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Unison
Unison
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Unison

Version 2.2

Usenet newsreader handles messages, files, & media.

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Unison overview

Unison is a carefully-crafted, genuinely revolutionary Mac OS X Usenet newsreader. It offers all the expected newsreader functionality: easy-to-navigate threaded discussions, the ability to ignore annoying posters, multiple signature management, and easy, Mail-like posting with spell checking and all the trimmings.

But it also goes much, much further than any other Usenet client on earth, starting with a unique four-view interface that lets you view and work with Usenet group content in four distinct styles: messages, files, images, or music. It lets you preview MP3 files directly off a Usenet server, view images in an elegant iPhoto-like thumbnail view, prioritize transfers with a flexible downloads manager, find favorites quickly with a categorized column-view interface, smartly group files into meta-groups (like songs into albums), show download status beautifully in the dock, and much more.

What’s new in version 2.2

Updated on Nov 08 2014

Version 2.2:
  • End of development, last update for Unison
  • Now free, unlocked for all users
  • Adds multi-connection downloads for much faster transfers
  • Adds a lot more Retina assets for more beautiful browsing on newer machines
  • Fixes many little bugs and quirks

Information

License

Free

Size

10 MB

Downloads

125731

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.0 or later
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Simon2007
Simon2007
Mar 16 2019
2.2
0.0
Mar 16 2019
0.0
Version: 2.2
Really love Unison, but it crashes a lot with the newer Mac OS operating systems. I'm using OS 10.14.3 Mojave and have found that if you add it to System Preferences/Security & Privacy/Accessibility, it works great. Hasn't crashed once since I've done this. Of course, there's a privacy issue that may be a concern for some, but not me.
Noraa
Noraa
Aug 29 2015
2.2
2.5
Aug 29 2015
2.5
Version: 2.2
Anyone know how to get the 2.1.10 version? I'm ready to just downgrade at this point.
Noraa
Noraa
Jan 6 2015
2.2
2.5
Jan 6 2015
2.5
Version: 2.2
I like some of the changes made to how items are downloaded, and of course it's now free, but it's buggy as hell. I know Panic has said 2.2 was EoD, but maybe they could at least release a bug fix to make 2.2 useable. As it is, I can use it for a short amount of time before it crashes, usually at the end of a download. Quite annoying.
Phatkrome
Phatkrome
Dec 31 2014
2.2
0.0
Dec 31 2014
0.0
Version: 2.2
Anyone else having issues with 2.2 simply not loading groups? Using 1.8.1 loads everything nicely. Using 2.2 with the exact same server settings doesn't do anything! Very perplexed...
MacDefender
MacDefender
Dec 29 2014
2.2
0.5
Dec 29 2014
0.5
Version: 2.2
Version 2.2 is crashing a lot and thus more or less unusable. Version 2.1x was ok but can't be registered anymore on a new system as they shut down(?) their service to check the serial number. I will consider this if I ever again have to pay money for a Panic product. Thanks Panic for a product (Unison 2.1) that I bought but can't use as the serial number can't be checked. I hate cloud/server based DRM and understand even more why some people tend to copy/steal all the software.
Saintfu
Saintfu
Dec 18 2014
2.2
2.0
Dec 18 2014
2.0
Version: 2.2
This version is very crashy. I rarely get through a session without the app dying. Also, downloads seem to fail more often than not, so I've started just exporting NZBs and using NZBVortex to download.
Frenkieboy
Frenkieboy
Nov 30 2014
2.2
5.0
Nov 30 2014
5.0
Version: 2.2
Unison 2.2. works like a charm for me, just like all the previous releases from the last 5 or so years. It's still he number one hassle free newsreader for your mac. Don't get distracted by all the negative reviews down here. Try it yourself and find out. Thank you Panic !!!!!! I hope you change your mind.......
Deltaman
Deltaman
Nov 15 2014
2.2
0.0
Nov 15 2014
0.0
Version: 2.2
