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Pineapple News (was Pineapple) is a USENET newsreader. It is primarily an offline reader, but it has features and user interface conventions that make it easy to use online also. As you can see, it uses the traditional three-pane paradigm. Pineapple News can decode binary attachments in several formats: yenc, uuencode, MIME base64, and MIME inline. If an attachment is spread across two or more message files, it will automatically search through all downloaded messages in the current newsgroup, find the necessary parts, and stitch them back together. Currently, the program can't deal with RARs, PARs, or NZB files, but I'll more...

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Version 0.9:
  • From the Developer: "Pineapple News 0.9 is totally free, and will not expire. I still use it myself quite a lot, but active development has ceased. If anybody has a burning desire to take over maintenance of the program, send me an e-mail."


Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later

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Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3694

Great in every way.GUI very Mac-Like.Very smooth operation.

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Version 0.9
Anonymous Member IconReview

Developer's "postal code" website won' open, so, unfortunately, I cannot query the developer prior to posting this.

Pineapple demo doesn't work. Upon opening pineapple (demo) these two consecutive errors are returned:

An error occurred in PrefsManager.SotreArticleData()
Pineapple must now quit

An error occurred in App.WonderTwinsPowerDeactivate()
Pineapple must now quit.

Then the demo quits.

The 3 stars for features and ease of use are just presumptive. The value and stability of a software than fails to run, along with a developer's website that fails indicate a 1.

If the full implementation (not demo) work fine, then it would be nice to know more about it.

Software that doesn't work at all is usually found in the IBM-PC community; I would expect better in the Macintosh community.

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Version 0.3.2

Try to hit their site now, we have found the correct URL for the site. The developer had, apparently, furnished MacUpdate.com with less than correct info.

Anonymous Member IconReview

Pineapple kicks ass! It's my default tool for news. I don't know what I did before thiis came along.

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Version 0.3.2
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Downloads 6,562
Version Downloads 4,163
License Free
Date 09 Sep 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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