News Rover Features
There are dozens of Usenet newsreaders on the market. Why is News Rover the best newsreader, and why have tens of thousands of people abandoned other newsreaders and switched to News Rover?
Three Modes of Operation
News Rover is the only news reader that provides these three modes of operation:
- Subscribed newsgroups -- You select which newsgroups you want to browse,
"subscribe" to them, download a list of available messages and then double-click
the entries you want to download. This is an excellent method to use when you
want to browse a newsgroup.
News Rover takes care of the details of getting
multi-part messages with file attachments.
- Autoscan -- Autoscan is designed for unattended operation.
You set up one or more "Interest Groups" that
specify which newsgroups are to
be scanned and describe the types of messages you want to download. You can then
leave Autoscan working for you while you are sleeping, at work or doing other things.
It will scan the newsgroups and download and decode all messages that meet your
selection criteria. If you wish, you can create Interest Groups that only download
messages that have jpg, mpg, avi or other types of attachments.
- Global Search -- Global Usenet Search is one of the most powerful features
of News Rover. You specify keywords you are looking for and News Rover searches
Usenet newsgroups looking for messages with those keywords. You can then just
double-click the matching messages that you want to download.
The Picture Gallery displays an array of thumbnail images
of JPG pictures that been downloaded.
You can click on a thumbnail image to see the full-size picture.
News Rover also has a built in slide show feature that makes it easy to
scan forward and backward through your picture collection.
Speed and Efficiency
News Rover is designed to run fast and save you time. News Rover is a "multi-threaded"
program. That means that it can be doing many things at the same time. You can have
multiple simultaneous downloads running from many newsgroups and news servers and browse
your downloaded messages and files at the same time. News Rover has a pipelined architecture
to speed the processing of downloaded files. While one thread receives a message, another
is busy decoding the last received message and others are performing interactive operations
for you. The result is maximum download speeds and snappy response to your commands.
Multiple News Server Support
News Rover supports up to 32 Usenet news servers, and this support is completely
integrated with all of its functions. You can subscribe to newsgroups on all of your
news servers. You can configure Autoscan to
scan multiple servers automatically and
combine the messages it finds on all of the servers. News Rover can scan multiple
Password Protection and Encryption
The News Rover Password Protection Option allows
you to designate certain newsgroups as protected. These groups (and the messages
and files in them) will be hidden from view unless you enter your password.
You can also specify that downloaded files for these groups are to
Display Filters are used to select which messages are displayed. Suppose you subscribe
to an picture newsgroup and download the list of messages.
There may be many messages
with picture files attached to them, but there may also be messages that don't have
picture attachments. By selecting the display filter "Messages with JPG files"
messages that have complete JPG picture attachments will be displayed; text messages will be
filtered out along with incomplete multi-part messages and messages that have other types
of files attached to them. Furthermore, when this filter is selected, multi-part messages
are shown as a single line in the list, and you can double-click the entry to download
and combine all of the parts.
Other display filters are available to select only messages
with JPG file attachments or multimedia (AVI, MPG, etc.). You can also define your own
custom display filters to select exactly the set of messages you are looking for. And
any time you want to see the full set of messages, just select the "All messages" display