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berkshireman reviewed on 20 Oct 2011
Now that NWP 1.4.2 has been fixed by Nisus and functions well on Lion I can post a rating that I believe is appropriate for this excellent word processor. It is well worth the $79 initial purchase price, but I still don't think 2.0.1 is worth a $49. upgrade fee. Remember, too, that the full purchase price of Mellel, which is a better word processor, is $39. Nisus' unique search capabilities and its ability to work seamlessly with DEVONthink make it indispensable for me.
[Version 2.0.1]


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berkshireman replied on 29 Oct 2011
It depends entirely on what you're using the application for. My primary tool is DEVONthink Pro Office, and I use Nisus for fine editing of rtf files that will be posted on a WordPress site. This accounts for 90% of my work. Mellel, if you have not problem, learning its particular workflow is without peer for creating structured multilingual documents that will be printed. I like the way it handles characters, as well. It's a light page design program, really. I also use Scrivener, when I need its special capabilities. These three are the top of the box. Apple Pages and Bean are also excellent, and even the current version of MS Word is not so bad.

My only complaint with Nisus was the exorbitant cost of the upgrade, which, until 2.4.2 was released was necessary for Lion. Nisus should revise the price point of the upgrade.
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berkshireman reviewed on 18 Oct 2011
I've user some version of Nisus since it first came out and have found its speed, flexibility, multilingual features, Word compatibility, its clean rtf code, and above all its matchless search and replace facility to be invaluable in my workflow as editor of an online magazine who uses Nisus in conjunction with DEVONthink Pro Office. It has had its buggy phases along the way, to be sure. And overall Mellel is a better word processor, and I use it for formal printed documents and academic writing.

As a long-term Nisus user, I am outraged by the $49. upgrade fee for a version (2.0/2.0.1) which offers few substantial improvements, largely Word-like bloat...along with Lion compatibility. The previous version, 2.4.1, will not work with Lion. In order to use NWP with Lion, there was no choice but to buy the overpriced 2.0 upgrade. When I complained I received an unapologetic reply, which also hinted cryptically that I should wait before spending money on an alternative. There was no announcement, but recently found out by accident that there was a 2.4.2 free upgrade available, which included bug fixes and Lion compatibility. I downloaded this from a page that was difficult to find on the Nisus site and now find that the upgrade is even less compatible with Lion than 2.4.1. The application won't even open. What is Nisus trying to do here? Word is the most capable alternative for the global editing tasks I have to perform, but it is extremely cumbersome to use. Still I won't go back to Nisus until they set this right.
[Version 2.0.1]


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berkshireman replied on 20 Oct 2011
Nisus have corrected the problem with 2.4.2, and it works just fine. Thank you, Nisus!
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berkshireman replied on 29 Oct 2011
Nisus informed me that there was no problem with 2.4.2 to correct My difficulty in downloading a file that would open had to do with server overload. In any case, I'm happily using Nisus again.
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