Favorite Usenet Provider, Newsreader, Search Engine

A month ago we launched a few polls so visitors could vote for their favorite Usenet provider, newsreader and Usenet search engine.  The Usenet provider and newsreader polls were very close with no clear winner.  Nzbmatrix won big in the Usenet search poll.  Here is a breakdown of the most popular in each category.

Favorite Usenet Provider Poll Results:
Astraweb received 28% of the votes
Giganews received 24% of the votes
NewsDemon received 23% of the votes

Favorite Newsreader Poll Results:
Newsleecher received 17% of the votes
Alt.Binz received 17% of the votes
SABnzbd received 14% of the votes
GrabIt received 13% of the votes
Forte Agent received 12% of the votes
NewsBin Pro received 10% of the votes

Favorite Usenet Search Poll Results:
Nzbmatrix received 37% of the votes
Binsearch received 11% of the votes
Newzbin received 9% of the votes
Newzleech received 9% of the votes

Congratulations to the winners.  If your favorite service, software or search site missed the cut this time around stay tuned as we’ll be bringing more polls and interactive features to NewsgroupReviews in the near future.

Latest Usenet Newsreader Updates : February 2010

While we spend a lot of time covering Usenet providers the newsreader vendors have been quite busy as well.  Let’s take a look at some of the major updates and version changes over the last few months.

Visit our newsreader section to compare and contrast all the newsgroup clients.  Then head over to the downloads page to grab the latest version of your favorite Usenet reader.

Newsreader: SABnzbd+
Latest version: 0.5.0 RC6
Release date: Feb. 7, 2010
Operating system support – Windows, Mac, Unix
Helpful links:  Free download, SABnzbd+ 0.5.0 Quick-start, Release notes

Newsreader: Unison
Latest version: 2.0.4
Release date: Feb. 2, 2010
Operating system support – Mac OS X 10.5+
Helpful links: Demo download, Unison setup guide, Unison 2 features

Newsreader: News Rover
Latest version: 15
Release date: Sept. 8, 2009
Operating system support – Windows
Helpful links:  Trial download, News Rover setup guide, News Rover 15 features

Newsreader: BinTube
Latest version:
Release date: Feb. 12, 2010
Operating system support: Windows
Helpful links:  Free download, BinTube setup guide, BinTube review

Newsreader: Forte Agent
Latest version: 6.0
Release date: Nov. 21, 2009
Operating system support – Windows
Helpful links:  Trial download, Forte Agent setup guide, Agent version 6 info

Newsreader: Thunderbird
Latest version:
Release date: Aug. 20, 2009
Operating system support – Windows, Mac, Unix
Helpful links:  Free download, Thunderbird setup guide, Thunderbird newsreader info

New to Usenet?  Take a look at our newsreader tutorial to learn more about how Usenet clients work and tips for choosing the right software for your needs.