"My investment in News Rover has
been my best investment in software." M.S.
"Easily the client with the best automated newsgroup message retrieval,
News Rover excels at sifting through multiple servers, multiple newsgroups,
and all the ensuing messages, then downloading only those that match the
criteria you set. You can program News Rover to dial up on a schedule you
set, winnow Usenet, deposit messages and even binary files onto your drive,
then log off. Classy, cool, and sophisticated."
"If waiting gets you down, try
News Rover, from S&H Computer Systems. This $29.95 product for Microsoft
Windows 95 and NT can download newsgroup binaries at times you determine,
and it can handle both MIME and uuencoding. News Rover can watch more than
one set of newsgroups and create a thumbnail gallery of images. You can
filter out spam and target your downloads with specific search terms.
News Rover also includes full e-mail capabilities and text-message
Experts agree, we're officially cool!
Read why News Rover was awarded
"Cool Tool of the Day"
From the review:
Not only does this thing do all the usual stuff that newsreaders do,
... it stands head and shoulders above the rest of the rabble because it
lets you sort your newsgroups by your interests and keywords, then only
plucks out those articles, pictures, and binaries you want to read. Cool!
The following are extractions from e-mail messages we have received from customers.
Thanks for all your kind words!
Rave: I'm absolutely astonished & wildly gratified finally
to have discovered an application that really does what its
hype says it will do--and more! This, combined with its ease
of use & your extremely sensible & reasonable price, makes
your product far and away the most usable & cost-effective
computer product I've encountered for a long, long time.
Absolutely love News Rover...one of the most productive pieces of
software I've ever purchased!
Months back (6-8) I purchased a full version of your newsreader. After trying
a number of the other readers available, I can say without hesitation, your
product is the best I have used. Vastly superior to all others I have loaded
and then unloaded almost immediately.
I just wanted to stop by to let you know that I think News Rover is truly
awesome. Amazing! It works perfectly and is incredibly
stable considering the size of some of the files it throws around. Kudos!
Overall it's really freaking amazing.
PS. I tried to find comparable software for Macs but nothing comes
This is the best program I have on my computer. I have tried all the news readers on the market,
but you are a horse head over the others. It should had the name News Rover Pro.
Thanks again for a brilliant piece of software, I just love using it, sure,
it took a couple of days getting used to, but it's marvellous now.
I was very happy with NewsBin Pro until I tried News Rover. I was/am a
registered user of NewsBin Pro, tried News Rover and deleted NewsBin
Pro off of my system. Could have saved some money if I had tried News
This program is awesome! It has opened up the world of newsgroups that
I never knew existed. I would recommend this program to anyone who uses
Good job. Rover is VERY user friendly and effective. I've tried (and lost my
money) on products like "Agent" because it is so difficult to understand and
use. Rover uses plain language and techniques to get you where you want to
go. Agent assumes you are a computer geek and that you understand all the
newsgroup computerese that they throw at you.
I registered this program very recently because I was very impressed with
its responsiveness and its ability to suit my actual needs for a news
reader. This has come after years of using Agent. Very well done to all,
and keep up the good work.
I recently installed News Rover, reluctantly, after trying and having
several other news readers. It turned out to be everything I wanted
the others to be and weren't. I didn't think it was possible to do what
it does for me now, and I think there are parts of it that will do more.
I am an older retired person, the kind that isn't supposed to
understand the "newspeak" of today's technologies, but I do, to some
limited level. I like to download and News Rover has made that a lot more fun.
Count me as one of the many
happy campers. This product is great. I tried Agent and NewBin Pro. News
Rover is by far superior. Keep up the good work you guys are providing to
the Net community.
In an Internet world full of crappy software, your
newsreader is the best I have found....and, that's after using Agent,
Gravity, a Netscape reader and Outlook.
I have got to tell you just how impressed I am with the whole News Rover
Team. The program has opened up a window that I didn't even know existed a
few weeks ago. The News Rover program is totally awesome, but that's not
why I'm writing this. Since I downloaded the evaluation version of the
program, I've asked for technical support 3 times (at least) and I have
gotten an email answer to my question almost immediately, no matter what day
it was and no matter what time it was. You've told me things I truly had no
idea even existed like the answer below. I just can't tell you how totally
pleased I am with your support and willingness to help out. You have one
very happy customer and you can rest assured that I'll be telling all my
friends about not only your program but also the awesome support that is
given on a moments notice.
