New: SpotLite 2.0 tutorial!
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Welcome to our article describing SpotLite! SpotLite is simlar to SpotLite and FTD and is a program that you can use to view what has been found (spotted) by others on Usenet.
The main differences between SpotLite and Spotnet are:
- SpotLite is much faster.
- SpotLite also runs on Apple Mac OS and Linux.
- You can't add spots to SpotLite, only view spots.
- The developer of SpotLite does not want to create a heavyweight all-in-one program for Usenet, but just an easy lightweight program for viewing spots. In a spot you can view the newsgroup and file name which you can use in a Usenet NZB search engine to generate a NZB file that you can import in your favorite newsreader.
Similarities with Spotnet:
- Information about spots is stored in a newsgroup on Usenet instead of on a web server. Therefore SpotLite needs to connect to a news server (payserver) to retrieve spots.
Topics that will be discussed in this article are:
- Viewing and searching spots
- Categories and filters
- Other functionality
Download SpotLite 2.0
What has been improved in this version?
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