Nisus Writer Express for Mac

Nisus Writer Express for Mac

Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 71 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.4.6
  • Total Downloads:
    3,607
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 27, 2013
  • Price:
    Free to try; $45.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    50.94MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Mac

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5 stars

"Best word processor for the Mac"

September 08, 2010  |  By rhun

 |  Version: Nisus Writer Express 3.3.2

Pros

With Nisus Writer Express you just write.
It doesn't get in your way and yet has so many options to make you writing easier. Extremely adaptable you can change the preferences and select palettes to suit your needs.

Cons

None - as my wife said the other day - where has this gem been hiding all my life?
If you need the big box of crayons with more features, take a look at Nisus Writer Pro.

Summary

Reads & saves Word docs and reads very old WordPerfect files.
A lovely program to write with.

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5 stars

"NWE - it's fun to write"

November 14, 2009  |  By rhun

 |  Version: Nisus Writer Express 3.3.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Nisus Writer Express 3.3.1 continues the line of sensation composition software.
Using it on a new MBP 15 2.66 with Snow 10.6.2 & NWE lets you write.
You can customize as much as you need.
NWE gives you lots of features to turn out many types of documents.
However, the main theme remains - it is a joy to write with Nisus Writer.

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2 stars

"I try to like it butâ?¦"

September 01, 2008  |  By rubaiyat

 |  Version: Nisus Writer Express 3.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
â?¦it has always been that bit odd and hard to use. The few outstanding features it had like non-contiguous text selection are available in virtually every Cocoa app now.

I have gone for clean, mean and fast simplicity in iText Express which is free, or the big brother upgrade iText Pro '08 [US$15]. Both are absolutely brilliant fast and easy to use, the way mac programs used to be. No wonder you'll find the users who have discovered them raving about them.

I use them to store all sorts of media, hold website clippings, do DTP to pdf, manage my links and DLs etc and am still finding new uses for them.

That is all cream on top of the best word processors money can buy (in the case of iText Express, none necessary).

Do yourself a favor, shake off the old clutter and get true Mac word processing back on your desktop.

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1 stars

"No Thanks"

November 24, 2007  |  By Kevinm78

 |  Version: Nisus Writer Express 3.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I used Nisus years ago in the pre-system 10 days and loved it. I had quite a few problems with Nisus Writer Express though. I found it unusable. It had lots of bugs. It would place spaces between anything using the ' symbol, such as "Kevin' s." Tech support never answered my requests. Now I find it hard to swallow that if I want a version that works with Leopard, and hopefully fixes the bugs, I need to upgrade to 3. I also have a family license for which there is no upgrade path. I hate Word but it looks like I'm back to it.

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5 stars

"I happily paid for the upgrade"

October 10, 2007  |  By drtimothyjames

 |  Version: Nisus Writer Express 3.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
After being rather blasted for my comments on the recent MS Word update, I felt compelled to write a review of NWE 3.0, since only a few people have done that. Word may have its champions, but I am not among them. I've explored literally every Word alternative I could find, and I settled on Nisus. (I also like Mellel, but I don't like that I can't save in Word format without going through several steps. Nisus makes it a lot easier.)

I have found this program to be fast, stable, and sufficiently feature-rich, particularly now that it offers text wrap with images. I'll grant that Word provides a host more features, but if you want to simply get down to the task of writing, Nisus is likely to be very satisfying. The learning curve is low, and customer support has been good. I'd like to be able to see it work with .docx files, but I'm sure that will come in time.

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4 stars

"I like!"

May 03, 2007

 |  Version: Nisus Writer Express 2.7

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
It's good

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5 stars

"Best alternative to Word"

January 20, 2007  |  By jacoffeng

 |  Version: Nisus Writer Express 2.7

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
If you are looking for an alternative to Word look no further. Nisus Writer Express (NWE) has it all: universal binary, decent Microsoft Word 97-2004 support (.doc format), and an easy-to-use interface. Moreover, all the documents you created can be opened in Microsoft Word and many other word processors (since it is saved in the well-known rtf format). Best of all, the price is very low compared to Word (which costs quite a lot of money). It also blends in perfectly into the Mac OS X environment.

Compared to other alternatives like Mellel and Mariner Write, this is my preferred choice. Mellel namely saves documents in a propietary format (which cannot be read by Word and others). Mariner Write doesn't have the visual appeal of NWE, but does have a low memory usage. I would suggest to try them both out.

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5 stars

"Good Features, Great Price, Performance, Stability:..."

June 10, 2006  |  By Pen Dragon

 |  Version: Nisus Writer Express 2.7

Summary

...Nisus Re-Arrives
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.

