Alternatives to Xnews for all platforms with any license

  • NewsBin

    NewsBin Pro is a Usenet NNTP newsreader that downloads and decodes binary file attachments to Usenet posts.

    Commercial Windows

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  • 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...

    Free Mac OS X

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    • Discontinued Development for Unison has been discontinued and the software is no longer maintained, but last version has been released as free by Panic.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

    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...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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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...

    Free Windows

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  • Xananews

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

    Free Windows

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  • 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...

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • LottaNZB

    Simple and automated Usenet downloader for Newzbin (NZB) files. LottaNZB features a refreshingly simple interface and fits perfectly into your GNOME Desktop. *...

    Free Open Source 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...

    Commercial Windows

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  • NiouzeFire

    NiouzeFire is a usenet newsreader with integrated extracting capabilities. NewsGroup Posting is also available. It allows you to download articles at the maximum rate of...

    Free Windows

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  • DNews

    News server software providing users with fast access to Internet (Usenet) news groups.

    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD

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    • Discontinued No longer in active development, but still available for sale.
  • Ninan

    Java application with a web interface to download binary content from news servers.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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    • 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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