Nisus Writer Express

Version: 3.4.6 || Release Date: 2013-12-02 || License: Commercial with demo ($45.00) Developer: Nisus Software, Inc. | App Owner: nisusdave

An easy to use, affordable word processor Nisus Wriiter Express is loaded with features and compatibility wrapped in an elegant interface that is there when you need it

An easy to use, affordable word processor Nisus Wriiter Express is loaded with features and compatibility wrapped in an elegant interface that is there when you need it.

Built from the same core as Nisus Writer Pro, Express features the same elegant user interface and compatibility that has been universally praised by both users and press alike.

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6 Opinions

Mellel helped me get through my dissertation, but I like NWE for the little projects that require footnotes. (It seems a little slow opening on my G4 iBook though.)

I really like this app. The last time M$ was ahead was with Word 5.1.
If Nisus Writer Pro (announced for 4/07) will work, Nisus has all features for complex writing.

Yes, its just a word processor.
No, It does not try to make its own layouts, formatting etc
Yes, it is waaaaaaay more stable than my M$ Word
Yes it is simple to use, and easy to learn (yet quite powerfiul)
Yes it is compatible with the rest of the world (.doc, rtf etc)
No it is not the cutest wordprocessor around. But it sure does what it should. And nothing more.

I'm a writer.

Tried MS Word, but in Word: wys isn't wyg, and text zoom is ugly and broken. And, incredibly, in Word, the wordcount, pagecount, etc., are just, like inaccurate. Amazing. These are, like, core features for a WORD PROCESSOR. Jeez, guys, who are you people, and how much longer are you gonna be in charge?

Tried Apple's Pages, but when you switch docs from one computer to another you can lose italics / bolds based on subtle, invisible distinctions in font versions. Now, I don't care much is you want to substitute fonts on me, but you better preserve my italics and bolds. And Pages is just annoying when I want to focus on WRITING. Sometimes, you don't care about margins and page breaks. And in those times, Pages will drive you nuts. You know what else? For straight-up word processing it's just freakin' SLOW. Come on, Apple. I expect better, 'cuz you guys are like, cool. Usually.

Enter Nisus Writer Express: its native format is rtf. It is really, wicked customizable. And it has all the features a WRITER needs. And a lot of that layout mumbojumbo too for the rest o' you fools. Beautiful cocoa interface. Full screen mode. Customizable key shortcuts to everything. Smooth sailing and speedy everything.

I'm telling you, I seriously just PAID for this program. Like, forked over my credit card to those Nisus dudes. It's cheaper than MS Word and does 90% of what MS Word does. Believe me, the other 10% is hookeypah no one needs.

Nisus Writer Express is the bomb. Nice, nice work, guys.

Great writing tools (live stats and live thesaurus) and very good interface. However, still lacking some important features, such as widow/orphan control, wrapping text around graphics and creating tables of contents.

It's shareware. The download is no different once you've purchased it.