Today I’m venturing into something I know very little about: Usenet, also referred to as newsgroups. In my search for more information about how Usenet works I also had to find proper software to make use of it. This makes for another fine list: the Top 5 Usenet Clients (or Newsgroup Readers) for Mac.
1 Unison 2
This sexy application doesn’t only look very good, it also has everything you need to properly gain access to Usenet servers. If you don’t have access to one yet, Panic Inc also offers what they call unlimited Unison Access, with 300 days of binaries for $9 per month.
SABnzbd(+) is an open source, browser-based Usenet client/NZB downloader for Mac.
3 Mimo Usenet Browser
Mimo is a brand new Usenet Browser developed by Golden Frog specifically for the Giganews Usenet service. Mimo is optimized for faster browsing, searching and downloads and features integrated image thumbnail viewing as well as filtering capabilities on text, binaries and images.
4 NZBVortex Usenet Downloader
NZBVortex is very feature complete and extremely tuned for optimal download speeds and minimal system usage.
A real set-and-forget download application: add a NZB and NZBVortex will take care of the rest.
5 Asar NZB Drop
Download files, nothing else
No more climbing through mountains of headers. Bypass usenet clutter and get directly to the content you want.
No more monkeying around with long lists of rar segments or split files, view and manage related files as single collections.
Full support for automatic par2 check and repair, unrar, unzip, and split-file assembly.
Search for files with binsearch.info or any other usenet search engine.