MT-NewsWatcher X
MT-NewsWatcher X
3.5.3b2

4.2

MT-NewsWatcher X free download for Mac

MT-NewsWatcher X

3.5.3b2
19 March 2019

Multi-threaded Usenet newsreader.

Overview

MT-NewsWatcher is a Usenet client for the Mac. Based on John Norstad's NewsWatcher application, it adds a few enhancements to make newsreading faster and more enjoyable. These features include message filtering, spellchecking, speech recognition, and multithreading, which allows you to perform several different commands simultaneously.

What's new in MT-NewsWatcher X

Version 3.5.3b2 (3.5.3b3):

Note: Although Finder indicates that this is version 3.5.3b2, the developer states that this is version 3.5.3b3.

General:
  • Clear the news server authentication password field when switching between news servers
  • No longer show error message when dragging and dropping in subject windows
  • Made uudecoding more robust to crud inserted into articles by news feed providers
  • Moved the MT-NewsWatcher.rsrc file to the English.lproj directory in the package to make localization easier
  • Improved typing performance by not flushing the graphics port on every caret blink
  • Greyscale images now display correctly
Fixed issues:
  • A crash closing subject windows after rebuilding the full groups list
  • A bug that could cause security failure dialogs to not be displayed on connection
  • A bug introduced in 3.5.3b1 that caused sending mail to never complete
  • The ability to drag an inline image to the Finder without selecting it (option key saves a file, rather than a clipping)
  • Authentication issues when not saving the password in Keychain
  • The display of the help images on Intel machines
  • A hang on 10.5 when extracting binaries on showing a "Choose folder" dialog (and some other related hangs)
  • A hang on 10.5 after posting a message (deadlock when destroying the spell checker object)
  • Extract Binaries would sometimes stall after choosing a destination folder

37 MT-NewsWatcher X Reviews

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Justanthrguyhere
04 September 2013

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End of the road? Doesn't seem to want to run under Mavericks. With Open Transport was removed from the Core Services Framework it throws up an alert that it needs "Open Transport" and suggests you update your software. It's been great!
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Version 3.5.3b2
brian163
19 March 2019
My initial reaction: "OMG, my favorite newsreader from back in 200x is back from the dea... um, no." ;-)
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Version 3.5.3b2
Naoh
19 March 2019
The version that is downloaded is identical to the version from July 6th 2008. It still requires Open Transport. For a brief moment, I hoped.
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Version 3.5.2
2 answer(s)
rardin
rardin
19 March 2019
Me, too! MU is probably just playing catch-up. It's worth mentioning that the version downloaded is actually 3.5.3b3, not 3.5.2, which was released in August, 2006. 3.5.3b3 is purported to have better support for OS X 10.5 than 3.5.2.
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Viktor MacUpdate
Viktor MacUpdate
19 March 2019
We apologize for the inconveniences this update caused! We are indeed doing a manual check-up for a large amount of old applications. Since it is sometimes hard to find a release date for a 5+ years old version and to let the users know that we updated the listing we push such updates to the top.
Our sincere apologies for the confusion this might've caused!
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Jazzyguy
28 July 2014
Is there a way to simulate OPEN TRANSPORT and make it available to Maverick users? My be by coding something in Terminal could be a possibility? Tell me what you guys think. Maybe someone can come up with an idea,
Like (1)
Version 3.5.3b2
1 answer(s)
Zarquon
Zarquon
02 March 2018
I'm pretty sure not. From Wikipedia: "MT-NewsWatcher was discontinued when the Open Transport software library it used became unsupported after Apple discontinued the Rosetta compatibility library."
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Dedalus271
19 June 2014
So sad :-( for this glorious sw … Have a look: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/signal-bring-usenet-back-to-the-mac
Like (3)
Version 3.5.3b2
Jazzyguy
07 December 2013
t does do pictures,but you have to click on the yenc button in the menu bar and download the pictures to your desktop.
Like (1)
Version 3.5.3b2
Jazzyguy
05 December 2013
Xnntp is a good choice but it doesn't do pictures too well but it is great for text and it is free!IT WORKS ON MAVERICKS!!!!
Like (1)
Version 3.5.3b2
David-Losada-Soler
24 October 2013
I miss it badly in Mavericks.
Like (2)
Version 3.5.3b2
Justanthrguyhere
04 September 2013
End of the road? Doesn't seem to want to run under Mavericks. With Open Transport was removed from the Core Services Framework it throws up an alert that it needs "Open Transport" and suggests you update your software. It's been great!
Like (5)
Version 3.5.3b2
3 answer(s)
DavidB9000
DavidB9000
23 October 2013
What a great application--I will be very disappointed if this is the end. Any suggestions for an alternative? Does YA-NewsWatcher also use Open Transport?
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
23 October 2013
I already miss it in Mavericks.An important tool is missing!
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pastormac
pastormac
23 October 2013
I've periodically looked at Simon Fraser's website and it doesn't look like it's been updated for years. I sent an email but never received a reply a couple years ago. I don't know where he is right now but it's apparent MT-Newswatcher has long since expired and not likely to be updated.
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hwgray
12 March 2013
MT-NewsWatcher X 3.5.3b3 now available
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Version 3.5.3b2
Naoh
23 June 2011
This is very weird. Firstly, the listing on MacUpdate shows the latest version as 3.5.3b2. In reality the latest version is 3.5.3b3. (That is also the version that the download link points to.) Secondly, version 3.5.3b3 has been out for years. The date stamp on the app is July 5th, 2008. I was really disappointed when I realised that this is the version I have been using for ages. I've been hoping for an update that allows me to fetch the entire listing from the newsgroups that I subscribe to, rather than only listing the 100,000 most recent articles. (Giganews has an insanely long retention nowadays.)
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Version 3.5.3b2
Free

4.2

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
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