Best Usenet downloader?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by robcts, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. robcts macrumors regular

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    Looking for something that can download binaries from Usenet, and it'd be helpful if it provided .nzb support.

    Anything? I know of Unison, but I am wondering if there are better solutions?
     
  2. davidcb13 macrumors member

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    Looking for the same thing any free ones out there?
     
  3. micvog macrumors 6502

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    It's not as nice as Unison, but IIRC Thunderbird has a built-in newsreader.
     
  4. robcts thread starter macrumors regular

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    It can't download binaries. ;)
     
  5. micvog macrumors 6502

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    Sorry. :eek:

    FWIW, I just received the November 2005 issue of MacAddict and they also recommend, on page 57, Simon Fraser's MT-NewsWatcher which looks like it does handle binaries.
     
  6. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says...MT-Newswatcher, while showing its age, is probably your best *free* option....try it out anyway - you've got nothing to lose! ....oh yeah!
     
  7. micvog macrumors 6502

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    ... and it is also free.
     
  8. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    iGrabNews isn't bad for download bulk amounts of po^H^H er.. binaries...
     
  9. prophet621 macrumors member

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    I have been looking since I first got my ibook several weeks ago and can't find a decent one. I have a frind who has Thoth which many have mentioned in other posts as being good but even that doesn't seem very good.

    I often use newsgroups to grab pictures to use for textures in 3d modeling, in windows I use Newsbin and then use ThumbsPlus to look through the huge batch and sort them. Hanven't found anything even remotely close in mac. Really disapointing.

    I'm slowly learning C programming and then on to c++, hopefully I can someday write my own apps unless someone writes something to fit my purpose by then. In the mean time I just stick to Windows for much of my work.
     
  10. robcts thread starter macrumors regular

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    Did you try unison?
     

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