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    Spotweb Alternatives

    Spotweb is described as 'decentralized usenet community based on the Spotnet protocol' and is a Usenet News Client in the News & Books category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Spotweb for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Online / Web-based, Self-Hosted solutions, Mac and Linux. The best alternative is BiglyBT, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Spotweb are Vuze (Freemium), NZBHydra2 (Free, Open Source), Binsearch (Free Personal) and drunkenslug.com (Free).

    This page was last updated May 10, 2021

      • Self-Hosted
      newznab is a usenet indexing application, that makes building a usenet community easy. There are two versions. Newznab Classic, the open source version, and Newznab Plus, the commercial version.
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    1. newznab is a web application written using php, pear and mysql, which runs on linux, windows and mac, and is available in two versions. Newznab Plus, the commercial version, and Newznab Classic, the open source version.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      FindNZB is a great free nzb indexer for Usenet newsgroups. The site offers a free search and download of NZB files. The service is public and open for everyone.
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    2. NZBFriends is a free search engine for Usenet network. The indexer crawls 2000+ newsgroups, has a retention of 1600+ days and about 8 million of NZB files in its database.
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    3. An open source usenet search indexer written in the Java language.
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    4. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      NINAN is a web application to download binary content from news servers. Ninan supports the nzb file format for easy download and runs on a server or workstation on a OS supporting java 1.6+.

      Discontinued

      The project is not updated since 2010 and the official website is no longer available. Last version, 2.1.0, released in June 2010, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Online
      FTD is a software client and community built around Usenet. Volunteers identify content uploaded on Usenet then submit a pointer or "spot" of the spotted content to the FTD index where all FTD users can easily browse through available content.

      Discontinued

      The centralized servers operated by the community were shut down in 2011 making the program no longer work.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      nnplus is an nzbs.org clone PHP/Smarty application, which supports the indexing of usenet headers into a mysql database and provides a simple web based search interface onto the data.

      Discontinued

      Discontinued. Last updated in 2011.

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