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Apple Silicon Macs Will Be Very Fast (Maybe)

November 7th, 2020 · No Comments

If you have been wondering how fast the upcoming Apple Silicon Macs will be, it appears that they will be quite robust, to be polite.  Appleinsider found a mysterious Geekbench entry for an “A14X.” This 8 core chip could, judging by the benchmarks, be very fast. I normally have no use for benchmarks but if […]

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Tags: Dave · General

So I Have A New MacBook Air

October 31st, 2020 · No Comments

I know I shouldn’t have purchased so close to the release of new Macs, but I did. A bit of background: I own a 2018/2019 MacBook Air (2018 and 2019 models are the same, apart from very minor upgrades) and I love it, apart from the infamous butterfly keyboard. This Air has been very reliable […]

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Where In The World Is Big Sur?

October 24th, 2020 · No Comments

It’s right here, apparently: However, I was referring to Big Sur the operating system. There have been two Apple events and quite a few products released over the past two months. As of this writing, there has been no official release. The beta program is still ongoing, with developer beta 10 and public beta 9 […]

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5G

October 16th, 2020 · No Comments

I watched the iPhone 12 event and I was struck by the number of times the phrase “5G” was mentioned. It seemed to be over the top. Then I found this video: I didn’t laugh at first but after 30 seconds or so I started to laugh at the absurdity of it. Happy 5G everyone!

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Big Sur Beta Testing

October 2nd, 2020 · No Comments

I have been using developer betas of macOS Big Sur and in my opinion it is less problematic at this point than macOS Catalina. That operating system filled me with rage in a way none has since Leopard. Big Sur does not make me want to chuck my computer in the bin, so I guess […]

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The Keyboard is Fixed!

September 18th, 2020 · No Comments

Over the past year Apple has updated their entire MacBook line. Some of the line, like the MacBook Air, received updated Intel chipsets that make the machines so hot I worry that your expensive Mac will destroy itself from the inside. Some machines like the base MacBook Pro 13″ received nothing more than a storage […]

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12″ MacBook Again?

September 4th, 2020 · No Comments

Back when we travelled to places other than the grocery store I owned a 12” MacBook. I loved almost everything about it. The size and weight was perfect for me. It was like carrying a macOS powered iPad. It was somewhat frustrating, however. I could live with the one port, and that it was underpowered. […]

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Tags: Dave · General

Big Sur, Apple Silicon, and Nisus

August 21st, 2020 · No Comments

We have received a fair amount of email asking us if our applications will be ready for the new Apple Silicon based Macs. The answer to this is that we will be ready when the first of the new machines are released near the end of 2020. Personally I am excited to see what the […]

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Tags: Dave · InfoClick · Nisus Thesaurus · Nisus Writer Express · Nisus Writer Pro

Academic Discount on Nisus Writer Pro

August 13th, 2020 · No Comments

Nisus Writer Pro offers an ideal writing environment and great features for academics, like: Footnotes and endnotes.  Bibliography management with Bookends integration.  Comments and tracked changes for collaborating.  Bookmarks and cross-references.  Table of contents (TOC) and indexing.  Did you know that we offer a discount for students, teachers, or anyone who works at an academic institution? All […]

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Tags: Dave · Nisus Writer Pro

How to Batch Rename Files

July 16th, 2020 · No Comments

Have you ever wanted to rename more than one file at a time? Me too. So how do you accomplish this? Switch to the Finder. Locate the files you want to rename. Select all the files you want to rename. Use the menu File > Rename X Items, where X is the number of files you’ve […]

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Tags: Dave · Tips

Quick Tip: Hide the Menu Bar

July 8th, 2020 · No Comments

Did you know you could hide the menu bar on your Mac? You can! Open System Preferences > General and checkmark “Automatically hide and show the menu bar”. Bonus tip: you can customize the order of icons on the right side of the menu bar. Hold down the command key as you click an icon […]

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Tags: Dave · Tips

New Nisus Writer Pro Review

July 1st, 2020 · No Comments

Lulu.com has posted a review of Nisus Writer Pro. As a Mac based word processor, Nisus Writer seems like a solid investment if you want a feature rich writing tool that can also perform most of the formatting and page layout functions you need to publish. It’s not as potent as Scrivener for research or […]

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Tags: Dave · Nisus Writer Pro

SummerFest 2020

June 26th, 2020 · No Comments

Spring is gone, and I don’t think many of us will miss it. It’s now summer, a time of warm weather, lounging around (socially distanced of course), and SummerFest savings! SummerFest is a collection of independent software developers who are creating great tools for organizing, writing, and delivering your thoughts and ideas. These are tools […]

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Tags: Dave · InfoClick · Nisus Writer Express · Nisus Writer Pro

Nisus Writer Pro 3.1

June 16th, 2020 · 2 Comments

We are happy to announce the release and immediate availability of Nisus Writer Pro 3.1. Nisus Writer Pro 3.1 is a significant update that: restores non-English localizations (Danish, French, German, Italian, Polish and Portuguese), improves compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina, adds several enhancements, and fixes many important bugs. The complete list of fixes can be […]

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Tags: Dave · Nisus Writer Pro

Nisus License Lookup Tool

June 5th, 2020 · No Comments

There are times, for whatever reason, that you need to find the license for your Nisus app. For example, you would like to upgrade to the latest version of Nisus Writer Express or Nisus Writer Pro. Perhaps you’re moving to a new computer and you need to install a fresh copy of InfoClick. How do […]

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Tags: Dave · General · InfoClick · Nisus Writer Express · Nisus Writer Pro · Tips

TidBITS at 30

May 13th, 2020 · No Comments

I guess I’m an old timer because as long as I’ve been a Mac user (almost 30 years now) I’ve known about TidBITS. However, there is plenty I did not know, and Adam Engst’s appearance on The Talk Show podcast fills in quite a few of those gaps. Congratulations to Adam and Tonya Engst for […]

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Ten Lorem Ipsum Generators To Make Your Placeholder Text Sizzle!

May 8th, 2020 · No Comments

Lorem ipsum is the standard text placeholder that typesetters, web designers, and other weirdos use to test text layout. It dates from the 1500s, when an unknown typesetter jumbled pieces of Cicero’s De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum (“On the Extremes of Good and Evil”) to use in a type specimen book. Things didn’t work out […]

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Tags: Dave · General · Nisus Writer Pro

Anne Cuneo

March 4th, 2015 · No Comments

We are sad to report the death of a longtime devoted supporter of Nisus Software Inc, and an active participant in our forum, raising good questions and offering sage advice. My colleague Mark Hurvitz and his wife had the opportunity to meet Anne in September of 2010. She graciously took them around her neighborhood in the old town of Zurich. Anne […]

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Tags: Dave · General · Mark

Nisus Writer Pro 2.0.7 and Nisus Writer Express 3.4.6 Released

December 6th, 2013 · No Comments

Mavericks. The gift that keeps on giving. So much so that we are still finding issues. While we were at it we fixed a few other bugs and we decided to put out new versions of both Express and Pro. Therefore, we are happy to announce the release of Nisus Writer Pro 2.0.7 and Nisus […]

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Tags: Dave · Nisus Writer Express · Nisus Writer Pro

Mavericks Compatibility Update

October 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

Apple is on the verge of releasing the next version of OS X, 10.9 Mavericks. We have tested all of our currently shipping apps in 10.9 and happily we have found all of our currently shipping applications should work with no problems. That means Express 3.4.5, Pro 2.0.6, InfoClick 1.1, and Nisus Thesaurus 1.1 are […]

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Tags: Dave · InfoClick · Nisus Writer Express · Nisus Writer Pro