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Unison for Mac

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out of 95 votes

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  • Date Added:
    Dec. 21, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try; $24.95 to buy

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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User Reviews

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1 stars

"After all this time it's still junk"

May 08, 2012  |  By Pop Tart

 |  Version: Unison 2.1.7


Can't think of any?, the program stinks


I've seen more bouncing beach balls than a visit to a waterpark, constant lockups and no timely fix's. I can't remember the last upgrade to this program and it sure needs one or maybe a complete re-write, it's crap and not worth $.05. Save your money till they really fix it, this program can really turn your day to crap, and shame on you PANIC at this point I would not buy any of your programs for fear they would work the same way, turn the code over to someone willing to make it work, you sure don't seen to care

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2 stars

"Not impressed yet"

April 24, 2012  |  By derlin_13

 |  Version: Unison 2.1.7


Fast downloading


The 3-window interface isn't well-suited to reading Usenet news, this design makes me think it's just a quick adaptation of an email program. Post threading is inconsistent. When you click on a group name, the number of posts disappears, making it hard to keep track when shifting between groups or even just between a group list and your download tracking. All in all, I never would have left Thoth if it hadn't stopped working for me. For all the raving about this software having a "modern" interface, it doesn't really have a useful interface for anything but email.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.1.7
  • Adds support for the latest version of Growl
  • No longer ignores the backup server setting
  • Fixes an issue with automatic update notifications not working
  • Fixes an issue with rules not adding files to the queue
  • Restarted downloads after relaunch now resume properly
  • Post-processing jobs are now serialized
Publisher Panic
Publisher web site http://www.panic.com/
Release Date December 21, 2011
Date Added December 21, 2011
Version 2.1.7
Category Browsers
Subcategory Newsreaders & RSS Readers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel/10.7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 9.58MB
File Name Unison 2.2.zip
Total Downloads 11,698
Downloads Last Week 26
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $24.95

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