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Nisus Writer Pro for Mac

Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 12 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    1,457
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 17, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try; $79.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    242.1MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Mac

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Results 1–10 of 12

5 stars

"Easy to use, elegant and powerful"

December 24, 2013  |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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 2.1.1

Stability Improvements

  • Fixed several potential intermittent crashes:
    • Using a document window's popover (which shows the file name, location, and tags) can trigger crashes.
    • Worked around a bug where the OSX text engine can trigger random crashes during text layout.
    • Deleting styles in the stylesheet can trigger crashes.
    • Fixed potential crashes whenever closing a document window (related to toolbars and palettes).
    • Could crash when balancing text in multi-column section.
    • Rare crash related to showing the Open Recent file menus.
  • Fixed: choosing a new Document Manager folder that is a subfolder of the existing Document Manager folder can incorrectly delete a whole folder, if the user chooses to migrate files.
  • Fixed: find: certain combinations of Replace All, with tracked changes enabled, could cause crashes and other errors.
  • Fixed: deleting open documents via the Document Manager could cause a hang.
  • Fixed: opening files with certain sequences of floating text boxes could cause a hang.

Highlighted Changes

  • Receipts from the Mac App Store can be used to license Nisus Writer.
  • Fixed: the option "Ignore Rich Text Commands" could be incorrectly check-marked in the Open panel for certain file types.
  • Fixed: the system preference "Ask to keep changes when closing documents" should be respected.
  • Fixed: when showing the Save panel for a new/draft document, should not default to showing the autosave folder.
  • Fixed: when closing new documents on OSX 10.7, if the user already explicitly saved the document somewhere, should not ask whether or not to save changes.
  • Fixed: if the user clicks a link created before sandboxing, Nisus Writer should offer to help the user convert the link to one with the proper security authorization, by having the user confirm the target in a file opening dialog.
  • Fixed: mail merging CSV files with double quotes would fail with parsing errors.
  • Fixed: closed palettes could incorrectly be partially drawn at random locations in the drawer, obscuring other palettes.
  • Fixed: palettes: some issues when adjusting borders for a subset of edges (eg: table cell edges).

Other Changes

  • Fixed: license keys added before sandboxing, using the "Computer" scope, should be detected.
  • Fixed: icons for custom toolbar items created before sandboxing should be recognized.
  • Fixed: the Save toolbar item was incorrectly always disabled.
  • Fixed: cropping an image could sometimes result in undesired image scaling.
  • Fixed: if the user cancels an Export As and then does a Save As, the file formats available in the Save panel are incorrect.
  • Opt: speed improvements when opening files that require a lot of font substitutions.
  • Fixed: opening large plain text files should allow user to cancel.
  • Opt: any time the mouse moves or the user scrolls, OSX's new "sharing services" copies all selected content, for every single event. This is very inefficient. Nisus Writer now overrides this behavior to cache the sharing services calculation.
  • Fixed: palette titlebars can draw improperly on retina screens.
  • Fixed: palettes: fixed poor behavior when adjusting paragraph border's horizontal padding below -10 points.
  • Fixed: palettes: floating palettes should not "jiggle" when resized.
  • Fixed: tables: fixed some issues with using Tab and Shift + Tab to navigate through table cells. The next/previous cell was not always fully selected in all ways.
  • Fixed: if the OSX layout engine becomes unstable when opening a document, the user should be alerted and the document should be shown partially loaded.
  • Fixed: editing the default leader tab would not preserve all options.
  • Fixed: misspelling underline markings are drawn with incorrect baseline when paragraph borders were used.
  • Changed: slightly tightened the way misspelling underlines hug their text.
  • Changed: if the Apple font manager triggers any errors when loading font information, they should be ignored instead of preventing Nisus Writer from continuing.
  • Fixed: the "Add Group" button to confirm the addition of a Document Manager group was improperly disabled sometimes.
  • Added: additional information to help diagnose application hang reports.
  • Changed: do not ask user to submit feedback on potential application crash/hang if OSX itself crashed.
  • Fixed: inline images with kerning applied should not be ignored when calculating the line height.
  • Changed: the feedback reporter should try some fallback text encodings if the console log isn't valid UTF-8.

Macro Changes

  • Added: the built-in macro Macro > Application > Manage Macro File Access can now permanently grant macros automatic access to files and folders
  • Added: the File commands that manage access outside the sandbox now take into account permanently establishing automatic access. See the Macro Language Reference for details.
  • Fixed several issues when external AppleScripts execute Nisus Writer macros, including:
    - AppleScripts that tried to modify sandbox file access (eg: File.requireAccessAtPath, etc) would always fail.
  • Fixed: the macro Save commands would not properly clear the edited state of a document.
  • Changed: the command DocumentManagerGroup.allFilePaths should include files that do not exist, and those files to which Nisus Writer may not have access.
  • Fixed: a variety of paragraph commands were not recognized, eg: Set Head Indent, Set Paragraph Spacing After, etc.
  • Fixed: the command .applyLineAttributesToEdges did not correctly recognize some names, eg: OuterHorizontal, etc.
  • Fixed: the Read Clipboard and Write Clipboard commands did not work properly if the clipboard hadn't yet been interacted with in another way.
  • Added the command File.isEquivalentPaths to help compare file paths.
  • Added the Image property .isEquation.
  • Fixed: the "setImage" command could trigger crashes.
  • Fixed: the logical not operator would combine improperly with binary comparison operators.
    - For Example: the expression ! $a == $b would return incorrect results.
  • Fixed: should be able to use keywords like "False" in user defined command names.
General
Publisher Nisus Software
Publisher web site http://www.nisus.com
Release Date April 17, 2015
Date Added April 17, 2015
Version 2.1.1
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 242.1MB
File Name NisusWriterPro-v211.pkg
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,457
Downloads Last Week 1
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License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $79

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