NewsLeecher Alternatives

    NewsLeecher is described as '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' and is an app in the News & Books category. There are more than 25 alternatives to NewsLeecher for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Android. The best alternative is NZBGet, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like NewsLeecher are nzb360 (Freemium), GrabIt (Freemium), HelloNzb (Free, Open Source) and NewsBin (Paid).

    This page was last updated Apr 28, 2020

    1. 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.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      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.

      Discontinued

      Official site inaccessible but app sill available at download sites.



    2. 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 most web based Usenet search engines.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      * 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 server and is present on another server *...
      • Mac
      • Windows
      Mimo Usenet Browser + Search. Mimo is a Usenet Browser created exclusively for Giganews members. Mimo comes with free built in searches, which are able to easily search Giganews' world-leading retention.
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    3. XPN (X Python Newsreader) is a graphical newsreader written in Python with the GTK+ toolkit.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      NNTP client written in C# (Mono). Support for download binary files and nzb file format.

      Discontinued

      No activity since 2007.

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      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 get the full version.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Cross-platform Usenet news manager for the desktop.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      Want to download thousands of pictures while you sleep? Just point JpegJet at your favorite Usenet pictures newsgroup, click the “Start Downloading” button, and then sit back and let it do all the work.
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