Searching and downloading from Usenet has never been so easy – HolmeZ makes it possible.
Sherlock HolmeZ and John Watson had a mission …
… finding the best way for downloading as easy and uncomplicated as possible.
They started searching and discovered filehosting. There you could use all of the band width of your connection for downloads, but you had up to four hours waiting time – that’s not optimal, is it?! So they continued their search and they found the torrents. There was no waiting time, but the download speed was limited – that’s also not optimal, is it?! On the search for an opportunity of using the advantages of both services, they found the Usenet!
“No more waiting times and full speed downloads – that’s optimal!”
Usenet is the biggest discussing forum for free exchange of ideas and datas with more than 6,000 TB content. Further advantages are complete anonymity, SSL encrypted data and non logged downloads. And completely ad-free. However Sherlock and John were unsatisfied with the available newsreaders on the market. They were complicated to configure and had unreliable working search indexes. That’s why they gave us the job:
“Develop the best newsreader the Usenet world has ever seen!”
And we did it!
- We make sure that the new HolmeZ software is 100% compatible with all Usenet provider to reach the whole Usenet community.
- We give users, which use different providers, the opportunity to switch between more accounts fast and easy.
- We implemented two of the best search indexes: NZBIndex and Atimto Search Index. That’s why we guarantee ideal filtered search for files, filegroups and images.
- We enable to create your favorite newsgroups for better search results.
That’s the reason why we accomplished Sherlocks job for finding a way for easy, anonymous and preferably fast downloads.
The newsreader is due to that named after our constituent: HolmeZ.
WHAT IS HOLMEZ?
HolmeZ is a newsreader client, which offers access to more than 100,000 newsgroups, with a convenient search feature, integrated download wizard, is free-of-charge and available for Windows and Android. HolmeZ also provides 256bit SSL encryption and takes all of your band width due to parallel download connections.
How do I use HolmeZ?
When you start HolmeZ for the first time, it asks you to choose the provider you prefer. Then you have to type in your user data. If you have no account yet, you have the opportunity to klick the info-icon to get access.
How do I choose a provider?
Click on „Settings“ and open „Profile Wizard“. A new window opens, which allows you to select the provider you want. You can choose between Usenet.nl, UseNeXT or your default provider. As long as you don’t use one of our integrated providers, you also have the option to work with your default provider. You only have to set up your port (which you can get to know from your provider) manually.
How can I set up a new / another account?
Open „Settings“ and then „Profile“. If you click onto the “+” button, you get the opportunity to choose a provider, and you can type in your user data. Confirm your input with “Ok”, and your account was successfully set up.
How can I delete accounts from HolmeZ?
At first you have to open „Settings“, then „Profile“. Then choose a profile. You can identify your chosen profile with the checkmark in front of your profile name. Your account will be deleted, when you click on “-“.
How can I use SSL encryption?
When you start HolmeZ for the first time, it asks you to choose the provider you prefer. Then you have to type in your user data. Afterwards you set a checkmark in front of “Use SSL”. Now SSL was successfully activated.
If you’re already logged in, you can activate SSL encryption afterwards, or check if you already use SSL encryption. Open “Settings” and “Profile”, and choose your personal profile and you’ll see the previously descripted procedure.
Why can’t I log in, despite entering the correct data?
Ensure that you choose the correct provider.
Do I need another download-manager after installing HolmeZ?
No, you don’t. You only have to log in with your login data.
How can I search in HolmeZ?
The search feature is very intuitive to use. You can find the search in the middle. Type in your terms. On the right-hand-side you find the “search” button, which allows you to start your search. The Atimto search index is set on default. You have also the option to filter your search for filegroups, files and images. If you like, you can also search only in your favorites.
How can I change the search index?
You can reach the “Pluginmanager” via “Settings”. Then you can see, which search index is active. If you like, you can activate the inactive search index.
How can I search only inside my favorites?
Open the drop-down menu and choose the favorite you like instead of „All“.
How can I import NZB files?
If you open „File“, and then “Import NZB”, you can easily navigate to the NZB file on your computer. Mark this file and click on “Open” to import the file.
How can I change my download folder?
Open a new window in HolmeZ via „Settings“ and „Donwloads“. Now you can see your current download folder. If you click on “Change”, you can choose your favorite folder for your downloads.
How can I change my download settings?
You can reach your download settings via „Settings“ and „Downloads“. Now you have a lot of option like changing your download folder, regulating the connections to the newsserver, or keeping your RAR files after unzipping.
How can I reach my download folder?
On the right upper side you can see “Open download folder”. Click on this, and you will be redirected to your download folder.
How / where can I change the amount of connections to the newsserver?
Via „Settings“ you can change the amount of connections. Open this window via “Settings” and “Downloads”. Now you can regulate the connections manually over keyboard or mouse.
How can I change the download speed display?
Open your download settings via „Settings“ and „Downloads“. The last setting is concerned with the speed display. It displays kbyte/s by default and can be changed manually to kbit/s.
How can I create favorites?
If you’re on the favorites screen, click the “+” button. The favorite manager opens. Now you have the opportunity to choose up to 20 newsgroups. You can name your favorites whatever you want, you can mark them with an icon, filter your view or search specifically for a newsgroup. If you made your choice, press “Save”.
How can I delete favorites?
In your „Favorites“ screen, you can see a selection of favorites on the left-hand-side, if you already created favorites. Choose the favorite you like to delete. The “-“ button allows you to delete your chosen favorite. A new window opens, which wants to now, if you’re sure you want to delete your favorite. Click on “Yes” and your favorite will be deleted.
How can I change language?
For changing language open „Settings“ and “Extended Settings”. After you’ll see a menu to change language.
What happens, by closing HolmeZ?
If you close HolmeZ, you exit the application by default. But you can also set up a pop-up message, which wants to know, if you really want to exit HolmeZ. There’s also the opportunity to minimize HolmeZ to system tray. Via “Settings” and “Extended Settings” you can choose your favorite procedure.
How can I test my account for functionality?
Open your „Profile“ via „Settings“. Now you see your settings. In the lower range you can see the “Test account” button. Click for testing your account for functionality.
How can I start error diagnosis on my own?
When you think HolmeZ doesn’t work correctly, you can start an error diagnosis on your own. Open “Help” and “Error diagnostics”. Now you can see possible reasons, which might help you by solving your problems.
What can I do, when the testing end date is reached?
Just update the version you are using. Then your problem should be solved.
Which operating systems support HolmeZ?
Right now you can use HolmeZ for Windows and Android. HolmeZ will support more operating systems soon.
Is there a version for Mac OS?
Unfortunately not yet, but the release of a version is planned.
Is there a version for iOS?
Unfortunately not yet, but the release of a version is planned.
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