About the BinaryVortex News Downloader
What is Binary Vortex?
Binary Vortex downloads files from usenet newsgroups. Any file type is supported, including images, archive files, executables, sound files, movie clips, etc. Binary Vortex automates the process of downloading these files to save you time — it can run all night automatically leaving you to browse through the results at your leisure.
What’s special about it?
Binary Vortex is intended to be EASY TO USE. There are many other newsgroup utilities out there, but they all suffer from difficulty in setup. Binary Vortex is good for novices, while still being powerful enough for experts.
Binary Vortex is capable of displaying JPEG and GIF images, and has a thumbnail viewer to display images real time. There is a full-screen viewer to view images full size if you’re operating offline.
Binary Vortex includes spam rejection functions to keep you from downloading loads of unwanted crap from the Usenet. (Believe me, these days, it’s a problem)
Is it really free?
Binary Vortex is shareware. There are a few different registration packages available. The ‘package deal’ nets you Binary Vortex plus the full collection of SB-Software tools and is on special for $26.95. If you want to register just Binary Vortex itself, then you may do that as cheaply as $9. . The unregistered version is fully functional and has no delays, no crippled features, and no expirations. When I say fully functional, I mean it — you can run this software forever in the unregistered state if you want to and it will work just fine.
We do include one small incentive for you to register, and that is a short delay and a “please register” message when the program starts.
Does it support encrypted usenet ?
Yes, there is a version of Binary Vortex with support for encrypted usenet connections.
Does Binary Vortex support Yenc ?
Yes, the yEnc encoding format is supported as well as uuencode/uudecode, base64, and mime. All decoding is done automatically and requires no user intervention.
Does Binary Vortex download movies and music ?
While Binary Vortex is capable of downloading mpeg movies, mp3 music, vob dvd images, and other large files, I recommend using a downloader that is more suitable to the task, such as Android Newsgroup Downloader or QuadNews. You can find links for both Android and Quadnews at the SB-Software website. Binary Vortex was designed to download pictures and designed to download them without user intervention. For downloading the large files, you usually want a downloader that let’s you “pick and choose” the files you want to download. Both Android and QuadNews are designed to do exactly that. If you register for the “SB-Software Package” deal, then it includes not only Binary Vortex, but also QuadNews, Android, and SBNews, so you’re fully equipped with the tools you need to download any conceivable type of file from the alt.binaries newsgroups.