Best usenet client?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Nutzer, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. Nutzer macrumors newbie

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    All,

    What is your preferred usenet reader? I'm coming from a Windows environment and always used Newsbin but alas they don't have a MacOS version.

    Thanks for your opinion.
     
  2. lannister80 macrumors 6502

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    SABnzbd

    SABnzbd, hands-down.

    http://sabnzbd.org/download/

    SABnzbd + Couch Potato + Sick Beard + nzbmatrix = everything you'll ever need
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Many Mac users love Unison. However, it is a fee-based client. MT NewsWatcher X is a freeware release of the public domain NewWatcher USENET client.
     
  4. Floris macrumors 68020

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    Unison from panic.com is what I use, hasn't failed me yet.
     
  5. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    Another vote for Unison here...it's worth the price if you do a lot of Usenet
     
  6. tarasis macrumors 6502a

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    Cheers for this suggestion, I set this up last night though without nzbmatrix as it appears to now be dead. Considering setting up newznab on my own server. Just not sure.
     
  7. lannister80 macrumors 6502

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    There are some newznab providers out there that are about as good as nzbmatrix used to be, but most of them are invite-only. :(

    Here are 2 I know of that don't require an invite.

    https://www.nzbzombie.com
    https://nzbplanet.net
     
  8. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I have virtual machine running primarily for Newsbin Pro...
     
  10. MLinneer macrumors regular

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  11. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    [[ MT-NewsWatcher has never let me down ]]

    It's worth mentioning that MT-NewsWatcher no longer runs under Mavericks, because it relies on Open Transport, which Apple has dropped with OS 10.9 ...

    Whether it will be upgraded or not, can't say...
     
  12. Stunned Monkey macrumors regular

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    I think it's mostly Pron and Warez now, though I'm certain the OP is probably on that last Physics-related usenet group. ;)
     
  13. lannister80 macrumors 6502

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    I suppose I should have said this is the best combo for BINARY news reader downloading. For actual usenet text posting/reading use...no idea.
     
  14. HenryAZ macrumors 6502

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    Thunderbird works well for text newsgroups.
     
  15. walterhpdx macrumors newbie

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    I have that same exact setup, but Couch Potato never works for some reason, so I just use MegasearcH and find things I want that way. More clicks, but eh...
     
  16. lannister80 macrumors 6502

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    I find CouchPotato useful because it'll grab media shortly after they're posted and before they get taken down (MPAA or whatever), which is sometimes the case if I search manually.

    CouchPotato didn't work very well on my Mac, but now that I'm running it on Linux on a media server it works much better. Unsure why.
     

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