Comparison of Usenet newsreaders

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This is a Comparison of Usenet Newsreaders.

Name Interface Type of Client Downloading headers XOVER Automatic PAR Support NZB Support unZip/unRAR Support Integrated Search Service (retention / $$$/yr) IPv6 Support Built-in SSL/TLS Support Audio/Video Streaming Support Price Platform License Extra Information
Arachne GUI Traditional Newsreader Yes No No Free DOS, Unix-like GPL
Binbot GUI Binary Grabber Yes No Yes Yes Yes

(free/varies by search site)

Yes Yes $19.95 Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Unix-like Proprietary Shareware
BinTube GUI Binary Grabber No Yes Yes Yes Yes

(600 Days / Free)

Yes Yes Yes Free / $29.95 Microsoft Windows Proprietary Streams media while downloading; Free with Usenet Service
Forté Agent GUI Combination Yes No Yes Yes $29 Microsoft Windows Proprietary Includes 3 month newsgroup service trial; Shareware
Gemini (mail/news) GUI Traditional Newsreader Yes No No No No Yes £29.99 / $52.18 (mail/news) Linux x86, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X Proprietary Qt
Gnus Text-based Traditional Newsreader Yes Free Cross-platform GPL Runs in Emacs; also does Email
GrabIt GUI Binary Grabber Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

( 30 days / $20/yr )

Yes Free Microsoft Windows Proprietary Usenet Search Service
KLibido GUI Binary Grabber Yes No Yes No No No Free Unix-like GPL KDE
KNode GUI Traditional Newsreader Yes No No Free Unix-like GPL KDE
Lotus Notes GUI Traditional Newsreader Yes No No Varies Microsoft Windows, Unix-like, Mac OS X Proprietary
Name Interface Type of Client Downloading headers XOVER Automatic PAR Support NZB Support unZip/unRAR Support Integrated Search Service (retention / $$$/yr) IPv6 Support Built-in SSL/TLS Support Audio/Video Streaming Support Price Platform License Extra Information
Lynx Text-based Traditional Newsreader Yes No No Yes Yes Free Cross-platform GPL Limited USENET support
MicroPlanet Gravity GUI Traditional Newsreader Yes No No Free Microsoft Windows BSD
Mozilla Mail & Newsgroups GUI Traditional Newsreader Yes No No No No Free Cross-platform MPL/GPL/LGPL tri-license Replaced by SeaMonkey Mail & Newsgroups
Mozilla Thunderbird GUI Traditional Newsreader Yes No No No No Yes Yes Free Cross-platform MPL/GPL/LGPL tri-license Plugin support
Newsbin Pro GUI Binary Grabber Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

( 240 days / $30 or $60/yr )

Yes Yes $35 Microsoft Windows Proprietary Shareware
NewsLeecher GUI Combination Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Optional extra Add $10 per year

No Yes $19.99 standard Microsoft Windows Proprietary Shareware
NewsMan Pro GUI Combination Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes $29.95 Microsoft Windows Proprietary
Novell GroupWise GUI Traditional Newsreader Yes No No Varies Microsoft Windows, Unix-like Proprietary
Opera Mail GUI Traditional Newsreader Yes No No No Yes Yes Free Cross-platform Proprietary Part of Opera
Outlook Express GUI Traditional Newsreader Yes No No No No Yes Yes Microsoft Windows Proprietary Part of Microsoft Windows (up to XP)
Pan GUI Combination Yes No Yes Yes Free Unix-like, Microsoft Windows GPL Gtk+
Name Interface Type of Client Downloading headers XOVER Automatic PAR Support NZB Support unZip/unRAR Support Integrated Search Service (retention / $$$/yr) IPv6 Support Built-in SSL/TLS Support Audio/Video Streaming Support Price Platform License Extra Information
Seamonkey Mail & Newsgroups GUI Traditional Newsreader Yes No No No No Free Cross-platform MPL/GPL/LGPL tri-license Replaced Mozilla Mail & Newsgroups
SABnzbd GUI Binary Grabber No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Free Cross-platform GPL Newzbin integration
Sylpheed GUI Traditional Newsreader Yes No No Yes Free Cross-platform GPL/LGPL Gtk+
The nzb Project GUI Binary Grabber Yes Yes Yes Free Microsoft Windows, Unix-like GPL Free Software
tin text-based Traditional Newsreader Yes No No No Yes No Free Unix-like BSD Free Software
Unison GUI Combination Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

(300 days binary, 2+ years discussions, $108/year

Yes Yes Yes $29 Mac OS X Proprietary Shareware
Usenet Explorer GUI Combination Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

( 210 days / $23.34/yr )

Yes $35 Microsoft Windows Proprietary Shareware
Windows Live Mail GUI Traditional Newsreader Yes Yes Free Microsoft Windows Proprietary
Windows Mail GUI Traditional Newsreader Yes Yes Microsoft Windows Proprietary Part of Microsoft Windows Vista
Xnews GUI Combination Yes No No Free Microsoft Windows Proprietary
XPN GUI Traditional Newsreader Yes No No Yes Free Cross-platform GPL
Name Interface Type of Client Downloading headers XOVER Automatic PAR Support NZB Support unZip/unRAR Support Integrated Search Service (retention / $$$/yr) IPv6 Support Built-in SSL/TLS Support Audio/Video Streaming Support Price Platform License Extra Information

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