Mellel
Mellel
4.2.6

4.5

Mellel free download for Mac

Mellel

4.2.6
06 November 2019

The word processor for scholars, writers, and long document writing.

Overview

Mellel is the leading word processor for OS X and has been widely considered the industry standard for long form documents since its inception. Mellel focuses on writers and scholars for technical writing and multilingual word processing. It offers special tools to help you write and organize long documents easily. If you need multilingual support or are writing bi-directional text, Mellel is just the thing for you: Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, and Syriac never looked better on a Mac. Even if you don't need all the bells and whistles, Mellel is still the right choice for you: clean, stable, and easy to use.

What's new in Mellel

Version 4.2.6:
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Nuthinnew
22 October 2019

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I was checking on other applications and just had to see how my favorite word processing program was being treated in the ratings and comments, and rate and comment myself. Let me say this: As a professional researcher and writer, if Mellel were ever to disappear, I would be devastated. I've been using it for over ten years now and can honestly say that, for serious writers (especially those who need to use non-Latin characters a lot), there is no better program. Combined with Bookends and it's exquisite. Even with massive manuscripts, it's very fast. It never hangs, or pauses, or moves slowly through a document. One can have a two- or four-page viewing. One can easily use (and label!) various colors of highlighters. Then there is the outline pane, with autotitles, that helps me move quickly through the documents and keep my conception of it clear. Tracking changes and posting comments is also super-easy. Then there is the great index feature. Why do people even bother with other programs. I truly adore this program! I can't say enough good about it!
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Version 4.2.3
BeardMan
06 November 2019
The best word processor for me. My favorite word processing program for creating scientific publications on Mac.
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Version 4.2.6
piquadratpi2
22 October 2019
For me meanwhile the best word processor. Fast - not very big - reliable - and updated if any error occurs. A big thanks to the developers: thank you so much for this grat program.
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Version 4.2.5
Nuthinnew
22 October 2019
I was checking on other applications and just had to see how my favorite word processing program was being treated in the ratings and comments, and rate and comment myself. Let me say this: As a professional researcher and writer, if Mellel were ever to disappear, I would be devastated. I've been using it for over ten years now and can honestly say that, for serious writers (especially those who need to use non-Latin characters a lot), there is no better program. Combined with Bookends and it's exquisite. Even with massive manuscripts, it's very fast. It never hangs, or pauses, or moves slowly through a document. One can have a two- or four-page viewing. One can easily use (and label!) various colors of highlighters. Then there is the outline pane, with autotitles, that helps me move quickly through the documents and keep my conception of it clear. Tracking changes and posting comments is also super-easy. Then there is the great index feature. Why do people even bother with other programs. I truly adore this program! I can't say enough good about it!
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Version 4.2.3
Fariborz
27 June 2019
Mellel has always been my favorite wordprocessor and Mellel 4.2 has notably enhanced its “table” features. Its developer is dedicated to make it better and better. He listens to his customers’ suggestions and carries them out without fail. What is so great in this process is that he doesn’t charge extra fees for all his hard work. All these significant changes occure in abosolute silence and unlike some other developers the version number doesn’t jump from 4 to 5 in a matter of a month or two to oblige customers to cough up more for the new version and all features that were missing before. This what I like about this developer and his work. His support is second to none and his application runs smoothly on all Macs. What do we need more?
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Version 4.2.0
Dolphinboy2u
14 February 2019
Release notes for Mellel are here: https://www.mellel.com/release-notes
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Version 4.1.5
xcoxco
27 November 2018
In the past, a significant Mellel shortcoming was how it handles tables. Apple Pages was far (far) better.

Is that still the case??
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Version 4.1.4
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Anastasio
Anastasio
18 February 2019
Mellel 4.2 (which should come available very soon) will have dramatically improved table handling.
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harradron4
15 May 2018
After an early assessment of Mellell I think it is quite good although I am yet to discover how to bold, underline etc. The way to those basic enhancements is not obvious to a new user.
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Version 4.1.1
Dr-Sparks
28 April 2018
When I opened my Mellel 3.5.x in the last week of August 2017, I was told that Mellel 4.0 was available as a free update within the limits of my current license. So I installed it, whereby my 3.5.x version was deleted, and the 4.0 version told me I would have to pay an upgrade price. I was quite surprised and felt deceived. I had to look several places to get back to 3.5.x, because Mellel would not make the download link public:

http://forum.mellel.com/viewtopic.php?t=3392

I finally got hold of the Mellel_35501.dmg, which I will keep in a safe place. This is the latest 3.5 version according to this overview:

https://www.mellel.com/release-notes/

However, when I recently checked for updates inside Mellel 3.5.5 I was offered 3.5.6 as a final update for pre-4 users. So I am happy with that, but unhappy about all the hassle I went through.

I eventually paid the upgrade price for Mellel 4, but that's another story.

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Version 4.1.1
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Dr-Sparks
Dr-Sparks
28 April 2018
Then there is the story of Mellel Lite, which was introduced in February 2013 (App Store only). I bought it in 2014, and actually used it much more than Mellel 3.x. The latest version that came down from the App Store was 3.5.4, in June 2017. During the summer of 2017 Mellel Lite quietly disappeared from the App Store, and I don't know how long I will be able to use this abandonware. If the developer reads this, I will be happy to get some response.
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Fariborz
26 November 2017
Hello. I tried to download version 4.0.2 but the link on MacUpdate takes me to version 4.01.04. Has anyone else got the same issue? Thanks.
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Version 4.0.2
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Mart°n
Mart°n
26 November 2017
I’m getting the same result, but you can download the current version from their website on this somewhat hidden page (without leaving your mail address)
https://www.mellel.com/download/
or directly:
http://d1riogbqt3a9uw.cloudfront.net/mellel_40201.dmg
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Fariborz
Fariborz
27 November 2017
Thank you very much for your suggestion. I tried Mellel’s site but couldn’t download it from there. They ask for the user’s email to send him the link for downloading but then nothing happens. I’d give the second link a try. Thanks again.
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Sherman-Wilcox
26 November 2017
I don't write without Mellel. Well, sometimes I do, but I don't like it. For any serious writing, I run back to Mellel. Add Bookends for academic writing with references, and OmniGraffle for diagrams, and productivity soars.
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Version 4.0.2