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Nisus Writer Pro

By Nisus Software, Inc.

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Nisus Writer Pro is the powerful word processor for OS X. An intuitive interface, powerful writing tools, and unmatched compatibility make Nisus Writer Pro the choice of serious writers everywhere.

Nisus Writer Pro starts with an intuitive, customizable interface that allows you to write how you want to write. Create great looking documents quickly using our exclusive style sheet view. Polish your documents with our sophisticated, yet easy to use tools including our powerful find (including regular expressions), or add shapes and callouts using the drawing tools. Collaborate with others using track changes and comments that are compatible with Microsoft Word. You can write in just about any language supported in OS X (including right to left languages) thanks to the multilingual support built into Pro.

No matter what you write, from a simple letter to a sophisticated thesis, Nisus Writer Pro will allow you to create stunning documents with ease.


• iCloud
• Mac OS X autosave and document versioning
• styles
• tables
• multilingual support
• track changes
• comments
• drawing tools
• footnotes and endnotes
• bookmarks
• table of contents
• indexing
• cross references
• macros
• watermarks
• mail merge
• supported file formats:
- RTF (import and export)
- Word (import and export)
- OpenOffice (import and export)
- PDF (export only)
- WordPerfect (import only)
- Plain Text
- ePub (export only)
• and much more

What's New in Version 2.1.2

• Added support for Mac OS X document versioning, where a user can browse and revert to older versions of any document.
• Added support for Mac OS X autosave, where changes to all opens documents are saved regularly.
• Added support for iCloud.
• Improved import/export of DOCX and DOC documents.
• Can import documents from Apple Pages '09.
• Switched to 64-bit and runs within the Mac App sandbox.
• Many bug fixes and other smaller enhancements.
• Added many new macro commands and features.


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Customer Reviews

Useful for long documents and access to font features

One of the great things about Nisus Writer Pro is that it leverages the standard OS X Typography panel so that you can stylize your text with small caps, swashes, and other alternate characters that are built into a font. It also has great support for creating libraries of character and paragraphy styles. The application launches very quickly and is responsive in day-to-day use. I also like having the ability to mark text in multiple languages as I do some bilingual writing. At times the UI seems a bit dated compared to other word processing applications, but that’s a minor criticism that does not detract from the functionality.

What happened to my Nisus Writer Pro???

Just yesterday 11/20/15, I went to use Nisus, but instead of launching,
I got a message saying that the files were damaged, that I should delete Nisus and
re-download it from the app store. Well NOW>... I can't download this version
because it requires OSX 10.8.5 or later, and this mac is still on 10.6.8.
I never upgraded OSX based on all the negative reviews of subsequent versions.
If you are not letting me re-download the app I paid for, then I want the money back.

Nisus Writer Pro
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  • $79.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.1.2
  • Size: 203 MB
  • Languages: English, Danish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.8.5 or later, 64-bit processor

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