OSXnews
OSXnews 2.081
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OSXnews is a small, fast usenet newsreader for OS X. It is designed to look and behave like Apple's Mail program and uses it for all mail functions. It also uses the Webcore engine used in Safari to display messages. It is actively being developed and the current version supports many (though not all ) features people expect in a newsreader. OSXnews is a Universal Application and works well on the new Intel Macs. It also has some support for binary posts. At the moment this is limited to single part yEnc posts. Full support is expected in upcoming versions.
What's New
Version 2.081:
  • Fixed menu where it showed show all isntead of expand all threads
  • Double click expands full threads again
  • Localized to Polish
  • Improved text encoding detection
  • Added prelim latin-2 support (needs testing)
  • Handles utf-8 (needs testing)
  • Vastly improved text encoding detection
  • Downloads missing content type and newsgroup headers
  • Localized to German
  • Memory leak and display reload issue fixed
  • Collapsing split views
  • Split views remember position
  • Q-encoding support
  • Euc-Kr, Latin-9,ISO-8859-16,Koi8-R, windows-1251, Big5, GB2132 added
  • Added Italian localization
Version 2.081:
  • Fixed menu where it showed show all isntead of expand all threads
  • Double click expands full threads again
  • Localized to Polish
  • Improved text encoding detection
  • Added prelim latin-2 support (needs testing)
  • Handles utf-8 (needs testing)
  • Vastly improved text encoding detection
  • Downloads missing content type and newsgroup headers
  • Localized to German more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later



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OSXnews User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Overall:
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Dcnicholls reviewed on 13 Jul 2012
It looks like this app is no longer supported. And it does not function in OSX Lion. A pity, because it has a nice interface.
[Version 2.081]


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+4

Paul Dorman reviewed on 13 Mar 2006
Very nice interface; if you like Mail, you will like this.

BUT, it doesn't handle article threading very well. I had all sorts of posts that should have been in the same thread strewn throughout.

Also, the second time I ran it when I clicked on the group I subscribed to the messages showed up briefly, and then disappeared, I couldn't get them back.

It looks nice, but it still needs some work.
[Version 2.08]


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oddraisin reviewed on 13 Feb 2006
This software seems to work just fine on 1.4.4. No crashes, very easy to setup, and slim size.

I wish there were a filter to just show articles with the relevant title.

Excellent piece of software!
[Version 2 testing 6]


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Anonymous reviewed on 06 Oct 2005
I couldn't get it to do anything I tried to subscribe to a group, list groups, the program just didn't do anything.
[Version 2 testing 6]


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+3

reverb reviewed on 10 May 2005
Very nice interface, easy to use. Does a good job with article threading. I look forward to when it gains more features, such as killfiles and filters. If your newsreading needs are basic, this app is a very good choice.
[Version 2 testing 6]


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Stephan Huebner reviewed on 18 Mar 2005
Looks good to me. Works fast and seems to be reliable. Far more intuitive that the ugly "MacSoup"... ;-)

Might need some additional possibilities to manage the news, but let's wait and see...
[Version 2 testing 6]


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Anonymous reviewed on 01 Mar 2005
Binaries come through as text in the preview pane.
[Version 2 testing 6]


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Anonymous reviewed on 15 Jan 2005
This is a small and fast little Usenet app that looks like Apple's "Mail".
Works great for browsing my newsgroups.
The only thing that it needs are more keyboard shorcuts for reading messages.
[Version 2 testing 2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 06 Oct 2004
Crashes ALOT! Especially when using the Refresh function. It does look great though. Would love if it were much more stable.
[Version Beta1pre25]


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Anonymous reviewed on 11 May 2004
Very nice program. Runs fine on my Imac and OSX 10.3.

It would be much easier to use if there was a way to show only read messages. Or an otion to show read or unread messages.
[Version Beta1pre25]


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ben_marko had trouble on 11 Jul 2007
This app looks great, but won't list anything for my University of Phoenix newsgroups. I made sure that all of my information is correct, it just won't show anything at all.

Help, developer!
[Version 2.081]


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Downloads:23,124
Version Downloads:9,750
Type:Internet : Newsreaders
License:Free
Date:07 Apr 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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OSXnews is a small, fast usenet newsreader for OS X. It is designed to look and behave like Apple's Mail program and uses it for all mail functions. It also uses the Webcore engine used in Safari to display messages. It is actively being developed and the current version supports many (though not all ) features people expect in a newsreader. OSXnews is a Universal Application and works well on the new Intel Macs. It also has some support for binary posts. At the moment this is limited to single part yEnc posts. Full support is expected in upcoming versions.


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