Unison
Unison
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Unison2.2

08 November 2014

Usenet newsreader handles messages, files, & media.

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 Unison

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

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183 Reviews of Unison

Simon2007
16 March 2019
Version: 2.2

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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.
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Simon2007
16 March 2019
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.
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Noraa
29 August 2015
Version: 2.2
Anyone know how to get the 2.1.10 version? I'm ready to just downgrade at this point.
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2.5
Noraa
06 January 2015
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.
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Phatkrome
31 December 2014
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...
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MacDefender
29 December 2014
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.
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Saintfu
18 December 2014
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.
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Frenkieboy
30 November 2014
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.......
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Deltaman
15 November 2014
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!
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Deltaman
15 November 2014
Version: 2.2
Yeah, something def. wrong with this release... Youcan d/l earlier versions at: http://download.panic.com/unison/
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Spudboy
14 November 2014
Version: 2.2
Abandonware. This version doesn't work at all. There are now no usenet apps for Macintosh? It's a mad world.
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0.5
Kavod
12 November 2014
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'.
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0.5
RustyIron
09 November 2014
Version: 2.2
2.1.10 was fine, if you still need a newsgroup reader in 2014. This new version 2.2, crashes consistently.
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Quiiick
08 November 2014
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?
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Andrewm8
08 November 2014
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.
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69number69
07 November 2014
Version: 2.2
The best newsreader for mac...abandoned! I hope Panic plan something new!
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Quiiick
07 November 2014
Version: 2.2
"...End of development, last update for Unison..." Very sad to see this great software no longer being updated. :-(
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kingjj
22 May 2014
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.
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PaulR7399
12 February 2014
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.)
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Jazzyguy
05 December 2013
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!!!!
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Andrewm8
13 November 2013
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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3.5
Balanchine
14 January 2013
Version: 2.1.10
I use both NZBVortex and Unison. Generally, I prefer NZBVortex if my main purpose is to have a bunch of NZBs downloading in the background. It seems a bit more reliable (doesn't pause unexpectedly), more transparent in its handling of PARs, easier to choke if you need bandwidth for something else, and more flexible in what you can do with the queue - for example, you can merge downloads if you've ended up with the RARs and PARs in separate NZBs. However, Unison does have some useful advantages over NZBVortex, even if you're only using it for binary groups: - You can browse groups directly from your Usenet server, rather than going through a third party NZB site. Yes, it can take several minutes to fetch and group a large bunch of headers, but once they're loaded, it's a very convenient way to browse and search an entire newsgroup. - You can preview images and read comments on binary uploads. - There's a built-in web browser for searching NZB indexing sites, from a customizable list of URLs. NZBVortex only offers NZBIndex and NZBClub search, with limited customization - though you can, of course, search in a separate browser and have NZBVortex open the NZBs you create. - NZBVortex can be a CPU hog, particularly when unpacking. Unison runs a little cooler, in my experience. - When you're browsing a group in Unison, the binaries you've already downloaded are marked with a tick (though, annoyingly, this feature doesn't seem to work after you move a download out of the download folder). - If you want to explore some of the weirder groups (don't ask!) that the NZB sites won't index, Unison can do that; NZBVortex can't. If you're a Usenet addict with a premium account, you'll probably want both NZBVortex and Unison to get the most out of it.
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anonymous-gerbil-5319
08 January 2013
Version: 2.1.10
Fetching .... 2 minutes Grouping ...... 3 minutes Beachballs, this is getting totally useless .. But at least it looks nice.
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Jazzyguy
01 December 2012
Version: 2.1.10
Very good version.I like the full Screen mode and it looks great.
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Spudboy
30 November 2012
Version: 2.1.10
Holy Cow Fullscreen! Unfortunately it doesn't remember that you want FS every time you launch it :(
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2.5
Kris-K-
28 October 2012
Version: 2.1.9
Downloads randomly pause after upgrading to Mountain Lion. I had to use AppZapper to remove everything except the app file itself and then delete ~/Library/Application Support/com.panic.Unison2.
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Eff
14 October 2012
Version: 2.1.9
After five years and precisely eight days of making excuses for Panic ("but it's so pretty, and easy to use *when* it works"), I've finally come to the conclusion that enough is enough, and therefore high time to jump ship. "Intelligent downloads" (par support) was always somewhat sketchy, never reliable, the implementation of NZB search engines only half-hearted, never thoroughly done, and downloading large amounts of newsgroup headers is as slow in 2012 as it was in 2007. The straw that finally broke the proverbial camel's back however, was the already mentioned issue of Unison randomly pausing downloads for no apparent reason - what the heck good is a Usenet client with half of its advertised features ("read, look, listen, and download" according to panic.com) broken? Thanks to MU's recent offering of NZBVortex I am now running a Usenet client that does exactly what it promises - download binaries without making a fuss. NZBVortex's UI may be a bit of a mongrel here and there, but a) it actually does what it promises, and b) beneath the pretty surface Unison's always had (and still does have) some truly ugly corners as well. So for now at least it's "Buh-bye Unison", and "Hello NZBVortex".
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vukodlak75
08 September 2012
Version: 2.1.9
I've been using Unison for 4 years. It has been great and solid up until I installed it on Mountain Lion. I've been noticing that my downloads randomly pause. I usually download multi part files. Some parts say paused next to them but the transfer queue in the lower left is not paused. The resume all button is greyed out. To get these files to finish download I need to press Pause All then Resume All. this is very strange.
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Jazzyguy
17 August 2012
Version: 2.1.9
Can any user tell me how to use the search box in a News Group when I want to search for a particular user's postings? In previous versions I was able to change the "SUBJECT" to "FROM"
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3.5
Vkone
12 August 2012
Version: 2.1.9
For some reason Unison 2.xx has been far less stable than ist 1.xx predecessor. There are still apparent bugs that spoil an otherwise great design. Most of the bugs seem to come from the DL and extraction engine with large downloads stalling repeatedly and no auto-resume possible. Sometimes it helps to pause the download and manually resume, sometimes it does not help. Unison strangely does not prevent my mac from going to sleep even though download and extraction processes are in place. There are other quirks that should have been solved by now, too. Let´s see where this goes as there are not many alternatives on the Mac.
