Earlier this week NewsLeecher released their first beta of the year. On April 7, 2012 NewsLeecher rolled out version 5.0 beta 13. The release appears to be focused on the user interface and further improving the usability of the popular Usenet client. NewsLeecher customers can download the latest beta directly from their site. Those new to the software can download a free trial copy from their beta page. A license costs $20 a year.
Here’s a list of the new features in NL version 5 beta 13 directly from their version history page:
NewsLeecher v5.0 Beta 13
Release Date: 2012-05-07 17:34:24
+: Redesigned bookmarks navigation and GUI on the Explorer Tab,
so it flows better with the rest of the application design.
+: We’ve added a new (fifth) option to the ‘Compacting’ feature.
The feature can be accessed by clicking the ‘Compacting’ button
in the lower right corner of the NewsLeecher main window.
+: Reintroduced support for “descript.ion” files. The feature
can be enabled from:
Settings -> Adv. Nerdy Tweaks -> Download Descript.ion File…
+: The SuperSearch ‘Watchdog’ state and the SupeSearch max days
/ category settings are now saved between sessions.
*: Smaller improvements. Added a ‘Open Folder in Windows Explorer
button to the NewsLeecher Explorer Toolbar and relocated the
SuperSearch ‘Search’ button to the right side of the search
!: Found and fixed one more small memory leak. NewsLeecher should
be close to 100% memory leak free now.
!: Fixed a couple of smaller bugs in the selection logic used
in the ‘Groups Navigation Panel’.