Nisus Writer Pro
Nisus Writer Pro
3.0

4.8

Nisus Writer Pro free download for Mac

Nisus Writer Pro

3.0
25 October 2018

Multilingual word processor with indexing.

Overview

Nisus Writer Pro is a powerful multilingual word processor, similar to its entry level products, but brings new features such as table of contents, indexing, bookmarks, widow and orphan control, cross references, line numbering, and text wrap around images.

Familiar Classic features are also on board, like attribute-sensitive find and replace, an upgraded Nisus macro language, and glossaries.

We have also improved a number of existing features. For example, we've added a variety of additional options to control the display of notes. Footnotes can now also span across pages.

What's new in Nisus Writer Pro

Version 3.0:

Version 3 is packed full with over 300 new features, improvements, and fixes! Including top requests like:

  • Split View can show two or more parts of a document for simultaneous editing.
  • Comments and tracked changes can be included in printouts and PDFs.
  • Synchronized scrolling.
  • Typewriter scrolling.
  • Find and Replace matches can be shown as a results list, opened in a separate window.
  • Palettes redesigned to improve their look, streamline behavior, and add new options.
  • The palette area can optionally float freely as a separate tool window.
  • Faster when editing long and complex documents.
  • Footnotes and endnotes are now editable in Draft View.
  • Enhanced Note style options.
  • Icons and other UI updated for Retina displays.
  • Cloud sync (iCloud or Dropbox) for nearly all app settings.
  • Much more...

Full list of changes available here.

Requirements for Nisus Writer Pro

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later

69 Nisus Writer Pro Reviews

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VRH
02 July 2009

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Nisus Writer Pro manages to pack an enormous number of powerful features into a clean, fast, and well organised interface that never feels obtrusive or unwieldy. And it's that last bit that makes so much difference in day to day use. While I appreciate the role filled by the Mac version of Microsoft Word, and it has really improved in substantial ways over the years, yet it has never managed to work the way I expect a Mac application to work. In part this is understandably due to a set of conventions that are specific to the MS Word world and that users expect to have carried forward over time. But it's more than that, too. Word has a tendency to let its power and complexity get in the way of what I'm trying to do. Or in the case of some of the users I support, Word lets them render their documents bewilderingly unusable. In my experience this is due in large part either to the intrusion of overly complex features into the users work, or to the overly complex implementation of those features. This is precisely what NWP has avoided! NWP behaves exactly as I expect a Mac application to behave. It stays out of my way while I'm using it, yet it keeps a wealth of powerful tools quickly at my disposal.
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Version 1.3
Macbookpro
23 August 2019
FYI Version 3.0.3 is out... This is a minor update to fix several important issues. This is a free update for existing users of Nisus Writer Pro 3. Requires macOS 10.11 (El Capitan) or later.
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Version 3.0
Derekcurrie
27 June 2019
v3.0.2 was released today. Here are the notes sent out about the update:

“Summer is here. Happily, so is Nisus Writer Pro 3.0.2. Out latest release contains over 200 changes in this version, including bug fixes and refinements. The entire uncut list of changes can be found on the Nisus Writer Pro release notes page.
https://nisus.com/pro/releasenotes/releasenotes302.php

“Nisus Writer Pro 3.0.2 is available now as a free update for anyone using Nisus Writer Pro 3.x. You can upgrade any version of Nisus Writer to version 3.0.2 for only $45 through our store. Mac App Store customers wishing to upgrade to 3.0.2 can do so by following these instructions.
https://nisus.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=7237&utm_campaign=NL_2019_06_27&utm_medium=email&utm_source=NisusNewsletter&utm_term=these-instructions