Please forward this email to the whole News Rover Team as I want you all to
know just how pleased I am and to encourage the whole team to keep up the
unmatched, totally awesome, job you all are doing.
It is rare for me to write to a software company without a complaint!
But this is a compliment!
This is the first program I've ever purchased that
did the following:
1) Actually worked!, and
2) didn't screw-up my PC!
Everything I could possibly want to do with newsgroups, your program
simplifies! Not to mention the fact that, for a computer dummy like me,
your program is easy to figure out!!! :-)
Thank you for a truly fantastic program!
I am very impressed! ***FOUR PAWS UP***
Congratulations on another fine upgrade to an already great product.
I've been using this Newsreader exclusively for the past almost 4 years
and am impressed by how stable it has
become. I've told many that if you don't have News Rover, you're missing
the best experience.
Thank you for continuing to update this product and making my news
experience one of joy rather than pain and cursing.
Just a note on your software. I shopped for a good news reader during
the past 5 weeks and looked at two or three, but none of them compared
to the features that News Rover offered which is why I am purchasing
it. I will recommend this software to as many people as I can.
I just wanted to thank all of you for an excellent product. News Rover
has been my sunshine for the last year. I'm as addicted to it as most
desperate singles are into chat lines. Thank you again for doing an
outstanding job with the programming as News Rover is a very stable
application and comes loaded with useful functions.
News Rover is by far the best news reader available. I
have played with many other only to be disappointed. I have been a user
for may years, and there is no doubt, NR Rocks! Thanks for all you hard
work and excellent support!!!
The News Rover program is the best news group program I
have ever encountered. I don't "buy" software often, but this one was
certainly worth the money many times over (in time savings alone).
I indeed have tried other auto "news readers/down loaders", and I think
News Rover is by far richer in features, stability, and ease of use than
News Rover is a great program. I tried several others, but NR is the one I
bought and use daily. Thank you so much for all your hard work.
Again, thank you for such a powerful program!
I just don't understand how people can use anything else. Your program is
SO much easier to use, and seems to be SO much more powerful than any other
program I've tried. Thanks for the help and thanks for a great program!
On February 7, 2003, I purchased, and downloaded my first newsreader - News
Rover. It was probably one of the best decisions of my life. Although it has
taken this somewhat computer illiterate person a while to "get the hang" of the
features, I now wonder how I lived without it.
I'm a former Agent user, and I have to say how impressed I am with
News Rover. Especially the multi-threading. Nice job, guys.
This is easily the best binary news downloader product
there is... period! After playing with literally dozens of programs, I was
delighted to hand over the money and register!
The main reason for this reply is express my deep appreciation for this
software. As a novice, I could not for the life of me figure out how to
process PAR files. I could find no reasonable explanation and so had
stopped even dealing with RAR files. However, I recently came across a RAR
set that really piqued my interest. So, as a long shot, I used the Google
search engine to see if I could find a simple way of processing PAR files.
And that is where I found News Rover listed. After reading your
promise of a build-in PAR processor, I purchased your software immediately
without even trying the demo offered. AND AM I EVER DELIGHTED. I just
finished downloading a large file with a missing RAR file put but with a
PAR file. I followed your website instruction on PAR files and to my utter
amazement the whole process worked as clearly, informatively, and
completely as promised. So I am truly a happy camper and just wanted to
say that News Rover is the best investment I have made in software in a
I've used various newsreaders over the years, but News Rover is by FAR the
best, most versatile, and easiest to use reader I've experienced. Thank you
for your product!
I downloaded and installed the new version of News Rover. My gosh,
it's the greatest newreader and browser I've seen yet. I quit using Agent after
I got this puppy. Multiple server scan, AutoScan (beautiful feature --
dreamy), very advanced filtering configuration, handles combining and
decompression of RAR files, anonymous posting through anonymous servers...wow.
