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Nisus Writer Pro for Mac

$79
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  • Version:
    2.1.5
  • Total Downloads:
    1,553
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 06, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try; $79.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    221.47MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Platform:
    Mac

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5 stars

"Easy to use, elegant and powerful"

December 24, 2013  |  By PaoloTt

2013-12-24 09:10:17  |  By PaoloTt

 |  Version: Nisus Writer Pro 2.0.7

Pros

Complete features for professional writing, complexity hidden by a smart design making it look nearly basic, attention to each single customer from the developers, compatible with standard formats (RTF as the native format, DOC/X well supported).

Cons

Some layout features missing (but I don't need them), price a bit high for today's standards (but it is easy to grab it at nominal price on sales or bundles).

Summary

Not an alternative to the notorius mammooth for writing, but _the_ professional wordprocesso for Mac. Less user interface, more writing. The only contender is Mellel.

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4 stars

"Better multilingual WP available"

December 02, 2010  |  By gnoli

2010-12-02 22:53:45  |  By gnoli

 |  Version: Nisus Writer Pro 1.4.1

Pros

Easy of use; multilingual features.

Cons

Output quality; integration with Bookends (good, but not the better possible)

Summary

This word processor is the better if you seek great multilingual features. If your goal is to write academic papers, Mellel is the better choice.

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1 stars

"Try Open Office and donate"

April 26, 2010  |  By getittowork

2010-04-26 09:00:02  |  By getittowork

 |  Version: Nisus Writer Pro 1.4.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I am running a Mac Book Pro 2.1 Ghz Core 2 Duo with 10.4.11. I have been using Open Office (3.2 - Intel only) recently and it comes with a full blown spread sheet, presentation, drawing, etc. NeoOffice would not automatically open the files that Open Office does. People have said there are some advantages to NeoOffice I don't use. Why pay $79 for a program you can get for free (should donate if you start using a lot) unless you have a PPC, even though it does not say will work with OS X 10.6, You may want to investigate (download and try) because Version Tracker sometimes lacks up to date info. Lot of bug fixes for what is actually commercial.

NOte: when you do a review please tell us what your OS is and the machine or processor so the rest of us can make the evaluation that relates to us.

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5 stars

"Best Mac Word Processor"

November 10, 2008  |  By morepowerfulastronaut

2008-11-10 01:18:03  |  By morepowerfulastronaut

 |  Version: Nisus Writer Pro 1.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Why Nisus Writer Pro is my new favourite OS X word processor: Itâ??s fast, lightweight, and easy to learn and use, but is still rich in features; it has a lovely interface that allows easy access and customization of the toolbar and sidebar; keyboard shortcuts can easily be assigned for almost any action; imports other document formats extremely accurately (at least of version 1.2, though I hear there were some issues prior to this); itâ??s extremely stable; uses .rtf as its default file format instead of a unique and nontransferable file format (like Mariner Write or Mellel); itâ??s backed up by excellent supportâ??I received very quick and friendly responses to a bug report regarding an issue that turned out to be my (or rather Unsanityâ??s) bad.

Thereâ??s no substitute for stability in a word processor. The fact is that Nisus runs extremely smoothly and handles all aspects of document formatting and management perfectly in a nearly universally compatible format. There are plenty of good options for word processing on OS X, but Nisus Writer Pro, in my opinion, is leading the pack. Also, Nisus Software offers excellent educational pricing, making this app accessible for students without a lot of disposable income.

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5 stars

"The best."

November 20, 2007  |  By lwieder

2007-11-20 08:36:52  |  By lwieder

 |  Version: Nisus Writer Pro 1.0.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Elegant. Straightforward. Capable. I've used Nisus since Word4 tried to get me to buy into Word5.

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4 stars

"My Default Word Processor Isn't Word"

November 02, 2007  |  By andrew_a_morton

2007-11-02 16:52:19  |  By andrew_a_morton

 |  Version: Nisus Writer Pro 1.0.2b

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I've been using Nisus since the Classic days. I have Microsoft Office and it sits on my hard disk waiting to open files that people send me in .doc format. I never write in Word. It's too cumbersome and it keeps trying to put me right.

On the other hand lots of my files have the Nisus icon. Nisus is easy to use, does what you want and doesn't fight you.

The days when Word will take up valuable hard disk space are numbered.

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4 stars

"My Default Word Processor Isn't Word"

November 02, 2007  |  By andrew_a_morton

2007-11-02 16:47:56  |  By andrew_a_morton

 |  Version: Nisus Writer Pro 1.0.2b

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I've been using Nisus since the Classic days. I have Microsoft Office and it sits on my hard disk waiting to open files that people send me in .doc format. I never write in Word. It's too cumbersome and it keeps trying to put me right.

On the other hand lots of my files have the Nisus icon. Nisus is easy to use, does what you want and doesn't fight you.

The days when Word will take up valuable hard disk space are numbered.