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Mauritz-Nordlund
04 August 2012
Version: 2.1.8
I have been a heavy usenet user since 1991. I need a good program on mac for this. News was one of the biggest reasons why I could not switch 100% to mac, but had a windows box running Forte Agent. Then Unison 1.x came. It was good enough to replace Forte Agent. Unison 2.x is a good upgrade. Just click on a nzb file and the program is downloaded, checked, PAR checked and unrared. Very elegant when it works. But Unison is still leaps behind PCs Newsbin. No database for downloaded stuff. No duplicate check. Unison have a nasty habit to not find all articles in a post, same post works in Newsbin. With OSX 10.8 a real nasty bug is in the program. Unison pauses mid download. I emailed Panic support, and got answer that 10.8 is not supported (this was a week before official release of 10.8, maybe Panic think they support 10.8 now) I have this pause problem on all my macs using 10.8 with Unison. To make this a great product: Fix the bugs Make it easier to download PAR files. Today unison hides the PAR files. Unison have to automatically stop downloading when disk space runs out. Today it Unison just continues to download the whole list, and everything is a mess with 0 byte files. A database that stores what you have downloaded and do a crc check so that you don't download the same file several times. And please add Power Nap support. That would be the ultimate news reader. As far as I know, Unison is the best/easiest newsreader for mac.
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Jazzyguy
30 July 2012
Version: 2.1.8
An excellent Newsreader. It took a while for it to develop but it is fully mature and great now!
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Flavum
16 February 2012
Version: 2.1.7
I just deleted my Unison 2 cache - over 56 gigabytes. I understand the point of caching files, but really? That's absurd.
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Hdo
09 February 2012
Version: 2.1.7
love it
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4.5
JoeBlowinski
07 September 2011
Version: 2.1.6
Prepare for a rave review and a full retraction of my extremely critical post of 16 Feb 2011. Why? After two weeks of putting Unison 2.1.6 through its paces without mercy, I'm confident in saying it's fixed! Macnerd1984's 06 Jul 2011 statement, "The improvement of header loading with a lot of "ignore sender rules" is definitely noticeable." is a huge understatement in my experience. The agonizing slowness in loading headers must have been caused by Unison applying rules and is now in the past. Unison is now faster than Hogwasher and seems to have no problem handling lots of rules and large newsgroups with a bazillion posts. Unison has finally met it's promise and is at long last a fantastic newsreader IMO. I've thrown the kitchen sink at Unison 2.1.6 since it came out and everything works, and I"m loving it like never before. I do understand the allure of NZB downloaders and love and use NZBDrop frequently. Searching NZB sites is handy (Unison can search any NZB url one wants as well.), but I still prefer to browse header listings, because I find things I miss searching NZBs. After all, one has to already know what one is searching for or browse the group listings at sites like Binsearch.info. But, I get tired of browsing lists of endless foreign language posts to find what I want, and I miss things. Now that Unison works, I can filter out what I don't want to see and just deal with what interests me. Creating a folder and putting a bunch of newsgroups in it (e.g., I have seven groups in my audiobook folder.), I get one list of what's available in all seven groups filtered by my rules with no cross posts, and I can choose the interval for when all seven groups are updated with the latest filtered headers. I can't do this with any NZB downloader that I know of. Plus, with a click of a button, I can read the messages associated with those groups which often answer questions I have or gives me a place to ask a question or request a post. At long last, I can love Unison as much as I've always wanted to. I fully retract my post of 16 Feb 2011. However, rest assured that the incredible improvement I'm lauding proves to be some kind of fluke, I'll let you know.
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Robert-Thomson
25 August 2011
Version: 2.1.6
Does what it says on the tin and does it well. Been my nzb downloader of choice for many years.
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Yannick-P-
18 July 2011
Version: 2.1.5
The first app bought on my Mac a few years ago. I always use. Ideal for large downloads (mkv, rar, nzb, etc). It can even accept RAR files with par2 before automatically decompress archives. Great, powerful, essential!
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Macnerd1984
06 July 2011
Version: 2.1.5
"Fixed an issue that could cause preferences to be reset" About time; I've got the shaft 3 times from that bug and it's a nightmare - Would be nice to find out what set of circumstances caused it. I've started using NZBVortex recently for NZB files, and using Unison if I want to browse groups; between the two of them I've got all bases covered but I find myself searching and using NZBV more often these days. Unison seems to have a pretty slow and gradual development path, which is a bit disappointing. Problems, therefore, take a long time to get resolved (like the pref. reset one) and new options/features are sparse. It's a shame, because it's really the only decent, modern, newsreader on the Mac (I don't count the ageing Thoth in that) and Panic seem to just barely keep it alive. It's post processing is horrible though - Always messes up my PARs etc., so I have that turned off and MacPar Deluxe/MacHacha take care of that instead. There's potential for so much more with Unison, but I'm not sure if we'll ever be fortunate enough to see it.
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Robert-Thomson
05 July 2011
Version: 2.1.5
Unison has been my nzb app of choice for over five years now, never had any issues, money well spent.
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jwc1957
11 April 2011
Version: 2.1.4
I've been using Unison to upload and download since V2 with very few problems, and certainly not the sluggish behavior I see in the reviews. I delete all binary file listings from Unison (instead of marking them read as I did in Thoth), this may be why the program performs faster. I get the beachball sometimes (deleting a server will do it) but it recovers eventually. I know of no other Usenet client in active development that does everything this one does; yEnc and PAR up and down, image thumbnails, audio streaming... I hope Unison is around for a long time.
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Julsa1
07 March 2011
Version: 2.1.4
Sorry but the last update of Unison also gives more trouble than relief. Tha patience is gone now. After using Unison for quite some time I leave it behind. Started using NZB Vortex and loving it. Now i'm unable to post but the downloading is flawless. It's a pity that a developer isn't capable of developing software that at least works instead of giving trouble. A waste of money.