Set up AutoScan (soooo nice), then you just sit back and just let
News Rover operate in cruise control scanning all your servers (32 max), and
downloading everything you've configured to download -- all your servers,
message keyword inclusions, exclusions, subject and body keywords, non-binary,
all binaries, gif files, anything in the world you want to include
and exclude. Man, this is so nice. This program works so smooth, it's like
driving a Cadillac with the cruise control on and letting the navigation system
direct it's path.....no kidding. The way in which it stores the downloaded
binaries or dicussion articles into each newsgroup is such a breeze and so
efficient. Just expand the individual newsgroup in the left pane window and it
collapes into 4 subfolders beneath: Messages folder, Picture Gallery folder,
File Attachments folder, and htm Attachments folder. Any or all articles or
attachments which you download are automatically stored into their respective
folders under that particular newsgroup. Man, this is so nice. Even the
graphics viewing interface has been enhanced. Nice slide show feature added
this version. The whole program is totally awesome. When it scans multiple
servers, it filters and eliminates duplicate messages and duplicate files.
I recently purchased News Rover ...what a great program!
I purchased NewBin Pro not that long ago and your News Rover just blows it
out of the water! I've uninstalled NewsBin Pro for good!
Thanks for a fantastic program!
I want to reiterate my opinion that News Rover is by far, the best newsreader.
I had been using UltraLeecher in lieu of News Rover, but I have become
increasingly frustrated at the freezup of my system and the huge drain
on my system. I have happily returned to NewsRover.
I never fail to be impressed with News Rover. When downloading multipart
messages it just quietly gets on with the job of joining the parts into one
file ready for playing whereas, according to the PINGs you read in the
headers, so many people using other programs seem to have permanent problems
sorting out how to use yEnc and how to get multipart messages joined
satisfactorily. News Rover and the VideoLAN (VLC) media player make an
excellent combination in being able to download and play almost anything.
I've been building, breaking and using computers since 1980. Starting
with CP/M and Zylog chips, the path has gone through Basic, DOS, Unix,
Windoze, Linux and other OS approaches.
Throughout that time, I've been a software collector, admiring what I
regard as the high point of modern writing. Some are freeware, some
shareware, some pirated, some bought. But the basic interest is to see what
is being done in creative coding.
You have done a very fine job with News Rover. I am now proceeding to
your Registration Page, and happy to contribute with admiration for your
I am a FORMER Newsgrabber
user who is amazed at the stability and useability of this software. I
have had absolutely no problems and will recommend it highly.
Your program seems absolutely wonderful! Very detailed, obviously quite a
lot of thought went into this. I expect you to be bought out by Microsoft
and your program to be assimilated into Outlook at their next update. Make
sure you ask for an extraordinary sum! I'm sure you'll get it!
I have been a registered user for many years now and marvel at the
progress you have made with News Rover. With every update I find a
better and easier product to us. I tried Agent and was easily
frustrated with its complex interface. News Rover is so easy to use; I
recommend it to all my friends.
I have been into computers for years. I began with a Kpro and one of the first
Tandy 32k-color computers. I've both branched out into rarified computers and
regularly upgraded over the long years. There's a good chance I've owned 80% of
the computers that have come down the pike. Perhaps a half a dozen times in all
the hundreds of programs I've loaded on all those machines over the years were
perfect in concept. ...(early) Peter Norton, before the "Name" instead of the
product was the marketed commodity; Word-Perfect before they sold out;
Your product is up there with them. News Rover is a WORK OF ART. Granted there
are glitches, bugs and other devils but this is nothing compared to the fact
that News Rover's creators took on the whole array of available data types out
there on the newsgroups and created an idiot proof set of self maintaining
tools for downloading and viewing ...I would think, nearly any user regardless
of his or her expertise could say the same thing after 3 or 4 days. As I
said, your program is a WORK OF ART. BRAVO !!!
Just purchased your 'awesome time saver product' after trying the demo
version last night - You just added weeks and months to my life. (Now I do
not have to sit staring at the monitor). Thanks for developing this much
Thanks again for such a great News Rover. I just love it. I have been using
it for over 4 years, and it is one of the best purchases I have made
since I purchased my first computer.
