Thoth
Thoth
1.9.1.2

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Thoth free download for Mac

Thoth1.9.1.2

06 December 2013

Newsreader with powerful filtering.

Overview

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.

What's new in Thoth

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.

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50 Reviews of Thoth

Frieddylan
06 December 2011
Version: 1.9.0.19

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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.
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pripley
18 October 2015
Version: 1.9.1.2
I was friends with Brian Clark for 15 years. I was also the initial beta tester for Thoth and for his other Mac application, Ptah. Clark was very intelligent. He had Master’s Degrees in both physics and electrical engineering. Two subjects that the average student could never learn. The last email from him was Dec. 31, 2013. It said: "Goodbye and good luck." That was the last I ever heard of him. He lives now, only in my memories.
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Jazzyguy
11 August 2015
Version: 1.9.1.2
Well finally Thoth is no more.The final chapter in this story has been written.The app does not respond to my user name which i know like the back of my hand.Since the user name doesn't respond It looks like THOTH has given up the ghost and left town. it was great while it lasted.
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Jazzyguy
11 August 2015
Version: 1.9.1.2
Well finally Thoth is no more.The final chapter in this story has been written.The app does not respond to my user name which i know like the back of my hand.Since the user name doesn't respond It looks like THOTH has given up the ghost and left town. it was great while it lasted.
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KevinT7167
31 May 2014
Version: 1.9.1.2
Sad. I know the feeling full well of trying to charge money for something that people have been basically ripping off from usenet for years. Some people come up with a product that beats the rest however they just don't have the time, money or a room of employees to help them run it. Hopefully the creator will win the lottery or something and maybe put this app back into play. It's definitely better than others of it's type.
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Dfass
10 December 2013
Version: 1.9.1.2
So how does one actually get a registration, especially, when you cannot purchase one via the website...
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Jazzyguy
09 December 2013
Version: 1.9.1.2
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!
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Jazzyguy
16 November 2013
Version: 1.9.1.0
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.
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aSocrate
16 November 2013
Version: 1.9.1.0
Using Thoth for more than 10 years, yet one of the best Newsreader for Mac ...
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Dschwartz
30 April 2012
Version: 1.9.0.20
There is no way to pay for this application any more.
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Frieddylan
06 December 2011
Version: 1.9.0.19
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.
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Idjster
06 September 2011
Version: 1.9.0.17
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!
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Jazzyguy
07 August 2011
Version: 1.9.0.16
Excellent News Reader in every way. Vey Mac-Like in design. The GUI is excellent and it supports SSH.
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Penguirl
06 August 2011
Version: 1.9.0.16
Apparently Hell has frozen over, Thoth now supports Intel Macs. Of course in doing so PPC support was dropped rather than making a UB…
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hnas
25 June 2011
Version: 1.8.5.2
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.
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Zerozerozero
02 May 2011
Version: 1.8.5.2
1.8.5 will probably not work in 10.7 Lion as Rosetta won't be included or supported. Those who bothered to register 1.8.5 or re-register "after 10 years of always free upgrades" have received an offer for a free upgrade to 1.9, which should work fine in Lion. Included with it is NZB support, screaming fast filtering and a dozen other improvements. 1.9 is not being offered by any other method. Much hatred and outright ill-informed opinions expressed by reviewers below is the reason for this state of affairs. Simply put, not enough registrations have taken place to support continued development of the product and not enough interest has been shown by users for version 2. Nevertheless Brian has rewarded loyal users who believe in fair payment for fair usage by updating Thoth for 10.7. Support under Lion however will be limited. The website is currently in hibernation. Users who wish to get 1.9 can only do so via an email with a request to register 1.8.5. They should receive an offer for a free upgrade to 1.9 shortly after. Those who registered 1.8.5 and received a refund can only try again (those who refused the refund got a link to 1.9). 1.9 and 1.8.5 are classic newsreaders - i.e., for those with an interest that goes beyond mere leeching of binaries. Both work very well.
