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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

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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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3.9 3


Current Version (0.x)


Downloads 6,749
Version Downloads 4,350
License Free
Date 09 Sep 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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