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Nisus Thesaurus
Nisus Thesaurus
1.2.2
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Nisus Thesaurus free download for Mac

Nisus Thesaurus for Mac1.2.2

01 January 2021

Integrated thesaurus for a variety of applications.

What is Nisus Thesaurus for Mac

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 1.2.2:
  • No functional changes since version 1.2.1.
  • Now requires macOS 10.15 Catalina or later, due to issues on macOS Mojave.
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DragonMaster
DragonMaster
Sep 8 2019
1.2
5.0
Sep 8 2019
5.0
Version: 1.2
Nothing like it. Use it every day several times a day. Would not be without it!
Annie-Walker
Annie-Walker
Jun 27 2018
1.1.4
5.0
Jun 27 2018
5.0
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‼️
Mookzmom
Mookzmom
Oct 15 2011
1.1
5.0
Oct 15 2011
5.0
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!
markrf
markrf
Oct 14 2011
1.1
5.0
Oct 14 2011
5.0
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.
Gazman
Gazman
Oct 14 2009
1.0.7
0.0
Oct 14 2009
0.0
Version: 1.0.7
OMG, what's with the 10.1 screenshot?
Guest
Guest
Sep 22 2004
1.0.4
5.0
Sep 22 2004
5.0
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' - -
Guest
Guest
Sep 20 2004
1.0.4
5.0
Sep 20 2004
5.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Sep 19 2004
1.0.4
0.0
Sep 19 2004
0.0
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!!!!!
Guest
Guest
Sep 17 2004
1.0.4
5.0
Sep 17 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0.4
Very nice, Nisus. Thank you.
Guest
Guest
Sep 17 2004
1.0.4
5.0
Sep 17 2004
5.0
Version: 1.0.4
How is this different from the very good WordnetX?
Lorin-Rivers
Lorin-Rivers
Sep 13 2004
1.0.3
5.0
Sep 13 2004
5.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Dec 30 2003
1.0.3
5.0
Dec 30 2003
5.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Sep 30 2003
1.0.1
5.0
Sep 30 2003
5.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Sep 30 2003
1.0.1
5.0
Sep 30 2003
5.0
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...
Devin1
Devin1
Sep 27 2003
1.0.1
5.0
Sep 27 2003
5.0
Version: 1.0.1
Wow! 8.7MB of thesaurus for free? That is [b]really[/b] helpful!!!
Guest
Guest
Sep 27 2003
1.0.1
5.0
Sep 27 2003
5.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Sep 27 2003
1.0.1
5.0
Sep 27 2003
5.0
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!
Mrandre
Mrandre
Sep 27 2003
1.0.1
5.0
Sep 27 2003
5.0
Version: 1.0.1
Wow, exactly what I was looking for. And it's free! How is this possible?
Guest
Guest
Sep 27 2003
1.0.1
0.0
Sep 27 2003
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
Because Word is not a cocoa app.
Guest
Guest
Sep 26 2003
1.0
5.0
Sep 26 2003
5.0
Version: 1.0
Why can't it integrate with MS Word? Is that something that was deliberately blocked by Nisus? Otherwise it's great.
Guest
Guest
Sep 26 2003
1.0
5.0
Sep 26 2003
5.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Sep 26 2003
1.0
0.0
Sep 26 2003
0.0
Version: 1.0
Whoa! Very nice indeed! :-)
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  • macOS 10.15.0 or later
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