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SABnzbdGUI is a standalone, native Mac OS X GUI for SABnzbd. It can be used with any version (0.3.0 or above) of SABnzbd, running locally or remote. V1 is a first, basic version. More advanced features will be added in future releases.


  • Control the SABnzbd daemon from a slick menu bar icon
  • Run SABnzbdGUI on login.
  • Auto start/stop SABnzbd with SABnzbdGUI.
  • Status indication in menu bar (running, paused, downloading, etc)
  • Automatically warn for new updates.
  • Remove the default SABnzbd dock icon
  • Remove SABnzbd auto browser start
  • View SABnzbd download speed and more...


Mac OS X 10.4 or later, SABnzb 0.3 or later

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viking_the Member IconComment+6

Download link appears to be broken - source website is "out of business". Anyone know of other sources? (10-13-08)

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Version 1.0b2
Steve R Member IconReview+52
Steve R

I give this 5 on everything but stability because it occasionally crashes when stopping the Daemon (both 10.4/10.5 and with the past three versions of SABnzbd+) However, that little quirk aside, this menu bar app is excellent for a quick peak to see how the downloads are going with SABnzbd+ because it is green when all are done, red when stopped (usually telling me I've run out of available hard drive space) and blue when things are running fine. Combined with Menu Meters to monitor bandwidth, and of course SABnzbd+ THE BEST APP EVER now with working RSS) I am regularly downloading at full bandwidth, something that has never happened with Unison, Drop NZB or Thoth. I'm at a loss to explain why the Mac community has not embraced these two apps. Maybe they like sitting at their computers verifying, repairing and joining segments? Me, I prefer doing something else with the hours I get back every week from having the SABnzbd+ do it all for me.

Well done to the developer.

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Version 1.0b2

Developer site apparently closed.

Steve R

The latest builds of SABnzbd+ have incorporated the features of this GUI.

Pen_sq Member IconComment+28

OK, the writeup misses the point. This is part of a background app to download binaries from usenet. There is a firefox plugin mentioned on the blog that integrates this with usenet search websites, so you can click any find straight into a download queue. Looks like a bit of a bother to set up, but should be very slick once you do.

Another app for dealing with usenet is pan, which is available via darwinports.

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Version 1.01
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Downloads 3,642
Version Downloads 3,485
License Free
Date 17 Feb 2008
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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