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JoeBlowinski
17 February 2011
Version: 2.1.4
Truth? I don't know about the latest version, because I gave up 6 months ago, and I was one of the original beta testers of version 1.0. That's how familiar I am with this app. Someone tell me, has this thing speed up to be usable? I quit using it because updating the databases of the dozen or so newsgroups I subscribed to would take hours! I'm wondering, is Unison's database management still so slow that my MacPro with four 3 GHz Xeon processors with 10 GBs of RAM will still take 10-12 hours to update my newsgroups databases as it always did? I'm not exaggerating. It was that slow. Support seemed to care during the year or so I complained about this issue, but nothing changed. Can anyone tell me that things have changed? Should I give Unison another whirl? Those of you looking at this app with no experience should stay away unless someone answers that these long standing problems are fixed. I quit using an app I wanted to love because it was so lame and slow I couldn't stand it any more.
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Neal
17 February 2011
Version: 2.1.4
Really, goes from worse to worser. This app is rubbish. It trashes all EyeTV recordings running concurrently with any Unison activity (massive video/sound drop-outs as Unison ungraciously grabs all CPU/HDD calls). Unison is chock full of pathetic coding. The most disgusting coding I have ever experienced on a Mac or PC. The Devs clearly have no shame as they take people's money and do nothing to produce a truly credible Mac Usenet tool. STAY AWAY FROM THIS DROSS! It's not Software its Roughware!
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Sebehk
17 February 2011
Version: 2.1.4
Very odd that a lot of people are having issues with Unison. I've been using Unison for 6 years now and I've experienced a few minor issues that were corrected by Panic when I emailed them. I subscribe to 15 newsgroups and download movies and music without any problems. I use NewsDemon as my provider with excellent retention and full speed access. All of this on a Mac Pro 1,1 with all Snow Leopard updates installed.
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Monzterdk
03 February 2011
Version: 2.1.3
Bought this and the horror started first i thought it was the news provider but then i changed provider a few times but nope this was the unison that messed everything up. 1. missing files 2. continious login errors 3. ssl errors 4. server connection lost 5 speeds dramatically reduced 6. support is rude and brush you off.. i switched to NZB Vortex Now here is a cool product from day one the errors stopped and i am maxing out my connection. it also supports multi servers at the same time just try the demo it will convince you. !!
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2.5
Divematerza
24 December 2010
Version: 2.1.3
Very nice polished "Ferrari" GUI with a 1960 "Beetle" engine inside. Just too buggy for me (and I have been patient)
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Neal
19 November 2010
Version: 2.1.3
OS X has woefully few Usenet readers and Unison is a very poor example of one. This app constantly drains my MacPro of all life when active. I subscribe to 8 newsgroups and when I launch Unison my Mac locks up whilst Unison hogs the internal HDD's and CPU cycles. The developers of this app really need to go back to the drawing board with this one. I thought after upgrading to Unison 2 matters would improve. Instead, this app gets steadily worse with each iteration. It doesn't even mark binaries previously downloaded; so I have found myself downloading something a few times… Then there's the interminable spinning beachball with "Application not Responding" Dock/Activity Monitor notice (it is usually actually working whilst it states it's not responding, it's just that one has to wait several minutes for Unison to free up the computer from all the threads it has spawned. This is embarrassingly bad coding from a Mac developer the sort of coding one expects on PC's. Horrible, but necessary as we have too few serious alternatives.
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Davejewell
12 October 2010
Version: 2.1.2
I've been tearing my hair out with Unison for many months. I was beginning to think it was just me having these persistent hangs, so it's nice to discover this forum. When I first launch Unison everything is fine, and I can download newsgroup files, etc, etc. However, if I leave Unison sitting idle for a while (it's finished downloading) and then come back to it, absolutely nothing happens when I next click on the Unison window. Once that happens, the entire Mac UI locks up for maybe ten seconds or so. If iTunes is playing, it carries on playing, but everything else seems to stop dead. Usually it comes back to me… except tonight, it didn't and I ended up having to press the power button after waiting five mins or so. Crashing OS X is quite an achievement. ;-)) When I look at my System logs, I get a lot of these: 12/10/2010 19:50:39 kernel NVDA(OpenGL): Channel timeout! Now, ok, I understand there is a problem with some Nvidia drivers, but how come the problem ONLY EVER shows up when Unison is running? I have reported the problem to Panic numerous times, but they do not seem able to fix it. It's very frustrating and -yes - I'm running the latest version, 2.1.2. The problem seems to be, if anything, worse than ever. It's guaranteed to happen if I let Unison sit there idle for a while. Doesn't anyone use a kernel debugger these days? Dave
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Julsa1
12 September 2010
Version: 2.1.1
It seems that every "update" from this program solves old bugs and brings new ones as well. Now the program (2.1.1) sometimes suddenly freezes in the dock or while uploading/downloading or just doing nothing (??) The only thing that can be done in this case is a forced quit. I my case every new version had some new problems. Unison may hope that there won't be another software developer that releases a similar program. Think they would suffer from that, since their version 2 is " crappy" from the beginning of the release !
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Mirsky
29 August 2010
Version: 2.1
I just bought Unison and I use it only for reading discussions. I think it's great. I haven't found it to be buggy. Maybe it has more problems when downloading files, but so far it's working well for me.
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Trashie
23 August 2010
Version: 2.1
Yeah this is a tad unstable on all my Macs I agree it likes to beach ball me very often. But it is not unusable just has it's moments (I must admit it tends to do a good recovery). It is not serious but you know you pay your cash you expect stability. I have been with this from v1 I really like it. By far the best reader out there on osx. I just wish the developers would sit down and sort the stability out. It was slow as heck before the 2.1 update but I have good speed from it now. But I mainly use it for text so not a big deal for me. Panic have some nice apps they are a very slick outfit...but they need to stabilise this one up a tad. I would give you a 5 if you can stop it beach balling me so often!