Forgot to mention — you can still send email to developers to report details of reproducible bugs & crashes in Unison 2.2: support@panic.com Include "Unison" in the subject line. Now that they've formally stopped supporting Unison, don't expect they'll be paying much attention to posts here (and that could be lucky for us, since there are few comments from jerks who were apparently raised by wolves and have no manners). You need to understand that we're ALL completely at the mercy of the developers for any additional fixes they might informally and voluntarily undertake on our behalf... So — PLEASE stop posting insults!
Deltaman
Deltaman
Nov 15 2014
2.2
0.0
Nov 15 2014
0.0
Version: 2.2
Yeah, something def. wrong with this release... Youcan d/l earlier versions at: http://download.panic.com/unison/
Spudboy
Spudboy
Nov 14 2014
2.2
0.0
Nov 14 2014
0.0
Version: 2.2
Abandonware. This version doesn't work at all. There are now no usenet apps for Macintosh? It's a mad world.
Kavod
Kavod
Nov 12 2014
2.2
0.5
Nov 12 2014
0.5
Version: 2.2
Loses all headers, renames files it downloads to random names, downloads them to random folders, far files are then broken, no attempt to post process the far files. Garbage. Feels like Panic have said 'we are off, here's our middle finger'.
RustyIron
RustyIron
Nov 9 2014
2.2
0.5
Nov 9 2014
0.5
Version: 2.2
2.1.10 was fine, if you still need a newsgroup reader in 2014. This new version 2.2, crashes consistently.
Quiiick
Quiiick
Nov 8 2014
2.2
5.0
Nov 8 2014
5.0
Version: 2.2
The AppStore version of Unison is still at version 2.1.10 for anyone who has previously purchased this software. And it looks like new Users are unable to even locate Unison on the AppStore. Will Panic update the AppStore version to 2.2?
Andrewm8
Andrewm8
Nov 8 2014
2.2
0.0
Nov 8 2014
0.0
Version: 2.2
Very bad update - brings nothing new really, crashes during downloads, download speed at ½ of previous version. Reverted to v 2.1.10 and everything is back to normal, no crashes, speed as it used to be.
69number69
69number69
Nov 7 2014
2.2
5.0
Nov 7 2014
5.0
Version: 2.2
The best newsreader for mac...abandoned! I hope Panic plan something new!
Quiiick
Quiiick
Nov 7 2014
2.2
5.0
Nov 7 2014
5.0
Version: 2.2
"...End of development, last update for Unison..." Very sad to see this great software no longer being updated. :-(
kingjj
kingjj
May 22 2014
2.1.10
4.0
May 22 2014
4.0
Version: 2.1.10
Having a machine that's stuck using 10.4 has forced me to not update Unison beyond 1.8 But this seems to be a blessing in disguise, as I don't seem to be having any of the issues people are reporting with versions 2 and above. In fact, beyond the occasional crash and when the program has to purge/download/group a large number of headers (and the glacial speed it goes about doing this), I'm pretty fond of Unison. I mean, I'm never tempted to go back to the bad old days of Thoth (not that Thoth is bad, it's just clunky in comparison) So if you're someone who actually contributes to the usenet, thusly needing something more than a leecher, perhaps you should consider downgrading Unison http://download.panic.com/unison/Unison%201.8.1.dmg It's served me very well for a good number of years.
PaulR7399
PaulR7399
Feb 12 2014
2.1.10
2.0
Feb 12 2014
2.0
Version: 2.1.10
I wanted this to be my Mac alternative to NewsLeecher. Nice interface, it seems as if the feature set had evolved to a point where it may have been. Unfortunately I am running into the issue where large downloads will all decide to suspend at seemingly random points in time. It looks like it may be some kind of issue where the authentication is not being passed back to my provider (Astraweb) - based on my reading it seems as if similar suspend / pause issues have plagued the software for years. Spent a bit of time trying to resolve but less effort to try alternatives (trying NZBVortex now, seems to be working well but interface is somewhat confusing.)
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Dec 5 2013
2.1.10
5.0
Dec 5 2013
5.0
Version: 2.1.10
Xnntp is a good choice but it doesn't to pictures too well but it is great for text and it is free!IT WORKS ON MAVERICKS!!!!
Andrewm8
Andrewm8
Nov 13 2013
2.1.10
0.0
Nov 13 2013
0.0
Version: 2.1.10
Unison 2.1.10 on Mavericks uses 110% of CPU when downloading headers, funs on my MacBook Pro are going crazy... What and why it is happening?
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