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Dualist
10 April 2011
Version: 1.8.5.2
Usenet is very much alive and as popular as ever. Torrents are for chumps (and hated by traffic-shaping ISPs). I used Thoth for years, but with the advent of NZB files and index engines, the need to download and browse Usenet headers is long past. I suppose this would be good for up-loaders though.
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pandora-1
10 April 2011
Version: 1.8.5.2
Holy cow! Is this this dog still around? Is someone giving it CPR, pumping it full of IV fluids, or what? Version 1.8.5 point freakin' 2? When is version 2.0 going to see the light of day? Does anyone still check newsgroups? This is 2011 folks, Usenet is dead!
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Donmontalvo
09 April 2011
Version: 1.8.5.2
Die already!
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Scottdb
09 April 2011
Version: 1.8.5.2
Ha! Hey kids, look at this... it's an antique newsreader from the 1990's! I can't believe this thing is still around... though I CAN believe it's still a PowerPC-only app. $25 for a piece of usenet history? No thanks.
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Jazzyguy
30 November 2010
Version: 1.8.5
Not only do I refuse to have a dialogue with you Mantraya but my father can beat up your father any day of the week!
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Matreya
26 November 2010
Version: 1.8.5
Don't waste your time with this relic - the author has been bullsh*tting registered users for years about having an Intel version built, and here we have an update from a month ago, and it's STILL just an old PPC app. I've owned an Intel mac for almost 4 years, and would have happily paid again for an updated version for Intel. And you know what, I got sick of the author's lies. He stole open source code, built an app and charged for it, then kept lying to paying customers for years. SCUMBAG. So I bought Unison. Makes Thoth look like a turd sandwich
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Jazzyguy
17 October 2010
Version: 1.8.5
A great and classic newsreader. Very Maclike in appearance and very adaptable to personal tastes.It is great that Brian is still developing it!
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Scouse-Git
17 October 2010
Version: 1.8.5
My thread 'counts' now truncate/split at 100. So previous threads with 160 parts would show as 160, whereas now there are two threads with the same title, one with 100 parts and one with 60. This stops the automatic binary download from working as it sees both threads as incomplete (one has 100 of 160, the other has 60 of 160).
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Esquare61
17 October 2010
Version: 1.8.5
Put some real work into this, or let it die. PPC-only in 2010? Get real.
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Zapp-Brannigan
31 December 2009
Version: 1.8.4
I just read rainbird's comment and the developer has been using that tired trope for years. I mean YEARS. Why would anyone want to buy an app where the programmer basically holds much-needed upgrades hostage? People familiar with Brian (the developer) from the newsgroups know that he is a very mercurial person and does not care what we write hear. So to all of you waiting: Just switch to something else. He's not worth it.
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dmaxwell42-1
22 October 2009
Version: 1.8.4
This develover has been promising a universal binary version of this news reading utility for some time. He is basing the need to finalize version 1.90(UB) on the number of people that buy the PPC version 1.84. This is the only developer in the Mac Universe that pulls this cr*p. Brian, just release it already! If you deliver a product that people want they will buy it, including me!
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Redhawk2009
05 July 2009
Version: 1.8.4
Just wanted to note that this version (1.8.4) is for sale, and not just an update for already registered users. The developer has a Paypal link on his site and he will send you a registration once you pay. I have wanted to buy this program for ages and am glad I finally have been able to do so, because it really is the best newsreader out there on any platform, bar none.
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Toadmetal
01 June 2009
Version: 1.8.4
It's SO ridiculous that this lame idiot is still pulling the same ol sh*t that has been going on for years and years with this program. With the same discussions that populated in the mac newsgroups as well. Yeah I liked this program too but I've moved on because this guy just doesn't seem to give a dam whether you buy it or not. I use Unison now and I couldn't be happier.
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Jazzyguy
31 May 2009
Version: 1.8.4
This is a GREAT Newsreader! It just works and works right. ALL the time!
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Polsen
31 May 2009
Version: 1.8.4
Brian, develop a universal binary version. Please.
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Dom21
31 May 2009
Version: 1.8.4
Talk about back from the dead! But why still only PPC?
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surloff
31 May 2009
Version: 1.8.4
Still my favorite!!!
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Dualist
06 August 2008
Version: 1.8.4
