Thoth
Thoth 1.9.1.2
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Thoth is a usenet newsreader, available as a PowerPC or Intel binary for OS X 10.4 - 10.9, localized for both English and French languages. Thoth offers powerful and flexible filtering of usenet posts, including live filtering. Reference-based article threading is available, along with with a handy view of the thread tree in the window of the article you're reading.

Multiple news servers can be used at the same time, with multiple connections per news server. Many preferences settings can be specified on a per newsgroup or per newsgroup hierarchy basis, making it easy to
What's New
Version 1.9.1.2:
  • Made some changes to better support non-complaint news servers that have problems fetching articles by Message-ID.
  • Fixed an ancient bug that would case the Print command for selected articles in an article list window to not work. Some other old printing related bug were also fixed.
  • Ensured that any new groups window shown for the “Rebuild Full Group List” command has the groups properly sorted.
Version 1.9.1.2:
  • Made some changes to better support non-complaint news servers that have problems fetching articles by Message-ID.
  • Fixed an ancient bug that would case the Print command for selected articles in an article list window to not work. Some other old printing related bug were also fixed.
  • Ensured that any new groups window shown for the “Rebuild Full more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.4 or later



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Thoth User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Dfass commented on 09 Dec 2013
So how does one actually get a registration, especially, when you cannot purchase one via the website...
[Version 1.9.1.2]

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Jazzyguy replied on 10 Dec 2013
One writes to Brian Clark At Thoth. When one writes he or she will surely get a reply and may register but like I said in my posting he may have given up!
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Balanchine replied on 22 Jan 2014
He does indeed seem to have given up (again)... "no longer available for downloading or registration".

I was a paying customer over a decade ago, then he withdrew Thoth from sale in a fit of temper and stopped updating it. Now he seems to have done the same thing again. Very unprofessional.
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Jazzyguy replied on 22 Jan 2014
I have to correct you.This developer is now starving because a lack of support for his application which happens to be the best usenet user app available for Usenet in Mavericks. We don't have anything else on Mavericks but Unison The Developer asked for help and no support was forthcoming.So what was he supposed to do? Give it away for free?
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Balanchine replied on 23 Jan 2014
I'm not sure what support he wants, other than people buying his app. But we can't do that now, or even trial it. The download link just takes you to a "Go away" message. It's abandonware and MacUpdate should make that clear in the listing or delete it altogether.

Unison seems to be the best of the rest (apart from the purely NZB-based readers such as NZBVortex). It was sluggish on my old MacBook, but is running well on my new iMac so far.
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Jazzyguy replied on 23 Jan 2014
Well Balanchine It no longer matters. Thoth is gone for good and the people that criticized him will have to find someone else topic on.It is pretty sad that there are no usenet readers other than Unison but I'm glad I got in before the gates closed.
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Jazzyguy commented on 09 Dec 2013
All of the critics of Brian Clark have forced this great Developer to not further develop his newsreader.So now what do we have on Mavericks? There is no MT-Newsreader,Hogwasher doesn't work.Xnntp is active but it doesn't do pictures too well.Macsoup has one of the worst interfaces I have ever encountered .Only Thoth is very Mac-Like and has a nice interface.Unison is very slow if you have a large number of articles and if you have a commercial news server that has good retention like Giganews it is extremely slow. So there you have it. All the critics and ultra-sensitive users have destroyed a great application.YA-Newswriter was a creation of Brian Clark and there were many Mac users that appreciated his work and even revered him.Just do a Google Search for YA-Newswriter and see all the Mac users who lauded him. The critics that hyper criticized this Developer should be ashamed of themselves!
[Version 1.9.1.2]


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Jazzyguy reviewed on 16 Nov 2013
I now have the latest version of Thoth whiz is 1.9.1.0.I have read all the really rotten comments about this developer and I have to state that EVERYONE has bad days and the posters might have got this Developer in a bad moment. Brian is a very nice guy. I have used his app also as the user preceding me for 10 years and as I stated before it is a very MAC-LIKE news Reader. It has features that no other news rear has.It has a CATALOG for the pictures you gather to save on your hard drive that UNISON doesn't have. With the DEMISE of MTNewsreader on Mavericks (it still works on SnowLeopard and Leopard) This app is the ONLY newsreader for usenet available for Mavericks other than Unison. It is simple to purchase it you just have to write the Brian and ask to purchase it.Since Hogwasher went down this app is the only one for a Mac experience.
[Version 1.9.1.0]

