Unison for Mac

Unison for Mac

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 94 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.1.2
File Size:
9.07MB
Date Added:
October 08, 2010
Price:
Free to try; $24.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
Total Downloads:
11,003
Downloads Last Week:
30
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Unison 2 is a major update for this popular Usenet client, providing a much more modern interface to access one of the oldest and most arcane corners of the Internet.

Fans of Usenet typically come in search of discussion groups and binary downloads, and Unison's all-new, iTunes-style interface makes navigation easy, with a friendly directory system, threaded messages, and an immensely useful search bar. And given that downloads are a priority for so many Usenet users, Unison also has some thoughtful integrated features, like audio preview, automatic unarchiving (with unRAR and unPAR), and automatic skipping of unneeded files. Unison hasn't gotten everything perfect yet (which is perhaps inevitable when venturing into the secret caves of Usenet). For example, you still can't toggle binaries as read. But some problems, such as the inability to import preferences, have been rectified quickly in early updates.

Many Usenet users may be happy staying with their current clients, but if you're new to Usenet or looking for a more elegant way to get around, Unison is a breath of fresh air. The seven-day trial version also offers a 24-hour trial of Unison Access, if you don't already have Usenet access through your ISP.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.0

    out of 94 votes

    • 5 star: 52
    • 4 star: 18
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 10
    • 1 star: 10
  • Current Version:

    1.0

    out of 1 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 1 stars

    "Really, Really Bad"

    August 26, 2012   |   By hudsonw

    Version: Unison 2.1.9

    Pros

    This software has zero functionality. It's is outrageous that the developer is demanding payment for a product so deeply flawed it is an insult.

    Cons

    pause, hang, no response, pause, hang, no response, pause, hang, no response, pause, hang, no response, pause, hang, no response, pause, hang, no response, pause, hang, no response, pause, hang, no response, pause, hang, no response, pause, hang, no response, pause, hang, no response, pause, hang, no response, pause, hang, no response, pause, hang, no response, pause, hang, no response, pause, hang, no response, pause, hang, no response, pause, hang, no response, pause, hang, no response, pause, hang, no response, pause, hang, no response, pause, hang, no response, pause, hang, no response, pause, hang, no response, pause, ad nauseum.

    Summary

    Don't give up your old Mac because the last functional version of Unison was 1.8.1.

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