Nisus Thesaurus
Nisus Thesaurus
1.2

4.8

Nisus Thesaurus free download for Mac

Nisus Thesaurus1.2

23 August 2019

Integrated thesaurus for a variety of applications.

Overview

Nisus Thesaurus is an integrated language reference for writers and editors.

Mac OS X comes with built-in spell checking for many applications, but why stop there? Now you can have an integrated thesaurus as well. With Nisus Thesaurus you get a fast electronic thesaurus that automatically integrates with any service aware application including Nisus Writer Express, Mail, TextEdit, Safari, and more.

Using Thesaurus is easy. Just select the word in your favorite application and choose "Nisus Thesaurus" from the "Services" sub-menu. When you select a word in Nisus Thesaurus, the synonyms for that word will be shown right next to it in the Word Browser. Go from "sky" to "cumulonimbus" in just a few clicks.

Nisus Thesaurus knows the English language. Using the WordNet lexical reference database, Thesaurus knows over 120,000 words and how they relate to each other. When you lookup a word in Nisus Thesaurus, it will show you related words in six categories. With its built-in dictionary, Thesaurus knows that sometimes the same word means different things. So it will never confuse the related words for "an orange" and "the color orange."

Get it now and let us know what you think. Tell us what you like, what you don't like, and what is missing. We want to make this an indispensable writing tool for you so send us feedback on what you would like to see!

What's new in Nisus Thesaurus

Version 1.2:
  • Added: Dark Mode

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How would you rate Nisus Thesaurus app?

22 Reviews of Nisus Thesaurus

5
Mookzmom
15 October 2011
Version: 1.1

Most helpful

What a neat app! I'm not really a writer, but I AM an old lady who sometimes can't think of the exact word I'm looking for! Really appreciate this developer for coming up with this!
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5
DragonMaster
08 September 2019
Version: 1.2
Nothing like it. Use it every day several times a day. Would not be without it!
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Annie-Walker
27 June 2018
Version: 1.1.4
I have loved this program since it's inception! Always appreciate what it brings to my table. Thanks to the developer for never giving up on this wonderful application!! I applaud you‼️
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Mookzmom
15 October 2011
Version: 1.1
What a neat app! I'm not really a writer, but I AM an old lady who sometimes can't think of the exact word I'm looking for! Really appreciate this developer for coming up with this!
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5
markrfriedman
14 October 2011
Version: 1.1
Always one of my favorite helper programs, it's great to see it back. The price hasn't changed :) I only wish it was a service under Lion. Still, for the cost, you can't go wrong.
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Gazman
14 October 2009
Version: 1.0.7
OMG, what's with the 10.1 screenshot?
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Anonymous
22 September 2004
Version: 1.0.4
WordNetX and Nisus contain the same data from WordNet online -- if I'm reading the info from Nisus correctly I happen to find Nisus closer to my needs. So neither contains the word 'logomachy' - -
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Anonymous
20 September 2004
Version: 1.0.4
Polished and very useful. I have used it for many months and it feels like a fundamental part of my Mac.
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iZoe
19 September 2004
Version: 1.0.4
I just downloaded and used this software. I can't belive how good this program is! I can't belive it's FREE!!! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You to Nisus Software for this wonderful gift!!!!!
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Anonymous
17 September 2004
Version: 1.0.4
Very nice, Nisus. Thank you.
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Anonymous
17 September 2004
Version: 1.0.4
How is this different from the very good WordnetX?
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5
Lorin-Rivers
13 September 2004
Version: 1.0.3
This is the best Dictionary/Thesaurus app on the Mac. Check out additional options as you drill down into a definition.
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4.75
Anonymous
30 December 2003
Version: 1.0.3
This is a fantastic little app! My compliments to Nisus for develoing and distributing this phenomenal service for OS X, it works as advertised, even in Panther.
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Anonymous
30 September 2003
Version: 1.0.1
to get it to work in "services", first the application must be in your application folder, then you must be using a services aware program like textedit or safari.
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Anonymous
30 September 2003
Version: 1.0.1
Wow - free! The support team is very responsive, too. I coudn't get it to work in Services - turned out it has to live on my internal hard drive. Works great...
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Devin1
27 September 2003
Version: 1.0.1
Wow! 8.7MB of thesaurus for free? That is [b]really[/b] helpful!!!
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Anonymous
27 September 2003
Version: 1.0.1
To davidcrickett & Whytoi - It is not because Word is not a Cocoa app, but because it doesn't make use of Services. I sure hope the do in the next version. And anyway, Word has its own built-in Thesaurus. Otherwise, Nisus Thesaurus is very nice. Thanks Nisus. If only one could replace the selected word from inside Nisus Thesaurus by double clicking, for example. But this may be a limitation in the way Services work, so no star deducted there.
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Anonymous
27 September 2003
Version: 1.0.1
This is FANTASTIC! It even has terms that are considered "offensive" or slangs. Simple, huge vocabulary library, and it's FREE!
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Mrandre
27 September 2003
Version: 1.0.1
Wow, exactly what I was looking for. And it's free! How is this possible?
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davidcrickett
27 September 2003
Version: 1.0.1
Because Word is not a cocoa app.
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Anonymous
26 September 2003
Version: 1.0
Why can't it integrate with MS Word? Is that something that was deliberately blocked by Nisus? Otherwise it's great.
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Anonymous
26 September 2003
Version: 1.0
Very neat. Integrates nicely with Mellel and OmniWeb. I assume it also works with Nisus Writer Express but I don't have a copy to try it.
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davidcrickett
26 September 2003
Version: 1.0
Whoa! Very nice indeed! :-)
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