Thanks -- I really do like the service. I own an art gallery and
search all over the world for artists and galleries. News Rover works all
night for me so that I can come in in the morning and view the scans
from the night before. It cuts down my "find time" by at least 70 or 80%
and the exclude feature eliminates the SPAM wonderfully.
This is the best program I have ever bought, Gravity would crash on a
regular basis. Agent had nothing for automating your downloads.
And the newest version of Rover is the best yet.
Since I bought News Rover, I have always downloaded
and tried any other newsreader software that looks like it may be better
than News Rover. I have tried many, many over the last 4-1/2 to 5
years. Nothing comes even close to News Rover. I love the fact that you
update your software regularly to fix even tiny problems and to add many
new features. It is obvious your company is listening to its customers and
giving us what we ask for at a reasonable price. Can we ask any more than
...GREAT program! I've been telling a lot of people about it.
I tried a few others like "Picture Agent" and "Extractor 97" which I
downloaded from SIMTEL, but they're not nearly as feature rich.
It also blows "Pluckit" out of the water... The schedule idea was
fantastic! I've used it several times while at work and it's ability
to filter out the garbage is wonderful... sure beats going through the
messages one by one in "Forte" like I used to.
I wish you guys the best...
I just wanted to say that News Rover is one of the best buys I have ever
made software-wise. I have only had it a few days and am raving about it.
Thus far I am blown away by how much easier News Rover has made my life.
Thanks for your excellent work!
I have referred at
least 5 people to your wonderful program. It is easy to use once you
play around with it and learn it, yet it has many advanced features that
others don't. Thanks again for writing quality software and standing
behind it after the purchase.
I just ordered News Rover a couple days ago, and find it much better then
Newsbin Pro, which I was using... Thanks, a new and happy customer.
I just wanted to take the time to comment on News Rover. I have used it for
2 days now and am extremely happy with it. Without a doubt it is much
better then any of the other programs out there. I am a registered owner of
several other news readers. The one I used the most was PluckIt. I have
used PluckIt for about 3 years through a variety of upgrades. It never
seemed to get better; every time there was an upgrade more bugs
appeared. It was also very unstable.... it would frequently lock up my
system. I thought it was related to software interaction, until I started
with a new hard disk, only installed Windows and PluckIt, and low and behold
the instability and system hang-ups were still there. Your program worked
first time... works well, doesn't hang the system, knows how to multi-task
with other programs... it is great!!!! Thank You for a great piece of
I have News Rover and have been using it for years!! I Love It!!!
I run it so much I had to get another phone line just for it!
I'm writing this to extend praise rather than get help with problems.
I've been using News Rover now for about 3 years. It has always done
what I wanted and more (with some minor bugs of course). Now, I am in
awe! This new release has many very nice unexpected benefits. I used
to dread going into a newsgroup and seeing 50,000 plus messages. Now,
with the combining feature it's a piece of cake! You people are
Thank you for a very easy product to use over these many years.
Please allow me to throw my gratitude and appreciation to your support team
for this quick turn around resolution. You supplied an answer to our
question within a few hours, instead of days. And, your answer was both the
exact information we needed, and highly informational as to the new upgrade
and the process we needed to follow. I hope this is your standard way of
doing business, for it shows a perfect system of customer support and you
need to be praised for your efforts.
Please pass this eamil along to your management staff and let them know,
from this customer's perspective, this is the way a company should conduct
its business. You were attentive, helpful, and took the initiative to
provide better information than was requested. That is a wonderful example
of a good support team. Good Job!
You guys never cease to amaze me. I registered News Rover about 3 years
ago, and you keep improving the product all the time. Several of the new
features (privacy and blocking improvements) are especially useful.
One of the best $30 investments I've ever made. Thanks.
I just had to drop you a quick note. I have been a registered News Rover
user for a long time now. Earlier this evening I downloaded and
installed Picture Agent just to see what it was like. I uninstalled it
before even trying to use it because it is nowhere near as
sophisticated or at the same time easy to use as News Rover!! For
example, it has no multiple interest group capability, no browse
features, and so on.
Keep up the good work, I depend on my News Rover.
I have been trying out News Rover for the past couple of days and I have
to say, "Far out!".
