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    Nefarious Alternatives

    Nefarious is described as 'nefarious is a web application that automatically downloads Movies and TV Shows' and is a download manager in the file sharing category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Nefarious for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Self-Hosted solutions and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Sonarr, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Nefarious are Jackett, DuckieTV, FlexGet and Medusa - TV Library Manager.

    Nefarious is mainly a Episode Downloader but alternatives to it may also be Download Managers or Media Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Nefarious.
    This page was last updated Sep 13, 2021
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    1. Sonarr (formerly NzbDrone) is a PVR for Usenet and BitTorrent users. It can monitor multiple RSS feeds for new episodes of your favorite shows and will grab, sorts and renames them.
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      Jackett works as a proxy server: it translates queries from apps Sonarr Radarr SickChill CouchPotato .
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      Flexget is a small program that will collect the torrents for TV shows and download new episodes for you automatically.
    2. Medusa is a fork of Sick Beard (similar to other forks such as SickChill and SickGear ).
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      Sick Beard is a PVR for newsgroup users (with limited torrent support). It watches for new episodes of your favorite shows and when they are posted it downloads them, sorts and renames them, and optionally generates metadata for them. It currently supports NZBs.

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      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last commit was made in March 2016 and last version, build-507, was released in November 2014. It can be still downloaded from GitHub.

    3. SickChill, previously SickRage, is a fork of Sick Beard to automatically download TV shows from usenet or torrents.
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      The internet is great to provide us with our favorite TV shows free, early and watchable on demand. We always had to spend lots of time to keep up to date with the newest episodes. Until we created ted, our torrent episode downloader.

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      The website www.ted.nu is no longer available, but last version of the app, 0.9.72, released on 2011, can be still downloaded from SourceForge

    4. MyTvShowsOrganizer is an open source app that downloads torrents of TV episodes.
    5. SickGear has proven the most reliable stable TV descendant of the great SickBeard to fully automate TV enjoyment with innovation.
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      TVShows is a Mac OS X application that automatically downloads your favourite shows. You dont need anymore to manually download torrent files, TVShows does it for you.

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      The project seems to be no longer maintained. Last version, 2.1r2 (631), released on November 18, 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website and the source code is available on Github.

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