Nisus Writer Pro

Developer: Nisus Software, Inc.

Current Version: 2.1.8

Last Updated: 2 months ago

Download Size: 234.3 MB - Download


Nisus Writer Pro is the powerful word processor for macOS. An intuitive interface, powerful writing tools, and unmatched compatibility make Nisus Writer Pro the choice of serious writers everywhere.

Nisus Writer Pro starts with an intuitive, customizable interface that allows you to write how you want to write. Create great looking documents quickly using our exclusive style sheet view. Polish your documents with our sophisticated, yet easy to use tools including our powerful find (including regular expressions), or add shapes and callouts using the drawing tools. Collaborate with others using track changes and comments that are compatible with Microsoft Word. You can write in just about any language supported in macOS (including right to left languages) thanks to the multilingual support built into Nisus Writer Pro.

No matter what you write, from a simple letter to a sophisticated thesis, Nisus Writer Pro will allow you to create stunning documents with ease.


• iCloud
• macOS autosave and document versioning
• styles
• tables
• multilingual support
• track changes
• comments
• drawing tools
• footnotes and endnotes
• bookmarks
• table of contents
• indexing
• cross references
• macros
• watermarks
• mail merge
• supported file formats:
- RTF (import and export)
- Word (import and export)
- OpenOffice (import and export)
- PDF (export only)
- WordPerfect (import only)
- Plain Text
- ePub (export only)
• and much more


Release Notes:

• Fixed: crashes on macOS High Sierra when saving or loading files using certain fonts.
• Fixed: visiting the Language preference pane could trigger crashes, especially after multiple visits.
• Fixed: Japanese text imported from outside Nisus Writer can sometimes be garbled by incorrect text encoding.
• Fixed: the Malayalam language should use left-to-right writing mode.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.0.2
Review by Cashdollar

Back to the Days of Glory - Nisus Writer has been the gold standard of Macintosh word processing apps. Since the transition to OS X it lost much of high powered features and gained a fast stable new mac like interface. Now with version 2.x it's back. If you're tired of the slow buggy MS word or the lack of writing functions in Pages, give nisus a shot.

Found helpful by 28 out of 29 people
Version 2.0.7
Review by Just another watcher

Out of date & out of sync with non-App Store Version - Last update: Dec 6th, 2013 (App Store) Their website version is at 2.1.1, Apr 16, 2015 Same price, just no updates for over a year and a half. Real nice . . . I just deleted the app. Won’t be utilizing their software in the future.

Found helpful by 2 out of 6 people