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Icon Hogwasher 5.19

Hogwasher is the ultimate newsgroup browser for OS X. File downloads in multiple connections across multiple servers, thread trees and extensive filtering for keeping your discussions accessible, and a complete email client just in case.
  • License: Shareware, $36
  • Developer/Publisher: Asar Corporation
  • Modification Date: June 23, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.10 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 9.9 MB

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Icon MacPAR deLuxe 5.0.1

MacPAR deLuxe is a utility program that runs on the Apple Macintosh. It is useful to you if you download (or upload) binary files from internet newsgroups (a.k.a. "Usenet").
Often, binary content comes in the form of sets of many files that together form a "rar" archive. MacPAR deLuxe assist you in combining these files after the download finishes.
- It verifies that the file set is complete, and all files are undamaged. MacPAR deLuxe can recover missing information by processing so called "par" and "par2" files.
- After the verification step, MacPAR deLuxe unpacks the data. If possible with its built-in unrar engine, or otherwise by launching the appropriate program.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Gerard Putter
  • Modification Date: September 19, 2014
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.9 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 2.3 MB

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Icon MacSOUP 2.8.5

MacSOUP is an offline reader for Usenet newsgroups and Internet e-mail. If you don't know what newsgroups are, you probably don't need this program. MacSOUP is primarily a newsreader, its e-mail capabilities are somewhat rudimentary compared to "real" e-mail clients.
If you need a newsreader for the orignial intent of Usenet, this is the newsreader for you.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Stefan Kurth
  • Modification Date: April 21, 2016
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 to 10.11 - 32-bit

Download Universal Binary File Size: 1.3 MB

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icon NZB Drop 3.21

NZB Drop frees you from crawling through millions of headers to get at the content you want. With an NZB file specifying your desired content, simply drag and drop unto NZB Drop and experience the simplest, drop dead fastest way ever to retrieve files from Usenet newsgroups.
  • License: Shareware, $10
  • Developer/Publisher: Asar
  • Modification Date: September 28, 2017
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 6.1 MB

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Icon NZBVortex 3.4.3

The small and efficient NZB client for OSX, optimized for performance and ease of use. NZBVortex is very feature complete and extremely tuned for optimal download speeds and minimal system resource usage. Just search for or add your desired NZB then let take NZBvortex control: it will download the minimal required data to complete the download, uncompress, cleanup and move the download to your desired location. No overflood in settings or info: we take care of all the technical stuff in the background. A real set-and-forget download application: add a NZB and NZBVortex will take care of the rest.
  • License: Shareware, $10
  • Developer/Publisher: VortexApps
  • Modification Date: February 9, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 10.8 MB

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Icon RAR 5.50

RAR is a compression and decompression program that allows you to save files, password protect them, or even take large files and break them up into many smaller parts. RAR is available for several platforms, and you can even download the decompression part for free.
  • License: Shareware, $29
  • Developer/Publisher: Alexander Roshal
  • Modification Date: August 11, 2017
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 512 Kb

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icon Rarify 0.8.1

1. What is this
This is a very simple interface to the rar binary. And RAR is a popular compression format in the PC-side-of-the-life. Keep in mind that the RAR format won't support OSX-specific flags (ie, resource fork). For advanced options, use the rar binary in CLI mode itself, or look for other interfaces.
2. Usage
Use the Preferences window to adjust some settings (password if needed, segments if needed, etc.) and then drop onto Rarify's icon your file(s)/folder(s) in order to compress them.
3. Requirements & Installation
Rarify will run under OS X 10.4 and 10.5, both Intel and PPC architectures.
1. Drop Rarify onto your favorite location.
Due to licensing issues, I prefer you install the rar binary manually yourself (so you can read its readme, read its license, purchase a copy or whatever you wish).
2. Install if needed the rar binary. To do so:
-Go to http://www.rarlabs.com/ downloads section.
-Choose your favorite download (usually, the newer version of the rar binary for OS X) and download it.
-Make a new Finder window ("Apple + N"). Type "Apple + Shift + G". Type "/usr/local/bin".
-Now, copy the unpacked "rar" binary file onto the "/usr/local/bin" window. Authenticate as administrator if needed.
If you prefer not doing such a thing (!), you can copy as well the rar binary to the following destination (instead of "/usr/bin" or "/usr/local/bin"):
3. You can instead use the "Update RAR binary..." menu item under the application menu and these steps will be done automagically by Rarify.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Pescados Software
  • Modification Date: November 23, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher - 32-bit

Download Universal Binary File Size: 88 Kb

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Icon SABnzbd 2.3.4

SABnzbd is an Open Source Binary Newsreader written in Python.
It's totally free, incredibly easy to use, and works practically everywhere.
SABnzbd makes Usenet as simple and streamlined as possible by automating everything we can. All you have to do is add an .nzb. SABnzbd takes over from there, where it will be automatically downloaded, verified, repaired, extracted and filed away with zero human interaction.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: SABnzbd-Team
  • Modification Date: May 24, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.10 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 14.5 MB

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icon tin 2.4.2

tin is a threaded NNTP and spool based UseNet newsreader for a variety of platforms.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: tin.org
  • Modification Date: December 24, 2017
  • Requirements: macOS

Download Source Code File Size: 3 MB

Homebrew installation: Source Code  $ brew install tin

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icon The Unarchiver 4.0

The Unarchiver is a much more capable replacement for "BOMArchiveHelper.app", the built-in archive unpacker program in Mac OS X. The Unarchiver is designed to handle many more formats than BOMArchiveHelper, and to better fit in with the design of the Finder. It can also handle filenames in foreign character sets, created with non-English versions of other operating systems. I personally find it useful for opening Japanese archives, but it should handle many other languages just as well.
Supported file formats include Zip, Tar-GZip, Tar-BZip2, Rar, 7-zip, LhA, StuffIt and many other more or less obscure formats.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: MacPaw Inc.
  • Modification Date: June 13, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 13.3 MB

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Icon Unison 2.2

Usenet. It's a global network filled with vivid discussions, unique music, pictures, and more. And Unison? It's the second coming of Usenet: a fun, powerful, and Mac-like newsreader. Get on!
General Features
Improved Download Manager
Pause your queue, restart groups, and more
Highlight or kill incoming items automatically
Be whoever you want, whenever
Favorites Drawer
Switch groups without, er, leaving a group
NZB File Support
Download files from Usenet search engines
Lots more!
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Panic Software
  • Modification Date: November 5, 2014
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 10 MB

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