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Povilas
14 August 2010
Version: 2.1
Really don't know what Steve Jobs saw in Panic years ago. Unison 2 is so buggy that 1.8 was like a dream.
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joshosborne
12 August 2010
Version: 2.1
This current 2.1 version of Unison (as of 8/11/2010) is really buggy as all hell. UI elements won't respond and sometimes lock up, (Menus, main interface) deleting messages in a view won't clear the messages correctly, active downloads won't let you clear them if you cancel them. Before this version everything worked great. Please fix it.
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Nmerriam
20 May 2010
Version: 2.0.5
I was very excited when Unison 2 came out and bought my upgrade immediately. If you need to actually browse or search through newsgroups (as opposed to simply downloading massive queues of NZB files), there aren't many options on the Mac, and the interface was decent. The biggest problems with the first version (which was around for about 5 years, I think!) were that it was ridiculously slow at downloading compared to every other newsreader on Earth, and it had a bad habit of crashing or just stalling randomly and being unable to resume. Transmit isn't the fastest FTP client, either, but it is at least reliable and has a decent interface, so many of us use it. Panic's developers seems to simply not be very good at data transfer. Unison 2, unfortunately, is not much of an upgrade after such a long wait. It is faster, but still nowhere near as fast as most any other contemporary newsgroup downloader. The interface is still OK, but it is nowhere near as usable as the guys at Panic seem to think it is. For example, the "Transfers" section, which shows current transfers and allows you to rearrange or remove them, is at the bottom of a scrolling sidebar. At the top of the scrolling sidebar is the Newsgroups section. So if you have more than a few newsgroups, it is very likely that the transfers section will simply scroll off the bottom of your screen, and you'll have no idea how to adjust downloads. It would make far more sense to have the transfers section be pinned similar to the "activity" panel at the bottom of the sidebar in Mail. An even more exciting UI challenge is that if you go to the "Window" menu looking for a downloads window (as you did in Unison 1), you'll find the Activity window that looks like it should be managing downloads, but does not enable you to interact in any way with the progress it displays. Mail has a similar separate activity window showing individual operations, but it, like a well-designed program, has a cancel button next to every progress bar. The truly spectacular failure of Unison 2, though, is the complete inability of the program to mark messages as read and hide them. A newsreader without the capacity to mark messages as read is like a toilet that can't flush. Newsgroups get thousands of messages a day, every day, yet Unison 2 has screwed up the most fundamental way of managing that flow. The program has a menu item and a toolbar icon for "Mark as read" and "Mark All Read", but they do, quite literally, nothing. There is another menu option and toolbar button to "Hide Read", but it, too, does absolutely nothing. The only way to keep from having 8 million messages in every newsgroup window is to delete them all after you've caught up. Hope you don't ever need to search for something you read yesterday! This has been broken since Unison 2.0 launched, and is still broken months later. I really don't think anyone at Panic gives a damn about this program. Certainly for the premium price they charge, I would expect at least basic functionality to work. The good news is it doesn't seem to stall or crash as much as Unison 1. It's a shame that is really the best thing I can say about this upgrade, the guys at Panic should be embarrassed.
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Zafoe
21 April 2010
Version: 2.0.5
I have used Unison quite a bit. The older version (1.1) although not perfect, was about as good as it was going to get on OS X (which still wasn't great but again, about the best it was going to get). What i look for in a usenet reader is speed (downloading headers, sorting, searching), reliability (downloads download as expecting), and ease of use (intuitive interface). Here is how Unison rates on each one. SPEED I was so completely surprised by Unisons speed. It is absolutely staggering. Unbelievable! SURPRISINGLY and UNBELIEVABLY SLOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWW. Nearly unuseable. Let me illustrated. I frequent both tech groups as well as some binary groups. Since unison was a fresh install on this particular mac book pro - I had to redownload all headers. Unisons default "max headers" size was very small (and now I know why). I bumped it up as high as it would go (to get all of my headers) - and tried to reload. I got a message at the bottom that said "Fetching" ... and I waited. And waited. Of course it was trying to catch up on 4 binary groups all at the same time so I would expect some latency. I left it for 3 hours ... and when I came back ... "Fetching". I look at the performance monitor and my duo-core mac book pro was at 100% CPU utilization. WOW! Just for comparision the exact same four groups had all their headers downloaded in 30 seconds with MT news watcher (not a fair comparison because MT news watcher is a dinosaur.). That's right, the dinosaur was about a billion times faster. In the end I forced quit, restarted about 10 times, and then decided to diable the network, let it time out, then go into preferences and reset the max headers to "baby chunk" size. RELIABILITY More or less, the downloads work. But sometimes downloads get "stuck" in the queue and never go away. You have to manually delete them using the "delete" button. Wow. Not good. EASE OF USE The interface is very polished albeit somewhat feature deprived. The "search" is weak because it generates a barely useable web page that doesn't really tell you anything. It is simple (a little too simple) and clean. And I really like (hate) the popups that show you when each download is complete. All in all - this version of Unison would probably be good for non-serious usenet users who have no intention of really using usenet to it's fullest. The absolutely abhorent performance leaves me still searching for a better reader. Oh - and of note - I uninstalled the new version of unison and now use VMWare Fusion to run windows 7 and a different reader (that I won't mention here). Nice looking app, Panic. Next time make it work. Yes?
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Alrescha
26 March 2010
Version: 2.0.5
The inability to mark and hide files 'as read' without deleting them permanently is the one thing that drives me back to Unison v1 again and again. For the first time in years I'm looking for a different newsreader.
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Mil_Mascaras
23 March 2010
Version: 2.0.5
Text Postings Unreadable, messages do not appear, blank window, grey field appears, FAIL; Will revert back to 2.0.4 whilst this oh-so-basic bug gets addressed. Let me know when 2.0.6 comes out, so that I can use again. Thanks
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Bloobie
23 March 2010
Version: 2.0.5
Works perfectly. There were some minor bugs with the initial 2.0 release (like trial timeouts) but I've never had issues with downloading or decoding large archives from Giganews. Still needs the ability to "watch" a folder for NZB files. Bit overpriced for a Usenet client, though.