Somebody needs to purchase the rights to Thoth and then update it. It really is a great work, but it is long in the tooth. It's bound to break sooner or later (maybe with 10.6). I am ready with my upgrade fee if I ever get the chance to spend it.
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gts-williams
11 April 2008
Version: 1.8.4
Wow, still no update to Universal/Intel. Is it really that hard? I don't know. Maybe it is. It's just that I can't imagine too many people these days paying 25.00 for PPC only software. That aside, of course Thoth is a great newsreader, best out there, IMHO. Still waiting and hoping for an update to Intel, and still willing to pay additional for it. Am I alone?
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Mac-Small
28 January 2007
Version: 1.8.3
Sadly Brian Clark will no longer take money (mine was returned) or issue serial numbers for Thoth. The best such program around is now officially dead, although still works fine if you have a serial number.
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gts-williams
07 January 2007
Version: 1.8.3
I've used and loved Thoth for a long time, but an Intel version is a must now for me when choosing software. I would gladly pay another $25 dollars for an Intel version, on top of the previous fee I paid for the PPC version. Please, other users of Thoth, if you feel the same way make it known here and elsewhere.
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Tim27
07 January 2007
Version: 1.8.3
I visited the author's site because I was interested after seeing this on macupdate. I can sympathize wiht his position about not wanting to release an Intel version and all that. But, I have to say that if you really want to make money producing software, you have to spend money. Just like producing anything else. I've never even heard of this program before seeing it on here today. You need to advertise it. And if you don't update your software for the latest technologies, who is going to want to buy it? There is a chance that Rosetta apps will not be supported at all in future versions of OS X. Maybe the distanct future, but still. It has been stated that Thoth 2 will never be released. Then how can you expect people to want to pay for this version? That aside, it seems like a friendly program.
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Dualist
31 December 2006
Version: 1.8.2
WOW it's back! Who knew? I've owned this for years and have been reluctant to switch to anything else because I like it so much. GREAT to see an update! I'd buy a more modern version if it was available.
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Binarypackrat
06 November 2006
Version: 1.8.2
Wow! How much would it take to convince him :) Sorry to hear that!!!!
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Posthaste
03 November 2006
Version: 1.8.2
Thoth 2.0 is a universal binary, but Brian Clark put the kibosh on further development because apparently too few people expressed interest.
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Binarypackrat
03 November 2006
Version: 1.8.2
Will we see a UB? PLEASE PLEASE Thanks
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Idjster
04 August 2006
Version: 1.8
Ah, Thoth! This was the first (and only) serious newsreader after the release of OS X, and I was glad to send my registration fee. I only wish more people had done so. Since its development was discontinued I've moved on to another app for a number of reasons. Had It never been discontinued I'd likely never have changed.
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Hugh-Beaumont
04 August 2006
Version: 1.8
Is this .hqx file corrupted? I've downloaded this update from all three locations. When Stuffit Expander processes the file, it produces nothing.
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Mntbighker
04 August 2006
Version: 1.8
Read the web site, Thoth is dead and development has stopped because not enough people spoke up with their wallets.
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Binarypackrat
04 August 2006
Version: 1.8
WOW!!! Please put out version 2.0! This is by far the best newsgroup reader on all platforms.
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Posthaste
04 August 2006
Version: 1.8
Like everyone else, this is a complete suprise; I never expected an updated version! Yippee! Thoth has a doozy of a learning curve, but no other newsreader matches its power.
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Mfware
04 August 2006
Version: 1.8
Thoth is based on John Norstad's NewsWatcher, which is in the public domain. Freeware MT-NewsWatcher, a distribution of this venerable Mac USENET news client, is under active development and available elsewhere on this site.
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Cortig
03 August 2006
Version: 1.8
I sure am glad Thoth is available again. It's a great newsreader and the new features are much much welcome.
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Whytoi
03 August 2006
Version: 1.8
Wow, I thought Brian has stopped developing this app. This update is a complete surprise!
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Jim-Ribs
03 August 2006
Version: 1.8
This was my favorite newsreader when I was using classic now it's back. I hope it stays this way.
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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