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Nisus Writer Pro
The Amazing Word Processor for the Mac
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Great Writing Starts with Powerful Word Processing

Nisus Writer Pro is a powerful word processor with an impressive set of features to help you create beautiful documents.

Nisus Writer Pro offers an intuitive interface, superior multilingual text support, unmatched compatibility, and an abundance of tools that allow you to create, edit, and polish your prose. Taking notes in class, creating your thesis, or writing your book, Nisus Writer Pro can handle it all.

Multilingual and Localized

In addition to our extensive multilingual text support, version 3.1 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.
Built for the Mac

Nisus Writer was built from the ground-up exclusively for the Mac with native support for macOS autosave, document versioning, tabbed windows, and iCloud.

MacBook with Nisus Writer Pro
The Ideal Writing Environment
Our streamlined interface keeps you focused on what matters most: your writing.
  • Mac native and Retina ready, ensuring crisp text and sharp tools.
  • Escape to a distraction-free full screen mode.
  • Straightforward style sheets make formatting styles easy.
  • Simultaneously edit two or more parts of a document using split view.
  • Multilingual capabilities allow you to write in nearly any language.
  • Works Well With Others
    Our native document file format, Rich Text Format (RTF), provides excellent compatibility with most other apps.
  • Collaborate using comments in threaded conversations.
  • Record tracked changes while editing and formatting text.
  • Open and save Microsoft Word files, among other popular formats.
  • Sync your documents and app settings using iCloud Drive or Dropbox.
  • PDF export that includes TOC, links, annotations, and other content.
  • Precisely Flexible
    Our tools are endlessly customizable, or stay out of the way completely. You're in control.
  • Decide which palettes are seen, when, and where.
  • Add any command to the toolbar.
  • Add any command to your MacBook's Touch Bar.
  • Keyboard shortcuts are customizable for all menu commands.
  • Powerful Tools
    Features that run deep, honed by our decades of experience with text processing on the Mac.
  • Approachable find and replace.
  • Advanced search with full support for regular expressions (regex).
  • Footnotes & endnotes with styles for numbering, formatting, etc.
  • Cross-reference and link text using bookmarks.
  • Generate a document Table of Contents (TOC) and indexing.
  • Bibliography management with Bookends integration.
  • Drawing tools wrap text around images, text boxes, and other shapes.
  • Automate your workflows using extensive macros.
  • And so much more! See the full feature tour below for more details.
  • Feature Tour
    If you'd like to know more about our extensive features 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 10.11 (El Capitan) or later.
    Personalized Support
    Email our free and friendly customer support at any time. We're here to help you grow into powerful tools.