Serious writers use Mellel. It’s built to handle all long-form written works, whether novel or manuscript, thesis or newsletter. It supports you throughout your entire writing process. Outline, write, edit, style, and format your works for professional print in one software, in one environment. Easily. Quickly. So you can concentrate on what's truly important: writing.

— Take control of your styles.
— Use your styles sets from one document to another.
— Depend on its reliability. Mellel doesn't crash. Create beautiful documents consistently.
— Save time and hassle. It does automatically what other writing apps make you do manually.


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Tools Update In Real Time
• Auto-titles let you organize your document easily
• Dynamic cross-references that update automatically
• Unprecedentedly powerful and easy-to-use indexing tool
• Citations and Live Bibliography update as you write
• Generate Tables of Contents with ease and control

Create Beautiful and Consistent Documents
• Consistent and clear styles
• Flow text around images and text boxes
• Create sections, columns, and tables
• Reuse your styles across different documents

Find Anything
• Most advanced find and replace tool
• Smart Regular Expressions-like language
• Run hundreds of saved Find Actions at once

Advanced Editing
• Smart paragraph spacing, hyphenation, and keep options
• Visually design your page styles
• Create titles with multiple parts and styles
• Flexible and advanced character styles with 8 style variations
• Copy and paste text and attributes, together or separately

Manage and Organize
• Outline pane gives you bird’s eye view of entire structure
• Alternate colors of line items to improve outline look and layout
• Move entire sections with a click in the Outline
• Create your plot via the Story pane, add events, characters and locations
• Keep track of changes with tracked changes and comments
• Eradicate “gremlin” styles with Style Replace

Compatibility and Collaboration
• Imports DOCX, DOC, RTF, and TXT documents
• Exports DOC, RTF, and TXT documents
• Exports PDFs with live links, linked indexes, cross references, and Tables of Contents
• Supports all image formats (.jpg, .jpeg, .png, and more)
• Save and open to and from the cloud, and to Mellel’s iOS version

What’s New in Version 4.0:
• The Most advanced Index tool, saving 50 percent of index creation time
• Massively revised Outline pane enables you to structure your document without removing your hands from your keyboard. Add comments, tags, and markers
• Organize your narrative with the Story Pane. Navigate your plot, attach characters, locations, images, and more
• Enjoy a refreshed UI and many new features and enhancements
• Bugs were fixed

What’s New

Version 4.1.4

• Changed format of version string in Welcome to Mellel and About Mellel dialogue-boxes to get a cleaner look and avoiding the b letter (which many mistake for a beta version)
• Slight design changes for the registration details view in the Welcome To Mellel dialogue
• Fixed a regression that caused Mellel to fail to move the cursor using the cursor keys after a tab
• Fixed a problem that caused the insertion point not to blink or disappear completely (sometimes) when positioned on the trailing edge of the last character in a line or on a direction boundary
• Fixed an issue that would cause complex Find Expressions (containing non-literal elements) to be trashed after switching to an app with an exposed Find field and back to Mellel
• Fixed an issue that caused Mellel to fail to open docx document containing empty hyperlinks
• Fixed an issue that caused Mellel to duplicate citations and hyperlinks when performing Find Actions with the "Any Character" element under some circumstances
• Fixed an issue that caused "No Split" notes to still be split under some circumstances
• Fixed an issue that caused the Marker palette Find Next/Previous marker buttons to fail to find auto-titles that were marked using the auto-title popover or in the outline
• Fixed an issue that prevented Mellel from finding both an Inline element (like a citation) as an object and a string of text inside that element in one Find Expression
• Changed format of version string in Welcome to Mellel and About Mellel dialogue-boxes to get a cleaner look and avoiding the b letter (which many mistake for a beta version)
• Slight design changes for the registration details view in the Welcome To Mellel dialogue box
• Better defaults for open template window, when setting the default template via Save as Template..., the next time the Open Template window will display the new default template in the browser instead of the last selected template
• Unscan option is now enabled while Live Bibliography is active. Pressing Unscan while Live Bibliography is active will invoke an alert offering the user to turn off Live Bibliography unscanning. Scan document menu item is now disabled when in Live Bibliography mode, and the button on the Bibliography palette is also disabled
• Fixed an issue that sometimes caused clicking at the end of a document, after the last endnote, to move the insertion point at the beginning of the document
• Fixed various issues in factory Find Set Common Errors
• German localisation fix: Fläche > Schnitt for "Face" (as in font face)
• German localisation statistics palette Personen-> Zeichen for character count
• Fixed some truncation and missing spaces before colons in French localisations of Index Attributes and Preferences

Ratings and Reviews

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In Love with Mellel

The Best writing Tool , once u try it you will never go back.


Ori Redler
89.8 MB
OS X 10.6 or later, 64-bit processor
English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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