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

"NewsTap Lite" is the free version of the "NewsTap" App. "NewsTap Lite" is a fully functional Usenet Newsreader, but it does not support all features of the "NewsTap" App. The Lite version only supports one server and can only subscribe to two group.

Features of NewsTap Lite:
- Optimized for offline usage. Download and send out articles in one go and then you can read and write articles completely offline.
- Supports binary groups with photos and other files.
- Supports filters to mark articles as read or mark them with a certain color.
- 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.
- A „tree view“ of a whole discussion makes is super easy to follow even large discussions.
- Highly customizable.
- Post new articles or send follow-ups.
- Build-in help.

For more screenshots please look at the developers web site.

Please check out the full version if you want to read more than 2 groups, need newsrc syncing and if you do not want to see iAds.

What's New

Version 5.3.1

Fixes several glitches in the User Interface on an iPad running iOS 11.

Ratings and Reviews



Doesn't support yenc (silly not to now a days concidering yencs been around for a long time).
Also the app will eat up your space on your touch/iPhone as it downloads articals why not just the headers with an option to download the body?!) arbitrarily without any sort of useful filters to combat spam posters.
Poor attempt at a usenet client.

Promising early days


Looks good so far. Easy to configure and to subscribe to groups. I only read text groups so I can't speak to binary support. Threading seems a bit clunky but it may be my learning curve.

It doesn't support yEnc 


I dunno why make a reader that doesn't support yenc especially when 90% of the binary files are yenc encoded. It's like making a web browser that doesn't read jpeg.  for a half-done reader.


Alexander Clauss
9 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, German
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this application.
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Unrestricted Web Access
© 2017 Alexander Clauss


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