Alternatives to Xnews for all platforms with any license

Platforms

Desktop

Indie / Classic

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    • Discontinued Development for Unison has been discontinued and the software is no longer maintained, but last version has been released as free by Panic.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

  • Xananews icon

    Xananews

    XanaNews is a free, powerful, fully featured newsreader for Windows 98, Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

    Free Windows

  • 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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    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

  • 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

  • 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.

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