“Nisus Writer Pro 3.0.2 requires macOS 10.11 El Capitan or later.“
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Version 3.0
1 answer(s)
Dr-Sparks
Dr-Sparks
16 July 2019
At the top of this page, MacUpdate still lists "Nisus Writer Pro 3.0 24 Oct 2018" as the latest edition. I hope this will be corrected.
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Lvdoc
27 October 2018
I've used this for many years. The newest version has attractive features, but I'm not willing to upgrade until I see a dark mode version. Pages has it; so can this.
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Version 3.0
Yazarim
26 October 2018
By far the best word processor, and I have used it for years. Had to quit it a few months ago because I must work on my texts also while travelling, which means having to use an iPad. The day the (very good, perfectly reliable) developers of Nisus will succeed in giving us a IOS version, I will be simply happy to buy it and go back to Nisus for Mac
(Oh, I am still on the latest v. 2)
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Version 3.0
2 answer(s)
Paolo-Tramannoni
Paolo-Tramannoni
22 February 2019
Please note that both Nisus Writer and Apple Pages can import and export .docx files very well (I've not extensively tried with .rtf, native file format for Nisus, and recently reintroduced in Pages). Exchanging files from Pages iOS and Nisus Writer Mac seems to work fine.
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Yazarim
Yazarim
25 February 2019
Sì, Paolo, forse funziona bene con documenti di poche pagine, ma se il documento è di 1000 o più, con centinaia di note, formattazione complessa, TOC eccetera, e tu ci vuoi/devi lavorare mentre sei in casa con il Mac o magari mentre ti sposti in treno con l'iPad, tutto questo avanti e indietro Nisus, .docx, Pages e viceversa te lo raccomando
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Frankeed
25 October 2018
Note that if you download the 15-day demo of the version 3, it overwrites your Nisus v2, leaving you in a bit of a bind should you not decide to purchase it and not have a Time Machine backup to restore it from. I hate it when software companies do this.
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Version 3.0
1 answer(s)
Big77
Big77
26 October 2018
Agreed, it's really poor form to not warn you, but at least previous versions are available to download here:
https://nisus.com/pro/versions.php
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DragonMaster
24 February 2018
Always impressive. Support unfortunatly slow and via email only. However I have used it since it first came out and it is amazing! Huge alternative to Word. However if you do not like RTF files you could be disappointed because RTF is the primary format.
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Version 2.1.8
2 answer(s)
AnnL7456
AnnL7456
07 March 2018
dragonmaster wrote: "if you do not like RTF files you could be disappointed because RTF is the primary format."
I don't see why anybody needs to be disappointed. If someone doesn't like RTF files then he or she can choose another primary format from the Preferences (for example a Word format.) And if you tell the Finder to open all such files with Nisus, then Nisus will automatically open them….
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Lvdoc
Lvdoc
06 October 2018
But there is, nonetheless, support. Well over half of all developers I've ever written to have never replied at all. (And I'm very polite in my emails.) I think the longest I've ever had to wait to hear back from Nisus is a week; it's often been faster.
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Joy-Livingwell
05 February 2018
One of the best word processes indeed. Simple enough to just use; powerful enough to do all kinds of amazing things. Paragraph and character styles are superbly implemented, and very fast and easy to use. Power search is amazing: you can find every instances of bold italic 12-point Arial text in a book-length document *simultaneously,* then apply a character or paragraph style to all those instances with one click. Interchangeability with Word documents is excellent. Book manuscript with hundreds of comments and tracked changes transfer smoothly. As an editor, I use power search + styles to quickly fix and standardize other people's badly formatted Word documents, including book-length manuscripts. What would take hours in another program takes minutes using power search and NWP's styles. And I've only begun to explore the powerful features of this delightful program. If you want Microsoft Word's power features without its bugs and clunky styles interface… if you work with people who use Word but don't want to use it yourself… if you loved and miss WriteNow or FrameMaker… then you will probably enjoy and appreciate Nisus Writer Pro.
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Version 2.1.8
1 answer(s)
Sjha
Sjha
18 September 2018
I second this excellent review wholeheartedly. Nisus Writer Pro is the best Mac word processor bar none.
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Asulaiti
30 January 2018
Powerful word processing program and I used it since more than 25 years
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Version 2.1.8
dustin-insf
04 August 2017
It's a nice word processor, and while your text will be rendered nicely on a retina screen (courtesy of Apple - not the developer) the user interface elements (toolbars, icons, the controls in the palette) are non-retina, so they look pixelated and chunky. C'mon, it's 2017, Retina macs have been out for 5 years now!
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Version 2.1.7
Carmelopap
05 March 2017
One of the best word processors.
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Version 2.1.7
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