Improves Service

January 12, 2013 has added some improvements to its service over the last few weeks. Some of them are things you’ll notice right away, some of them are more behind the scenes and some of them address the future.

Facelift and More has a pretty new face, getting rid of the rather bland interface it had at first. Design is a part of usability, of course, and the new, more color-rich interface does make it easier to navigate the latest NZB listings that have been added to the site.

The interface also has some usability features that you may not notice with a glance, but that you’ll certainly notice when you use the service. You can now use Ctrl-Select and Shift-Select to select multiple NZBs, making life easier for those who like to keep their fingers on the keyboard at all times.

If you’re using the RSS feed feature, you’ll find that it’s less restrictive than it used to be. The beta version isn’t ready for prime time yet, but it will be soon. Speaking of prime time… specializes in videos and they’ve expanded to go beyond prime time. They now add just about any vetted video to their index, so the selection is much more expansive than it was at launch. They’ve also decreased the update time overall, which is now targeted by the company at 30 minutes, rather than the 2-3 hours it was at first.

IPv6 is ready for the future. The new is fully compliant with IPv6 requirements. The developers believe that they are the first NZB indexer to add this to their site and, when the new requirements are rolled out officially, they’ll be ready for the transition, adding a nice element of stability.

Check it Out is free, you don’t have to submit a post to get a membership and they update fast, as mentioned above. With so many NZB sites having disappeared recently, this site is a welcome addition to the resources available for USENET fans. Remember that you can check their indexes via RSS, so if you want the maximum amount of convenience, hook your reader up to their feed and you’ll get notified when the latest videos become available on the site. There are a few kinks on the beta that are being worked out, but the present incarnation of the site works very well, is well-designed and very useful.

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