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NZB Drop is a sophisticated Usenet downloading utility, specifically designed to work with .nzb files, a new file format used to identify binaries posted to Usenet newsgroups. Used in conjunction with a growing number of Usenet search engines, NZB Drop allows you to download the content you want directly, without having to more...

What's New

Version 3.01:
  • Fixed incompatibility with OS X 10.7
  • Fixed auto-quit preference option.
  • Fixed glitch deleting unselected NZB sets.
  • Fixed several minor UI issues.


  • OS X 10.7 or later

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Ygor Member IconReview+0

This is one of the best apps I ever used. Worth every penny.
I have had occasional problems, but the Asar staff has been receptive and helpful.
I wish more software companies were like these folks.
Keep up the great work, guys.

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Version 3.01
Gérard_Cousin Member IconComment+17

Crash at launch.

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Version 3.0
RobT2383 Member IconReview+1

The reviews below are old, and in my opinion, do not tell what this application is today.

Having been a windows user for some time, then linux and finally moving to OSX I needed an NZB program that was familiar to me, that monitored my download folder, repaired / extracted everything, allowed multiple server connections SSL, and to have good support.

NZBdrop ticks all the boxes for me, I've requested improvements/ features in the past, and have had quick responses followed by updates with those requests....

Version 3.0 has just been released, and even though there were great improvements in the previous version, this version is now exactly how I need it.

The user interface is tidy, clean, and not bloated with crap which other applications suffer from.

As for the price.. its a very small price to pay for what you get.

Those of you that have moved from windows, and have failed to find an alternative to newsleecher, look no further.

Those of you who have perhaps tried it in the past, and didn't get on with it, or have never tried it at all, the demo is FREE to try, with all the features, you've nothing to lose.

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Version 3.0
Snowlprd Member IconReview+139

Do yourself a favor and use SABnzbd+ instead. You'll save yourself $30 and a lot of hassle. Here are my problems with this application:

* The interface is a bewildering mess. Does "Pause"/"Resume" operate on the highlighted download or on the whole queue? This is just one example of the many UI flaws that make for a very frustrating experience.

* Post-processing is much more error-prone than other clients.

* App sometimes completely locks up, requiring a force quit.

SABnzbd+ is free, open source, and frequently updated with new features. I'm struggling to come up with a single reason to use NZB Drop, and I'm coming up empty. As a Cocoa-based app, it should offer a superior experience, but it doesn't. SABnzbd's web-based interface is more straightforward *and* offers more flexible and powerful features. It's really a no-brainer.

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Version 2.41
Trashie Member IconComment+256

I think this is the best simple easy nzb client going for OSX. I really like it. Personally I find their customer support slow but always they do answer and help for sure. They are a small company.

Price sorry to say they cannot escape this because competition is cheaper. The competition may not be as good for me but cheaper is cheaper. When more than one app enters the market and are close price does need to be fought out even at the cost of the developers as that is business.

All I would say is try it before you decide on just price. It is worth that as many like me are happy to pay to keep this app going. YMMV.

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Version 2.2

BTW 2 stars global rating for this app is extremely stupid!


NZBVortex is THE STANDARD now. How a more expensive app with fewer features and a dev that ignores every your email and wants you pay again and gain for the app can be worth more than 2 stars?


Have you put these apps "latest versions" side by side? I own both they are almost the same! Both are great apps. You can use either or.

I state in my above post this needs a slight price drop it is about $5 too high considering competition and probably should be the same price as NZBVortex if the developer plans to be competitive.

I can't see the upgrade policy as anything to moan about with NZBDrop. I can't see how these apps upgrade polices are so very different.

I also state the developer is slow to respond but he has never once not responded to any query I have made. The NZBVortex developer is not that much different. Spoke to both these guys both give good answers but both have lag time being small companies.

Two stars "is" stupid; the quality of the software deserves more. How can NZBVortex be 2 & 1/2 times better when it is almost the same.

You may drop one for price but not 2 & 1/2.

I have both and I use this more but YMMV. I am hardly telling people to use it. I don't think in any way I am being bad saying two stars is not a fair representation of this application.

Thanks for the dislike I really did write total nonsense aye. I apologise.


"they are almost the same" - it's a joke right?


Perhaps 2 stars is 'extremely stupid' by your standards Trashie - but not everyone works to your standards or shares your opinion. MY rating was in line with MY review based on MY experience and ENTIRELY MY OPINION - NOT YOURS.

If you think that the app is worth 5 stars, good for you, I respect your right to that opinion. You should do the same for others instead of imposing your standards on others and excepting them to follow suit.

Tryme Member IconReview+65

I like the GUI of NZB Drop better than it's competitors and it is certainly fast, but the price is completely unrealistic - especially when you take into account that it does not have some fairly critical features like RSS support. The reality is that for people seeking a Mac OS GUI - NZB Vortex, while not as pretty, does a better job for less cost - and both of them are trumped by the feature set of SAB+ which is free.

Were this priced more realistically I might consider it.

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Version 2.07
JoeBlowinski Member IconReview+20

While not the cheapest NZB downloader, I like NZBDrop the best. I like being able to choose different search engines which gives me more options. I also like the GUI better than NZBVortex, but I can understand why people choose the cheaper alternative. I've always gotten quick responses from the developer and have been using his software for at least 10 years. He's been writing software for the Mac since OS 9, so I'll keep supporting someone who has been supplying solutions for me for as long as this developer has. YMMV.

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Version 2.06
Shenzhou Member IconComment+7

I agree this app is overpriced. I registered when it was version 1.2 and at that time there was a dearth of such apps. When version 2.0 appeared I did not upgrade but continued to use 1.4

Lately I decided that 1.4 is really outdated and needed to upgrade. I compared NBZ Drop 2.04 to NBZ Vortex; both are great apps but decided on the latter not only because it is cheaper given comparative features but also because Ascar's support is non-existent. They have never replied my request for help both on their website and on email when I had problems with version 1.3.

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Version 2.04
Cage123au Member IconComment+7

Another + for NZBVortex. Great app, cheaper, more upgrades (free so far), what more could you ask for. This is a good app, but the developer needs to establish his app first, before charging the earth for it and its upgrades.

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Version 2.04
Jazzygb1 Member IconReview+57

As a past customer its very disappointing to find that an upgrade to v2 would cost me another $19.00.
NZBVortex is the best NZB client around at the moment & at just $14.99 is $5 less for the whole application than it is for me to upgrade to v2 of NZB drop - that says it all.
Upgrades should be free, but if you have to charge at all, a reasonable fee like $9.99 would be far more fair - after all I've already paid you once.
NZB Drop is a nice app but overpriced - especially for the upgraders.
NZB Vortex is better & cheaper and (so far) hasn't charged a penny for the upgrades either.
Until NZB drop lowers its price point it represents poor value for money.

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Version 2.0
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Version 2.4
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Version 2.07
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Date 13 Jan 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $29.00
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