What's New

Because of a bug in iOS 14 very large and deep threads could not be read properly anymore. So articles of the groups could not be accessed. The new release will include a workaround for this iOS 14 issue, so articles do no longer get lost. There was no such problem under iOS 13 or older.

App Description

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

- 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.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 24, 2011 New version 3.2
  • November 11, 2011 New version 3.5
  • December 15, 2011 New version 3.5.1
  • March 19, 2012 New version 3.5.5
  • December 08, 2012 New version 4.0
  • December 14, 2012 New version 4.0.1
  • September 26, 2015 New version 5.0
  • October 18, 2015 New version 5.1
  • December 05, 2015 New version 5.1.1
  • December 08, 2015 New version 5.1.2
  • January 14, 2016 New version 5.1.3
  • January 20, 2016 New version 5.1.5
  • February 19, 2016 New version 5.1.6
  • March 10, 2016 New version 5.1.7
  • July 04, 2016 New version 5.1.8
  • November 08, 2016 New version 5.2.1
  • January 05, 2017 New version 5.2.2
  • June 14, 2019 New version 5.3.4
  • August 16, 2019 New version 5.3.5
  • December 31, 2019 New version 5.4
  • January 07, 2020 New version 5.4.1
  • August 06, 2021 New version 5.5

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