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UseNeXT tutorial

If you did not have a free trial client yet, you could download one from here.
Click this link:        UseNeXT 4.98 EXE
The installation of UseNeXT is quite simple and fast, the file is just 2.5 MB.  There are many languages to choose from during the installation, such as English, German, French, Dutch, Chinese and so on.
change the default newsgroups and choose your favourite ones

change the default newsgroups and choose your favourite ones

The important step is to the subscription of the newsgroups. Some default newsgroups are German newsgroups, you could replace them  with English newsgroups or other languages.

Choose your favourite newsgroups.

The blue status bar shows the ressources availble in the newsgroups.

Since this is a trial version you have to apply a trial account before you begin the downloading. Just choose a file, and click download, then a dialogue box pops up, and ask you to give your email address.

Fulfill the email address, and wait for 5 to 10 minutes, you will get the letter from UseNeXT. ( The account used here is already out of date)

Then  click setup button on the toolbar.

set up an account

set up an account

Then the last step, just copy and paste.

That is all! Let us begin the downloading.

Very important!!!!

If you want to download the big file( I am not sure how big is big). To sure to use the download wizard.

Usenext wizard

Then we could enjoy the high speed download.

An interesting question is How high?

We have to find it out on our own, but it depends on many factors, like computers, DSL. The most famous video shows a quite astonish speed, but I believe that is true.

For the trial version, just download a file less than 1 GB, otherwise you will not get a whole file.

After the trial, you will be welcomed for another round of  trial with 150 free download volume.

But for the participation, you have to sign a online contract first, which you have to register your credit card or paypal. Be sure to read the  agreement first before you sign. Some people blame UseNeXT, but actually they did not read carefully the agreement before they sign up. There are three packages you could choose from.

A very small tip: you could share with serveral friends about one account, this stratgey works well in my case, and save much money.

Conclusion: UseNeXT is a very good software, easy interface, user friendly, and strong functions. It gives users very comfortable download experience. The pricing is relative high, but it worth the price.  I could find many useful resources in relative short time.  It offers a really free trial,  in my case, one Euro was booked for validation of the credit card, but was returned later.

If you are experiend UseNeXT users we could discuss in UseNeXT community forum.

For beginners you could visit the official home page for more details: However, the office page is not really user focused and it not easy to understand, the best way is just try it out, since UseNeXT offers your a free to trial opportunity.