SABnzbd 0.5.0 Final Release : Download Available Now

Earlier this week SABnzbd version 0.5.0 final was released.  Since the web-based newsreader is open source you can download it free from  If you enjoy the Usenet client please consider donating to the project either monetarily or by providing feedback for bug fixes or technical support.

Let’s take a look at some of the cool features SABnzbd 0.5.0 has to offer:

1. Cross Platform Support (Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix, BSD)

SABnzbd cross platform support
As the image notes SABnzbd runs anywhere.  SABnzbd is written in Python and supports Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix and BSD environments.  Better yet since SABnzbd runs in a web browser you can check in on your queue from anywhere.

2. Language Support (English, French, German, Swedish, Dutch)

SABnzbd supported languages
The new SABnzbd 0.5.0 release supports multiple languages out of the box.  These languages include English, French, German, Swedish and Dutch.

3. Customizable Themes

SABnzbd customizable themes
Themes for SABnzbd let you change the look and feel of the reader.  Since it is all browser based adding a new skin to your PC or mobile device can make a big difference to usability.  Themes include the default “SMPL”, Plush and a cool new Mobile skin which replaces the old iPhone template.

4. Third Party Applications

SABnzbd third party add-ons

A major advantage to SABnzbd being open source is the ability to develop and use third party add-ons and applications like nzbStatus (Firefox), SABConnect (Chrome) and myNZB (iPhone).

Note: all the images above were sourced directly from the new SABnzbd homepage.  They do such a great job of explaining the advantages of the client we couldn’t see recreating the wheel.

If you haven’t tried SABnzbd yet then go for it!  Once you get comfortable with the web UI the reader is very easy to use.  If your looking for an easy way to download, repair and extract binaries then SABnzbd is a great choice.  Add in the ability to check your queue from anywhere,  support for virtually any platform including mobile, customizable themes and some very cool third party applications and you get the new SABnzbd.