Alternatives to SABnzbd for all platforms with any license

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Desktop

Web / Online

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  • 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

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  • 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

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    • Discontinued Development for Unison has been discontinued and the software is no longer maintained, but last version has been released as free by Panic.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

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  • alt.binz icon

    alt.binz

    alt.binz is a powerful binary newsreader, for downloading and managing articles from Usenet. Checking the downloaded files, auto unpausing missing PAR2 blocks, repairing, and finally unraring them, are just a few options in this...

    Free Windows

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Usenet Cloud icon

    Usenet Cloud

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

    Free Personal Web / Cloud

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  • 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

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  • 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 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 1996 when it was developed by MicroPlanet. The newer open source versions are optimized for the...

    Open Source Windows

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    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

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  • 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

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

    NZBLord

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

    Commercial Web / Cloud

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  • 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

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  • 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

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

    Commercial Windows

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  • nnewz

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

    Open Source Linux

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    • Discontinued No activity since 2007.
  • DNews

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

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    • 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

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  • Kwooty icon

    Kwooty

    Kwooty is a nzb binary grabber for KDE 4 that makes usenet downloading easy. Besides being multi-server support, it automatically verifies, repairs and extracts archive files downloaded from usenet. Features : - Automatic file...

    Open Source Linux

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  • URD (Usenet Resource Downloader)

    URD is a program to download binaries from usenet (newsgroups) through a web interface. While some other programs offer similar services (e.g. Ninan, Sabnzbd), URD doesn't need external NZB files to function. URD lets you...

    Free Linux

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  • 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

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  • 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

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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 http://usenetreviewz.com/newshosting-newsreader-review/ and the Newsbin ( not to be confused with newzbin - the nzb site )

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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.
Beautiful.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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