usenet client?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mrweirdo, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. mrweirdo macrumors 6502

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    I come from using grabit in windows for my usenet downloader program. Does anyone have any recremendations for a similar one that runs on the mac?
     
  2. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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  3. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Unison is currently your only really good option for binary-centric Usenet downloading. It's got some really spiffy features, and is very easy to use.

    That said, if you want raw, unadulterated power, then you must have Thoth. Only one problem... it was discontinued a while ago, although many (like me) who paid for it are still happily using the last version.

    The good news is, the author is looking to resurrect it, but only if there's enough interest. I'd read up on Thoth, and if it looks like an app you'd be willing to pay the modest license fee for ($25 if I remember, and you get a LOT of free updates for that price if it's under active development--there was usually a new minor release every couple of weeks with tweaks or improvements), then e-mail the author and say so, so we can ALL benefit from its resuming development.

    You'll be happy, I'll be happy (oh, how I want it to be resurrected), and many other people will be happy because when they come to the Mac with the exact same question I and others will be able to say "Unison for neat interface and ease, Thoth for raw power."

    Here are screenshots of the potential new versions:
    http://www.cortig.net/Thoth

    ...and the page from the author with contact info if it looks interesting:
    http://home.earthlink.net/~thoth-help/
     
  4. agentphish macrumors 65816

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    Unison is the most powerful and easy to use option out there.

    I used Toth like 4-5 years ago, and it was very good as well, but kind of clunky. It'd be nice to see it make a comeback.
     
  5. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    If it is a binary Usenet downloader you are after SABNZBD for OS X is far and away the most powerful, intuitive and fully automatic method I know of downloading from Usenet.

    This is not even close to true. There is SABNZBD for OS X as I mentioned above and Hellanzb which frankly are much more powerful, if a little less GUI-oriented. For SABNZBD I also recommend the excellent SABNZBDGUI.
     
  6. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    What was probably true 2 years ago ;) may no longer be true.
     

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