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Shareware; €14.99

Current Version: 0.2.9 (July 14, 2009)

Nemo is Usenet newsreader made for Mac OS X that is designed to look and behave like an Apple application. It uses the most recent Mac OS X technologies like WebKit and Spotlight.

Nemo uses WebKit in order to render messages on screen. This means that if you know a little bit of CSS you can create your own messages styles or threads map styles easily and share them with other users like in Adium or Colloquy. You can also navigate the Internet with the simple and complete integrated browser; you can use your bookmarks from your favorite browser with an auto-update sync feature.

Features include:

  • You can use it as an Online or Offline newsreader
  • Google Groups Integration
  • Fast message search bar for Subject, Author, MsgID and Body
  • Advanced Search inside groups
  • X-Face, Face and X-Face-URL support
  • Messages rendering engine based on WebKit, fully customizable.
  • Fully Customizable Signatures with AppleScript.
  • Growl Notification supports for incoming events.
  • Hierarchical Messages List
  • Flat Messages List
  • Graphical Thread Map
  • Navigate between threads using your keyboard without touching the mouse.
  • Thread Inspector window to navigate without opening a thread.
  • Smart Folder Support
  • Virtual Newsgroup to archive messages
  • Multiple Labels support
  • Mark a message as watched
  • Automatic archive purge
  • Automatic groups refresh
  • Send a message automatically at specified time.
  • Multiple Concurrent downloads from the same server.
  • Customizable dock icon
  • Messages preview as tooltips in list
  • Multiple post ordering (last thread update and thread creation)
  • Support for different encodings from standard ISO to Japanese.
  • Integrated web browser based upon WebKit engine
  • Automatically share bookmarks with Safari, Camino, Firefox, Opera and OmniWeb.
  • Automatic Software Update
  • Export or Import settings between different copies of Nemo.
  • Spotlight support.

Version 0.2.9 adds/changes the following:

  • #450 Can't send messages
  • #432 Nemo places signature in one-line
  • #438 Can't perform refresh
  • #439 Can't select groups
  • #440 Subscribing to the same group is allowed multiple times
  • #441 Deleting drafts is dimmed
  • #442 Added shortcut to refresh selected groups and refresh all subscriptions
  • #445 Crash at startup

See the development forum for more information.

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Also See . . .

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Also, if you have an older Mac, be sure to check out the "Classic" applications page for more options.

Finally, take a look at ALEMIA if you think you know that name of an application, but aren't quite sure.

Related Links

Andrew Starr has another marvelous page about Usenet newsreaders that you simply must check out.

Key Mac Newsgroups

There are several Usenet newsgroups dedicated to Macintosh-specific topics. Here are the most essential ones:

comp.sys.mac.announce is a moderated newsgroup that contains important general announcements to the Macintosh community.

comp.sys.mac.apps is the place to go when you have questions about specific Macintosh programs.

comp.sys.mac.comm is the place to discuss all things involving Macintosh telecommunications and Macs on the Internet.

comp.sys.mac.printing is for all printer- and printing-related discussion.

comp.sys.mac.hardware.misc is for discussion of all other Macintosh hardware-related questions.

comp.sys.mac.system is the place to go for MacOS-related discussions.

comp.sys.mac.misc is the place to post when other Macintosh-related newsgroups don't fit the bill.

Note: If you'd like to search the Usenet for Macintosh-related information, you really only have one option (but it's a good one): Google purchased the old DejaNews ( Usenet archive, and now offers sophisticated searching of all mainstream Usenet newsgroups, both past and present.

Also Consider . . .

These are applications that are newer and of potential interest, but which I haven't yet selected for permanent inclusion. Have a look, and let me know if you think they deserve to be part of the permanent collection!