For those new to Usenet the task of finding the right newsreader can be challenging. Especially if you’re not sure where to look and what features are the most important. Today we’re going to honor our 2013 Editors Choice Award winners and recommend some excellent Usenet browsers. Some are free to download and use while others offer free trials. We’ll make it clear whether the clients are free or premium. Along with highlighting some of the key features that helped each newsreader, web client or mobile Usenet app make our list.
Similar to our Best Usenet Provider awards we recognize more than one winner. As there are way too many great newsgroup services and Usenet clients on the market. In the case of newsreaders we could easily list ten or more clients. For the purpose of our awards we have chosen six winners. Along with a top 10 list.
Without further delay we’d like to congratulate each of our 2013 NGR Editor’s Choice winners. The list includes the Newshosting Client, Easynews Web Interface, Newsbin Pro, SABnzbd, NewsLeecher and Binreader. Round out our list of the Top 10 Usenet clients were GrabIt, Unison, News Rover and EZ Global Search.
Let’s take a closer look at our 2013 NGR Editor’s Choice winners for “Best Usenet Clients“:
Newshosting Usenet Client : 2013 NGR Editors Choice Award
Newshosting continues to innovate their popular Usenet client. With all the features you’d expect from a leading newsreader and then some. The client is free for Newshosting members and is available for Windows, Mac and Linux. With a Usenet search engine, video previews, auto-repair and auto-unRAR functions the client takes care of everything. All you do is choose what to download and let the Newshosting client do the rest.
Newshosting offers 1,600+ days of binary retention along with 1,400 days of text posts. Subscribers enjoy unlimited Usenet access, Newshosting Usenet client, 256-bit SSL, uncapped speed and 24/7 support. Take advantage of the Newshosting $9.99/mo. and $99.99/yr. unlimited Usenet specials.
Easynews Web Interface : 2013 NGR Editors Choice Award
Who says you need a software client to access newsgroups? Most people assume that to be the case but it isn’t as Easynews offers an excellent web Usenet interface. With the ability to search for content, preview files, stream content and download from Usenet. The Easynews web interface is free to members. In fact you can try Easynews free for 14 days. There are also some really cool iPhone, iPad and Android apps.
Newsbin Pro Usenet Client : 2013 NGR Editors Choice Award
Newsbin Pro has been an NGR editor favorite for years now and they continue to innovate and make the popular Usenet client even better. Newsbin offers an excellent user interface with support for compressed header downloads and NZB files. Newsbin will even help you organize downloads. The client costs $30 and includes a year of search. With an optional Usenet search feature. New users can download a 10 day free trial.
SABnzbd Usenet Client : 2013 NGR Editors Choice Award
SABnzbd hardly needs an introduction for Usenet fans. The free, open-source Usenet browser has been downloaded over 5 million times (Windows, Mac and Linux). SABnzbd+ turns your web browser into a Usenet client. It lacks features for those who want to download headers or enjoy text groups. Yet for binary seekers SABnzbd is very cool. Drop in an NZB file and SABnzbd will download, verify, repair and extract the contents.
NewsLeecher Usenet Client – 2013 NGR Editors Choice Award
NewsLeecher is another premium client that we’ve enjoyed using over the years. Especially their SuperSearch feature which is great for easily finding Usenet content. The user interface is clean and the client presents some nice advanced features. With lots of bells and whistles to configure for enhancing your Usenet experience. The client costs $3.99 a month for NewsLeecher + SuperSearch.
Binreader Usenet Client – 2013 NGR Editors Choice Award
We enjoy Binreader for a number of reasons. First of all its free and available for Windows, Mac and Linux. Secondly they offer a portable version that you can run from a thumb drive. With Binreader you can search for content through Binsearch.info and let the client do the rest. From downloading to PAR2 repair and RAR extraction. You can download the latest version directly from the Binreader site free of charge.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our 2013 Editor’s Choice Awards for the best Usenet clients. Please help us recognize and congratulate the winners for their efforts. You might also want to check out our Editor’s Choice Awards for “Best Usenet Providers“, “Best Usenet Deals” and “Best Free Usenet Trials” as each is updated frequently.