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4 stars

"My Default Word Processor Isn't Word"

November 02, 2007  |  By andrew_a_morton

2007-11-02 16:47:22  |  By andrew_a_morton

 |  Version: Nisus Writer Pro 1.0.2b

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I've been using Nisus since the Classic days. I have Microsoft Office and it sits on my hard disk waiting to open files that people send me in .doc format. I never write in Word. It's too cumbersome and it keeps trying to put me right.

On the other hand lots of my files have the Nisus icon. Nisus is easy to use, does what you want and doesn't fight you.

The days when Word will take up valuable hard disk space are numbered.

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1 stars

"The Upgrade Charge Is Quite Unsettling and Callous..."

July 24, 2007  |  By EndlessFx

2007-07-24 23:21:57  |  By EndlessFx

 |  Version: Nisus Writer Pro 1.0

Summary

...to NWX Supporters!
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I paid $69.95 for Nisus Writer Express. Now that Nisus Writer Pro is for sale at $79.00, Nisus Writer Express is selling for $45.00. Nisus Writer Express supporters must pay $45.00 to upgrade to Nisus Writer Pro. Some might say, "Biting the hands that brought you over."

Others could say, "Exploitative!"

Some will just call it as it appears, "LOW DOWN AND DIRTY!"

Nisus Marketing has put a frighteningly ugly colour on this application for me. I don't care how fine it might be. I supported Nisus way back when just to witness true greed now from this vendor.

Why, why, why do such a greedy, slimy, crawling on your belly thing?!

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5 stars

"Try it..."

July 17, 2007  |  By janeypictures_dotmac

2007-07-17 16:53:13  |  By janeypictures_dotmac

 |  Version: Nisus Writer Pro 1.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
If you're a jaded Word user, tired of a slow cumbersome program, which despite your years of experience still needs a bit of thinking to use, you'll find NWPro a joy.

If you're looking for a first wordprocessor on your Mac, do yourself a favour and resist the urge to get Word, get this instead. It's a lot cheaper, it's quicker and easier to use and you can send everyone files which they can load up into any wordprocessor. It'll load .doc files too. You can get a free utility from the Microsoft site to convert the new .docx format should you need that. And besides not even Word on the Mac loads them yet.

I've blogged about this:- On Nisus Writer Pro

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1.5

Highlighted Changes

  • Fixed some problems with conversion of DOC, DOCX, and ODT files:
    • a small number of users could not convert those file formats at all.
    • exporting those file formats with certain tracked changes could incorrectly mark the entire document's text as changed.
    • importing those file formats would discard tracked formatting changes, and would insert random numbers into the text.
    • line numbers could incorrectly be turned on when exporting those file formats.
  • Fixed: lists: documents from Word can sometimes open with incorrect list bullet characters, or incorrectly duplicated list items.
  • Fixed: duplicate backups should always be autosaved when closing documents.
  • Fixed: using a non-English localization should not trigger warnings when reopening certain documents with indexing.
  • Fixed: cross-references with an "above" or "below" suffix could incorrectly ignore the language when enforced by a style.
  • Fixed: copy-paste of an image from Apple's Photos app should insert the image, not a link to that image file.
  • Fixed: reverting a plain text document after adding formatting could trigger layout errors, and the document could not be closed.

Other Changes

  • Fixed: renaming an open document incorrectly leaves the old entry in the Open Recent menu.
  • Fixed: hyperlink displays incorrectly in tracked change bubble.
  • Fixed: using "Index As" on a multi-part selection should not default the topic to all the selected text joined together with newlines, but only use the first selection.
  • Changed: after using the "Index As" menu, the dialog should open with focus in the topic field.
  • Fixed: possible crash when adjusting the paragraph border padding for paragraphs with different border settings.
  • Fixed: crash would occur if using QuickSave and an error occurred.
  • Fixed: images: if ruler indents are applied to an inline image that are larger than the image's width, could trigger layout hang.
  • Fixed: table columns imported from DOC/DOCX should never import with zero width.
  • Opt: if a document was reopened and happened to be selected in the Document Manager, could result in an unnecessary delay.
  • Fixed: some typos in the Spanish special characters palette and preferences panes.
  • Fixed: possible crash when updating smart content, under very specific conditions.
  • Fixed: try to fix unverified crash when using the Choose Folder macro command.
  • Fixed: try to prevent unverified crash in special characters customization window.

Macro Changes

  • Added: macros: new command Set Menu State makes it easier to toggle state based menus.
  • Added: macros: new commands Set Bold and Set Italic ensure the respective font face options.
  • Fixed: macros: the "Prompt Options command would return the wrong value if the list of options was multiple pages and the user selected a value beyond the first page.
  • Fixed: macros: using the command File.readStringAtPath with a literal string encoding value instead of a variable that receives the output encoding could result in weird errors. Same with Run Applescript and the output error description.
  • Fixed: macros: the "Find All and Show Context" macro failed if the user chose to copy all the matches to a new file.
  • Changed: macros: the calculation macros should alert the user if an encountered number is ambiguous.
General
Publisher Nisus Software
Publisher web site http://www.nisus.com
Release Date September 06, 2016
Date Added September 06, 2016
Version 2.1.5
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Word Processing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 221.47MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,553
Downloads Last Week 2
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License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $79

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