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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.


• styles
• tables
• multilingual support
• track changes
• comments
• drawing tools
• footnotes and endnotes
• bookmarks
• table of contents
• indexing
• cross references
• 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 2.0.7

- Fixed: when running on OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard), could crash in certain circumstances.
- Fixed: lang: improved automatic hyphenation for non-English languages.
- Fixed: soft hyphens now transfer from Nisus Writer to Word properly.
- Fixed: lang: when running on OSX 10.9 (Mavericks), could be very slow to show the list of languages.
- Fixed: images: editing an equation externally (eg: in MathType) correctly refresh the image.
- Other bug fixes, stability improvements, and macro language enhancements.


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Customer Reviews

Excellent, with little flaws

Nisus is an excellent, full-featured word processor that is flexible enough for any need; on a par with Microsoft Word and with Pages 4, which was a true word processor. However, it has a mysterious typesetting process that makes opening long files incredibly slow. It does not use OS X automatic saving and versioning features which may be an advantage for those who haven’t gotten used to them yet. Otherwise, an excellent word processor for professional use and a worthy substitute for Pages 4.

Note the release date— app store has been abandoned

I was really exited to find this capable word processor to replace Pages for daily use, but in my quest to fix some annoying bugs (and hopefully get retina artwork) i found that the App Store version hasn’t been updated since 2013. Nisus does sell an updated version with more modern features, but not here.

I think I’ve been tricked into buying so they can convert me into a direct customer and bypass the App Store sales model that I prefer.

5 star app, minus 4 for abandoning it, plus 1 for giving a cross-grade path that I prefer not to follow.

Back to my quest for a better word processor...

Out of date & out of sync with non-App Store Version

Last update: Dec 6th, 2013 (App Store)

Their website version is at 2.1.1, Apr 16, 2015

Same price, just no updates for over a year and a half.

Real nice . . .

I just deleted the app. Won’t be utilizing their software in the future.

Nisus Writer Pro
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  • $79.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.0.7
  • Size: 162 MB
  • Languages: English, Danish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later

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