Binary Newsreader

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by redneon, May 15, 2006.

  1. redneon macrumors member

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    Does anyone know of a decent binary newsreader for OX X? Preferably free, if possible. I've recently switched from PCs after buying a 20" iMac and I used to use Pan (in Linux) and Newsbin Pro in Windows.
     
  2. milkdev macrumors member

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  3. prophet621 macrumors member

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    Long time Newsbin Pro user here. I have to second Unison. When I got my first mac I tried every newsreader I could find and while some were decent at best, most were pure crap, especially compared to newsbin.

    Then I tried Unison and after a while I really began to like it. Few of the features I like best are tabs, one tab for binary files and a tab for the text posts so I could look at one or the other easily. I don't like the way Newsbin handled text posts since it's primarily a binary downloader. Another thing about it I like is it groups files togeather. In Newsbin when you're looking for a group of files they may be scattered around based on when they were uploaded. Yes you can sort and group easily in Newsbin but I find it handy that it's done for me in Unison.

    Unison took a week or two to grow on me but I really like it now and hands down better than anything else for OSX.
     
  4. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

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    Unison is Great, but don't post with it. It produces corrupted files/incomplete segments.
     
  5. prophet621 macrumors member

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    Thanks for that heads up about posting with Unison. I didn't know that, since I never tried posting but good to know. I always wondered why people always posted with Thoth even though for downloading I found it to be clunky at best, now I know.
     

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