Nisus 2.6 and larger is most excellent for entering and editing text. This version seems to keep up the improvements. While its features are not yet equivalent to classic Nisus, Nisus Writer Express is now worth using on OS X and I have started using it again after several years of false starts.

Especially useful are the non-contiguous selection, easy to use regular expressions for find/replace, on-the-fly word count, very easy to use keyboard mapping, the thesaurus and multiple clipboads---all good features for a professional writer.

I do almost all of my print and web publishing using the tools of TeX (see http://www.tug.org/mactex/) so I really don't care about Nisus styles, tables of content (can Nisus do one?) tables, footnotes, endnotes, headers/footers and the like. But it appears Nisus does these very well (I know how to use them, I just don't). You can even mix footnotes and endnotes in the same document, which could be useful when doing specialized publishing of educational documents (footnotes on the page and discussion questions in the endnotes), for example.

My son uses Nisus at college and transfers files back and forth with that nasty word processor developed by Microsoft. So Nisus apparently does this well, too. It certainly preserves much of the formating when opening Word text docs, but sometimes skips graphics. The file exchange is good enough for collaborative work on text docs, but probably not good enough for sharing docs with lots of images. I would just use Nisus and dump Word, but that is not always realistic.

So, if you need a great text processor with the features already mentioned, plus more, you might want to give the 30-day trial a look. The price is great and you can get a family license for $40 more.

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5 stars

"So far very good"

May 18, 2006  |  By ZX81

 |  Version: Nisus Writer Express 2.7fc1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Trying to find a replacement dor MS Word, I've been playing with NWE for a few weeks. First impressions : great import of my old MS files (maybe because NW uses rtf.), much better in this version than in the official release (2.6.1). The inteface is great : clean, easy to use. I still find it puzzling to check my spelling (I write in Frech, but NWE sometimes opens the english Thesaurus...)
Printing is VERY good ; I have wasted dozens of sheets of paper and it beats Abi, Mariner (which speed I like a lot) & it does a terrific job with different fonts.
I haven't found a way to outline as in Mellel which is brilliant in that respect but doesn't imort my MS files as neatly as NWE does.

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5 stars

"A great product"

April 02, 2006  |  By jcschumacher_dotmac

 |  Version: Nisus Writer Express 2.6.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I have used Nisus products since the days when Word for Mac was stalled at version 5. I still am forced to use Word 2004 for some things, but tend to do as much as possible of any project in NWE before switching to Word. I enjoy the way NWE works.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.4.6

Highlighted Changes

  • Fixed: when running on OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard) could crash after copy-pasting table cells with a list style applied, or when closing documents with certain kinds of smart content.
  • Fixed: lang: hyphenation patterns were not always properly respected, sometimes resulting in very poor hyphenation for non-English languages.
  • Fixed: soft hyphens should transfer from Nisus Writer to Word properly.
  • Fixed: lang: when running on OSX 10.9 (Mavericks), it could be very slow to show the list of languages (in the preferences or elsewhere). Nisus Writer now loads language icons in the background and caches the results.
  • Fixed: images: editing an equation externally (eg: in MathType) could incorrectly refresh the image.
  • Fixed: possible crashing bugs triggered by line numbering in Page view.

Other Changes

  • Fixed: spelling: should be able to learn spelling for words with curly apostrophes.
  • Changed: automatic updater will alert the user about updates that cannot be used due to unsupported OSX versions, but should not offer to install them.
  • Fixed: when running on OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) could fail to open some RTF/ZRTF documents that included certain kinds of hex/base64 encoded data.
  • Fixed: notes: footnotes imported from Logos with multi-character note references could import improperly, incorrectly gobbling some of the body text as part of the note.
  • Fixed: can't remove Small Caps font feature using Apple's typography panel for some fonts (eg: Arno Pro).
  • Fixed: find: some issues with the way PowerFind bubbles for repetitions (eg: "1-3 Times") display their labels.
  • Fixed: after returning from full screen Draft View, the underlying backdrop (visible only if user scrolls view down/up beyond bounds with elastic scrolling) is the wrong color.
  • Fixed: the menus under Table > Align Table should show state checkmarks as appropriate.
  • Fixed: copying a hyperlink (using the menu "Copy Link") incorrectly does not copy the URL if the linked text has non-uniform formatting.
  • Fixed: lists: if applying a list style, character attribute overrides applied to the selected list items should be culled according to style change attribute removal rules.
  • A few other minor stability improvements.
General
Publisher Nisus Software
Publisher web site http://www.nisus.com
Release Date November 27, 2013
Date Added November 27, 2013
Version 3.4.6
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Word Processing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 50.94MB
File Name NWX-v346.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,607
Downloads Last Week 1
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License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $45

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