Unison
Unison
2.2

3.1

Unison free download for Mac

Unison

2.2
08 November 2014

Usenet newsreader handles messages, files, & media.

Overview

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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

183 Unison Reviews

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Qpr214
06 January 2010

Most helpful

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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Version 2.0
Simon2007
16 March 2019
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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Version 2.2
Noraa
29 August 2015
Anyone know how to get the 2.1.10 version? I'm ready to just downgrade at this point.
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Version 2.2
2 answer(s)
Junueno
Junueno
05 September 2015
https://download.panic.com/unison/
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bb553
bb553
01 September 2016
Unison v2.1.10 for Intel - OS X 10.5 and higher
[ https://download.panic.com/unison/Unison%202.1.10.zip ]

Unison v1.8.1 for OS X 10.3.9 and higher
[ http://www.panic.com/unison/d/Unison%201.8.1.dmg ]
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Noraa
06 January 2015
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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Version 2.2
3 answer(s)
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
13 April 2015
It is buggy as Hell!!! I can't even get a download from my isp. I have no trouble with Thoth.
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
13 April 2015
It is sad the way the internet has gone down,the problem is there are very few internet developers now who do we have now? Hogwashes-Ineffective and not compatible with Yosemite,Panic-Gone down.Thoth ineffective for subscribing.
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Andrewm8
Andrewm8
28 August 2015
After day of trying to make it work back in No 2014 I returned to version 2.1.10 and never looked back - 2.1.10 works great on El Capitan too.
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Phatkrome
31 December 2014
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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Version 2.2
2 answer(s)
MacDefender
MacDefender
28 February 2015
Same here. 2.1 is working fine (except really slow sometimes constantly reading/writing on my disk) but 2.2 isn't loading anything. Version 2.2 ist not usable but 2.1 works with the same settings.
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kingjj
kingjj
15 March 2015
As I stated in my review below, I've never updated beyond 1.8 and am having none of the problems folks seem to be reporting over and over.

With that said, I sincerely hope someone develops a new app along the lines of Unison (user friendly and not just a leecher), so the general health and well-being of the Usenet can be maintained or perhaps even improved.
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MacDefender
29 December 2014
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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Version 2.2
1 answer(s)
MacDefender
MacDefender
29 December 2014
Ok, the registration of 2.1 is working now, maybe just a network problem? So 2.1.10 is at least still working fine a would rate at 4 stars. 2.2 is still unusable due to some bugs and constant crashes
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Saintfu
18 December 2014
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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Version 2.2
Frenkieboy
30 November 2014
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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Version 2.2
Deltaman
15 November 2014
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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Version 2.2
Deltaman
15 November 2014
Yeah, something def. wrong with this release... Youcan d/l earlier versions at: http://download.panic.com/unison/
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Version 2.2
1 answer(s)
MacDefender
MacDefender
29 December 2014
Doesn't help if you setup a new system as you can't register the 2.1x versions. That's the f** with al these cloud/server based registering/DRM. Now I paid for a 2.1 version that I can't use anymore.
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Spudboy
14 November 2014
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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Version 2.2
1 answer(s)
Spudboy
Spudboy
18 November 2014
It's working better for me. Still issues. MacOS 11 will kill it I'm guessing.
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3.1

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  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.0 or later
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