Xnews Alternatives

    Xnews is described as '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' and is an app in the News & Books category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Xnews for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is nzb360, which is free. Other great apps like Xnews are NewsBin (Paid), Pan (Free, Open Source), Unison (Free) and alt.binz (Free).

    This page was last updated May 17, 2019

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      nzb360 is a full-featured NZB/torrent manager that focuses on providing the best experience possible for controlling all of your usenet and torrent needs.
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      • Windows
      NewsBin Pro is a Usenet NNTP newsreader that downloads and decodes binary file attachments to Usenet posts.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Pan is a newsreader, loosely based on Agent and Gravity, which attempts to be pleasant to use for new and advanced users alike.
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    1. 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.

      Discontinued

      Development for Unison has been discontinued and the software is no longer maintained, but last version has been released as free by Panic.

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      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 utility.
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    2. URD is a program to identify, locate, and download binaries from usenet (newsgroups) through a web interface. It utilizes the spotnet protocol [Read Spotnet, Spotweb].
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      • Windows
      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.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      XanaNews is a free, powerful, fully featured newsreader for Windows 98, Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      Leafnode is a software package that implements a store & forward NNTP proxy (client and server) that supports TCP connections across IPv4 and IPv6.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      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 downloads by hand is fun.
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