I have been using Netscape 3.0 to read news since it was released; mostly
because I've not been too impressed with other news readers. I am
impressed, nay, blown away, by News Rover. News Rover has an excellent
interface and performs multiple tasks simultaneously. Nice job!
I purchased your product and have been impressed with
its performance. It's an amazing program!!! Easy to use, easy to understand
and extremely logical in its design. As a programmer myself, I
appreciate the many features of News Rover.
Let me say that Rover IS THE BEST PROGRAM
I HAVE ON MY COMPUTER. This is something that I have looked for for many
years. You have no idea how many hours of surfing that your program has
I just wanted to tell you that News Rover is really a great program. It
does so much more than I could ever do before. I'm still learning all the
unique things it can do. I've had a home computer since 1980. This has got
to be one of the most beneficial programs I've ever owned.
I downloaded and registered version 4 a few weeks ago and I was stunned!
You guys have done an outstanding job, in my opinion. This program was
already better than anything out there (and I've tried them all), and you
made it ten times better than it was. The software is convenient, easy
to use, very capable and does the job with speed and power.
The interface is great now too; and the addition of what you call
Interactive Newsgroup Browsing (the ability to download files from a
newsgroup without having to create an interest, similar to Agent), was a
stroke of genius. I've found it very convenient to try different groups
to see if they contained anything worth having before going to the
trouble of creating an interest, and it's worked very well.
Altogether I'd say that the program is easily worth twice what you're
I just want to congratulate you on the latest version of "Rover". When I
registered News Rover I thought then, that it was a good program and now, I
think it's a superb program. I use Rover all the time and wait in
anticipation for each new release, wondering how you can possibly make
this already brilliant program any better. But sure enough, you find
ways to improve it even further. When I Installed the new version
and saw what new
features you had added, I just had to drop you a note to say
thank you for all the hard work you must be putting in. News Rover as come a
long way in such a short period of time, keep up the good work.
It is such a time saver for me I
can't believe I ever did without it!
It took little over an hour for me to download, demo, and then decide to buy
your AWESOME program. You have made my work so much easier -- I track mentions
of clients and their products in newsgroups! The scheduling and auto connecting
work seamlessly. Bravo to you!
I am sending my money order today to obtain my key. I have
found your product to be a miracle worker when it comes to
getting the most out of the news groups. Finally no more
endless searching for what.
I've been using News Rover with NT4 for ages now and it is the most robust
piece of Internet software I own (and I own a lot!).
It has NEVER gone wrong. Even dropped lines don't worry it, it just
picks up quietly where it left off (unlike nothing else I know). Brilliant!
Thanks for a great (and reasonably priced) product.
I downloaded News Rover for Windows 95 last night, and I installed it
tonight. WOW!!! I have been using Agent for a long time now, and I
did not think there was anything better out there!
Your software is absolutely stunning! What a great saving of time and
nerves. I am really happy with News Rover.
Ok, I have checked out all these binary attachment programs and nothing
comes close to yours...
Binary News Assistant: Pedantic help, confusing layout, wasted space,
filter has some good ideas but limits you to 4 words each, and crashes a lot.
Grabber: Won't even start, plus it's just not powerful enough to be useful.
Tifny: Useless viewer functions are a waste, weak on server side.
Picture Agent: What a hyped up piece of junk, a kid could have programmed this.
News Rover strong points:
The 'Interests' combined with the most powerful filter capability make this
the most intelligent program out there.
Wow, thumbnails and a built in picture viewer, plus when you see spam you
can take immediate action by clicking the picture and killing the sender --
Just want to drop you a note that News Rover is great for allowing me to
keep tabs on our company in the newsgroup. It gives us a guage as to how
well we're doing and as stated, you have helped us tremendously. It never
ceases to amaze me when I run it at the time I am saving!
I am extremely happy with News Rover. It
is fantastic and works better than I had hoped. I especially
like the built in picture viewer. It's the best I've seen and
could easily be a product in itself.
Love your product and use it all the time.
I have deleated Free Agent from my machine.
I tried your software for the first time today, and it beats Plukit-32
hands down!! The biggest problem that I was having was getting it to
talk to my news server, but I figured it out.
The software is so easy to use you really don't have to read the manual.
