- My pick for the best Usenet Client is: SABnzbd (Windows, Mac and Linux)
- On Android, the best client is PowerNZB — see my review here
- Another popular client is NZBGet — this client is a bit lighter on system resources than SABnzbd.
SABnzbd: A Free Usenet Downloading App
SABnzbd is a reliable Usenet downloading application that uses multiple connections for speed.
SABnzbd is free and it’s available for Linux, Macs, Windows, and NAS Devices. It runs as a mini webserver on your computer. Once installed, you can visit the local URL “http://localhost:8080/sabnzbd/” in a web browser to access the application. You can then click on the “Config” button, followed by the “Servers” tab, and enter your Usenet subscription information. The full “Quick Start” instructions for SABnzbd are here.
If you use the Firefox browser, you can get an extension NZB Unity, which makes sending NZB files to SABnzbd easier (an NZB file contains a pointer to files available on Usenet). You can also set SABnzbd to watch a folder, and start downloading when you drop an NZB file into that folder.
If you use Chrome, you can use this plug-in: SABConnect++
Sonarr: An Automatic Usenet Downloader
Sonarr (formerly NZBDrone) is an app that will perform daily automated downloads for you. It’s available for Linux, Windows, and macOS. It can also automate torrent downloads.
I find that Sonarr makes the download process unnecessarily complicated, but others may still enjoy it.