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Hdo
18 March 2010
Version: 2.0.4
version 2 is very good...I like the UnRAR built-in feature, it save me a lot of time when downloading files.
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Vkone
03 March 2010
Version: 2.0.4
I have immediately updated from 1.8 to 2.04 because I reckoned that automatic par/rar processing would actually work. Unfortunately, the entire download engine seems to be corrupt as virtually every download >1GB stalls and cannot be completed. Sometimes manual processing of the par set functions, most of the times it does not. Apparently Unison 2 cleanses some par files from the set. It bothers me greatly to dl multiple Gb of data junk. Then new DL enginge was touted as the main feature of the 2.0 release. Please fix it.
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Steffan-M-
23 February 2010
Version: 2.0.4
I found many problems while testing Unison 2. My Unison 1 bookmarks where not imported. I have tried 2.02, 2.03, 2.04 and deleted the com.panic.unison2.plist file every time and I have never got any bookmarks from 1.8.1 imported. Unison 2 still does not handle any kind of interruption in the connection to the news server gracefully at all. It simply stops doing what it should be doing and requires a restart to get it going again. For me this is a very significant short coming because I must rely on a mobile broadband connection from a flaky service provider which frequently drops the connection. This was really the only fault I found with Unison 1 and the one thing I was hoping would be corrected in version 2. It is actually a little worse in Unison 2 because the groups freeze and can't be closed and reopened independently when frozen to get them loading headers again. I also get needless error messages from time to time that it has failed to establish an SSL connection. That is normal, the connection is flaky, it should just try again and I don't want to know about it. I also find that it keeps downloading the headers all again with every new version. Is this really necessary when going from version 1 to version 2? Downloading headers takes days! I understand it is doing that because I deleted the plist file, but is that behavior necessary? The header data is not deleted, it is all sitting right where it should be waiting to be read. 6 days to test this software is just a sick joke and will surely make many people angry! In those 6 days I did nothing but download headers, then got the 15 min time out when I tried to actually use it to download something I wanted. I found that the only support from Panic available is by email. I sent them an email regarding the issues mentioned above and have not received a reply from them in well over a week now. I also found these issues: - The only way I found to organize groups already marked as favorites into folders was to drag them. I found this can sometimes cause the program to crash (possibly when dragging in the first group with the folder closed). When organizing the folders it is not possible to drop a folder between other folders, folders can only be dropped at the bottom, between groups, or into other folders. If not careful folders and all the groups inside of them can be accidentally dropped off the edge of the window and instantly removed from the favorites list. - I also wanted to modify, hide or delete the directory, but I could not see any way to do this. I didn't like it at all. * Fixed problem with SSL connections never timing out and getting stuck in "stalled" I could not see how this was fixed at all. Behavior with 2.04 is as described above. I am using SSL and connections constantly get stuck and the only way to get them going again is to quit and restart Unison. * If operation queue can't connect to the server and the error is retry-able, we now re-queue operation and try 30 seconds later Would this be without error messages? Or does this happen with the error message also displayed? If so, could the error include the word "Retrying"? Note that the list of problems probably does not end here because it was not possible to fully test this software. There is a 6 day trial after which it will only run for 15 min. each time it's started. Kudos to MATREYA the previous poster for mentioning the marking of cross-posts as read. Over a decade ago I was using Xnews and it not only handled that as I recall, it could also be set up to treat as spam messages that where cross posted to too many groups, an essential feature IMO.
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Matreya
23 February 2010
Version: 2.0.4
Very disappointed with 2.0.4. After paying for it, I discover that it has a very nasty bug where it freezes up my Mac Pro for approx 30 seconds and then the entire left sidebar becomes a mess of corrupted graphics, and the only way to see my newsgroups listed properly if to relaunch Unison. Another thing this is lacking in is automatically marking cross-posts to other newsgroups as read. This is something Thoth and other newsreaders have been doing for YEARS. Also, when you want to read more posts, it shouldn't load headers for articles you have already read.
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Povilas
08 February 2010
Version: 2.0.4
I see only problems on top of other problems. Downloader hardly works. At least reading is good. NZBvortex is free and works so much better. If you have 30 bucks to spare better donate to NZBvortex.
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Macfevre
05 February 2010
Version: 2.0.4
I love Unison. I purchased 2.0 the minute it was announced, as I purchased 1.x when I tried and liked it. About a year ago, I started having major problems with one of their releases, and even after 2 was released, the problem follows it. It's simply that downloads stall. All the time. I used to be able to clear all the caches, and that would seem to help a lot, but you no longer have that option with 2.x. You can clear the caches and wipe out everything including the headers in a group that you have in your sidebar, but if you happen to get a nzb from another source, how are you suppose to clear that groups cache?? I actually wrote several times with the developer, all to no avail and pretty much a "We've never seen that problem, so it doesn't exist" attitude. Now with the 2.04 release, it actually says they "fixed" the stalling issue. Not for me, unfortunately. Also, it runs the pars, but doesn't seem to fix the files and re-run the extract. But then it deletes the par files! So I have to re-download the par files, run the par myself to fix the files and extract the download. It works 90% of the time, however, and I think that is a really cool feature that is worth keeping even if it's a little buggy. Fix the stalling #1. Let me clear the caches myself across all the groups #2. Lastly take a look again at the extraction portion of the app, and it will be a really classy A1 program. I know it's not a big money-maker, but there are those that still like using Usenet. As far as the rest of 2.0 upgrade, it's FANTASTIC. It makes reading groups so much nicer. (Yes, people still use the Usenet for reading!)
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Trondah
03 February 2010
Version: 2.0.4
Does this thing work well as an NZB downloader? I'm using SABnzbd now and I'm very happy with it, does this do anything better/worse?
