Panic — makers of Transmit FTP client software and Audion digital music software — have revealed their latest effort,
Unison. Unison is a newsreader designed to enable Mac OS X users to view Usenet newsgroups.
Usenet newsgroups can contain everything from messages from different users to media content like music, photos or other files. Unison provides ways to use them all. It features live MP3 streaming, file grouping, image thumbnails, message threading, quick search features and many other capabilities.
Unison requires Mac OS X v10.2 or later, and can be downloaded from Panic’s Web site now to try out for free. It costs US$24.95 to register.
Not all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide access to a Usenet newsfeed, so Panic is also offering Unison Usenet Access — their own Usenet access, optimized for use with Unison. The service features 6+ months work of discussions and 15-65 days of binaries with no forced bandwidth limits. The service costs US$11.95 per month for up to 10GB of transfer. One month of Unison Usenet Access is also available in the $28.95 Unison Bundle. Visit Panic’s Web site for details.