- Unison — our excellent OS X app for accessing Usenet Newsgroups and the many wonders and mysteries contained within — has reached the end of its road after years of faithful service. First, a brand-new Unison 2.2. Unison's end is bittersweet. The market for a Usenet client in 2014 isn't exactly huge. But if you know Panic.
- As a Mac user your choices are somewhat limited when it comes to Usenet client. Not to be concerned though as some of the largest Usenet providers like Newshosting have Mac software. I use it on my iMac and it works great. You can also go the web router and use.
- Gunnar Usenet client for Mac OSX v.1.0 Gunnar is a Cocoa-based newsreader for Mac OSX. It is intended to provide a replacement for the NewsHopper reader which is no longer supported and, as such, uses a similar operating paradigm.
The Usenet and therefore also the newsgroups are accessed with a newsreader (also called a client). This is similar in its usage to the well-known Internet browsers (e.g. Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer) and therefore ensures simple navigation through the Usenet.
As a Mac user your choices are somewhat limited when it comes to Usenet client. Not to be concerned though as some of the largest Usenet providers like Newshosting have Mac software. I use it on my iMac and it works great. You can also go the web router and use Easynews. Either way you’ll have great service. If you already have a Usenet provider then I’d also recommend looking at SABnzbd, Unison, and NZBVortex.
Best Usenet Clients for Mac
We’ll start with Newshosting since they include the Mac client with the service. Those who sign up for their annual special also receive free VPN access. You can enjoy unlimited Usenet with a nice client and VPN from just $8.33 a month. The Newshosting software will help you find content. You can even schedule searches to ensure timely downloads. The Mac client is very similar to their Windows version which is also good.
Easynews is all about convenience. I recommend the service for those who want the benefits of Usenet without installing any software. They have the only full featured web interface. You simply log into their site and use the web interface. From there you can search for content, preview, and download directly from your web browser. This is a great option for those new to Usenet. Their service starts at $9.98 a month.
SABnzbd hardly needs an introduction. The web-based client has been downloaded millions of times. It is free and open source. Given it’s popularity, many popular search sites have integrated with SABnzbd. The client is a solid choice for those who are a bit more tech savvy. It takes some work to get it configured to work with popular sites like Sickbeard and CouchPotato but once you do it’s a great set up. I recommend looking at the SABnzbd forums for help.
The Panic team discontinued development of Unison in late 2014. That’s a shame since the newsreader was a great choice for Mac users. As a farewell gift they made one final version and are offering it free of charge. There will not be any future updates though. For that reason I would suggest going with a different client. NZBVortex is another good option. While it isn’t free they do offer a stripped down version for testing.
Unison — our excellent OS X app for accessing Usenet Newsgroups and the many wonders and mysteries contained within — has reached the end of its road after years of faithful service.
First, a brand-new Unison 2.2.
Unison’s end is bittersweet. The market for a Usenet client in 2014 isn’t exactly huge. But if you know Panic, you know we do our very best to never drop things awkwardly — we like to leave our apps in a good place for our (very) valued users.
So we’re excited to release a nice, final update to Unison.
Unison 2.2 adds the #1 feature request for Unison: multi-connection downloads for much faster transfers. It also adds a lot more Retina assets for more beautiful browsing on newer machines, and fixes many little bugs and quirks.
It’s a great update for all Unison fans.
Now free, and unsupported.
While we can no longer work on Unison or offer support for it, the good news is it’s also free. This version of the app will be automatically unlocked for all users, no serial needed.
Just download it right there:
What about Unison Access?
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For now, Unison Access will continue to work just as it does today for all current subscribers. That said, we’re no longer accepting new signups. We figure we’ll migrate people to another service at some point in the future. If that happens, we’ll contact you by e-mail.
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Thank you sincerely.
Our deepest thanks to each and every one of you who used, bought, or enjoyed Unison. We really enjoyed making this app and providing it to you. We hope it serves you well into the future!