With the Internet connecting more and more people worldwide and connection speed constantly improving, it rapidly evolved into a fast and efficient file sharing method. However, the process behind the curtains of file sharing is not as easy as drag and drop, with various methods researched for more speed. NZB files are a common method because headers are skipped during download, with applications like GetNZB being suitable for looking up and downloading files encrypted this way.
The application's main purpose is to establish a connection with the Usenet service in order for you to be able to search and download newsfeed, as well as large files more easily. Similar to the peer to peer method, Usenet allows you to retrieve data from servers and multiple connected users to achieve maximum speed. The only difference being that user IP addresses are not displayed publicly and are only made available to the server.
This allowed the service to flourish, thus making GetNZB a practical counterpart. If you've ever used a peer to peer download engine, you shouldn't come across any problems accommodating with the clean and intuitive interface.
An integrated search engine allows you to look up items of interest over a few similar communities that host news groups and other types of files. You can freely choose to search only on specific groups, with additional filters to apply, amongst which you find age, size, type, limit, category and a few more.
Content can easily be analyzed before putting the download in motion so you make sure you get ahold of items of interest. Once this is done, the application takes care of retrieving looked up files. Progress is displayed in a table with additional info showing size, speed, status and remaining time.
In case multiple sessions are created, the application can automatically trigger one of your computer's power options if you don't plan on standing idly by while the process is underway. What's more, the interface is cleverly structured to display a categorized view of files that are being downloaded, as well as a history, with the possibility to quickly open up destination directory, which can be changed from the options menu.
On an ending note, GetNZB lives up to expectations coming equipped with all it needs to be a proper download manager, this one dedicated to the Usenet community. The integrated search engine saves you a great amount of time you'd normally spend manually retrieving NZB files, while the cleverly designed interface gets you quickly up and running.