Alternatives to alt.binz for all platforms with any license

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  • SABnzbd icon

    SABnzbd

    SABnzbd is a free/open-source cross-platform binary newsreader written in Python. It simplifies the process of downloading from Usenet dramatically, thanks to its friendly web-based user interface and advanced built-in...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • NZBGet icon

    NZBGet

    The most efficient usenet downloader. NZBGet is written in C++ and designed with performance in mind to achieve maximum download speed by using very little system resources.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • NewsBin icon

    NewsBin

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

    Commercial Windows

  • Unison icon

    Unison

    A powerful Mac usenet client to browse usenet, create and reply to messages and download files. Built-in inside unison you have a PAR2/un-RAR and file joiner so you don't need any external tools.

    Free Mac

    • Discontinued Development for Unison has been discontinued and the software is no longer maintained, but last version has been released as free by Panic.
  • GrabIt icon

    GrabIt

    GrabIt is a free application that enables you to easily find and download content from Usenet news servers. The familiar looking interface makes selecting and downloading files intuitive and easy.

    Freemium Windows

  • GetNZB icon

    GetNZB

    GetNZB is a free Newsreader software with integrated NNTP access for downloading files from Usenet. Register and get free Trial account now! GetNZB - Powerful and convenient Usenet Downloader

    Commercial Windows

  • Nzbvortex icon

    Nzbvortex

    The small and efficient NZB client for OSX, optimized for performance and ease of use. NZBVortex is very fast in comparison to other usenet clients because it will try to minimize the download size and has very fast postprocessing....

    Commercial Mac

  • NewsLeecher icon

    NewsLeecher

    NewsLeecher is a tool made for fetching and managing articles from the Usenet. It downloads Usenet articles in a snap, and uses its inline engine to assemble and decode all the downloads. The powerful featureset and state-of-the-art...

    Commercial Windows

  • Usenet Cloud icon

    Usenet Cloud

    Service that downloads from usenet newsgroups to your cloud for free. Cloud-based NZB downloader!.

    Free Personal Web / Cloud

  • HelloNzb icon

    HelloNzb

    HelloNzb - The Binary Usenet Tool With HelloNzb you can download (binary) files from Usenet servers via NZB index files. The software is based on Java and can thus run on many platforms (tested on Windows and Linux). Automatic...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Leafnode icon

    Leafnode

    Leafnode is a software package that implements a store & forward NNTP proxy (client and server) that supports TCP connections across IPv4 and IPv6. It can be used to give a regular newsreader offline functionality, merge news...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Hogwasher icon

    Hogwasher

    Newsgroup reader for OS X Threaded discussions Follow complex discussions at a glance with a graphical thread tree display. Powerful filtering Extensive rule-based filtering to keep what you want and get rid of the garbage. ...

    Commercial Mac

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    MicroPlanet Gravity

    Gravity is a usenet news client for reading news over NNTP on Windows Operating Systems. Gravity has been a popular newsreader since 1996 when it was developed by MicroPlanet. The newer open source versions are optimized for the...

    Open Source Windows

  • LottaNZB icon

    LottaNZB

    Simple and automated Usenet downloader for Newzbin (NZB) files. LottaNZB features a refreshingly simple interface and fits perfectly into your GNOME Desktop. * Automation - Unless you think that verifying and extracting...

    Open Source Linux

  • Binreader icon

    Binreader

    Simple, no-nonsense NZB download manager. Cross-platform, runs everywhere. Handles RAR and PAR2 files automatically. Streams media files while you download. Supports SSL encryption and IPv6. Also supports the QNAP and Synology NAS...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

  • Pan icon

    Pan

    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 all the typical features found in newsreaders, and also supports offline reading, multiple...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • NiouzeFire icon

    NiouzeFire

    NiouzeFire is a usenet newsreader with integrated extracting capabilities. NewsGroup Posting is also available. It allows you to download articles at the maximum rate of your connection, then decode, repair (using PAR2 files) and...

    Free Windows

  • Unzbin icon

    Unzbin

    Unzbin is a tiny yet very powerful Usenet nzb client. It offers the following features: - Multiple downloads - Automatic message decoding - Full Yenc support UUencode & base64 support - Automatically pauses Par's until...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Last version, 1.8, was released on April 2010, but it can be still downloaded from SourceForge
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  • NZBLord icon

    NZBLord

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

    Commercial Web / Cloud

  • Xnews icon

    Xnews

    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 features were inspired by the program NewsXpress.

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Official site inaccessible but app sill available at download sites.
  • Newsflash Plus icon

    Newsflash Plus

    Newsflash Plus is a powerful Usenet binary reader which provides lots of advanced features like integration with archivers and media players, automatic par2 archives repair, scripting via the embedded Python interpreter and much more.

    Free Windows Linux

  • 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 repair of downloaded data and OpenSearch compliant search giving it the capability to find content on...

    Commercial Windows

  • Klibido icon

    Klibido

    * Automatic joining of multi-part posts * Automatic decoding of posts, using the uudeview library (yEnc supported) or an internal decoder * Multiple servers support, with priorities and fallback if an article fails on a...

    Open Source Linux

  • nnewz

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

    Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued No activity since 2007.
  • Usenet Explorer icon

    Usenet Explorer

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

    Freemium Windows

  • DNews

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

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux BSD

    • Discontinued No longer in active development, but still available for sale.
  • NewsReactor icon

    NewsReactor

    NewsReactor is a tool to download binaries from usenet newsgroups. NewsReactor scans, combines and downloads files from selected newsgroups. This program is shareware. You can try NewsReactor 50 times. You can register NewsReactor to...

    Freemium Windows

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."
source: http://www.altbinz.net/forum/index.php?topic=984.0

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!)

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