Download PhoNews Newsgroup Reader apk 2.3 free for Android smartphone

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PhoNews Newsgroup Reader

Posted by Christian Grach in Communication | Sept. 4, 2016 | 29 Comments

Apk file size: 1.6 MB

PhoNews is a Usenet-News Client for reading online newsgroups.

• Supports multiple servers
• Subscribe to multiple newsgroups
• Authentication on the server
• SSL/TLS connection to the server
• Display HTML messages
• Open/Load attachments
• Offline-Mode
• Save attachments to Dropbox and Google Drive

Additional Features (In-App Purchase):
• Write Messages
• No Ads

For support and feature-requests send an e-mail to [email protected]

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Christian Grach part of our Communication and have average installs from 10000 to 50000. Last Update Sept. 4, 2016. Google play rating is 69.7468. Current verison is 2.3. Actual size 1.6 MB.

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Ray G

Still bugs with latest update Cannot mark individual thread as read. Wish I had stayed with the old version. I uninstalled and reinstalled but that seems to have made things worse. Cannot sort messages by date so most recent is at the top. The write new message button is in the wrong place you can never see how many posts are in the last group it should be on the options dropdown.

rob riley

Good newsreader but... I like it for the most part. A few little tweeks would get more stars from me. A reading pane along with the thread pane, keeping the entire thread together - not breaking into a new thread with the same topic for same level replies.

billy coombes

Does the job Good for mobile usenet access

Αθανάσιος Μυγδαλάς

Great for what it does I can read the news on my tablet everywhere. Easy to set up with aioe or eternal-september. Simple in use with not a lot of options obscuring.

Alexander Clouter

No offline support and zero support Found the offline functionality does not work and just assumed it was in the paid upgrade. So I paid, still no luck and two weeks ago I emailed for help. Sent a few polite follow up pleas and still no reply to any email. Yes, its the prettiest usenet client out there, but without offline article reading and a kill fill, I will be keeping with Groundhog.

Thomas Lahn

Relatively bad Good: Easy server and subscription setup. Postings are technically correct. Bad: A bit too simple user interface (settings only in main menu). Contains adware, but no posting without paid upgrade (up to CHF 2.09) except in test groups. No fixed-width font. Cannot view or test what I would be paying for. No updates since months. Uninstalled.

Kelsey Bjarnason

Unusable In theory could be good but won't even let you compose a post - totally useless garbage in its current state.

John Fairhurst

Does thejob Creating and reading posts is easy.

A Google User

Unusable Very very very slow. So slow I am not even sure it works properly. Refreshing endlessly. Trying to see all messages of a binary group in Giganews.

A Google User

Fails with server connection every time and have to refresh way too many times to read any messages

A Google User

Never connects Unreliable. Can connect to server about 5% of the time. When it can connect, it can never read the articles. It always gives an error. There is no way to modify any of the connection settings after they are saved. The only way to change them is to create a new connections settings entry and delete the old one.

A Google User

Saulius Very well for retry reading.

A Google User

Looking forward to the version that allows posting.

A Google User

Poor support in chinese encode Can't change characters encode one by one in server setting. Waiting improve!

A Google User

Aewesome Works perfectly uses only built-in GUI elements, so it integrates well! Five stars!

A Google User

Excellent app Simple and usable. It would be nice support for other char encodings

A Google User

This seems like a really good start for a newsreading app. One missing feature I consider critical is the ability to just mark posts as read.

A Google User

Does not work on my HTC Wildfire. It installs and pretends it is doing.sometjing, but it is killingly slow and keeps crashing. I would not tecomend!

A Google User

Only few bodies. Can't edit server settings. No abillity to post a message.

A Google User

Just few subjects (not all), no bodies.

A Google User

Doesn't allow you to enter in username and password.


Can't even configure it Instructions missing, totally un-intuitive. Not a single clue as to how to make it fetch a list of active newsgroups. Can't make head nor tail of it. Sorry it goes in the digital WPB

Don Zeigler

Blah Bought the upgrade so I could post. Still doesn't work. I should have checked more reviews.... waste of money.

A Google User

A total piece of junk Never could load group listings. This app should be deleted from the market.

Are Oia

Could be better US only date style, no html messages. Have not tested posting as expected reader only (as title says). Terminal readers in chroot are better for now.

Paul Rhyan

Would not DL attachments Attachments show up as ASCII text. Uninstalled

Denis Voronin

good! Please, add charset selection in server properties.

Anton Chukhrov

Finally! Finally issue with reading messages is fixed. Thank You!

saultube 28

Needs betrer group handling A hierarchical tree alternative view for selection would b useful

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