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Eff
29 January 2010
Version: 2.0.3
I had been looking forward to an upgrade to Unison 1.x for eons, so when 2.0 showed up on MacUpdate I paid my update fee before even downloading the new version. Turns out that (for me, at least) 2.0 is a paid downgrade in so many areas that I'll be going back to 1.x. Worse than any of the other shortcomings is version 2's startup speed: I have three (!) newsgroups in my favorites list - one large, one small, one tiny (by numbers of posts). I takes the application over FIVE MINUTES to become responsive after I first double-click its icon. All this takes place on a 3GHz quad-core machine w/8GB of RAM, running off a 10k rpm WD Raptor. Previous versions were slow to load large groups, too, but with those the user had control over when these waits would occur - posts would not load from Unison's DB until the respective group window was opened.m With version 2 you have no choice ... you open the app, be ready to get something else done until you can interact w/Unison again; i.e. read a good book. This new (terrible) behavior alone is reason enough to save your money and stick with 1.x; other shortcomings that come to mind: - Usability: inverting the color scheme in post listings to white text on black background when clicking a disclosure triangle makes for terrible legibility. - Usability: instead of improving the search for groups (e.g., w/addtl. parameters), we get a "pretty" set of icons that's being sold as a directory - for what it is, the visual emphasis is vastly exaggerated. - Usability: as others have mentioned, removing the "mark files read/unread" functionality was a bad idea. - Visual Design: The updated app icon with its faux metal surface is - in my book, ymmv - just another sign that this app is becoming "over-designed and under-featured" Now, to put all this back into perspective: Unison still is a decent app and (after some waiting) will do what it's told, it's just that it falls short of the promise delivered by version 1.x.
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Hermie
24 January 2010
Version: 2.0.3
I have asked for a way to customize font size in the message window and a way to get rid of that IMO horrible black background when opening triangles ages ago. Now I would also like a Prefs setting or some such to switch off this rather annoying Smart Downloading behaviour. I have to open the disclorue triangle every time to check what's included and what not. Yes, it's probably me, but I really hate the app deciding for me what to download. Same reason as why I won't buy an automatic car. I drive it so I decide when it changes gear and not the other way around. Anyway, I hope that these things get implemented by the time the Big One (mark files Read/Unread) turns up again so I can finally start using version 2. Cache problems like stated in the FAQ aren't really a users concern, are they? Please keep up the good work Panic, despite my perhaps sometimes harsh comments. I know you're trying your upmost (is that a word in English?) to make this the number one (binary) Mac Usenet client again.
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Glenn-C-Montalbano
24 January 2010
Version: 2.0.3
I asked support if they could include a way to make the type face bigger in all parts of the interface. I am using a 30 inch Cinema Display and the type in the headings is way to small. Only the message body can be enlarged. I made this request back in version 2.0 ... they are no into 2.03 and still no way to make text bigger.. This seems like a reasonable request and core functionality of the program...
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Chri515
23 January 2010
Version: 2.0.3
Has anyone noticed that Unsion 2 does not include all of the .par files when using .nzb files to start your downloads? I have to go in manually and separately DL all the extra par files if parts are missing from a bunch of rars. It includes the 1st .par file (which is small), but the rest are automatically purged from the .nzb for some reason.
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Robk
22 January 2010
Version: 2.0.3
From the Unison 2 FAQ "How come I can't mark files as "read" anymore? While you can't mark binary content as "read," you can now "delete" files you don't want to see anymore. This will prevent them from loading again, and also helps keep the cache databases manageable, making Unison run even faster. That said, we're still considering the issue!" This is a deal breaker for me. I am used to marking threads READ in newsgroup readers. Back to Unison version 1.8.1 for me.
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Julsa1
22 January 2010
Version: 2.0.2
What's fair is fair ! Unison just released version 2.0.3 Main bug, namely " uploadfreeze" , has been solved now ! Tried some other features and most things look good now ! Have to say, in despite of my previous comment, the program now fits the profile of a program that's worth to sell. If panic next time launches a program, launch it when it's ready, like it seems to be now ! Less criticism and good reviews will be your share !!
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Julsa1
22 January 2010
Version: 2.0.2
After waiting for some updates I'm still very disappointed in this software and it's support. Panic claims to solve several bugs but in reality they didn't Fact is they knew that those bugs were not solved and yet they say they are solved in their change log ! Seems they try to limit the damage from the poor reviews on several review sites. Particularly the uploadbug has not been repaired at all !! Also the program suddenly stops downloading once in a while, can't connect to your newsserver anymore and asking you if your connection is OK. Lots of other unexpected behavior. Support is poor, only thing they reply is the word " interesting" whenever I file my bugs to them. ( which I did several times!) They however don't do nothing to solve them and they finally not even answering my emails anymore. I suggest anyone not to buy this software but test it for a long period before you spent any money on it. When it's working, your lucky, when it's buggy ( which it probably will be ), deinstall and look for other alternatives. It just isn't worth you money ! (Wish I could get my money back !) Panic, when you sell people programs for money, give them something good that works. This software is very poor, looks nice but is instable like an alpha version !!!
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Treizep
21 January 2010
Version: 2.0.2
The latest update of Unison resolved all the (unsupported) problems I had. I love the new interface of Unison and most of the new features Unison 2.0 offers are really great improvements upon version 1.8. The only thing I really regret is that you can't no more mark files as read or unread.
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Picatinny
21 January 2010
Version: 2.0.2
For some reason nothing happens when selecting the "Preferences" and "Edit Servers" menu items. Same issue someone posted on Versiontracker.
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Julsa1
21 January 2010
Version: 2.0.2
Still a lot of bugs in this version! Still a bug in the upload function, this one hasn't been fixed like you stated in the releasenotes of the version 2.0.2!!! A lot other issues as well ! Nice software if it's working but if some crusial functions don't work properly it isn't even worth one dollar !!!
