Nisus Thesaurus
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Integrated thesaurus for a variety of applications.   Free
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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
What's New
Version 1.1.1:
  • Signed with an Apple Developer ID so it runs on Mac OS X 10.8 and Gatekeeper.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.6 or later



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Mookzmom reviewed on 15 Oct 2011
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!
[Version 1.1]


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Offline reviewed on 14 Oct 2011
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.
[Version 1.1]


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Gazman commented on 14 Oct 2009
OMG, what's with the 10.1 screenshot?
[Version 1.0.7]

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Misha replied on 14 Oct 2009
To go forwards, you must go backwards?
http://www.nisus.com/Thesaurus/gallery.php
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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Sep 2004
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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[Version 1.0.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 19 Sep 2004
Polished and very useful. I have used it for many months and it feels like a fundamental part of my Mac.
[Version 1.0.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Sep 2004
Very nice, Nisus. Thank you.
[Version 1.0.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Sep 2004
How is this different from the very good WordnetX?
[Version 1.0.4]

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Anonymous commented on 17 Sep 2004
The Readme and the About box both say Nisus Thesaurus makes use of WordNet.
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Lorin-Rivers commented on 13 Sep 2004
This is the best Dictionary/Thesaurus app on the Mac. Check out additional options as you drill down into a definition.
[Version 1.0.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 30 Dec 2003
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.
[Version 1.0.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 30 Sep 2003
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.
[Version 1.0.1]


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Josart rated on 04 Apr 2013

[Version 1.1.1]



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brfer rated on 08 Feb 2012

[Version 1.1]


Downloads:47,858
Version Downloads:21,663
Type:Business : Word Processing
License:Free
Date:01 Aug 2012
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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!


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