Best Usenet Client/Newsgroup Reader for Mac OS X?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Doju, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. Doju macrumors 68000

    Jun 16, 2008
    What's the best usenet client aka newsgroup reader for Mac OS X? I've been using the cross-platform SABnzbd+ for awhile now, but the inability to add multiple NZBs at once is a turn off. Plus, not too into the web interface?

    What do you guys think?
  2. Middling macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2009
    SABnzbd+ is the best.

    Could you not simply set up a watch folder in SABnzbd+ and then just drop your nzbs into it? I've not actually tried it, but it should work.
  3. mathemabeat macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2009
    Cincinnati, OH
    Yep, thats exactly what you do.

    Once you got this setup, just stick an alias to the watch folder on your desktop and simply drop nzb's into it.

    I drop 10 or 12 at a time and it goes through and grabs and processes them all.

    After getting use to SABnzb+, there is no way I can go back to a regular NZB client on any platform. Add in its web interface so it can be reached from any machine on your network (ideal for a headless server in the closet) or forwarded from the internet and its just about perfect in my mind.

    Awesomely powerful once you come to understand how best to use it.
  4. Tuta macrumors member


    Dec 27, 2007
    what about for non-nzb news reading?

    What is a good, standard newsreader for the mac? still able to handle binaries and such, but I'm not really interested in heavy NZB use...

    (In my previous life as a windows guy, I used Xnews)


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