Nisus Writer Pro

Last modified
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Description of App

Nisus Writer Pro is the powerful word processor for OS X. 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 OS X (including right to left languages) thanks to the multilingual support built into 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. Features:
  • Styles
  • Tables
  • Multilingual support
  • Track changes
  • Comments
  • Drawing tools
  • Footnotes and endnotes
  • Bookmarks
  • Table of contents
  • Indexing
  • Cross references
  • 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



Free or Paid


Version Of macOS App Was Tested On


Accessibility Comments

This application works incredibly well from scratch with no customizations. The developers have been working continuously to bring new improvements to the interface, and they highly encourage user feedback in regards to VoiceOVer.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

If there's a feature you can't find in Pages, this might be a worthwhile solution for you if you rely on document creation and efficiency.


1 people have recommended this app



Submitted by Kirsten Edmondson on Sunday, July 29, 2012

Hi, Does anyone know if the express version of this app is just as accessible as the pro version? The express version is £20 cheaper and it seems to have very little difference within the descriptions, I.E. It seems to be extremely similar. I was wondering about buying that instead of the pro version, just to save myself a bit of cash… However, I know that pro is accessible, from the comment here, and I don't want to fall foul of an inaccessible app and then have to get my money back. Just wondered if anybody knew… Thanks

You can go to the developer's web site and download 15-day free trial versions of both Nisus Writer Pro and Nisus Writer Express to check accessibility and also compare the feature sets for yourself. According to the developer's site description, the Express version does not have support for features such as Table of Contents, Indexing, Cross References, Bookmarks, Track Changes, Comments, Watermarks, Export to ePub, and Export to .docx (though it can import .docx format Office documents). It is worth checking the links to the MacUpdate site and the developer's web page since a number of Mac apps that are in the Mac App store may have trial versions that you can access using these links. MacUpdate links to the specific product page at the developer's web site, so it is easy to check whether there is a trial download. The MacUpdate site also provides user reviews of the software and recommended alternatives for the software. The page for the Nisus Wrtier Express download is: The Pro version download can be found at:

Submitted by Usman on Friday, February 13, 2015

given the deterioration of preview and PDF files, I am seriously considering purchasing this app. However, the price tag is pretty heavy.

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