About NewsTap

NewsTap is an Usenet Newsreader. The App runs on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.


  • It's easy and simple to subscribe, manage and read news groups.
  • Supports multiple servers at the same time.
  • Articles can be saved as favorites.
  • The application fully supports the portrait and landscape mode.
  • Support for binary groups so photos and pictures can be displayed as well. It's possible to add photos into the photo album.
  • Quotes are displayed in different colors.
  • Hyperlinks can be opened in the web browser Safari and of course in iCab Mobile as well.
  • Optimized article layout for the small iPhone display. The original layout is also available.
  • Navigate articles via thread tree or by flicking with one finger.
  • Articles that are already read and quotes can be hidden to save space on the small display.
  • Filters ("Killfile") can be used to automatically mark articles with a color label or to mark them as read.
  • Threads can be grouped into folders.
  • Build-in help, which explains all the application features.
  • Syncing the the read status ("newsrc" file) with other Usenet clients via SFTP, WebDAV and Dropbox supported.

There's also a free "Lite" version of NewsTap available in the AppStore. This allows you to test the App before buying it. The Lite version has some limitations: you can only subscribe to two news groups at the same time, there's no sync feature available and the App shows some ads.