Download SBNews News Robot
A product from the house of SB Software, SBNews News Robot is an internet based utility that offers to download files from various binary newsgroups. Although it does not come with a very impressive user-interface, it overcomes this limitation by efficiently performing its promised function. The tool claims to be compatible with a host of file formats such as BMP, JPEG, GIF image files; WAV and MP3 audio files; MPEG and AVI video files; and archive files that are in RAR format.
You can obtain a preview of the image files that are being downloaded by using the thumbnail view integrated in this tool. And once the download is complete, you can view all the images by using the in-built full screen view. One of the prominent and interesting features integrated in this tool is the ability to keep out spam through the use of its highly sophisticated spam rejection filter and lockout feature. This ensures that no unnecessary files are downloaded to your system. Similarly, the application also offers a duplication detection system, which helps you to identify duplicate files based on their file name or subject and reject the download of such duplicated files.
Another interesting feature offered by this tool is encryption function that ensures sensitive information is securely downloaded. You can configure the tool to automatically download files, while you are away or during the night. There is also an interactive mode that allows you to specifically select files that need to be downloaded on a real-time basis. You can check out this tool using its trial version, which comes with a Nag screen that prompts you to purchase the software. A Windows based tool, you can implement it in Windows 95, 98, 2000, 7, NT, Me, XP, and Vista versions. The tool appears to be a bit slow in its download process but completes the task efficiently.