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Nisus Writer Express
The Flexible, Affordable Writing App for the Mac.
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Minimal Distractions, Fully Featured

Nisus Writer Express can go from a minimalist writing tool to full word processor in an instant. Focus on your words with our full screen, focus, and typewriter modes.

When you need to refine your documents, the tools you need are ready. Intuitive style sheets help you create beautiful documents quickly. Our powerful Find and Replace (with regular expressions) will help you polish and clean your text. Sharing your work is easy with numerous file formats like RTF (rich text format), PDF, and Word (.doc, .docx).

In a world where distraction abound, Nisus Writer Express lets you focus on writing your story.

MacBook Air with Nisus Writer Express
Dark Mode
Built for the Mac

Nisus Writer was built from the ground-up exclusively for the Mac, so it feels like home with support for Dark Mode, Apple Silicon (M1), document autosave and versioning, and iCloud.

Nisus Writer Express is a smart word processor loaded with small, yet intelligent features that make writing a breeze. Nisus Writer Express offers a customizable interface, an advanced full screen mode, and hundreds of features that make this word processor a joy to use.

The Ideal Writing Environment
Our streamlined interface keeps you focused on what matters most: your writing.
  • Dark Mode for the whole app and (optionally) your document text.
  • Escape to a distraction-free full screen and focus modes.
  • Mac native and Retina ready, ensuring crisp text and sharp tools.
  • Decide which palettes and tools are seen, when, and where.
  • Multilingual capabilities allow you to write in nearly any language.
  • Keyboard shortcuts are customizable for all menu commands.
  • Tidy Tools
    Our extensive tools are easy to use, including:
  • Straightforward style sheets make formatting easy.
  • Tables with customized borders, shading, and other settings.
  • Footnotes & endnotes styles harmonize note numbering and formatting.
  • Document sections for paper size, headers, page numbering, and more.
  • Approachable find and replace.
  • PowerFind with full support for regular expressions (regex).
  • Wrap text around images.
  • And so much more! See the full feature tour below for details.
  • Compatible
    Our native document file format, Rich Text Format (RTF), provides excellent compatibility with most other apps, including Microsoft Word.
  • Open and save Microsoft Word files, among other popular formats.
  • PDF Export to share your writing with the world.
  • Sync your documents and app settings using iCloud Drive or Dropbox.
  • Multilingual and Localized

    In addition to our extensive multilingual text support, version 4.1 adds localized interfaces (menus, dialogs, etc).

    Localized Interface

    The following interface translations are included:


    A Japanese translation may also be purchased separately from Mercury Software.
    Feature Tour
    Nisus Writer Express is built from the same core as Nisus Writer Pro. To compare which features are included in each app see the Nisus Writer feature comparison.
    If you'd like to know more about the features in Nisus Writer Express please start the feature tour to travel through all topics, or choose from individual topics below:
    Free Trial
    The free demo is fully functional for 15 separate non-consecutive days. The trial has no limitations, however a demo watermark will appear on some pages of printouts and PDFs.
    Free 15-day demo.
    If you decide to purchase no additional downloads are needed, a license key unlocks the demo.
    Requires macOS 10.13 or later. Compatible with macOS Sonoma and Apple Silicon (M1/M2/etc).
    Personalized Support
    Email our free and friendly customer support at any time.