2010 went past so quickly…so fast it’s hard to count all that’s changed and improved in the world of Usenet. Retention rates continue to climb and prices continue to drop. Let’s cover some of the highlights of what happened in 2010.
Even though in the past few years, retention levels were the focus of many discussions, and retention has gained the Usenet industry has also expanded in other directions. Providers have added clients, storage, VPNs, as well as enhanced access and support for mobile devices.
Here’s the short list of Usenet’s achievements in 2010.
Giganews was busy this year. First they added VyprVPN, and followed that up with the Mimo Usenet browser. Â Giganews continues to innovate and if you are into Usenet then should keep Giganews on your shortlist.
NewsDemon added free storage for all their unlimited customers, up to 30GB. They partnered with StorageNinja to offer the storage, along with a licensed copy of News Rover for all their members.
Newshosting has announced a partnership with Easynews and is currently offering free web access to all NHXL subscribers. Subscribers will get unlimited access from Newshosting, and a 10 GB monthly account at no additional cost. Additionally Newshosting increased retention and added support for Paypal accounts.
This year Easynews has been at it, also. They started by improving performance and reliability, then in October Easynews announced their new web interface. Some of the best features are:
If you like a well coded and easy to use NZB client, then Unzbin is for you. While the interface is simple, the focus of the client is on downloading NZB files…and it is one of the best. Providing frequent updates, and great speed, it promises to be very helpful to the Usenet community. A few of the key features are:
This is Â one of the easiest NZB downloaders available on the internet today. Â It’s free and providersÂ features and simplicity that most users want. Features of the Binreader are:
This is a free Usenet binary reader with a very user friendly interface. It comes with Python embedded and has an easy to use API. More features are:
In conclusion, its been a good year for Usenet users. Usenet providers continue to give more for less money. Â Which bring us to our Awards for 2011.
Its time to announce the best usenet providers awards for 2011. Â Stay tuned, these are our best Usenet provider deals currently out there.