What news reader and news server do you use on your iPad for thisgroup?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by MalcolmO, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. MalcolmO

    MalcolmO Guest

    SSIA. TIA for replies.
    MalcolmO, Aug 20, 2013
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  2. I use the only newsreader available (well, the only one that is even barely
    tolerable): NewsTap. The server is Eternal September, the same one I use
    on my Mac.
    Michelle Steiner, Aug 20, 2013
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  3. MalcolmO

    Erilar Guest

    Same here.
    Erilar, Aug 20, 2013
  4. User-Agent: MT-NewsWatcher/3.5.3b3 (Intel Mac OS X)

    Not on this post :)
    *Hemidactylus*, Aug 20, 2013
  5. User-Agent: MT-NewsWatcher/3.5.3b3 (Intel Mac OS X)[/QUOTE]

    Yeah, but this is the iPad newsgroup, so the strong implication is that he
    was asking about newsreaders on the iPhone.
    Michelle Steiner, Aug 20, 2013
  6. MalcolmO

    Wes Groleau Guest

    Yeah, but this is the iPad newsgroup, so the strong implication is that he
    was asking about newsreaders on the iPhone.[/QUOTE]

    Actually, he explicitly said "iPad"

    I have to disagree with the description of NewsTap.

    I find it not even close to tolerable.

    But that's OK, because Lord knows I do NOT need to spend more time on
    Usenet than I already do!

    Wes Groleau

    “Brigham Young agrees to confine himself to one woman,
    if every member of Congress will do the same.â€
    — Weekly Republican, 1869
    Wes Groleau, Aug 20, 2013
  7. You can always browse with Google Groups mobile.

    *Hemidactylus*, Aug 20, 2013
  8. MalcolmO

    Wes Groleau Guest

    Lord knows I do NOT need to spend more time on Usenet
    than I already do!

    And the only good thing I can say about Google Groups
    is that it is not NewsTap.

    Wes Groleau

    From the cowardice that shrinks from new truth,
    From the laziness that is content with half-truths,
    From the arrogance that thinks it knows all truth,
    O God of Truth, deliver us.
    --Leslie Dixon Weatherhead
    --Rabbi Mordechai M. Kaplan
    --ancient prayer
    --(no attempt at attribution)
    (a thousand thanks to someone who can tell me who
    really wrote it AND persuade me they're not making it up!)
    Wes Groleau, Aug 20, 2013
  9. Er, "for the iPad".
    Michelle Steiner, Aug 20, 2013
  10. MalcolmO

    Erilar Guest

    Erilar, Aug 20, 2013
  11. MalcolmO

    Erilar Guest

    I like to take a few groups with me when I'm away from the laptop(even if
    it's just my recliner a few feet away) so I follow 4 here via NewsTap. It
    may not be great, but I have yet to learn of a better one.
    Erilar, Aug 20, 2013
  12. MalcolmO

    Erilar Guest

    That goes for my laptop, too :cool:
    Erilar, Aug 20, 2013
  13. It's one of the few things Google has done with usenet that I like. It
    browses fine. Don't need to download Newstap. Just bookmark fave groups
    in Safari. Long-winded threads might put people over their data caps,
    but that's not Google's fault. If a thread nears 500 posts it probably
    ain't worth keeping up with anyway.
    *Hemidactylus*, Aug 20, 2013
  14. MalcolmO

    Erilar Guest

    I was forced to use it temporarily when my ISP dropped Usenet until I found
    eternalseptember, then dropped it immediately.
    Erilar, Aug 21, 2013
  15. What I mean by use differs from your meaning. I would never post from
    that cesspit :) But it suffices for Safari bookmarked browsing.
    *Hemidactylus*, Aug 21, 2013
  16. MalcolmO

    bj Guest

    I use Newstap on my iPad and Giganews for my server.

    I don't seem to have the problems with Newstap that others do; if I want to
    do something more than I can or care to on my iPad, I use my PC -- using
    the much-reviled-by-others Windows Live Mail -- yes, I have tried others,
    didn't like them, and no, I have not tried *every available reader*, only a
    few, but all those wonderful capabilities & improvements come with their
    own complications, complexities, and problems learning to use them.

    If someone is so superior they must kill file anyone using WLM or Newstap,
    well, I think I can live with that. I've usually found over the years that
    the really helpful people aren't so snotty.
    bj, Aug 21, 2013
  17. MalcolmO

    Carl Heinz Guest

    I've used Forte's Agent as both my Usenet and email client on my PC for many
    years. I don't know if it's still the best, but old habits are hard to break.
    Carl Heinz, Aug 21, 2013
  18. MalcolmO

    Recliner Guest

    I use Agent on my Win 7 PC, having switched from Outlook Express when I
    finally moved from XP last year. On my iPad, I use NewsTap, and in some
    ways I actually prefer it to Agent or OE.
    Recliner, Aug 22, 2013
  19. MalcolmO

    MalcolmO Guest

    NewsTap. The server is Eternal September

    Thanks, Michelle. That's what I use on my iPod Touch. At first the UI
    had me scratching my head but once I got the hang of it I found it an
    efficient way to read newsgroups on that device.

    I asked the question about the iPad for a friend and didn't know that
    NewsTap was available on that device too.
    MalcolmO, Aug 22, 2013
  20. MalcolmO

    MalcolmO Guest

    You can always browse with Google Groups mobile.

    I look forward to the day when I use Google for NOTHING. YMMV.
    MalcolmO, Aug 22, 2013
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