Newstap (usenet Newsreader) App Reviews

By Alexander Clauss

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Newstap (usenet Newsreader) app review

Newstap (usenet Newsreader) App Info

  • 1254 Ratings
  • Price: $3.99
  • Category: News
  • Updated: Sep 18 2019
  • Version: 5.3.5
  • Size: 5.49 MB
  • Seller: Alexander Clauss
  • © Alexander Clauss

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Customer Reviews of the Newstap (usenet Newsreader) App

App cant request permissions to save photos

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xyz_'s Review of Newstap (usenet Newsreader)

Reviewed on 8/31/19 2:12 PM

So you cannot save photos. At least it crashes each time i try to save a photo. Which makes this not useful at all. For me

Useless

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AirForce MSgt's Review of Newstap (usenet Newsreader)

Reviewed on 8/21/18 6:03 PM

Disconnects without loading articles.

Used to be a good app

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SciFi_Reader62's Review of Newstap (usenet Newsreader)

Reviewed on 12/4/18 12:46 PM

I used to use and recommend this app; but can no longer do so. Starting a couple of updates ago, I started getting the authentication issues and even after contacting the developer could not resolve the issue ( he could not duplicate it). I'm sure that I'm ever ring the user name and password correctly, as I can manually enter them on my laptop and access my newsgroups.

A Good Start

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bedouin's Review of Newstap (usenet Newsreader)

Reviewed on 12/4/18 12:46 PM

I generally like the design of the app and find it intuitive; I especially like the way it displays replies in a particular thread as a tree sorted by author. To me the benchmark for all newsreaders is Unison on the Mac though, and NewsTap has a way to go before it rivals it. Filters need to provide an option to k*** cross posts (and subsequently 90% of Usenet spam). At version 3.x lack of support for binaries seems like a huge oversight. The app was developed by the same individual who made iCab, and he's done some great work over the years; I'm faithful that he will improve NewsTap as well. A quick glance at other clients for iOS leads me to believe this is still the best reader for iDevices.

Good NewsReader

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Survbob's Review of Newstap (usenet Newsreader)

Reviewed on 12/4/18 12:46 PM

Great app, only issues are...can only use one server and won't post binaries.

Excellent

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Michelle_eris's Review of Newstap (usenet Newsreader)

Reviewed on 12/4/18 12:46 PM

Excellent offline reader. Online doesn't make sense for 3g or EDGE connection. Ratings for v 1.0 & 1.1 should be removed or at least ignored.

NewsTap good!

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Udsd007's Review of Newstap (usenet Newsreader)

Reviewed on 12/4/18 12:46 PM

Nice app, handles about 99% of my needs. Very good browser integration, excellent retention/deletion control, and excellent forward/backward control interface in a thread. Would be nice to have: O ROT13 on display, even if not feasible in editor; O ability to specify multiple servers/IDs/passwords O ability to add/modify headers for, e.g., self-moderated groups O regexes in filters O article display honor newlines in text. I write code for a living, and think this is GOOD STUFF. I'd like to see it just a little bit better. Mikea

Works great!

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fosite47's Review of Newstap (usenet Newsreader)

Reviewed on 12/4/18 12:46 PM

A must have if you own a iPhone and subcribe to newsgroups.

NewsTap *used to be* much faster...

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Matterenergy's Review of Newstap (usenet Newsreader)

Reviewed on 12/4/18 12:46 PM

I'm a long-time, relatively happy NewsTap user, despite the occasional scrambled article list or crash. But recently I "upgraded" to the latest version, and what a shock! Everything is five to ten times slower, with "Delete old articles" being the most egregious. What happened? Is it now running on a Turing machine simulation? ;-( I'd love to be able to "downgrade" to the older version...it wasn't fast, but it was so much faster than the new one. Update on Oct. 7: For no obvious reason, NewsTap's speed has improved remarkably. Now it seems that it's a bit faster than the old version. I don't know what happened, but I like it!

Is it any good

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Cybersco's Review of Newstap (usenet Newsreader)

Reviewed on 12/4/18 12:46 PM

I have no idea, I have never been able to do anything with this app. I will have to take other's word that it actually does something. If you are stupid, like me, give a pass on this app and find another app which doesn't require a PhD to operate.