NNTP News Readers
The newsgroups are a great resource
for technical information, Mp3's and Free P0rn.
Pay News Sites
Windows based news readers.
- Agent: by Forte,
Inc does news and mail. (FreeAgent
- GNUS mail and newsreader for EMACS.
- Gravity: by Microplanet, Inc.
(version 2.5 is now freeware)
- Netscape: puts a newsreader in
some versions of their software.
- FixNews by Desiderata
Software "works in conjunction with the newsreader, and provides the ability
to "killfile", i.e. to filter articles based upon the subject and/or author.Ê
Wildcard support is included."
- Netscape Unofficial FAQ
- newsgroups about Netscape
- Mozilla -- open-source version
- NewsRover by S&H Computer Systems handles
regular and binary newsgroups. Win 95/98/NT. Has a password protection feature.
- Nographer by Andy Green makes
USENET into a website using your web browser (it acts as a gateway; it acts
as a web server to your browser, and as a client to your news host). Pictures
show inline, audio and movies as links. Multipart binaries are a single click.
Download/upload queue, threading, 1MB download. Free Open Source (GPL) software.
- Opera browser is not only a great
alternative to Netscape or Internet Explorer for browsing, but it also includes
a newsreader and mail client.
- Outlook Express by
Microsoft does news and e-mail.
- Ozum by OzInsight "the
All-In-One newsreader, has been optimized for multimedia content and is aimed
at the Usenet service users who regularly access multimedia objects like sound,
video and image files. Ozum's multimedia sampling allows users to make informed
decisions on whether they want the multimedia object(s) or not before they
download it. It is the only newsreader that allows you to view or listen to
individual parts of multipart audio/video files (mpg/mpeg, avi, asf, rm, mp3,
wav; and more being added soon) without having to download and assemble the
whole file. It automatically downloads, assembles and decodes binary files
and rejects duplicates."
- StarOffice by Sun does mail
and news, as well as word processing, spreadsheet, graphic and presentation
programs, event scheduler, an equation generator, and an HTML editor. Comes
in Windows, OS/2, Unix, and Linux versions. Free for individual non-commercial
Dos Based Readers:
- Net-Tamer: a DOS (XT's
and up) web browser that allows offline reading. Also runs on the PalmTop.
- NewsWerthy: DOS
offline line SOUP newsreader by William Werth.
DOS mail/news reader.
- rnr: by Russell
Schulz. DOS uucp/waffle newsreader
- Snews: by Dan Fandrich.
A OS/2, Windows and DOS newsreader.
Windows/DOS newsreader (has a link to forthcoming features - as of May 1995).
- YARN: a text mode only newsreader
for DOS, Win95, OS/2.
- DMod: for moderating
a newsgroup (Win95/NT).
Binary Posting Utilities:
- BigFilePoster by
TechSono "will chop it up into parts small enough for newsgroups, encode the
parts, and then post them."
- Newsblaster: runs
under Windows 95 and NT and is a update to AutoPost.
- Power Post
by Chris Morse helps automate posting.
- NewsSpy "NewsSpy's task
is to monitor messages posted in a newsgroup and inform you when someone replies
to a certain message."