Whats the best newsgroup reader for OS X?

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  1. canuckfan96 macrumors newbie

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    Kinda new to this newsgroup thing and i was just wondering if anybody had a good newsgroup reader forOS X.

    -Vince
     
  2. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    try a search, there have been many good recommendations I just don't know offhand because I don't use any. Also the general recommendation seems to be, if you have broadband, try a bunch form versiontracker.com and see which you like and which has the features you want.
     
  3. zer0army macrumors regular

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  5. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    thoth is definitely the best nonfree newsgroup software i have tried.

    MT-Newswatcher is the best free alternativei have found

    if you are used to windows clients for downloading binaries, the learning curve is a but high, but definitely worth it.
     
  6. TEG macrumors 604

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    Actually the best news reader I've found is Mozilla.

    It has the best support, and although it doesn't decode uuncode very well. Its a great system.

    TEG
     
  7. tjwett macrumors 68000

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    what about NetNewsWire? no one mentioned this one. it has a free Lite version that's great too. and the pay versionhas blogging for a bunch of APIs and some other cool stuff. or am i just high on glue and this isn't even the sort of thing you guys are talking about? in anycase:

    http://ranchero.com/netnewswire/
     
  8. Flowbee macrumors 68030

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    I like Hogwasher a lot. It's got a sixty day free trial, but after that it's just too dang expensive. Like fifty bucks! Sheesh... what are they thinking? I'll be going back to MT-newswatcher in 22 days. If Hogwasher was $20, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
     
  9. taeclee99 macrumors 6502a

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    No doubt that Thoth is the best newsreader on osx hands down. It is easy to configure and a pure joy to use. Well worth the 30 bucks in my opinion. I even prefer thoth over forte agent reader on my windows xp box. It is really that good.
     
  10. caveman_uk Guest

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    Pan is very good but you'll have to go round the houses to install it. It requires X11 and needs to be compiled from fink.

    It is very good though and free.
     
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