LottaNZB – aims to simplify and automate the download of binary news from Usenet

LottaNZB is a simple and automated Usenet downloader for NZB files. It has a refreshingly simple interface which fits into the GNOME desktop.

LottaNZB aims to simplify and automate the download of binary news from the Usenet, a world-wide internet discussion system. You can tell LottaNZB what to download using NZB files, which are created by many Usenet search engines.

LottaNZB integrates nicely with GNOME desktops, but is not limited to that environment. It uses the mature SABnzbd software as its foundation.

Features include:

  • Polished user interface.
  • Stand-alone NZB Usenet client or as a front-end for a SABnzbd client running on any computer.
  • Queue multiple NZB files directly from within your file manager and web browser at once.
  • Arrange the download queue and add NZB files using drag ‘n drop.
  • Define multiple Usenet servers with or without authentication.
  • Limit the bandwidth used to download.
  • Easily configure both SABnzbd and LottaNZB without having manually edit configuration files.
  • Plug-in support.
  • Bandwidth throttling support.
  • Easy to use configuration assistant.
  • Extensive API for third-party applications.
  • Available in different languages besides English including Danish, Dutch, French, German, Norwegian and Spanish.

Website: launchpad.net/lottanzb
Developer: LottaNZB development team
License: GNU GPL v3


LottaNZB is written in Python. Learn Python with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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