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Mellel for Mac

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How many word processors can claim to support ancient Etruscan? Mellel can--and that's not all this small, simple, and elegantly designed text editor can do. Designed specifically for scholars and writers, Mellel supports more languages than any other word processor in OS X, letting you correctly input Hebrew, Farsi, and Arabic. Add to that easy-to-use tables and styles, powerful tabs, good endnote and footnote features, and a host of other innovations, and Mellel delivers an appealing, all-in-one package. The low price and frequent, responsive updates don't hurt, either. Mellel's only significant failing is shared by most non-Word word processors: it can't produce DOC files, a potential liability when collaborating with others.

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All User Reviews

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Top notch for writing; imperfect Word compatibility"

    December 23, 2012  |   By laup2

    Version: Mellel 3.0.2

    Pros

    The application is fast and very stable, unlike even the most recent versions of Word.
    It has excellent features for bibliographies, automatic updating of outlining and automatic cross-referencing, and line-in-line-out markup. It exports to pdf and Word (.doc) files and imports from Word. It is a "writer's" app, rather than something for a business.

    Mellel's automatic updating of section numbers, figure numbers, cross references, etc. is first rate--far, far easier than is possible in Word.

    Mellel has various special features for multiple languages such as right to left writing.

    Especially when used with Bookends or (apparently Sente), the citation-and-bibliography creation and updating are terrific (and, again, automatic).

    Support is excellent and there exists a very useful forum.

    Recent changes continue to update the interface and improve features.

    Cons

    Exporting from Word is not perfect, which means that results in Word must be checked before being passed on.

    Mellel cannot import a .docx file so such a file must be converted to .doc or .rtf before importing.

    Importing from a .doc or .rtf file may lose things, such as equations in my tests.

    Equations entered with MathType are not "live" for editing. Apparently, they are with MathMagic

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Good but not good enough"

    September 26, 2012  |   By Jessifranko

    Version: Mellel 3.0.2

    Pros

    Stable so far.

    Cons

    Not MacLike (Not a standard GUI)
    Not really easy to Work with
    Not free

    Summary

    There are many free tools which can be used for Hebraic or arabic language. NeoOffice is one of them. It works very easy looks like Word for Mac but you can write in Hebraic or arabic language.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best. Value. For. Your. Money. Ever."

    June 26, 2012  |   By Paul4

    Version: Mellel 3.0

    Pros

    Clean interface, great features, few bugs.

    Cons

    I would like to see a feature to help build an index.

    Summary

    Best serious word/document processing software out there. I created a 350+ page manual with literally hundreds of cross references, and hundreds of images. Feels like Word 5.1, but much better. I also have stopped bemoaning the loss of Framemaker.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "really superlative"

    January 24, 2011  |   By lovitch

    Version: Mellel 2.8

    Pros

    for years now I have chosen mellel for article writing and correspondence

    Cons

    I ca't say that there are any real cons

    Summary

    please tell the redlers to keep up the excellent work

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The best word processor for academic papers"

    December 2, 2010  |   By gnoli

    Version: Mellel 2.7.3

    Pros

    Output quality; integration with Bookends; stability; consistency of styles

    Cons

    Deep learning curve; not-so-good multilingual features (better Nisus Writer pro)

    Summary

    This is the better word processor for academic papers available in all operating systems. The integration with Bookends is astonishing. The existence of this combo is the principal reason to be an Apple user for me.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The best word processor for scholarly writing"

    March 4, 2010  |   By arent

    Version: Mellel 2.7.3

    Pros

    Great outlining, document design, ability to change layout fast, generates ToC, wonderfully integrated with Bookends, good interface, easy to use, lots of functions

    Cons

    I do not find any negatives with Mellel

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  • 3.0 stars

    "I would happily change to a better program."

    December 4, 2009  |   By jkatz--2008

    Version: Mellel 2.7.2

    Pros

    It can mix hebrew and english

    Cons

    It is not friendly. The mixing of languages works with unnecessary complications like going to unwantedd bold character and numbers that never know in which language they are

    Summary

    I went to Mellel because Nissus did not follow Mac. Perhaps Nissus is better today. Did not try. My feeling is that OS X 10.6.1 is comming closer with Page to a program that let's mix character. So is Tex. In which case I shall leave Mellel unless there is a sensational improvement and not in the direction of Word but in the direction of Mac.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "For Pleasurable Writing"

    October 17, 2009  |   By laup2

    Version: Mellel 2.7.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Mellel is top-notch software: fast, clean, virtually no crashes, very few bugs, and very well tied into Apple's OS X technologies. very pleasant to write in. It is also well documented, with both formal and informal user-provided materials available. For scholars, the combination of Mellel and Bookends is terrific (5 stars)--a pleasure to work with, significantly more so than Word or the Word/EndNotes combination.

