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    NewsBin Pro is a Usenet NNTP newsreader that downloads and decodes binary file attachments to Usenet posts.

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    The small and efficient NZB client for OSX, optimized for performance and ease of use. NZBVortex is very fast in comparison to other...

    Commercial Mac

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    GetNZB is a free Newsreader software with integrated NNTP access for downloading files from Usenet. Register and get free Trial...

    Commercial Windows

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    NewsLeecher is a tool made for fetching and managing articles from the Usenet. It downloads Usenet articles in a snap, and uses its...

    Commercial Windows

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    Newsgroup reader for OS X Threaded discussions Follow complex discussions at a glance with a graphical thread tree display. ...

    Commercial Mac

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    MicroPlanet Gravity

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    Unison Discontinued

    A powerful Mac usenet client to browse usenet, create and reply to messages and download files. Built-in inside unison you have a...

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    Simple and automated Usenet downloader for Newzbin (NZB) files. LottaNZB features a refreshingly simple interface and fits...

    Open Source Linux

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    Simple, no-nonsense NZB download manager. Cross-platform, runs everywhere. Handles RAR and PAR2 files automatically. Streams media...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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  • Pan icon


    Pan is a newsreader, loosely based on Agent and Gravity, which attempts to be pleasant to use for new and advanced users alike. It has...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    NiouzeFire is a usenet newsreader with integrated extracting capabilities. NewsGroup Posting is also available. It allows you to...

    Free Windows

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    Unzbin Discontinued

    Unzbin is a tiny yet very powerful Usenet nzb client. It offers the following features: - Multiple downloads - Automatic message...

    Free Windows

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    Downloading from Usenet was never easier! nzblord is simple and powerful online NZB Downloader for Usenet binaries.

    Commercial Web / Cloud

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    Xnews Discontinued

    Xnews is a freeware Usenet newsreader created by Luu Tran. It is written in Delphi, and it is 100% GNKSA 2.0 compliant. Some of its...

    Free Windows

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    Newsflash Plus

    Newsflash Plus is a powerful Usenet binary reader which provides lots of advanced features like integration with archivers and media...

    Free Windows Linux

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  • BinTube Usenet Reader icon

    BinTube Usenet Reader

    BinTube Usenet Reader is a Usenet client with video and audio streaming support. Other features include SSL connections, automatic...

    Commercial Windows

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    Open Source Linux

  • HelloNzb icon


    HelloNzb - The Binary Usenet Tool With HelloNzb you can download (binary) files from Usenet servers via NZB index files. The...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • X Python Newsreader icon

    X Python Newsreader

    XPN (X Python Newsreader) is a graphical newsreader written in Python with the GTK+ toolkit.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    NNTP client written in C# (Mono). Support for download binary files and nzb file format.

    Open Source Linux

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    Usenet Explorer

    Usenet Explorer is a binary client for downloading content from Usenet newsgroups.

    Freemium Windows

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    News server software providing users with fast access to Internet (Usenet) news groups.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    NewsReactor is a tool to download binaries from usenet newsgroups. NewsReactor scans, combines and downloads files from selected...

    Freemium Windows

  • Leafnode icon


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alt.binz Comments

This software is no longer free!The last version that is fr ...

Comment by mistaecko
about alt.binz Jun 2011

This software is no longer free!

The last version that is freely available (0.25.0) dates back to mid-2009. Development is carried on (last version: 0.31.6 released May 2010) but forum access to the support section as well as the download section is only available to 'contributors'. One has to 'donate' at least 15 EUR to gain contributor status.

"[23th April 2009]
To gain access to contributors section (and to new versions) you must donate 15€ (15 Euros) or more.
Please, fill out Comment field(Instructions to merchant) on paypal page with your forum username."

I am not sure about the new license terms, but I would categorize this software rather as 'commercial' than as 'free', since it is not real 'donationware' either (donations are mandatory!)