Again GREAT JOB, makes my life a whole lot easier!!
Love the program... and I've tried 'em all.
Your program is fantastic. I've only been using it for about a week,
but it's proved to be one of the best "bang for the buck" programs I've
registered in a long time. I collect pictures from Usenet groups, as well as
sound bites, and your program has saved me countless
hours. I can let it run over night, and in the morning all I need to do is
check through the list of files downloaded. (Instead of trying to download
those files manually with another newsreader.) It's become a great companion
program to my Agent purchase. Keep up the great work with updates!
I just bought a registered copy of the News Rover program, and have been
putting it through its paces for a few days now. I just wanted to tell you
that it is a fantastic program, and I don't use the word fantastic very
often. On a scale of 1 to 10 this one is a 9.
The reason that I like the program is that it saves me a lot of time going
through the news groups manually perusing them.
I like the way it filters out what I don't want.
In addition to what it does, i like the way it does it. Some programmers
really did their homework on multi-threading and multitasking.
I have ordered News Rover as I have been using the newsgroups for
downloading pics and spending more time messing about with the process
of doing than actually getting any results. The News Rover immediately
proved it's benefit by automating this process....
Thanks again for a great program.
I'm the editor of...
I downloaded a trial version of News Rover and was blown
away. I'd like to take a look at a full version and review it in my
I can run it forever, and if my computer crashes while it's downloading, on the
reboot, it picks up right where it left off.
I been using your program for a
couple weeks now and am happy
that the pup can now roam around
by itself. Just got the key and wanted
to report back that the installation
went well. The whole experience has
gone well. From the ability to demo thru
the courteous and prompt handling of
my registration. Thanks to all for a
I downloaded News Rover last night..... I ordered this morning.
Even with the 50 limit on the trial, I don't know how much time I saved.
somebody who makes a living (programmer) over the Internet, that's
important. The install wizards worked perfectly and I was up and running
in less time than it would have taken me to do two downloads manually.
At any rate, I give your product two thumbs up!!!!!!!!!!!
I would like to say that this is one of the coolest programs that I
have ever used.
New Rover is an OUTSTANDING program! Before News Rover, I was a
registered user of PluckIt for about a month. During that time, it went through
three or four upgrades (not for new features, but to fix problems) and it STILL
didn't work correctly! The major problems I had were (not counting the problems
that were fixed by the upgrades): [long list of problems]
I like to let my automated newsgroup scanning program run all night, and with
PluckIt it was always an adventure to see if it would still be running in the
morning. More often than not I would end up with less than 25 files to show for
the whole night's work, just because PluckIt died for some stupid reason.
For the week or so I've had it, News Rover has worked PERFECTLY every night!
Since it can reconnect automatically if the phone connection is dropped, the
only thing that will stop it is if my Internet provider's news feeder goes down
(and there is obviously nothing News Rover can do about that). Every morning I
have hundreds of files downloaded, and it is ALWAYS still going. It is an
excellent piece of work, and I hope it does well for you.
Since I purchased News Rover my life has improved, and I am able to spend
more time with my children -- which I am sure they appreciate. It's the
best $30.00 I've spent in a long time. Thanks again.
Ran great first time without reading instructions. I already ordered
the key, and I just downloaded it last night. I like that it will dial
and login automatically. I can't believe how easy it was to use.
Multiple groups were nice. Some groups get jpegs, and some get text
only and it is controlled very easily.
News Rover is without doubt one of the simplest programs to download,
install, and use that I've ever encountered. It's the jet airplane to
TIFNY's biplane. I use it every day--and night--and I can't speak highly
enough of it. If every program were written this well and performed this
well, from Windows 95, 98, et. al., through all the rest, we'd all be a
helluva lot less frustrated with our computers--because things would
finally work right, and the way they're supposed to. (And no, I don't
have a stake in S & H Computer Systems, publisher of News Rover. I'm
simply being honest.)
I have supported shareware
software for a long time now, and most of the time, I don't feel I got
my money worth.
Your software however has been a joy to work with, the updates
are fast and effective, and support has been virtually unneccesary.
I hope you continue the level of support you are and that it
will keep you successful in all of your endeavors.
