Nisus Writer Pro

Nisus Writer Pro

After years of using Wordperfect and Word I found a word processor that suited me and that was Nisus Writer Pro. It’s simple and flexible and has two-thirds the features of Word, but in a more intuitive, easier to use elegant interface. In many ways it is like TextEdit with a flyout drawer. Nisus Writer Pro can cope with many languages and has auto correction on the fly and a live Thesaurus. It follows Mac conventions and so everything is where it should be. If you know your way around Mac shortcuts, it is incredibly fast. For academics it works with Bookends for reference management. It can auto update date and time, generate a table of contents, endnotes and footnotes and has a superb mail merge facility. It defaults to .rtf which can be read by most word processors, but can also read and write to .doc. Nisus Writer Pro is available from Nisus Software for $39 (academic price).

Review by Brian Millson