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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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Tags: Dave · General · Misc

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 · Misc · Nisus Writer Pro

Trump and Two Spaces

May 4th, 2020 · 1 Comment

I recently came across a copy of the COVID-19 economic relief explanation letter being sent out by the White House here in the United States: What was interesting to me was not the contents of this letter, but rather the spacing after each period. You can see that there are two spaces after nearly every […]

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Tags: General · Martin

What Day Is It?

April 24th, 2020 · 1 Comment

Are you having trouble figuring out what day of the week it is? I know this sounds like a joke, but with the days all seemingly the same it really is hard to tell. We have a solution for that. Our helpful What Day Is It page will correctly tell you what day it is. […]

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How to Search for Menu Commands and Help Topics

April 9th, 2020 · No Comments

At some point you’ve probably forgotten where a particular menu command is located. The good news is that you can quickly use Nisus Writer’s Help menu search to find it. Just open the Help menu and type a word or two into the search field like so: The above screenshot shows a search for the […]

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Tags: General · Tips

Take Control of Working from Home Temporarily

March 17th, 2020 · No Comments

While we are settling in to the new normal, there is going to be quite a bit of advice, both good and bad. Our friends at Take Control Books are attempting to cut through the noise by releasing a new book, Take Control of Working from Home Temporarily. The book is completely free (one per […]

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Taika Waititi Does Not Care For the Butterfly Keyboard

February 19th, 2020 · No Comments

Apple needs to fix those keyboards. They are impossible to write on — they’ve gotten worse. It makes me want to go back to PCs. Because PC keyboards, the bounce-back for your fingers is way better. Hands up who still uses a PC? You know what I’m talking about. It’s a way better keyboard. Those […]

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A Few Words About Catalina

October 28th, 2019 · No Comments

A few weeks ago Catalina, or macOS 10.15 was released. Since then, it seems like mayhem has followed. Catalina breaks from the past in significant ways. Speaking of breaking, it also breaks some apps. Security has been tightened. There is quite a bit going on here that users should know. Since this is on a […]

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Tags: General · Nisus Writer Express · Nisus Writer Pro

WinterFest 2015

December 31st, 2015 · No Comments

If it’s Winter (or close enough) then it’s time for WinterFest. That’s right, it’s here, we’re happy, and you should be too. That is, if you like to save money. Nisus Software is once again proud to team up with great developers of fantastic tools such as Aeon Timeline, BBEdit, Bookends, DEVONthink Pro, Scrivener, Take […]

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Tags: General · Nisus Writer Pro

El Capitan Compatibility

October 8th, 2015 · 2 Comments

El Capitan, or OS X 10.11, has been released and we know many of you are already using it. So it is probably a good time to talk about compatibility with our apps. The latest versions of Nisus Writer Express and Nisus Writer Pro are compatible, apart from one issue. Hopefully Apple will fix that […]

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

A Few Thoughts On WWDC

June 8th, 2015 · 1 Comment

As I write this it’s less than an hour before the WWDC keynote. This is Apple’s Developer Conference, and it’s kind of a big deal for us. It means massive amounts of speculation on what will be announced. I know the rumor mill is churning with many predictions, some involving new hardware. Honestly, I don’t […]

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Tags: General

New MacBook: Upgrade From The iPad?

June 3rd, 2015 · No Comments

I finally had a chance to use a MacBook at the local Apple Store. I’ve been wanting to try it and the Apple Store gives me a good opportunity to check it out without being pushed into buying one. I had read the comments and reviews from Jason Snell for Macworld, Ars Technica, and this review from […]

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Nisus App Updates

May 26th, 2015 · No Comments

Now that Pro 2.1.1 is out, I’d like to talk about other things we are working on here at Nisus. First up is InfoClick. Version 1.2 is now in beta testing. The focus of this version was adding a few highly requested features along with fixes and enhancements. InfoClick 1.2 should be released in weeks, but that’s dependent […]

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

About.com Readers Choice Awards

March 14th, 2012 · No Comments

The last two years, thanks to you guys, we finished first in the About.com Readers Choice award in the Best Mac Word Processor category against some very good competition. We were lucky enough to be nominated again for the award this year. The voting has started, and the competition is just as tough. So please […]

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Tags: General

Seth Godin, The Domino Project, and Nisus Writer Pro

February 28th, 2012 · No Comments

Seth Godin, on The Domino Project blog, wrote up his experiences writing and producing a (free) book using, among other tools, Nisus Writer Pro. “I wrote the manifesto in Nisus, a fabulous word processor for the Mac. Using styles, I was easily able to create a numbered header for each section, and to see what […]

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Nisus on the Mac App Store

November 5th, 2011 · No Comments

We are happy to announce that Nisus Writer Express, Nisus Writer Pro, and Nisus Thesaurus are available in the Mac App Store. This is a big deal for us since it potentially exposes us to a wider audience. Plus, we can tell people that we are in the app store, which is nice. Nisus Writer […]

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Labor Day Sale

September 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

I know that Labor Day is supposed to be a day to celebrate us working folks. But, it also seems to be an excuse to throw a sale. And we here at Nisus are no exception. From now until September 7th, save twenty percent on most versions of Nisus Writer Pro and Nisus Writer Express. […]

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Support News

June 5th, 2010 · No Comments

As of 30 June, we have decided to end support for all products that we are not currently selling. This means we will offer support for Nisus Writer Express, Nisus Writer Pro, Nisus Thesaurus, and Nisus Writer 6.5. We will no longer offer support for any other product. However, you can still find support for […]

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No News. For Now.

June 30th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Wow … it’s been a while. This place is kind of dusty and has an odd odor, but everything still works. Anyway, no real news, but that will change shortly, hopefully in the next few days. Stay tuned, folks.

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Tags: General

Gobble Gobble!

November 27th, 2008 · No Comments

It is Thanksgiving Day here in the USA, or as my English friend says, “You are Welcome Day.” This is the day where we get to stuff ourselves full of food, watch football, and be more lazy than usual. There is another thing we celebrate, but that gets lost in the inevitable food-induced coma. We […]

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Tags: General