Mac software developer Panic launched its new Usenet newsgroup browser Unison a week ago, and the company just released its second point update to correct issues and respond to user requests. The new version of Unison, v1.0.2, is ready for download from Panic’s Web site now.
Unison provides Mac OS X users with a way to browse discussion groups on the Usenet, one of the Internet’s oldest bulletin board messaging systems. The Usenet comprises tens of thousands of discussion groups dedicated to myriad different topics ranging from various uses of Macintoshes to automobiles to what’s on television, law, medicine and much more. What’s more, the Usenet’s binaries newsgroups are popular distribution repositories for music files, images, applications and more.
In addition to Unison, Panic has launched Unison Usenet Access, its own fee-based Usenet access system that provides users with terabytes of content, spam filtered by the server and more.
Panic noted that Unison 1.0.2 improves handling flowed text especially in replies; handles errors with queued transfers better; added support for foreign characters in From: and Subject: lines; corrected unnecessary line wraps and more.
Unison 1.0.2 is a free update to registered users. It costs US$24.95 to register. You can download and try a time-limited version to test.