Good Newsgroup Binary Downloader

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by seducingdiarist, Apr 9, 2005.

  1. seducingdiarist macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2005
    Anybody know a good freeware one? I was using Bluebeard but it's been crashing for me recently. Everything else out there seems to be pretty expensive. Any ideas?
  2. tobio macrumors regular


    Sep 5, 2004
  3. WinterMute Moderator emeritus


    Jan 19, 2003
    London, England
    Although support for it has been discontinued, Thoth is still very good and will deal with a lot of general newsgroup chores.

    Also for general utilities etc. check out version tracker, and just search.
  4. iLikeMyiMac macrumors 6502a


    Jul 17, 2004
    St. Louis
    I use Unison. I've tried Thoth but didn't like the interface. Keep in mind that Unison cannot post binaries.
  5. spinne1 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 12, 2005
    Hermitage, TN USA (near Nashville)
    No, it is not free ($49), but if you are serious about Newsgroups, you will not do better than Hogwasher. I have used about all the newsreaders available for the Mac and found them all lacking in one area or another, but not Hogwasher. It is quick, accurate, and it downloads only what you tell it to, unlike many newsreaders that try to download all of a group of files if the subject of a posting is typed a certain way. It is worth every dollar if you download lots of files from Usenet. You can try it free for 60 days. After you use it, you won't want to use other readers I bet.

    I realize you want a free reader, but in this case you get what you pay for.
  6. nichos macrumors 6502


    Jul 17, 2004
    Jacksonville, Fl
    I must vote for thunderbird, not the best looking, but the price is right and it definitly gets the job done. It may lack some of the advanced features - but it's done everything I've needed thus far.
    Another one I just found, but haven't tested is MT NewsWatcher also free.
    Check out tucows they have a nice list.
  7. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

    Thomas Veil

    Feb 14, 2004
    OBJECTIVE reality
    MT-Newswatcher is actually quite good, and free. It's an old stalwart in the Mac community. I've been using it for years.

    And Osiris is a decent, free auto-poster for MT-Newswatcher.
  8. bigandy macrumors G3


    Apr 30, 2004
    i'm going to say one thing and one thing onl. but repeated a few times:

    unison unison unison unison unison unison unison

  9. rblaas macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2007
    I am still looking.. :D

    Tried NNTP-Grab.. But the program is not running very smooth..:(

    Tried also Unison. But this program often does not find the files I need to download (via nzb import)

    Just downloaded Hogwasher so lets try that one :D

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