Great product!!!! I've used many other news collector programs,
and I can honestly say that none compare to New Rover.
Keep up the good work.
Great product, been using it for a while now and can't say enough good
things about it. A fantastic time saver, I usually start it up when I get
ready for bed, it is still going when I get up the next morning.
After using your News Rover program for just a couple days, I find it to be
an excellent utility that no one should be without. At this time, I would
like to purchase a key to update my demo version to its full potential.
Sunday morning, a friend told me
about News Rover. I downloaded it, was set up IN 15 MINUTES, running, doing
JUST WHAT I DREAMED OF DOING, getting my postings onto my disk fast and
WITHOUT sitting there supervising the process posting by posting.
I really like the product and think you have done a great job on a utility
that was badly needed. I had almost given up using the newsgroups because
of spam. The Include and Exclude features are wonderful.
Just registered my copy of News Rover and it is doing an outstanding job
of retrieving messages and attachments from newsgroups--am astounded by
the speed and ease of use!
Dr. A.M. says:
I plan to buy your product. It
is far superior to FREE AGENT (Forte') and much better than other
news gatherers I have tried to use...
I can see that you care about customers and customer support.
... congratulations on a magnificent product! I just paid
for my registration key and can't wait to start using it...
Of every product that I have looked at so far,
yours is definitely the best.
I have downloaded the Win '95 demo of News Rover and found it to be an
exceptional product. I will definitely be registering it and recommending it to
Downloaded News Rover a couple of days ago. What a great program. I'm
telling all my NG friends about it... and I'll be buying the 'real'
version shortly. Good Luck.
It is a pleasure to use News Rover. I previously purchased
Pluckit - that software is diabolical!!! Your stuff is very user
friendly and the documentation support is great.
... I've been using your product for about a week. GREAT program!! ...
I love the product ... I have had no problems with the first version.
It has been working great. Keep up the good work.
Your Setup Wizard for News Rover is the best installation wizard I have run
across. It explained in easily understandable language what was about to
happen and "talked" me through the installation process in a very reassuring
way. My trepidation--always high when installing new software--was
minimized. Thank you for designing it so well.
I think News Rover is great...(I'm a programmer myself) ...
I use Rover almost every day!
This is to report that I ran a download session, scanning an entire group
of newsgroups, for binary files only, without properly configuring download
limits and turned my monitor off. Fourteen-and-a-half hours later, I
discovered News Rover still working, and it had downloaded nearly 800 files
totaling in excess of 60 megabytes! If this is not a test of its stability,
I don't know what is.
This is an outstanding program and I like it very much... So
far this program is what we use to call in the military service GI PROOF
(meaning you cann't break it or get it to stop working correctly or mess
News Rover is the best news tool I've seen and
you can tell anybody you want that I said so!
I'm currenly downloading stuff off the newsgroups while sending you this
message about your new version of News Rover. So far I've had no problems
with your software. In fact, you have the easiest to use newsgroup and
usenet gathering system I've ever used!
It's certainly worth the money.
I have registered and I gotta tell you that your News Rover is great.
I have tried out about 5 different programs and yours is the best.
I love the way it runs and would say it is one
of the best programs I have tried out in a long while. You folks
seem to really stay on top of your stuff. (sure beats the hell out
of trying out some of that MS stuff that is supposedly ready for
the consumer)... Again, GREAT program and GREAT support.
I just downloaded the demo version of News Rover, and I absolutely love
it. It is by far the best news reader I have tried, and I fully intend
to register it.
I downloaded and registered News Rover yesterday after being a long time
Agent 1.8 user. I must say that I LOVE NEWS ROVER already. I just set up all
19 of the news servers that I have access to, and I am looking forward to
learning more about the capabilities of this wonderful program.
I left News Rover running on my ISDN line, and it has scanned over
1 Gigabyte of messages and is still running without stopping.
I would like to start by giving you guys kudos for such a great
and efficient program. This is about as useful and indispensible a program
for the Internet as I would ever want. Great job.
My wife and I registered
News Rover -- what a GREAT program -- nothing compares to it!
PS. Does your company make any other programs? If you do please let me
know! If they are anything like this it is sold..!
