Alternatives to SABnzbd for all platforms with any license



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  • NZBGet

    The most efficient usenet downloader. NZBGet is written in C++ and designed with performance in mind to achieve maximum download...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • GrabIt icon


    GrabIt is a free application that enables you to easily find and download content from Usenet news servers. The familiar looking...

    Freemium Windows

  • Unison icon

    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...

    Free Mac

  • Nzbvortex icon


    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

  • alt.binz icon


    alt.binz is a powerful binary newsreader, for downloading and managing articles from Usenet. Checking the downloaded files, auto...

    Free Windows

  • GetNZB icon


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

    Commercial Windows

  • NewsLeecher icon


    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

  • Usenet Cloud icon

    Usenet Cloud

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

    Free Personal Web / Cloud

  • Hogwasher icon


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

    Commercial Mac

  • MicroPlanet Gravity icon

    MicroPlanet Gravity

    Gravity is a usenet news client for reading news over NNTP on Windows Operating Systems. Gravity has been a popular newsreader since...

    Open Source Windows

  • 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 icon


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

    Free Windows

  • Unzbin icon

    Unzbin Discontinued

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

    Free Windows

  • NZBLord icon


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

    Commercial Web / Cloud

  • LottaNZB icon


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

    Open Source 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...

    Commercial Windows

  • nnewz Discontinued

    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

  • DNews Discontinued

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

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • NewsReactor icon


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

    Freemium Windows

  • Leafnode icon


    Leafnode is a software package that implements a store & forward NNTP proxy (client and server) that supports TCP connections...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Kwooty icon


    Kwooty is a nzb binary grabber for KDE 4 that makes usenet downloading easy. Besides being multi-server support, it automatically...

    Open Source Linux

  • 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...

    Free Windows Linux

  • Binreader icon


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

    Free Mac Windows Linux

  • Klibido icon


    * Automatic joining of multi-part posts * Automatic decoding of posts, using the uudeview library (yEnc supported) or an...

    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

SABnzbd Comments

SABnzbd Is very cool

Positive Comment by usenetreviewz
about SABnzbd and NewsBin Sep 2012

From what we see via people searching throughout our website. SABnzbd seems to be one of the most popular newsreader. Also worth mentioning are the newshosting newsreader and the Newsbin ( not to be confused with newzbin - the nzb site )


Best binary newsreader

Positive Comment by Apaosha
about SABnzbd Sep 2012

Indeed, SABnzbd is the best binary newsreader out there.

Install, configure, and forget about it. It works like a charm. It's that simple.


Best Usenet software I've used

Positive Comment by thepoet
about SABnzbd Sep 2011

Tried Grabit for a while and a few other Usenet programs, then stumbled upon Sabnzbd. Was a bit of a learning curve to set up, but once it's running it works flawlessly.
Great integration with your web browser (I use Chrome) if you want to be able to click on downloads in say nzbmatrix and send them directly to Sabznbd to download using an extension called SABconnect++.
Highly recommended.


Great program, takes all the headaches out of dealing with ...

Comment by s0me0ne
about SABnzbd Jun 2011

Great program, takes all the headaches out of dealing with newsgroups


I've used countless binary newsreaders in both Linux and Wi ...

Comment by kompulsive
about SABnzbd Jun 2011

I've used countless binary newsreaders in both Linux and Windows environments. There's no question about it; SABnzbd takes the cake. The web interface is great for everything from simple download management, all the way to detailed setting configuration. The automation alone makes this program stand out in the crowd. The only effort required by the user is downloading the desired .nzb file. With SABnzbd add-ons for Firefox and extensions for Chrome now available, one mouse-click is all it takes before your browser detects the link and SABnzbd begins downloading. As soon as the download is complete, SABnzbd handles all PAR verification, file repair/recovery, and extraction automatically.


Works like a charm on both OS X and Linux! It's fully autom ...

Comment by cOrange
about SABnzbd Jun 2011

Works like a charm on both OS X and Linux! It's fully automated. Set it and forget it!


tried this on three different versions of linux and could N ...

Comment by rimez
about SABnzbd Jun 2011

tried this on three different versions of linux and could NOT get it to work. I cannot recommend this.