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.
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.
Unison has the ridiculous level of polish and detail you expect from any Panic app, applied to a type of app that’s not only completely out of fashion, but whose typical customers usually couldn’t give less of a damn about UI quality.
I can’t really blame them for ending support — I’m surprised they were able to justify working on it as long as they did. Still, I hope it works for a long time so we can all keep using Usenet for its completely legitimate purpose.