to see what files are being shared by scrambling and encrypting the original filename before upload – this practice has even started on Usenet. Where once you could browse the headers of a newsgroup and see the binary filenames available very clearly, most of the time now, the filenames just look like scrambled letters and numbers. This has been done in the hopes that binaries being shared will remain private.
Having a system to maintain privacy is great, but only if that system is not working against you – the scrambling of filenames has left others not knowing what to do when they are browsing the binary newsgroups and they can’t make heads or tails of what files are actually available in the group. We will let you in on a little secret, most of the time encrypted or scrambled Usenet filenames can be revealed by running the PARs through quickpar to repair the filenames in the posts to reveal the actual real unscrambled filename. You may often have to download all the PARs in the set for this to work, but that is better than downloading gigs of articles and not even know what you’re downloading before you spend all that time downloading something you might not be looking for.
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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
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.
If you’re not a Usenet user or you been living under a rock, you might have missed the latest news in Usenet search. Two of the most popular and prominent NZB search engines, Newzbin2 and NZBMatrix have recently closed their doors and shutdown. The closing of Newzbin2 and NZBMatrix has had a big impact on individual Usenet users and the Usenet community as a whole, as the search for new alternatives begins. Feeling the pressures from the entertainment industries, both sites had to shutdown because their payment providers cut them off and they could no longer collect member fees, or they received a DMCA request so large that they could not reasonably comply and stay open. Many users had become very comfortable using these two sites to automate their downloads with web apps SickBeard and CouchPotato, however, the good old days and good times are now over – or are they?
Create Your Own NZB Index with Newznab
Feeling sting and squeeze of not being able to get their user-generated content when and where they want it, Usenet users are taking matters into their own hands and creating their own NZB indexes for personal use. That’s right you heard it here, Usenet users are setting up their very own NZB index sites and using them from home. The software that makes a home NZB index possible is called Newznab. Newznab is a very powerful NZB indexing platform. Newznab builds and index of searchable NZBs matched up to the content and posts pulled from individual newsgroup article headers downloaded from your Usenet provider – Usenet header retention becomes an important service feature if you want a searchable NZB index with long retention. A couple of things you need to know before you take the plunge with Newznab, setup is a bit involved and you will need your own linux server running PHP/MySQL to get Newznab up and running. You will also need to get the pro version of Newznab if you want to be able to index more than one newsgroup at a time – the full version also comes with the latest regex from the community to ensure that Newznab picks up as many results as possible from your Usenet provider. The full version of Newznab will set you back a mere $16 USD.
If setting up Newznab is to much for you to take on, get with a few friends and do it together, or search for others who have already done it. One thing is for sure, people want what they want when they want it so it’s a sure thing NZB search is here to stay