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Hermie
19 January 2010
Version: 2.0.2
Header count back, nice, thank you! However... The main issue by miles has not been addressed, meaning files can still not be marked Read or Unread. Ergo for *moi* unusable & back to 1.8.1 it is. As to the why of this major issue? Well, IMNSHO Unison has problems parsing large amounts of headers and therefore the developers ditched this functionality for files in an effort to more or less force users to delete a lot of stuff so the app functions better cuz of smaller caches. Things like this have happened before and will happen again. In this particular case a developer who, because of techinical difficulties, thinks he can and should decide how Usenet should be used by his clients. Sorry, but Usenet is Usenet and for hardcore long time users that simply means keeping every header in frequented groups until it expires on server. Standard practise. Unless the developer acknowledges this and takes action accordingly Unison 2 will never become a prime Usenet client but remain a marginal uncustomisable glorified toy. Some fellow commentators will probably not agree with me and of course that's fine, but this is how yours truly sees it. Next comment, please...
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Treizep
14 January 2010
Version: 2.0.1
I purchased Unison 2.0 january 6 2010. The serial numbers Panic sent to some customers are invalid, I emailed their support and got no answer since then... (today is january 14 2010). Customers are left in the dust.
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Julsa1
13 January 2010
Version: 2.0.1
Still no word from Panic concerning bugs and crashes....... (First email was last week, right after launch of version 2.0 )
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Red-Dirt
12 January 2010
Version: 2.0.1
Doesn't seem to work on "non-Apple" hardware, lacks unread article counts but so far pretty stable even if I am going back to 1.81
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Julsa1
11 January 2010
Version: 2.0.1
People from Panic, I Emailed you twice concerning the bug I have. No response yet, understandable, you people are very busy I guess. That's exactly my point. How is it possible that so many people are complaining about your new version of Unison? Programmers shouldn't release crappy beta programs and let people pay good money for it. I'm not a beta tester but a paying costumer, I choose to be !!!! For several days now i'm unable to post anything because your program crashes and crashes There's a lot of other unexpected behavior and it never should be released to the public anyway !! Sadly 'm forced to use other programs who will do the trick, unison 2.0 doesn't anymore !! Lost my money, what a shame ! People who used unison upgraded without trying the trial because they trusted the program, just like I did ! Therefore a nasty surprise !!! It's a completely waste of good money and my advise to everyone is, wait until the program is more stable or use something else !!! Mac is a very stable computer and it can certainly do without crappy programs who make it look like windows !!!
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Just-Doors
11 January 2010
Version: 2.0.1
Here is a suggestion that would keep people a bit happier in the future. Drop the Major release label here and call it what it really should be, a public beta. Then listen to the comments about the UI issues that NEED to be addressed. Then refine what you have based on feedback from users. Then release a proper Major release. Just a suggestion.
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Jic
10 January 2010
Version: 2.0.1
Dear friends at Panic: Are you sure that Unison works OK if the date and time are set in the computer in a format different to the standard USA format (month, Day, Year)? This is a common problem in many software created in the USA, and that could explain why I am able to read in some groups (like rec.music.classical.recordings) only postings from today and from the 18th of January of 2006, and nothing in between.
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Cabel
10 January 2010
Version: 2.0.1
Email us ( unison@panic.com ) and we'd be happy to help. And hopefully fix your bugs!
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Earl49
10 January 2010
Version: 2.0.1
Just echoing the sentiment of other users about this upgrade. I see promise here but as a major upgrade this app falls flat on its face. Stability is a major problem and not being able to mark files read is a huge pain! What happened to the header count next to the group... I miss it. Unison 1.8.1 gave you more feedback on what was going on, while this upgrade leaves you pretty much in the dark...Why?? Unison 2.0.1 crashed so bad yesterday (one of many) that it would not even launch, even after twol system restarts. I finally removed it completely. I paid for the upgrade but It's back to 1.8.1 for me and hopefully back to the drawing board for Panic.
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Yuuko
10 January 2010
Version: 2.0.1
At last, an update. It's nice, but I have some comments : - the importer still does not work properly. If you added your favorite groups as favorites, it's good. If you managed directly the categories, you're out of luck, - the icons of the Directory are just plain ugly, - don't try to add read/unread option ; do it ! Work has been done on Unison, no doubt, but I think the one-man-behind should only do programming, and that a designer should work with him, for all questions fonctions/interface/decisions. History already prove that programmers should only program and stay away from design and usability questions, and Unison is no exception.
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Julsa1
10 January 2010
Version: 2.0.1
Annoying bug still in version 2.0.1 Program let's you upload some files fine the first time after installing the app. After that it's impossible to upload Files again. Select "upload" and the program freezes. Only way to quit program is a forced stop. It's as if something jams after the first upload of files Dont know if i'm the only one, anyone else with same problem ????
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Demarchi
09 January 2010
Version: 2.0.1
I agree with most of the comments posted about the new version 2.0. Besides that I don't like the black background on the new interface when expanding the file list tree. White on black, especially on a MacBook monitor, is not easy to read. Would it be possible to have an option to stick to the old interface or change the background to a lighter shade of grey so it will still be evident that one is reading and expanded tree?
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Robm52
09 January 2010
Version: 2.0.1
I don't know, seems many of the reviews I've read here are a bit off the chart nit-picky with their complaints. For me, wanting only a nice functional newsreader, this update is great and now has many functions that I have not seen before nor have been able to find in any other Mac program. Having now paid for the update, I have few complaints... the main one being that many of the features do not have keystroke options, which would enable me to program my mouse buttons to perform. But that aside, I'm quite happy with this update!
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Clark-Kent
08 January 2010
Version: 2.0
I bought the update - but I think a little bit too early. It is absolutely annoying that I can not mark files as read anymore. Why not? It worked until 1.8.1 why not anymore??? Only messages can be marked as read - but if you are in the "All" section this is absolutely pointless. The "Lastest downloads" separator is no solution to that. And the "delete" button also not. I also noticed that loading new headers is also not working properly. I've not selected "load newsgroup on startup" - but as soon as the newsgroup or even the whole favorites folder I made was selected on last quit, they are loaded at next start no matter if this option is selected or not. Bad thing. And why can't I enter the "Header Load Count" for each group separately? I hope there will be a update which fixes all these annoying stuff very soon!
