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NZBVortex is a small, efficient, and powerful NZB client for OS X, optimized for performance and ease of use--a usenet client which really takes the pain out of usenet downloading the most efficient way.

Please note: You need a subscription to a usenet server or one from your Internet provider. If you have any issues at all, contact us at info@nzbvortex.com.

Features:

  • Very efficient multi-server, multi-connection downloads
  • Web and iPad interface included - works great on your tablet
  • Robust and reliable
  • Simple and more...

What's New

Version 2.11.6:
  • Adding par2 files from other NZB via advanced context menu broken
  • Par2 file details check improvement for specific file sets

Requirements

OS X 10.6 or later

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More features and better performance convinced me to switch from Unison to NZBVortex

5 people found this review helpful
Version 2.9.5
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Cptodd@mac.com-#upy Member IconReview+1
Cptodd@mac.com-#upy
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I made the switch from Unison to NZBVortex a couple of years ago and I couldn't be happier. It's not as if I didn't like Unison but being new to newsgroups I didn't know that there were alternatives. One day I came upon NZBVortex and it was love at first download. The feature that made the switch a no brainer for me was the ability to search for files in the application itself. That was like gold to me.

One other standout for me was the support. Ger Teunis has proven to be a REMARKABLY helpful developer. He (I am pretty sure that Ger is a man though I can't be 100% sure) has been both prompt in helping me when I have a problem and useful in helping me solve those problems. Quite remarkable!

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Version 2.11.6
Nzbvortex (Developer)
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Thanks for the nice review Cptodd@mac.com-#upy!
Last time I checked I was a guy :)

Glad you like to application, we still have great things lined up for future versions!

TheWiz52 Member IconReview+0
TheWiz52
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Great program. Use it for some time now without difficulty. Support of developer is great. Even if you have "stupid" questions he answers prompt.

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Version 2.11.6
PickyA2452 Member IconReview+0
PickyA2452
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Fantastic native leechers. Feature-complete, fast and pretty. Also, developer answers support email very well. Doesn't get much better than this.

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Version 2.11.6
ThomasF6116 Member IconReview+0
ThomasF6116
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Well, it just works perfectly. To me, the best part is the repairing, since many file are broken with my provider.. but the rest is perfect too, it supports everything, and the included packaging supports rar5, there's really not a single negative point. Keep it up!

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Version 2.11.6
Rasputinsrevengereloadet Member IconReview+93
Rasputinsrevengereloadet
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Since using this software a year or so ago, never I had any problems.
And the software is still very fast and greatly integrated in to my favorite OS.

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Version 2.11.6
Nzbvortex (Developer)
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Thanks for your review. Happy downloading!

jovanmac Member IconReview+3
jovanmac
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NZBVortex doesn't cache Search requests, so if you want to sort Desc/Asc or by Size instead of Age it sends request again... it would be smart to do some caching and local sorting..

Free version is limited to 250kbit even if it is not clear.

Does it support app nap? it uses more energy that BinSearch

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Version 2.11.6
Nzbvortex (Developer)
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Thanks for the feedback!

Thanks for the feedback. Legally we can't cache or store any results and only do a query again. It only takes a second or so to do the query.

The speed limit for the free version is communicated clearly in the app after the free trial expires.

It support App Nap fully, it should take a lot less energy then all the competitors. I don't know how to compare energy usage with a search engine :-)

Nzbvortex (Developer)
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Ps> regarding changing the sort direction caching. The search engine does only return a part of the result. The results are sorted online. It would be impossible to transfer all possible 1100 days of search results locally. If the search engine would even would allow to get all possible results it will be very inefficient.

jovanmac
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Thnx for very fast answer!

Sorry I meant energy use compared with Binreader 1.0. I have downloaded the same NZB with both applications and monitored EnergyImpact via Maverick Activity monitor. (maybe speed throttling is the problem in free version)

Speed limit was not communicated at all - neither through application nor your website (but I was eager to buy your application because of good support ;) ) - you are loosing sales because user don't know the reason for slow download.

Regarding sorting of search results, idea is to locally sort results which are already fetched (eg. first 100). Make an option for this in config file if you have any legal concerns.

Keep up the good work.

Nzbvortex (Developer)
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Thanks for the reply, much appreciated!

I did a CPU and Energy compare of both clients. Binreader consumes 30% cpu with spikes to 45% CPU usage. NZBVortex 15% with spikes to 30% CPU. (120Mbit at 10 connections on a MacbookPro 2013 retina)

Energy Newsreader: 28,3 with spikes to 50,1 with NZBVortex 13,8 with spikes to 42,3

Please make sure you both test them with SSL enabled or both disabled. Also make sure you set the connections to the same amount.

I can make a video if you want. Really: we did a lot of work to tune CPU and Energy usage in NZBVortex. It is really important to us!

Please contact me at support@nzbvortex.com - Just to be sure!

Mrchips Member IconComment+137
Mrchips
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The app store version is at 2.11.6. The downloadable version is still at 2.11.5. Just wanted to save others the trouble of downloading here if they already have 2.11.5 (came out December 1st).

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Version 2.11.6
Sgginc
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The title version needs to be changed to 2.11.5.

Nzbvortex (Developer)
+3

There is a slight confusion in the version numbers.
Version 2.11.6 is exactly the same as 2.11.5 + one additional Mac App Store only fix.

I'll publish a dummy update for non-Mac App Store users to end this confusion. I had to explain it a couple of times so far :)

Nzbvortex (Developer)
+1

New version is up. Thanks for using NZBVortex!

Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3698
Jazzyguy
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Another great of version of this app.

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Version 2.11.5
Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3698
Jazzyguy
+1

Excellent Version of NZB Vortex This app really rocks!

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Version 2.11.2
SDream Member IconComment+9
SDream
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uncompress problem. could you check if all of the downloaded rar files of a nzb have the same name. if not rename all files to the same name before uncompressing them. thanks.

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Date 21 Dec 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
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