PLANTATION, FL January 22, 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
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 queueing 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 queueing 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:
NewsHunter3 can be directly downloaded from:
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: http://www.parkersoftware.com