Unison is one of those few good Usenet newsreader made specifically for Mac OS X users only. This client is useful for reading Usenet newsgroups and also for downloading binary content. Unison promises its users the best of Usenet experience.
As stated earlier, this newsreader works only on Mac OS X operating system, so if you make use of some other types of operating system it is important that you take note. Unison supports download of NZB files and even though there is no provision for auto NZB file importing, you can auto import with a little bit of tweaking.
Unison version 2.0 has a better interface than the previous one so also does it have better search and unified view. Users can read messages together at once through the use of thread view options and the system also makes it easier to see those who responded to different threads. This pleasant-looking program also makes it possible for users to view messages either in text or HTML format. Files that you are working with in Unison are also grouped together according to their different types for downloading.
If you already have a previous version of Unison, you will be required to pay $18 for upgrade. But if you happen to be a new user of the reader, it is required that you pay a one-time fee of $29. There is no search function for searching newsgroups as is obtainable from some other popular newsreaders. However, Unison allows you to search message headers downloaded and the Search Browser can be used to find files such as NZB files. There are no special deals or free trial on offer from this newsreader.
Unison has the usual PAR technology, RAR files handling capability and it is able to repair any files that might need repairing. It allows users to preview audio files by streaming them straight off the server and there is also a Smart Downloading feature, which is helpful in skipping unwanted recovery sets. Messages can also be managed according to set up rules.
Unison is a great Usenet newsreader for users of Mac operating system. The fact that the program is not compatible with other popular platforms like Windows and Linux reduces its competitiveness. And when it comes to binary retention and bandwidth, there are better readers in the market.
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