AirForce MSgt's Review of Newstap (usenet Newsreader)Reviewed on 8/21/18 6:03 PM
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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.
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 kill 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
rastyk's Review of Newstap (usenet Newsreader)Reviewed on 12/4/18 12:46 PM
This does a great job with syncing to one news server if your purpose is to read Usenet groups. I have heard of some problems with binaries, but I do not use it for that purpose. I sync it and read things at a later time. This app had two problems with the software keyboard with an iPhone/iPod update (3.1?) which caused posting and filter editing problems. These have recently been fixed. I wish I could add more servers. I wish I could use regex filtering. But all in all, this has been working well for me.