What is NZBVortex?

The small and efficient NZB client for OSX, optimized for performance and ease of use.
NZBVortex is very feature complete and extremely tuned for optimal download speeds and minimal system resource usage.

Just search for or add your desired NZB then let take NZBvortex control: it will download the minimal required data to complete the download, uncompress, cleanup and move the download to your desired location. No overflood in settings or info: we take care of all the technical stuff in the background.

A real set-and-forget download application: add a NZB and NZBVortex will take care of the rest.

Reviews on MacUpdate

Version 3.0.1 released – September 19th, 2014

We are extremely proud in bringing you the best we can offer!

This is the biggest update we ever released with really unique and awesome features.
Let’s first start of with the biggest feature, unique for any usenet client: NZBVortex Cloud.


NZBVortex Cloud

As we all know usenet gets a little harder now as downloads have weird names, are passworded and downloads are taken offline regularly.

We think we have found a solution: we will make the NZBVortex clients work together and help each other!
Some examples of what NZBVortex Cloud will offer:

  • You can now rename downloads: will be shared to other users.
  • Weird download names will automatically be renamed
  • Weird filenames will be automatically renamed
  • Junk and spam will be detected more efficient
  • Allow you to rename download – these names are shared in the cloud
  • If a download is passworded your client will inform other clients
  • It will share well known archive password if available
  • If a download is too damaged on your usenet server(s) other clients will be informed on the same server(s)
  • Fully and I mean fully anonymous, we are out of NSA reach – servers store NO identifying information – we are serious about this!
  • No monthly fees; all included in the one-time license purchase
  • … more feature will be added in future updates


New and Yosemite optimized Interface

  • A more modern and fresh looking interface which is more cleaner and focusses on the content.
  • New and fresh Icon including a progress bar in the dock while downloading.
  • It introduces OS X 10.10 Yosemite-like interface even back to OS X 10.7 – we care for you guys and adding more animation in 10.9 and newer.
  • Added OS X 10.10 Yosemite specific UI design which makes NZBVortex really fit in well in OS X 10.10 Yosemite.


Improved download results

  • On top of all the improvements resulting from NZBVortex Cloud the following has been added to improve your download results:
  • Improved password detection
  • Improved junk detection
  • Automatically choose best final filename when obfuscated
  • Improved filename detection in article subjects


Modern technologies

  • Modernised all API’s and removed a lot of old code and replaced with modern code
  • Replaced custom scrollviews and use new ones offered by Apple
  • Updated to a custom build unrar 5.1 – around 5% more performance
  • Optimised threading and thread handling
  • Completely rewritten the HTTP(S) file downloader
  • Updated Sparkle update framework to version 1.7.1
  • Updated CocoaHTTPServer to reference 2.3 implemented
  • Newest Par2SL version which fixes a small corner case issues
  • All code has been inspected and rewritten at places, cleaned and modernised.


Generic improvements

  • You are able to rename downloads.
  • Improved RSS result parser for search results
  • Make NZBClub search work again
  • Improve rar-in-rar junk detection
  • Fixed a few very rare crashes and hangs
  • Lower CPU usage on lower specced Macs
  • Improved Split Join functionality
  • Support new failure report URL scheme for newznab sites
  • Quicker quit time of the app