Pineapple News

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Pineapple News is a popular, trial version Mac program, that belongs to the category Internet software with subcategory News (more specifically Newsgroup Readers). View full description

Pineapple News is a popular, trial version Mac program, that belongs to the category Internet software with subcategory News (more specifically Newsgroup Readers).

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Since we added this program to our catalog in 2006, it has already reached 1,101 downloads, and last week it achieved 0 downloads.

Pineapple News is available for users with the operating system Mac OS X and previous versions, and it is available in English. Its current version is 0.8.9 and was updated on 8/10/2006.

Pineapple News is a light software that takes up less storage space than most programs in the category Internet software.

Pineapple News is a USENET newsreader for Mac OS X. It is primarily an offline reader, but it has features and user interface conventions that make it easy to use online also. It’s easy to set up multiple server accounts and use them all simultaneously. You can create many identities, each with its own signature file, and switch between them quickly. You can set individual groups for headers-only or full article downloads, which helps you make the best use of your network bandwidth. The program allows you to create your own storage folders, which you can use to save copies of messages that interest you. Cross-post detection means you won’t have to read the same article more than once. The program has a killfile, so you can ignore unruly posters. You can proof messages you write with Mac OS X’s built-in spell-checker. Extensive online help is available in standard Mac OS X helpbook format, which allows you to quickly search for keywords of interest.

The program displays quoted text in distinctive colors, so it’s easy to see who said what. If you don’t like the default colors, you can customize them from the program’s preferences window. It searches message text for URLs and e-mail addresses and turns them into highlighted clickable links, so that USENET messages can have some of the advantages of web pages.

Pineapple News can decode binary attachments in several formats: yenc, uuencode, MIME base64, and MIME inline. If an attachment is spread across two or more message files, it will automatically search through all downloaded messages in the current newsgroup, find the necessary parts, and stitch them back together. Currently, the program can’t deal with RARs, PARs, or NZB files, but I’ll likely add support for them, if there is enough interest.

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Pineapple News 0.8.9