    Comparisons are difficult and reflect personal considerations. On the pro side, I would emphasize:


    â?¢ Great integration with the bibliographic program Bookends
    â?¢ Very flexible and bug-free "footnoting" (e.g., you can have footnotes, endnotes and temporary author notes)
    â?¢ Easy and powerful cross-referencing (e.g., refer to a figure in text and have the figure number change automatically as figures are added or deleted)
    â?¢ A well integrated and interactive outline system
    â?¢ Autonumbering of sections, figures, tables, etc.
    â?¢ Excellent service (and a users' forum)
    â?¢ Very low price (the package with Bookends included is a steal)
    â?¢ Not Microsoft (important for those of us who believe in competition and deplore the way that Microsoft treats Office as a cash cow to be slowly and sloppily fixed and updated only as absolutely necessary)
    [â?¢ Multi-language features, including right-to-left languages. I don't use any of this, but it's very important for others]

    On the cons side:
    â?¢ Mellel doesn't yet have a track-changes feature, which is valuable in collaboration--especially with shared authorship rather than with others merely commenting on "your" piece
    â?¢ Inside a corporate environment, it's always a bit easier to go with the herd
    â?¢ Actually using Mellell's many nice but deeper features requires some unlearning and learning, which in some cases can take some time [the good service and forum help, however]
    â?¢ For better or worse, Word will probably be around in 2030, whereas Mellel is the product of a small company that could at some point cease further development [you could readily export your files to another program if need be, however]


    On the cons-that-don't-really-count-for-much side:
    â?¢ Import/export to Word are not quite perfect and never will be (but the number of glitches is quite small, so adjusting for them is no big deal during the draft stage)
    â?¢ Mellel has no built-in drawing features (but Word's aren't very good and I strongly prefer to use a "real" drawing program anyway, in my case OmniGraffle)
    â?¢ Mellel is not part of an integrated suite, as is Office's Word and, to some extent, as is Pages within iWork. Personally, I don't see that as a measurable loss despite its superficial attractions.

    If you're even considering Mellel, then you're probably interested in something other than Word. If so, Pages would be the most obvious competitor. It's a very nice program, but not yet as powerful and pleasant as Mellel for scholarly work.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The best word processor on any platform"

    March 15, 2009  |   By skaertus

    Version: Mellel 2.6.1

    Pros

    Great use of styles, great implementation of cross-references. Very solid, fast, stable and streamlined. Low memory footprint. Great integration with Bookends and Sente. The best word processor for academics and technical writers.

    Cons

    No text wrap around images; no undo after save; and limited compatibility with Microsoft Word (RTF and DOC are not fully supported).

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Free Trial Period or Cheap Publicity Stunt?"

    February 17, 2008  |   By edanrogo2

    Version: Mellel 2.2.7.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I downloaded Mellel today to give it a try. Unfortunately the developers of this program decided to include an annoying pop-up window that reminds you constantly that you're trying their software and that you haven't paid for it yet. I don't know about the team behind Mellel, but when I'm writing the last thing I need is a useless window popping-up with a dumb message every few minutes or so. Of course I know I'm evaluating this program, of course I haven't paid for it yet, and of course I'm going to lose some of its features if I don't buy it... That's the whole point of giving the user a FREE TRIAL PERIOD, or isn't? So, after a few VERY UNPLEASANT encounters with this "friendly" reminder I completely lost my concentration, selected was I was writing, copied it and paste it back onto MS Word, quit Mellel and threw it in the trash. So, your trial period was completely useless and an absurd waste of time for you and me. You might as well get rid of it all together, since it doesn't allow the user to test your program. It acts more like a mindless commercial for your product, but if that's what you're looking for, you'd be better off paying some little money to and add agency which might be able to help you out instead of using this CHEAP TRICK. Good luck with Mellel, but this extremely dissatisfied customer is not coming back.

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