Available Newsreaders

What are Usenet Newsreaders?

In order to access the thousands of Newsgroups available on Usenet, a good Newsreader is necessary to navigate. A good Newsreader makes it easy to subscribe to and organize various newsgroups easily. A stand-alone newsreader allows the user to easily navigate through the messages of Newsgroups to easily track the trail of messages that are posted on any given subject.

Nowadays, Newsreaders go far and beyond the basics of reading through messages, allowing more complex functions such as doing real-time searches throughout the thousands of newsgroups by a particular keyword – as well as combining messages in order to obtain the files that are posted. Below is a list of Newsreaders that have been assembled by popularity and the platforms they support.

With your Newsdemon account, you will need a
Newsreader to access the thousands of Uncensored Newsgroups that Usenet
provides. Here are some popular Newsreader choices:

Free Newsreaders

Newsflash Plus

A free newsreader from ensisoft with integrated searh, browsing, download control and the ability to integrate audio and video players as well as other software.


alt.binz is a powerful binary newsreader, for downloading and managing articles from Usenet. Checking the downloaded files, auto unpausing missing PAR2 blocks, repairing, and finally unraring them, are just a few options in this utility.


SABnzbd is a multi-platform binary newsgroup downloader. SABnzbd’s main interface is web-based, this means with a little bit of configuration you can easily check and add files from other PC’s around the world or on other devices such as the iPhone.


NZBGet is optimized for performance and uses little memory. Automatic download, Unrar, Unpack, Par Repair and Post Process. Works fine with media players, routers and NAS devices; including some that are pre-installed by vendors.


Pan is a Usenet newsreader that’s good at both text and binaries. It supports offline reading, scoring and killfiles, yEnc, NZB, PGP handling, multiple servers, and secure connections. It runs on Linux, BSD systems, Mac OS X, and Windows.

Shareware Newsreaders


One of the most popular Newsreaders for Windows users. Offers superb stability and a variety of features such as thumbnail view of images downloaded and built in PAR/RAR functions. Trial Ware – $20.00 for a Lifetime Account. Newsbin Pro Tutorial


Newsleecher is a combination of many features and functions. Built in search is additional. Share Ware $19.99 per year, or $29.99 per year with built in search. Windows only. Newsleecher Tutorial

Forte Agent

Forte Agent lays claim to being one of the first Newsreaders in existence. Many functions and features are minimal, but it also makes the program light and compact. Share Ware – $29.99 per version.