Mariner Write
Mariner Write
3.9.5

4.0

Mariner Write free download for Mac

Mariner Write

3.9.5
05 September 2015

Light-weight and straightforward word processor.

Overview

Mariner Write is your Mac OS go-to word processing tool! Professional writer, educator or student, Write has all the functionality you need for that important letter, technical paper or research project. Elegantly efficient and powerful, Mariner Write turns out great looking documents. Create customized headers, footers, endnotes or footnotes. Easily define styles; use keyboard shortcuts for repeated tasks. Use Mail Merge to automate a mailing. Write possesses a powerful Find Dialog, an intuitive Font Panel and much more. Mariner Write empowers you to create your own word processing environment so you can produce documents that are clean, consistent and professional.

What's new in Mariner Write

Version 3.9.5:
  • Fixed an issue with the Print dialog when running El Capitan.

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CS2530
28 October 2014

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This used to be an up-and-coming -- and very promising -- alternative to MS Word bloatware, but they basically stopped developing it about 6 years ago, leaving it buggy and crippled. I switched to Nisus Writer Pro and have been delighted to find a robust alternative to Word. I'd steer clear of Mariner Write and recommend looking elsewhere.
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Version 3.9.3
Dr-Sparks
16 July 2019
I bought and used this program back in Mac OS 9 days. The latest version (ever?) is 3.9.5 from 2015. It can be downloaded (and they are still selling it) from here:
http://marinersoftware.com/products/marinerwrite/
— My macOS Mojave 10.14.5 warns me whenever I try to open it that it is not optimalized and must be updated. Version 4, promised more than ten years ago, never materialized. I guess this is the end?
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Version 3.9.5
Laraine
23 February 2018
I tend to agree with most of these reviews. It IS about time there was an update to Mariner Write. I can't say I have a lot of problems with it, but the thing that drives me crazy is I can't get it to hide when I've finished with it and want to do something else but don't want to quit it.
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Version 3.9.5
Josh-C-
12 May 2017
Apparently this is compatible with OS 10.12, via their website. Man it's ugly, the font looks terrible, I would look elsewhere if I were you.
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Version 3.9.5
mrsidoric
05 September 2015
Extremely disappointed -- long-time user, and have supported Mariner for years. After abandoning MW for more lucrative pursuits. Mariner Write needs the complete update that was promised over six years ago. The interface is cumbersome and outdated, speed and user enhancements are needed, and iCloud and import/export options must be made stable and robust. MW needs a lot of work before it can be truly competitive, and sadly, I no longer trust this developer to get the job done. That is also why I cannot support any new software they produce.
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Version 3.9.4
CS2530
28 October 2014
This used to be an up-and-coming -- and very promising -- alternative to MS Word bloatware, but they basically stopped developing it about 6 years ago, leaving it buggy and crippled. I switched to Nisus Writer Pro and have been delighted to find a robust alternative to Word. I'd steer clear of Mariner Write and recommend looking elsewhere.
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Version 3.9.3
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Lord-Lightning
Lord-Lightning
05 September 2015
They basically stopped developing all their apps about 6 years ago. Everything since then has been tectonic.
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SickTeddyBear
27 September 2014
Currenly only around $10 in the Fall Mac.Creatable bundle: https://mac.creatable.co/the-fall-mac-bundle/
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Version 3.9.2
Whit-g
06 January 2014
Is a Mavericks update forthcoming for MW? I finally started using it system-wide for my project note taking (having bought it in a bundle awhile back), and while I really like it for the most part, it's exhibiting some glitches that I could do without: - Often "sees" a text doc as needing to be saved right after opening, before editing. - Sometimes open text file windows vanish; they can be switched to via cmd-~, but they don't actually appear. - Sometimes the entire title bar and most of the header editing area are pushed above the system menu bar, such that you can't move the window. - Seems to want to switch many of my .txt docs to a serif font/size that hadn't been selected when I first open them, forcing me to manually switch to a larger sans font.
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Version 3.9.2
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rayj
rayj
15 July 2014
Mariner were talking about the upcoming version 4.0 of Write some six years ago. At that time they also offered Calc, a spreadsheet, which they said was to be upgraded ahead of Write. However, they have since abandoned Calc altogether - without any upgrade - and although they'll still sell you Write they seem to have stopped any development on it.
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Derekcurrie
08 February 2012
Release notes for version 3.9.2: Updates for this release: • Made cosmetic improvements to the ruler bar • Set the default to not show ribbon bar, page guides, or ruler • Fixed Help>Online Support Forum link • Set check for updates checks at launch for new updates
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Version 3.9.2
Hkim
21 January 2012
I downloaded the .dmg file and only get "disk not recognized. Has anyone else encountered this?
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Version 3.9.1
Vinkri
25 October 2011
50 bucks for a word processor... it better be great. Sure, it's lightweight... compared to MS Word. Sure it's like Word... but Word 97 (no inspector, no easy access to functions. Even Word 2007 is better). Sure it's easy to use, compared to my 1990 Wordperfect on my DOS machine. Sure it's (sometimes) stable... and funny: when you navigate through the app menu, the app would freeze and show you the MacOS 8.1 little black and white clock. Sure it has desktop publishing capabilities: you can add images to your document. I swear: you can! Sure it's a piece of crap. Really, it is. Yeah, you guessed: I don't like it. Apple Pages is really Mac like with real desktop publishing functionalities. Bean is really lightweight and free. Mellel is really packed with features. And much cheaper. Mariner Write is an awful, arrogant and overpriced piece of software. Exactly what a word processor shouldn't be.
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Version 3.9.0
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Chas-m
Chas-m
20 January 2012
I can't fully disagree with your review, I like Bean and think Pages is amazing. But Mariner Write has it's place with some. I agree it's overpriced at $50, but what you neglected to mention is that it's frequently on sale, so I suspect very few people pay the full price. Also, the development cycle is slow because the product is quite mature. I've been waiting to get hit with the "4.0" upgrade for years now.
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rayj
rayj
21 January 2012
Chas_m is perhaps being a little generous to Mariner in his comment about the development cycle: it's not just slow; it's virtually non-existent. Here's a statement from them in their Write forum: "I believe we are 6-9 months from the release of v4.0 of Mariner Write" - that was on 27 Feb 2006. For "months" read "years"!
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Strawmant
Strawmant
07 February 2012
Unfortunately I have to agree with Vinkri (minus the crap comment). How Mariner think they can justify the price for this when you can buy Pages for half the price from the App Store is beyond me, let alone the freebies noted by others.
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$29.95

4.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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