NewsTap (Usenet Newsreader) by Alexander Clauss (Universal)
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Released: Oct 8, 2008
Version: 5.4.1
Size: 5 MB
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NewsTap (Usenet Newsreader)

Alexander Clauss
NewsTap is a powerful Usenet Newsreader for the iPad, iPhone and the iPod Touch.

Features:
- Optimized for offline usage, so you can read and write news articles without an internet connection

- It's easy and simple to subscribe, manage and read news groups.

- Filters (also known as "Killfile") can automatically mark articles as read or mark them with a certain color.

- The application fully supports the portrait and landscape mode.

- Support for binary groups (photos and other files). Photos and pictures can be displayed directly. It's possible to add photos into the photo album or open them in other Apps.

- Quotes are displayed in different colors. Colors are also used to distinguish between read and unread articles, filtered articles.

- Hyperlinks are automatically detected and can be opened in a web browser.

- Optimized article layout for the small iPhone display. The original article layout is also available.

- Navigate within the articles from within the thread view or simply by flipping to the next/previous article with your finger.

- A graphical „tree view“ visualizes a complete discussion and makes it super-easy to follow and participate discussions.

- It's possible to hide articles that are already read and to hide quotes.

- Sync the read/unread states of the articles using a „newsrc“ file with other usenet client. The sync can be done via SFTP, WebDAV, Dropbox and iCloud.

- Post new articles or send followups.

- Build-in help, which explains all the application features.


For more screenshots please look at the developers web site.

What's new in version 5.4.1
Fixes an issue with the keyboard which is sometimes covering the text when editing postings.
Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
Our verdict: Good
  • + NewsTap (Usenet Newsreader) is an ok, 3.5-star app.
  • + NewsTap (Usenet Newsreader) is currently ranked #35 in paid News apps for iPhone, as well as #12 in paid News apps for iPad.
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