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Alt.binz Review

Alt.binz is an excellent Usenet newsreader specifically designed for downloading binary content.


Alt.binz allows you to download an antiquated version for free and then they ask that you donate to upgrade. 17 Euros is the donation right now.

Usenet Search

Alt.binz does not offer their own search however you can use a wide range of public search engines such as NewsLeech, Beta.binaries, Yabse, etc

NZB Support

Alt.binz supports NZB file downloads

Platform Information

Alt.binz works on Window and Linux with wine!!


Alt.binz is an excellent Usenet Newsreader. Be sure to check out their free version and then decide if you want to donate for the upgrade

More Details

Alt.binz is a binary newsreader that allows users to download and manage articles from the Usenet. There are many different features to this software such as checking downloaded files, auto unpausing missing PAR@ blocks, repairing them and also unraring them. The newsreader is supported by various search engines for Usenet. With Alt.binz, then you can easily and quickly search for files and browse groups.

There are many different features that make this newsreader worthwhile, so we have identified what we think are the key elements.

A wide range of Usenet search engines are fully supported. Search engines such as NewsLeech, Beta.binaries, Yabse and more are all supported.

  • Auto PAR and RAR “ If the file that you are downloading needs par2 files, then alt.binz will automatically download and repair the files for you. It will also un-rar the files.
  • It fully supports NZB files and allows a user to import into download queues. Scheduler that will manage your download queues and start them at optimum speeds.
  • XPAT-server side search support.
  • Multi-server support that gives you the ability to download from more than one server at any one time.
  • Linux compatible “ This is one of the few systems we found that actually works on Linux.
  • Customize your own interface.

You can use alt.binz for all your newsgroup download needs. The software will let you download nzb files from Usenet search engines and rss feeds. You can schedule autopare and autounrar the files straight into the folder you want to store them in.

Installation of Alt.binz is easy. All you need to do is create a directory in the computer. Extract the file and then run it! The system download is an exe file, so it will do all the setting up for you. When you visit the website you can find an extremely useful link to wiki that has a page that is fully dedicated to this software newsreader. The information here will no doubt answer any question you have. Start with the ˜quick start™ guide, which will take you through all the necessary parts to starting your alt.binz.

There is also a very useful forum section at the website that allows you to ask all your questions or solve your issues with fellow users. The chances are that any issue you come across has been faced by these old hands a long time ago so you should get quick help and support. This is a great newsreader program that will quickly have you fully engrossed in the world of the Usenet. It is quick to learn, easy to install and has a wealth of resources that will help with any problems or questions you have.

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Editor Rating
4 stars
UpgradesOne Time Donation
Usenet SearchN/A
Free TrialYes
Alexa Rank363,917

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1 Comment about Alt.binz Review

  1. ChaosKiller on January 26th, 2010

    In my opinion the best out there!

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