Current Release

Version 6.3, Feb 16, 2013

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This software is compatible with Windows version 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

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Android is a new newsgroup downloader that is designed especially for downloading from today's huge binary newsgroups. Android handles all types of binary newsgroups -- picture, movie, music, application/rar, and more!

Android now supports encrypted usenet services.

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Would you like to know more about Android, and how it can accelerate your downloading experience?

Want to know more? Check out the following:
View some screen shots of the program in use.
Read the online documentation / users's manual.
Check out the FAQ and HOWTO section for more tips!

What make Android special ?

Android has several features that makes it special:

  • Android is designed for handling huge newsgroups. Newsgroups with hundreds of thousands, or even millions of posts are absolutely no problem with Android.
  • Android has a queue-oriented design. You drag and drop the posts you want from the list of available posts to Android's queue, where they are downloaded. Android remembers its queue from one session to the next, and remembers what you have already downloaded.
  • Android saves the newsgroup headers from one session to the next. This means you don't have to spend half an hour re-downloading 2 million headers from that huge alt.binaries group.
  • Android is multithreaded. Android accelerates downloading of large multi-part messages by downloading the parts in parallel.

What can you download with Android ?

You can download anything! Android handles all types of newsgroup attachments, including the following:

  • pictures: gif, jpg, jpeg, bmp, pcx, png, etc
  • movies: avi, mpeg, mpg, and more!
  • archives/applications: rar, zip, exe
  • music: mp3, wav, vob, ...

Android can download any kind of content from a newsgroup. The files are automatically downloaded and decoded (uudecode, mime, yEnc, Base64 are all supported).

What about 'posting' to newsgroups ?

Yes, Android can also post to newsgroups. Right now, Android is limited to posting single-messages, such as simple text messages, or messages containing small files, such as images. I'm working on adding a full-fledged multipart poster (forbig files like mp3, mpeg, etc) to Android as well, which should be done soon.

Click here for a quick demo of how to post news messages with Android.

Recent new features:

This section hilights some of the more significant changes (see the users's manual for a complete revision history).

  • Newsgroup quick-select filters (ver 3.1)
  • Message reader and poster (ver 3.1)
  • Request wizard (ver 3.2)
  • Fix download directory not saved between sessions (ver 3.2)
  • Attach files to posts (ver 3.3)
  • Multi-part file posting capability (ver 3.4)
  • Skinned Interface (ver 3.5, 3.6)
  • Throughput-o-meter (ver 3.7)
  • Minimize to system tray, boss key (ver 3.7)
  • Auto-shutdown and Auto-Exit (ver 3.7)
  • Fix several significant memory leaks (ver 3.8)
  • Added since-last-session filter to the chooser (ver 3.8)
  • Advanced chooser filter dialog (ver 4.0)
  • Ability to classify downloads by full newsgroup name in addition to short newsgroup name (ver 4.1)
  • Support importing of NZB files (ver 4.2)
  • Up to 10 simultaneous connections supported (4.2)
  • Multi-newsgroup Search (4.3)
  • Queue Statistics to show total bytes downloaded, total bytes remaining, etc (4.7)
  • Bandwidth Counters (5.0) keep a running total of the bandwidth that you have used from your ISP.
  • Drag-and-Drop NZB files, associate to NZB Files (5.1)
  • Privacy options to delete unwanted search histories, etc (5.2)
  • Support for secure usenet (5.4-beta, 5.5)
  • Filename extension filter (5-4-beta-3, 5.5)
  • Header per group limit for dealing with servers with huge retention (5.8)
  • Large queue window for big queue manipulation jobs (5.9)
  • Windows 8 support (6.3)
  • Feature to import an NZB as a virtual group [BETA] (6.3)
Screen Shot
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Fast Facts and Features
  • Queue oriented design. Download what you want, and skip what you don't.
  • Support for huge newsgroups with hundreds of thousands or millions or posts.
  • Multithreaded download accelerator downloaders multipart news messages in parallel.
  • Supports yEnc, as well as uudecode, mime, base64, etc.
  • Saves queue from one session to the next, so you can continue where you left off.
  • Headers are cached on disk to prevent time-consuming header reloading.
  • Allows importing of NZB files.
  • Support for encrypted usenet (SSL usenet) services
  • Supports Microsoft Windows Vista

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