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40tude Dialog 2.0.15.1 Beta 38 for Windows

by Softwareentwicklung M.Mönnig

Avg. Rating 4.0 (23 votes)

File Details

File Size 3.8 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 2000/9x/Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 3,175
Publisher Softwareentwicklung M.Mönnig
Homepage 40tude Dialog

Publisher's Description

40tude Dialog is a feature loaded, multi-server, multi-threaded Windows news reader with Unicode character support. It supports multiple servers and identities, has filtering/scoring support, integrated email functionality, and binary support including support for multiparts.

Latest Reviews

Tao2005

Tao2005 reviewed v2.0.15.1 Beta 38 on Sep 25, 2007

This program, is a good usernet reader. Though some say it's buggy. I haven't found any. The only problem with this program, is that it remains in beta. No wonder I constantly looking for usernet readers. Still I come back to this.

For me it's by far the easiest reader.

bigspud

bigspud reviewed v2.0.15.1 Beta 38 on Mar 6, 2006

this is bugware.
crashes constantly, and loses all your inbox contents.

zridling

zridling reviewed v2.0.15.1 Beta 38 on Feb 24, 2005

I've kept up with 40tude for several years, and although its developer is a genius, this godzilla of an app is just too complex for what you want to do — simply download pictures, videos, and mp3s from usenet quickly and easily as XNews does. Simplicity, my dear Watson, that's the ticket!

mufoxe

mufoxe reviewed v2.0.11.1 Beta 34 on May 3, 2004

It's got some good ideas but the fact that I can't get a notification when a user response to one of posts and that I can't get a notification when someone posts to a thread I am participating in is just annoying.

If you like this newsreader you should check out XanaNews (yea I know, forget about the name). It's really great and does the same things as Dialog AND has the abilities I disscribed above. It's fast and you will never miss a reply to one of your conversations again.

Check it out at http://www.wilsonc.demon.co.uk/d7xananews.htm

Søren Lund
www.publicvoid.dk

darkpepe

darkpepe reviewed v2.0.11.1 Beta 34 on May 3, 2004

Useless for mail, but a good newsreader though!

grennis

grennis reviewed v2.0.11.1 Beta 34 on May 2, 2004

This program rocks

Wildhack

Wildhack reviewed v2.0.10.1 Beta 33 on Dec 30, 2003

There's a lot to like about 40tude Dialog, but a couple of things which rule it out for me.

I can move/copy an incoming email to a created folder, but I can't do the same for a file copy of something I've sent (if there's a way, I've just spent an hour overlooking it). When I open, say, my "Mike" folder I want to see email he's sent and email I've sent him. I need to be able to move items out of the "Sent" folder and file them in whatever folder they belong.

The other problem is the size of the file created. I've two tiny emails in "msg.dat" and the file size is 31K! I opened it up in a text editor and was amazed at the repetitions and blank categories of data.

Needs work. But it's very promising (the rating is largely based on that promise), and I'll come back and try it again further down the road.

christoofar

christoofar reviewed v2.0.10.1 Beta 33 on Dec 29, 2003

Actually this app seems pretty polished, and *idea-wise*, offers the most critical features, imho, of a good newsreader (ie, multi-server, multi-threading capability). In actual use, however, it becomes way too complicated to get it set up to work easily.Having to write scripts just to be able to pull combined articles from two different servers simultaneously is too much hassle. And yeah, I know there are many folks who love to "customize" their settings, sorts, groups, etc. I'd just like something that is relatively simple to setup and start downloading. Oh wait...I already have it! It's called BNR2.
40tude shows promise for widespread use if they can simplify setup and option selection. As is, it is too cumbersome.

SlowNeasy

SlowNeasy reviewed v2.0.10.1 Beta 33 on Dec 29, 2003

Definitely not stable. It does show a lot of promise. Reminds me alot of agent but has a long way to go. Where's the kill filter??? Not ignore - kill idiot posters permanently. Not much use without one today.

bobad

bobad reviewed v2.0.10.1 Beta 33 on Dec 28, 2003

The function of the program is generally good. I like the way it handles news and e-mail in 1 program, and both are competent. I think the configuration and options menus have a long way to go. They're just not intuitive. One can search the help or peck away for hours trying to get everything configured to their taste. The entire menu system needs to be scrapped and re-done from scratch.

