Usenet Information

Newsreaders

Your Usenet access software

The Usenet and therefore also the newsgroups are accessed with a newsreader (also called a client). This is similar in its usage to the well-known Internet browsers (e.g. Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer) and therefore ensures simple navigation through the Usenet. In addition to the easy navigation offered, many newsreaders provide assistance systems which support the users in searching for content or unpacking and joining downloaded file segments.

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There are, of course, substantial differences between how the individual newsreaders work. Before you opt for a specific newsreader, you should for instance check which operating system it is suitable for. The languages on offer may also be relevant for your choice. Some Usenet providers offer their own software, while UseNeXT gives you a free choice.

HolmeZ

The HolmeZ Newsreader is here available free of charge and is suitable for Windows and Android. The client offers full access to more than 100,000 newsgroups and, most importantly, it gives newcomers to Usenet an easy introduction to the world of Usenet. It does this mainly through its user-friendly search function with manually-adjustable search filters, and its integrated download manager. HolmeZ also has an automatic unpack- and repair function, and all data are encrypted and safely transmitted using 256bit encryption.

Here is an overview of the most important features of the HolmeZ client:

Operating systems supported:
32- and 64-Bit support with Windows

Available languages:
German, English

Security:
SSL encoded

Special features:
The simple and modern design makes it easy to find one’s way in the usenet. Even advanced users will get their money’s worth with this newsreader.

In short

conclusion
HolmeZ is a modern and free newsreader with quite a lot of functions and extras. Unexperienced users can have an easy access to the usenet with this newsreader.

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SABnzbd

The SABnzbd newsreader is available here. The software offers numerous features, such as file previews or repairing damaged and missing packages. One special feature, the Internet search, is available for an additional price.

Here is an overview of the most important features of SABnzbd:

Operating systems supported:
webbased, running on every system (like Windows, Apple, Linux, Android)

Available languages:
German, English, Spanish, French, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Swedish, Chinese, Russian, Serbian

Security:
https

Special features:
Due to its possibilities, this newsreader is perfect for experienced usenet users.

In short

conclusion
The free and web based newsreader is running on every operating system and device. The modern look and design increases the usenet experience a lot.

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NewsFile Grabber

The NewsFile Grabber newsreader is available with costs here. The software is probably more appealing to experienced users due to its range of complex settings. However, the latter also allows you to tailor the download job management tool exactly to your requirements. The interface clearly focuses on the features offered and is rather minimal in its design. To get the maximum out of the NewsFile Grabber, several configuration settings need to be changed. The wide-ranging technical documentation that comes with the software is a big help in this respect.

Here is an overview of the most important features of the NewsFile Grabber:

Operating systems supported:
Available for 64 bit operating systems

Available languages:
2 (German, English)

Security:
SSL encryption

Download help
Job management system for simply planning and managing downloads
PAR2 repair system for solving problems with incomplete downloads

Special features:
XPAT search included
Available completely independent of any provider
Rapid downloads from the Usenet and from NZB search engines

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A high-performance, simply configurable newsreader for real Usenet experts.

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