The small and efficient NZB client for OSX, optimized for performance and ease of use.
NZBVortex is very fast in comparison to other usenet clients because it will try to minimize the download size and has very fast postprocessing. NZBVortex will not only skip not-required par2 files, but also is able to skip sample files (optional) and has a extreme fast par2 pre-check called "SmartCheck". SmartCheck is able to detect if a par2 check is required at all; if not it will completely skip the lenghty par2 check! This is unique in NZBVortex!... More Info »
NZBVortex is very feature complete and extremely tuned for optimal download speeds and minimal system usage.
A real set-and-forget download application: add a NZB and NZBVortex will take care of the rest.
NZBVortex is a real no-nonsence usenet download application. Although I am focussing the application to be as small and efficient as possible I try to add as much handy functionality as possible. As long as the functionality is easy to use and doesn't need any fanatic configuration.
Current features are:
* Multi connection / threaded downloading
Articles are downloaded using multiple threads, optimally using mulitcore processors.
* Optimized downloading (auto par2 skipping)
Only required par2 files are downloaded, resu lting in up to 10% smaller downloads.
* Par and par2 verify and repair
NZBVortex will verify and repair the downloaded files automatically.
* Automatic decompressing downloaded files
If all files are downloaded correctly the archives are decompressed.
SmartCheck will detect if a par2 is needed or not.It will try to skip the par2 phase if no par2 check is required.Experimental feature.
* RSS feed support
NZBVortex is able to watch a RSS feed for nzbs and automatic start download. Including a smart episode filter.
* Cleanup unwanted files
This feature will cleanup all unwanted files after downloading, expressions customizable.
* Ability to start postprocessing manually
Post processing takes a lot of CPU load and disk IO, this option allows you to determine when YOU are ready.
* Seperate download and Complete folder
Create a seperate folder for completed downloads so you really can see what is done and what is not.
* Shutdown when all downloads are completed
When enabled NZBvortex is able to put your Mac to sleep when all downloads are finished.
* NZB watch folder
When enabled this option enabled NZBVortex will monitor a folder for new NZB files and
start downloading by automatic adding found NZBs.
* Skip Sample files (option)
NZBVortex is able to skip sample files from NZB.
This will reduce the total download size for some movies.
* Automatic cleanup files
If all files are downloaded correctly and all is processed well the unwanted files are automatically cleaned up.
* Simultaneous transfer (option)
NZBVortex will download all NZBs at once, can be turned off.
* yEnc encoded articles
An own yEnc decoder optimized for OSX is used for optimal performance.
* Simple but clear Native OSX UI (Cocoa)
NZBVortex doesn't use any crossplatform gui library or weird webserver to host the UI.
This application is as native as an application on OSX can be!
* Optimized for OSX 10.6 (32/64 bit)
The newest Snow Leopard API's is used and compiled for X86-64 as well.
In other words: optimized for 64bit and OSX 10.6!
* Low HDD usage (memory caching, good for SSD drives)
A special memory cache has beed added to prevent "disk trashing" and lowering disk IO.
Most useful for SSD users. Nice side effect is that storing data is done on a separate thread and not slowing down your downloads!
* Supports SSL servers
Security if everthing, worries about your privacy? Use SSL newsservers on NZBVortex!
* Zipped NZB support
Extract and add nzbs contained in a ZIP file, handy for large nzb downloads.
* Download Throttling/Limiting
This option will allow you to limit the download speed, reserving some network speed for any other applications like games.
* Growl support
Like Growl as much as I do? Growl will display any notifications!
* Sparkle auto update
We all hate to hunt for updates that's why NZBVortex will auto-update itself.
No more hunting for new versions!