PLANTATION, FL (PRWEB) January 18, 2005
Parker Software Development, Inc. has released a new, re-written version of NewsHunter. NewsHunter3 introduces an innovative way to search for and queue articles for download as well as a blazing fast download engine. The new program, titled NewsHunter3, also adheres more closely to the "One Window" style interface found in popular programs like iTunes and Garage Band. These refinements along with hundreds of other improvements make NewsHunter3 an easy to use and fast online/offline news reader for OS X.
Real Time Queueing - As you type your search into the search field, NewsHunter3's RapidQueue feature updates in real time a list of articles to download. Once you have found the articles you want, all you have to do is click the "Go" button and NewsHunter3 will do the rest. You never have to queue or dequeue another article in your life if you don't want to: RapidQueue practically does all the work for you.
Offline Reading - NewsHunter3 also provides a way for you to read your news groups offline. You can download an entire newsgroup, disconnect from your news server or from your internet connection, and read the newsgroup offline. Convenient if you have to pay high fees for internet access or if you want to take a newsgroup with you to a location that has no access to the internet.
Automatic Decoding - NewsHunter3 provides automatic decoding of binary files. If the decoded file is a picture, NewsHunter3 will display it in the Picture Viewer. And, yes, NewsHunter3 will automatically assemble and decode multi-part yEnc files so there's no need for concern in that area. And for those who desire total control, NewsHunter3's decoding functions can be turned off: in which case, all downloaded articles will be found in the spool folder. You are then free to process the raw files in any manner you see fit. Either way, automatic or manual, it's your choice.
Virtual Servers - Many service providers permit as many as six simultaneous connections to their news servers. NewsHunter3 lets you take advantage of this very easily by implementing "virtual servers." All you have to do is click the "New" button on the Server List window, enter your news server information, and click OK. You can create as many "virtual servers" as you like. The number of open connections you can maintain is of course limited by your service provider.
Less Screen Clutter - Once you have started downloading a newsgroup for offline reading or have started downloading a large number of binaries, you can actually close the news reader window and still monitor its progress on the Server List window. Users who have set up several "virtual servers" will appreciate this feature. You can even close the Server List window reducing screen clutter even more. Downloaded pictures will continue to display in the Picture Viewer when they are decoded.
NewsHunter3, with its real time queuing functions, support for multiple servers, automatic assembly and decoding binary files, news reader windows that can be closed at will, its ability to download groups for offline reading, and to do it all with almost no screen clutter makes this an application many will find extremely useful and enjoyable to use.
NewsHunter3 is an easy-to-use online/offline news reader for Macintosh OS X. It supports multiple simultaneous connections. NewsHunter3 features real time queuing of articles. Automatic decoding and assembling of binary files (including yEnc files) is also supported. Decoded pictures are displayed in a convenient Picture Viewer window. News reader windows can be closed and their activities monitored via the Server List window.
NewsHunter3 is a free upgrade to all registered NewsHunter and Baker users.
NewsHunter3 can be downloaded from the NewsHunter3 home page: http://www.parkersoftware.com/products/newshunter/index.html
NewsHunter3 can be directly downloaded from: http://www.parkersoftware.com/prog_files/NewsHunter.sit
NewsHunter3 is US 59.95 and includes a complimentary ArcherPro license.
Unregistered versions of NewsHunter3 are fully functional except for a 20-minute session limit after which the program must be relaunched. A Save Checkpoint command is provided so cached information can be saved to disk before a session is terminated.
Parker Software Development, Inc. publishes productivity applications such as ArcherPro and NewsHunter3 for Mac OS X computer systems.
For Information Contact:
Parker Software Development, Inc.
9617 NW 7 CIRCLE
Plantation, FL 33324
Phone: 954 452 2036
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