Avg. Rating 4.0 (23 votes)
Your Rating
Tao2005

Tao2005 reviewed v2.0.15.1 Beta 38 on Sep 25, 2007

This program, is a good usernet reader. Though some say it's buggy. I haven't found any. The only problem with this program, is that it remains in beta. No wonder I constantly looking for usernet readers. Still I come back to this.

For me it's by far the easiest reader.

bigspud

bigspud reviewed v2.0.15.1 Beta 38 on Mar 6, 2006

this is bugware.
crashes constantly, and loses all your inbox contents.

zridling

zridling reviewed v2.0.15.1 Beta 38 on Feb 24, 2005

I've kept up with 40tude for several years, and although its developer is a genius, this godzilla of an app is just too complex for what you want to do — simply download pictures, videos, and mp3s from usenet quickly and easily as XNews does. Simplicity, my dear Watson, that's the ticket!

mufoxe

mufoxe reviewed v2.0.11.1 Beta 34 on May 3, 2004

It's got some good ideas but the fact that I can't get a notification when a user response to one of posts and that I can't get a notification when someone posts to a thread I am participating in is just annoying.

If you like this newsreader you should check out XanaNews (yea I know, forget about the name). It's really great and does the same things as Dialog AND has the abilities I disscribed above. It's fast and you will never miss a reply to one of your conversations again.

Check it out at http://www.wilsonc.demon.co.uk/d7xananews.htm

Søren Lund
www.publicvoid.dk

darkpepe

darkpepe reviewed v2.0.11.1 Beta 34 on May 3, 2004

Useless for mail, but a good newsreader though!

grennis

grennis reviewed v2.0.11.1 Beta 34 on May 2, 2004

This program rocks

Wildhack

Wildhack reviewed v2.0.10.1 Beta 33 on Dec 30, 2003

There's a lot to like about 40tude Dialog, but a couple of things which rule it out for me.

I can move/copy an incoming email to a created folder, but I can't do the same for a file copy of something I've sent (if there's a way, I've just spent an hour overlooking it). When I open, say, my "Mike" folder I want to see email he's sent and email I've sent him. I need to be able to move items out of the "Sent" folder and file them in whatever folder they belong.

The other problem is the size of the file created. I've two tiny emails in "msg.dat" and the file size is 31K! I opened it up in a text editor and was amazed at the repetitions and blank categories of data.

Needs work. But it's very promising (the rating is largely based on that promise), and I'll come back and try it again further down the road.

christoofar

christoofar reviewed v2.0.10.1 Beta 33 on Dec 29, 2003

Actually this app seems pretty polished, and *idea-wise*, offers the most critical features, imho, of a good newsreader (ie, multi-server, multi-threading capability). In actual use, however, it becomes way too complicated to get it set up to work easily.Having to write scripts just to be able to pull combined articles from two different servers simultaneously is too much hassle. And yeah, I know there are many folks who love to "customize" their settings, sorts, groups, etc. I'd just like something that is relatively simple to setup and start downloading. Oh wait...I already have it! It's called BNR2.
40tude shows promise for widespread use if they can simplify setup and option selection. As is, it is too cumbersome.

SlowNeasy

SlowNeasy reviewed v2.0.10.1 Beta 33 on Dec 29, 2003

Definitely not stable. It does show a lot of promise. Reminds me alot of agent but has a long way to go. Where's the kill filter??? Not ignore - kill idiot posters permanently. Not much use without one today.

bobad

bobad reviewed v2.0.10.1 Beta 33 on Dec 28, 2003

The function of the program is generally good. I like the way it handles news and e-mail in 1 program, and both are competent. I think the configuration and options menus have a long way to go. They're just not intuitive. One can search the help or peck away for hours trying to get everything configured to their taste. The entire menu system needs to be scrapped and re-done from scratch.

roj

roj reviewed v2.0.10.1 Beta 33 on Dec 28, 2003

The hier-aparrent for Forte Agent - and **FREE** too. Buh bye Forte - Agent 2.0 is too little too late...

RoadWarrior

RoadWarrior reviewed v2.0.3.1 Beta 25 on Mar 27, 2003

Not sure why this is just now getting posted, this has been out for around 4 months, just check the web site for the page. It is a really good program though.

illuvatar

illuvatar reviewed v2.0.3.1 Beta 25 on Mar 27, 2003

This software came as a surprise to me: it's very stable for a beta, has an attractive lay-out and all the functions you can expect from a good newsclient. It even supports x-faces - they have little use but are quite entertaining :-)

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