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Hermie
07 January 2010
Version: 2.0
Because the developer is friendly and responsive I paid for the upgrade, but I'll hold back on using Unison 2 until at least I can mark files Read/Unread and I can customize font size etc in the file listings window. A return of the available header count next to the group name wouldn't hurt much either. No comments on the new bells & whitles because I'm not using them anyway. MacPARdeLuxe and SimplyRAR work fine for me. But then, if the developers make this version usable for me by changing the above I might give them a try.
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gcoghill
06 January 2010
Version: 2.0
FYI, there is a UI glitch if you drag-resize the window using a Wacom stylus (at least an Intuos4). I have been in touch with the developers and they are aware of it, but no indication of when it will be fixed.
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anonymous-skink-4637
06 January 2010
Version: 2.0
I've now spent the best part of an afternoon trying version 2.0 out. My verdict: Stick with 1.8x. Regardless of the claim that it was 'rebuilt from the ground up', perhaps they should have stuck with what worked. My main gripes are: * ALL caches wiped without question, no attempt to migrate. If you have a large library of headers, they will be wiped. * Favorites aren't imported. All you'll see are NULL folders. * You can't mark files as read, only messages. No matter what you do, you are working with all the headers in a particular group. This means that if you have a group with 7.5 million headers (like I have), they are parsed in any and all searches. You cannot just work with unread stuff here. * You cannot focus on messages in one group or files in another. The selection you make at the bottom of the screen is global, and you have to remember to switch back and forth depending on whether it's a file or message group. * If you have many headers, like me, it's dog slooooow. Headbangingly, beach-balling slow. So, should you buy it? Definitely not. It looks like the developers really think that UI stuff is everything, while back-end effectiveness is a byproduct. I'm disappointed in Panic--especially given the time it took to get an update. Mac users effectively don't have a good newsreader anymore.
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anonymous-gerbil-5319
06 January 2010
Version: 2.0
Lost all my favourites as stated earlier, every file shows up twice on my Giganews account. Horrible update ... Still not possible to mark a whole group as marked. Maybe they needed the money so badly, there was no time tp properly test ... Still in love with Thoth..
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Castle
06 January 2010
Version: 2.0
This is now probably the most elegant, well designed and useful app on my Mac. I waited and waited and waited and waited for an update and I'm not one little bit disappointed. Dave, thank you!
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Pehpsi-3
06 January 2010
Version: 2.0
Gotta say I'm really diggin' v2.0. A very clean and Mac-like app as usual from the Panic guys.. The fact that it now does everything from searching to unpacking, is awesome. Added an NZB site to the menu, went to said site, then found and clicked my NZB and bam! Downloaded, unpacked and trashed the waste for me. UI is great and love the info for speed, time remaining, progress, etc. It's obvious they've spent quite a bit of time gettin' v2 ready, it really shows once you start using it. It's been a long time between drinks and like others, hope it's here to stay. Nice one.
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Lubdub
06 January 2010
Version: 2.0
Thanks for updating after two years, however, all my favourite groups have gone...just left with an unnamed list of empty folder icons. I'll not be paying to update this app until there is a proper version which correctly loads all preferences from the 1.8 version. Needs bug fixes and less superfluous eyecandy. It's a newsreader not Delicious Library.
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Tempoteufel
06 January 2010
Version: 2.0
Incredible: - Freezes, crashes, and even more crashes. (Snow Leopard 10.6.2, iMac i7) It's nearly impossible to use it more than 2 minutes! - Message filter can't be selected -> not working - Doesn't show the number of new headers in the favorite group list anymore. - Doesn't have a own category for images anymore. - Image preview is a pain in the a... The best feature is that it does not use the old database. Downgrade to 1.8 is guaranteed.
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Satyrica
06 January 2010
Version: 2.0
RE: UNISON 2.0 GREAT overhaul of their aging app. Clean UI and true to Panic's quality and style. Tons of new features, notably: • Search 3rd party index sites and dl direct from .nzb link in search results • Post-processing of files (unrar, unzip, concat) after successful dl (including recovery) • Streamlined dl/ul GUI: est. time remaining on dl/ul, selective pause... WOW NICE! • Expand or collapse (consolodate) transfers window per grouping! It's been a LONG time coming, and things were looking grim, but I am truly impressed! Thanks especially to DAVE for doing this project solo! Cheers!
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Chas-m
06 January 2010
Version: 2.0
Just to add to my previous comment: The previous version (1.8.1) was released almost exactly two years ago. The last major update was version 1.7 (everything since then has been bug fixes), and that came out in April of 2005.
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Chas-m
06 January 2010
Version: 2.0
1. Unison 1.8.1 works fine for me in Snow Leopard (10.6.2), not sure what problems others are having, have never had a problem with it. 2. Looking over the new look/new features, they look pretty nice ... BUT ... I have to admit I'm a little leery since this is the first update in what seems like YEARS. Given that the present program works fine, I think this will be one of those "upgrade when I get my tax refund" type upgrades. 3. To summarise: I have really enjoyed Unison over the years and found to be well worth the money, but I really don't want to pay to upgrade this, wait several years for an update, then find that they want me to pay again for 3.0. A little more "developer presence" would reassure me a lot.
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anonymous-heron-1560
05 January 2010
Version: 2.0
Just upgraded from V1.8.1 to V2 and have a couple of observations: 1. it isn't a very cheap upgrade, it costs $18 2. it isn't a very smooth upgrade, all my saved groups were 'nulled' out and I needed to add them all again 3. it isn't a very speedy upgrade, I'm on a FiOS connection and it takes longer that V1 to update groups 4. it is a very pretty upgrade, just not sure why large icons were a higher priority than performance improvements I tried to report this to tech support before posting here, but their site appears to be down.
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