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Jazzyguy replied on 07 Dec 2013
@Freddylan "My review of the author is not the same as my opinion of the software." Because the author in a bad day snapped at you and appeared to you "God-like". Haven't you ever had a bad day? We all have had them and unfortunately we don't always act toward people with courtesy. It is sad to judge our neighbors with one act of theirs. It is only when a repeated behavior problems occur can we make an intelligent decision. Give the guy a little leeway as you would want others to do with you.
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aSocrate reviewed on 16 Nov 2013
Using Thoth for more than 10 years, yet one of the best Newsreader for Mac ...
[Version 1.9.1.0]


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Dschwartz reviewed on 29 Apr 2012
There is no way to pay for this application any more.
[Version 1.9.0.20]

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Dschwartz replied on 06 May 2012
And according to the website, he is no longer accepting registration requests.
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Miner replied on 15 Nov 2013
You can buy licenses again nowadays.
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Jazzyguy replied on 07 Dec 2013
@Paulimpola Ok so he used MTNewswatcher as a base and also used YA-Newswatcher as a base for Thoth. YA-Newswatcher is extinct. There is no way to resurrect it!MT-Newswatcher no longer works on Mavericks and I personally miss it although I have Thoth,Hogwasher doesn't work on Mavericks either. I have MT-Newswatcher on my 2 iMacs with Snow Leopard and on my PowerBooks with Leopard but I miss it in Mavericks,What you have said is extremely harsh toward this Developer. Maybe I found him on a better day than you but as I said in another post I am sure you have had some bad days yourself where your behavior wasn't acceptable to others. Would you liked to be judged by others on your bad days with unacceptable behavior? Maybe your opinion may change based on the above. I hope so.
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Jazzyguy replied on 07 Dec 2013
@Paulimpols That depends on how many item you have cofigured in your Newsgroups in Unison.I think if it takes you 8 seconds to load in Unison,you must have a miniscule number of items configured. That is why so many users are complaining about Unison because they have a lot of items configured.I myself using Giganews and their outstanding rentention have as many items as I can materially put together. Now the other users must have Commercial News Servers with good retention and they are complaining. Now Thoth with a lot of NewsGroups and a lot of items . It is very speedy. 5 seconds with Thoth with a large number of items. What about the rest of my posting to you? Don't you think you were somewhat harsh with Brian considering he might have had a bad day?
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Frieddylan commented on 06 Dec 2011
Ya know I had used Thoth for a while, not to pirate but to actually take place in conversations and share ideas. It can happen. But then one day I got a taste of the author's bad attitude and god complex. Really I paid for the application and asked for a ground level of support, nothing lofty- and he snapped at me.

You know what, I don't need that from anyone. And so today I find myself fondly remember the application for what it was and still might be, a solid and good newsgroup client. But beyond that I refuse to try it again as long as the original author is tied to it. I'll take my money somewhere else where customer service is as important as the quality of code.

My review of the author is not the same as my opinion of the software.
[Version 1.9.0.19]

