Making a decision between newsreaders can be complicated, but we'll try and make it as simple as possible. The first point is that some Usenet providers specify a preferred newsreader client for use with their services. If this is the case for your provider, there are usually good reasons for such a recommendation. In addition to any recommendation your provider might make, you should also ensure your newsreader has the characteristics and capabilities you require. In the table below, we've listed and ranked the leading newsreaders according to the most important criteria. But — and this is important — we've designed the table so that you can sort the different packages according to the characteristics you feel are most important.
Sorting By Columns: You can sort our table by any column. For example, if you want to sort alphabetically by name, click on the "Name" column header. Click a second time to reverse the sort order.
Rearranging Columns: Also you can rearrange the order of the columns. Just click and hold on a column's header and drag it left or right to where you want it.
Restoring the Table: To restore the table to its initial state, sort by "Rank" or refresh the page.
Checking the Details: This table shows the most common decision criterion without overwhelming you with the details. But, when you click on an individual row, all of the extra detail you might need — uuEncode support, Rar repair, IPv6 support, etc. — is shown below the table. Once you've made a decision, just click on the banner ad below the table to be taken to your new newsreader's site.
The Flash custom comparison table is only available in English. Visit the English-language comparison page to use it.