Mellel
Mellel
4.2.3

4.3

Mellel free download for Mac

Mellel

4.2.3
30 July 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 4.2.3:
Fixed issues:
  • Showing the missing character glyph (or nothing at all) when trying to render unsupported script text with certain older malformed/unconventional fonts
  • Crashing when trying to use certain older mac fonts
  • Formulas in table templates not working initially after insertion of a table based on them
  • Behaving erratically with tables containing formulas and the insert table sheet under mac os versions prior to 12.0
  • Crashing when typing/deleting text in table cells following a global change that effected the cell (for example, setting track changes mode, replace all, bibliography scan and live bibliography adjusments)
  • Crashing when resizing and doing other manipulations to inline images inside table cells
  • Hanging and misbehaving when opening the table palette and table attributes popover
  • Failing to communicate with reference manages (Bookends, Sente) under macOS 10.14 Mojave

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Brumm
30 October 2008

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My opinion on word processor for OS X: The last days I've tested many word processors and I found Mellel to be the best so far, Mellel is not bloated like all the "Office" suites (Neo, OO, MS, are all to slow, ... for me Neo Office is the best of these beasts.) and Mellel is better than: - Nisus (Nearest competitor but Nisus doesn't support soft hyphen!, I cannot work without soft hyphen.), - Mariner Write (really bad font display/spacing for many years now, only english, carbon - so it needs to be rewritten for future OSX releases, will they do that? I'm unsure.) - Pages (Again no soft hyphen!, occasionally crashes and after a while gets very slow, ... but I exspect the next versions will be much better) - Papyrus (very ugly, carbon, no real testdrive possible - crippled trial version, but some interesting features - I keep an eye on it) - AbiWord (Many bugs and no updates the last 2 years, I think they don't support the Mac anymore) - Bean (really fanstatic freeware, based on Apples buggy text-engine. No soft hyphen! So only usable for some very short texts, best freeware I've seen for many many years - of course I keep an eye on it) For now I will use Mellel. The only things that I don't like are related to the interface design, for example the round beveled look of the ruler and tools section is very outdated now, a boring all-grey mix of alien spaceship ("aqua"-style) or early iTunes versions ("metal"-style). But besides that Mellel has the best combination of features for me, so my money goes to them.
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Version 2.5
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
1 answer(s)
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
1 answer(s)
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
2 answer(s)
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
Iliketrash
25 November 2017
The screen shot on MacUpdate is misleading. Mellel does not do mathematical typesetting. To create such a screen shot requires additional software, specialized equation typesetting. The equation is made in the external program and when it is pasted into Mellel it is treated as a picture--there is no line-breaking for inline math, no opportunity for breaking a large standalone math across a column width, no adjustments made on pagination, etc. It's just a picture. Same is true for most other word processors except LyX.
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Version 4.0.2
pkensildavis
03 September 2017
Mellel 4 is a major upgrade of an already excellent app. It is a great program for serious writers. Mellel is fast and doesn't crash or become corrupted. It handles complex manuscripts easily. Dealing with scholarly references (via the bibliographic program Bookends) is exceptionally good, as is the automatic numbering of sections, figures, etc., and cross referencing (e.g., "See discussion on page 14", where the page number adjusts automatically as necessary. Some new features, such as indexing and story-sketching, are quite welcome. Although I don't benefit, its multiple-language features are apparently terrific. Mellel now has a web site with examples of how to do things. The on-line manual is good and will sometimes be necessary because Mellel is "different" and because some features are sophisticated. Negatives? It can be tricky collaborating with users of Microsoft Word, but track changes works well if one exchanges documents in rtf (see manual).
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Version 4.0.0
chadatmacupdate
29 August 2017
Such a great writing app!
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Version 4.0.0
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4.3

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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