If you happen to be a Macintosh user, you haven’t nearly as many options in terms of newsreaders as do PC users. Fortunately, however, there are some very good options to choose from. One of them is NZBVortex. NZBVortex offers quite a few features that should be attractive to people who are serious about their USENET.
The features on NZBVortex include:
These all put NZBVortex in the same class as many of the best PC-based newsreaders. If you’re on a Macintosh system, you may want to give this a try. NZBVortex is currently on version 2.8.2 and continues to be developed at a very steady pace.
Mac users may not have the same amount of options as PC users do for USENET, but they can still access some of the most popular USENET newsreaders for their systems.
Sabnzbd has long been a favorite of PC users and it’s available for Macintosh, as well. It’s free and supports some of the same advanced features that NZBVortex offers. The main difference between the two is that NZBVortex is a paid program.
PAN is also a great option for Macintosh users. Like Sabnzbd, PAN is completely free of charge and can be downloaded from multiple sites.
Macintosh users generally have fewer options for open source software than PC users, but the aforementioned Sabnzbd and PAN constitute two of the best. They can both support SSL encrypted connections, ensuring that you can get the most out of the privacy features offered by your USENET provider.
If you prefer to purchase your software, NZBVortex is a good option. It has been offered at discounted prices as part of various promotions in the past, so you may want to keep an eye out for price reductions on this particular piece of software.
Any one of these three newsreaders will give you the same access to the tremendous resource that USENET provides with the same flexibility and security that PC users enjoy.