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Paulimpola replied on 29 Apr 2012
Agreed, wholeheartedly.
What many do not realize is that Thoth was built on many preceding FREE apps in the NewsWatcher "family" -- MT-NewsWatcher, YA-NewsWatcher et al. The arrogant jerk who "owns" it did little more than port it from OS 9 to OS X.
I also was a paid user back when it was the only stable choice for OS X. I am now a happy Unison user, and would not ever consider giving another penny to the schmuck responsible for Thoth.
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Jazzyguy replied on 07 Dec 2013
@Paulinopolis You say you are a "happy Unison user." How can you be happy with Unison as it takes a long time for the groups to load? Extremely long! Take a look at the Unison web site on MU and see how many users are complaining about the slow loading of Newsgroups. Thoth is very fast in loading NewsGroups,Very Fast!
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Paulimpola replied on 07 Dec 2013
@Jazzyguy It takes Unison about 2 seconds to load Newsgroups on my fairly ancient (early 2008) MacBook Pro. I suspect folks who find it slow should blame their ISP.
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Jazzyguy replied on 07 Dec 2013
@Paulimpois Maybe the reason YA-Newswatcher resembles Thoth so much is because Brian Clark was instrumental in developing YA-Newswatcher and that it looks like Thoth
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Idjster commented on 06 Sep 2011
Thoth was my first 'real' GUI newsreader when I came over to Macs many years ago. I loved it then, and I have to say that I'm really glad to see it resurrected. There are lots of choices now, but for good filtering and threading it was hard to beat Thoth. I'm glad to see it's gone Intel now too!
[Version 1.9.0.17]

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Jazzyguy replied on 23 Jan 2014
The voices in Mavericks are very meager.
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Jazzyguy reviewed on 07 Aug 2011
Excellent News Reader in every way. Vey Mac-Like in design. The GUI is excellent and it supports SSH.
[Version 1.9.0.16]

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sjk replied on 06 Sep 2011
If it's currently 'Vey (sic) Mac-Like in design" then it sure looks like screen image here is out-of-date. :)
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Jazzyguy replied on 07 Dec 2013
Sorry for my misspelling maybe you can cut me a little slack instead of accentuating my misspelling. In addition the Thoth news reader is very Mac-Like and far better than the GUI of Unison and Hogwasher. The layout is very classy and VERY MAC-LIKE.
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Penguirl commented on 06 Aug 2011
Apparently Hell has frozen over, Thoth now supports Intel Macs. Of course in doing so PPC support was dropped rather than making a UB…
[Version 1.9.0.16]

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Younkint replied on 06 Aug 2011
Evidently there is a PPC version 1.9 at the developer's site: http://www.appgarth.com/thoth-trial-ppc.dmg
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hnas reviewed on 25 Jun 2011
The author is to be complimented for his willingness and aid in adapting the program to include features I asked for.
I tip my hat to him.
This is about version 1.9.0 of Thoth.
[Version 1.8.5.2]


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Hugh-Beaumont had trouble on 04 Aug 2006
Is this .hqx file corrupted?

I've downloaded this update from all three locations. When Stuffit Expander processes the file, it produces nothing.
[Version 1.8]

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Cortig commented on 04 Aug 2006
The situation is explained on the site. The author had no choice but using .hqx (requirement for the hosting he got) and when Stuffit is set to "try to continue to expand" it chokes on the MacOS X .zip file.
The solution is simple: uncheck the option to try to continue expanding in Stuffit expander, double click the .hqx to get the .zip and then you can double-click the .zip to get the app.
A bit tedious, but obviously a bug (one more :- ) in Stuffit expander.

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Weaselboy rated on 28 Apr 2012

[Version 1.9.0.20]



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Jtklug rated on 06 Aug 2011

[Version 1.9.0.16]


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Date:06 Dec 2013
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Thoth is a usenet newsreader, available as a PowerPC or Intel binary for OS X 10.4 - 10.9, localized for both English and French languages. Thoth offers powerful and flexible filtering of usenet posts, including live filtering. Reference-based article threading is available, along with with a handy view of the thread tree in the window of the article you're reading.

Multiple news servers can be used at the same time, with multiple connections per news server. Many preferences settings can be specified on a per newsgroup or per newsgroup hierarchy basis, making it easy to have the optimal settings for binary and non-binary newsgroups, newsgroups in different languages, etc. Its built-in decoder for file attachments handles the usual encoding methods including yEnc. Images from binary posts can be viewed inline, in a dedicated image window, or in an image catalog window. Binary posting is supported, as are multiple personalities allowing different email addresses, signatures, etc. to be used in different newsgroups or situations. There is full support for SSL connections to news and SMTP servers and NZB files and header compression.


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