NZBVortex 3.0 with Cloud Feature

NZBVortex is a popular Usenet client for Mac.  There are plenty of good third-party software options for Windows users but the choices for Mac users are pretty thin.  NZBVortex is one of our favorite Mac clients.  They recently released version 3.0 with a new feature called NZBVortex Cloud.  It let’s you share information with other users.  Rather than explain the details I’ll share a message they sent us.  You can learn more by visiting

NZBVortex 3

Here are the details we received from NZBVortex staff on the new 3.0 release:

NZBVortex Cloud 

As we all know usenet gets a little harder now as downloads have weird names, are passworded and downloads are taken offline regularly.

We think we have found a solution: we will make the NZBVortex clients work together and help each other!
Some examples of what NZBVortex Cloud will offer:

You can now rename downloads: will be shared to other users.
Weird download names will automatically be renamed
Weird filenames will be automatically renamed
Junk and spam will be detected more efficient
Allow you to rename download – these names are shared in the cloud
If a download is passworded your client will inform other clients
It will share well known archive password if available
If a download is too damaged on your usenet server(s) other clients will be informed on the same server(s)
Fully and I mean fully anonymous, we are out of NSA reach – servers store NO identifying information – we are serious about this!
No monthly fees; all included in the one-time license purchase
… more feature will be added in future updates

New and Yosemite read UI

A more modern and fresh looking interface which is more cleaner and focusses on the content.
New and fresh Icon including a progress bar in the dock while downloading
It introduces OS X 10.10 Yosemite-like interface even back to OS X 10.7 – we care for you guys and adding more animation in 10.9 and newer.
Added OS X 10.10 Yosemite specific UI design which makes NZBVortex really fit in well in OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

Improved download results 

On top of all the improvements resulting from NZBVortex Cloud the following has been added to improve your download results:
Improved password detection
Improved junk detection
Automatically choose best final filename when obfuscated
Improved filename detection in article subjects

Modern technologies 

Modernised all API’s and removed a lot of old code and replaced with modern code
Replaced custom scrollviews and use new ones offered by Apple
Updated to a custom build unrar 5.1 – around 5% more performance
Optimised threading and thread handling
Completely rewritten the HTTP(S) file downloader
Updated Sparkle update framework to version 1.7.1
Updated CocoaHTTPServer to reference 2.3 implemented
Newest Par2SL version which fixes a small corner case issues
All code has been inspected and rewritten at places, cleaned and modernized.

Generic improvements

You are able to rename downloads.
Improved RSS result parser for search results
Make NZBClub search work again
Improve rar-in-rar junk detection
Fixed a few very rare crashes and hangs
Lower CPU usage on lower specced Macs
Improved Split Join functionality
Support new failure report URL scheme for newznab sites
Quicker quit time of the app

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