Without doubt, the best news retrieval program on the net.
My investment in News Rover has
been my best investment in software. I tell everyone I know about it.
A picture collector, I am using News Rover everyday.
Congratulations: I am delighted. What a wonderful automatization tool.
I must congratulate you.
I wanted you to know (it's me, the 24-hour News Rover guy) that your program
has no trouble with stability. I can run it forever, and if my computer
crashes while it's downloading, on the reboot, it picks up right where it
I registered News Rover last week and have since found it to be an
invaluable time-saver for searching newsgroups for particular topics,
searching newsgroups for answers to my posts, etc.
I am very pleased with your product... the most useful in my tools for
gathering information from the net.
I pulled the demo version of News Rover, and I must say that of all the
newsbots I've seen your's is far and away the best one.
As a long time News Rover user, I just want to say how much I like this
software. I subscribe to many newsgroups from gaming groups to photography
and News Rover is such a handy piece of software for getting all the
messages and some great photos from a scenic newsgroup I subscribe to.
Viewing the pictures with the handy slide show feature is really great. I
have it configured to automatically download using the Auto Scan feature
and find it really useful. It allows me to download all the messages in
the middle of the night and read them the next day. You've got a great
program here, and I just wanted to pass along how happy I've been with it.
Anyway, thanks for creating one hell of a great newsreader.
Outstanding... What a concept to download files from newsgroups, and at the
same time read your regular newsgroup. Just basically outstanding...
A great piece of work.
We purchased News Rover, a great product!
FYI mine runs 24 hours a day on our
internet to capture some message/files for our use.
I had heard that your support is great,
and yet I did not expect this kind of quick service. I work for a renound
technology company, and trust me, a lot of companies will die to achieve
this kind of efficiency.
Many thanks for your fine program. It is one of the best values in
software I have gotten in a long time.
I've been well satisfied with this software. What I had to spend
2 hours/day doing if I wanted the files using Netscape, I now do in
15-20 minutes (a block of time I can more easily afford!)
Just a note to say how much I enjoy using News Rover. I switched over (from
Agent) when I changed to Alibis news server. Having it already customized
gave your program a MAJOR leg up. I'm still learning how to use News Rover
(some of it still mystifies me), but that's how it is with any software -
the more features it has, the more there is to learn.
Keep up the good work.
Thanks a million for News Rover. I have it running constantly, and it
downloads 100's of Megabytes a week while I go about my other computer
I oughta tell you that after using Rover for 5 years or so
it is still the most amazing and reliable piece of software I know.
Hey, it got me through all the trials and tribulations of [newsserver]
epic struggles this summer!
I shudder to think what it must have been like for folks with
You guys have an amazing product that I use almost daily.
Keep up the great work!
I want to reiterate my opinion that News Rover is by far, the best newsreader.
I had been using UltraLeecher in lieu of News Rover, but I have become
increasingly frustrated at the freezup of my system and the huge drain
on my system. I have happily returned to NewsRover.
Howdy, this is hands down the best news browser I have ever used,
and I have used them all, and have been using NNTP since its inception.
Just a brief note to thank you for a great piece of software. It really
works well and you can count me as a satisfied (and registered) user.
Since installing News Rover several years ago, I have had a
few occasions to contact your technical support. On every occasion your technical
assistance has been "dead on" with the correct answer to my question in the
first correspondence. It is refreshing to purchase a product from a company
that claims to provide after the sale support, and when the support is
needed it is provided. No attitude, no extended e-mail exchanges for a simple
question, just the answer. It has been an absolute pleasure doing business
with you, and I will continue to patronize S&H Computer Systems.
I just want to say that this the best news reader I have ever used. I
love the keyboard commands for it. I tried a few other news readers, and
I just don't like them compared to News Rover, so keep up the good work.
I just wanted to say thank you very much for a well written piece of
software that does everything the ad copy says it does.
Just wanted to drop you guys a line and say Thank You very much for the
excellent customer support. You always give quick useful replies to any
question I ever posed. That is very rare today.
Okay, not only did you guys fix my problem, answered me on a Sunday, and
fixed another problem on my machine. You've just made every penny I spent
on your product worth it 10 times over.