NZB Leech For Android Now Available For Free

December 30, 2011

You wanted it, and begged. You’ve trolled the Android app store, and asked repeatedly in forum after forum…to the point of looking like a flamer. And now it’s here, an application for Androids that actually works almost perfectly. Don’t get us wrong, there are a few more improvements to be made, but as an overall experience, it was great. The new app for Androids, called NZB Leech, was finally released in it’s full glory.

NZB Leech Specs At A Glance

The app was released on Christmas eve, and we haven’t had a lot of time to play with our phone much yet, but you can guarantee that we will be using this app a lot more over the next couple of weeks. Here are some the things we noticed right away:

  • Configurable server, connections, log-ins.
  • SSL supported, for your security.
  • Skip PAR2’s, and deletes NZB files on completion.
  • Saving downloads to separate files supported.
  • Server and connection settings can be tested.
  • Background downloading supported, even in sleep mode.

A Few Small Problems Noted

Many of the commenters rated the app with at least 4 starts or more, a good indication. And the problems and hang ups they noticed and noted were the same ones we found to be pesky. Here’s what we found:

  • Downloading NZB’s in the native browser will crash, but using Opera or Firefox, (not the Opera mini,) gave us zero problems.
  • Downloading performance could be improved, ours was a little slow, but not too bad.
  • Interface is still a little rough around the edges.

A Promise Made By The Developer

The developer has said that he is continuing work on the app and going to make improvements according to the requests and comments that are made. He already has plans to include unpacking and PAR2 support in the app. The biggest problem with this is that he claims to have a full time job taking a lot of his attention, so continued development is coming, albeit a little slow.

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