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Time Machine Eats Drive Space For Dinner

July 3rd, 2008 · 3 Comments

I got this lovely warning today as Time Machine was backing up my iMac: My drive isn’t that large (160 gig WD Passport) and I probably should get a larger drive. But, eventually Time Machine will eat that drive as well. Maybe it is time to look for alternative backup solutions.

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Snow Leopard Part II

June 14th, 2008 · No Comments

Hey, what do you know? Snow Leopard is real! I had my doubts, but I was wrong. Happily so. It’s too bad that Apple didn’t reveal much about 10.6 in the Jobs keynote. From the stuff that was revealed, though, I find the Exchange support to be the most interesting. Sounds like Apple is subtly […]

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Nisus Writer Pro 1.1 Released

May 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Happy days are here again! Nisus Writer Pro 1.1 is now out and about. Thank you to everyone who contributed bug reports, feedback, and rants during the public beta period. You can download this new version from our Pro download page. You can read about all of the new features, fixes, enhancements, and localizations in […]

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First Nisus Writer Pro Review

July 11th, 2007 · No Comments

The first review of Nisus Writer Pro is out. These things always make me nervous, as you just never know what people might write. But seeing this quote made me smile: “What is nice about Nisus Writer Pro is that it works very simply, elegantly and cleanly. The writing screen is uncluttered; tool bars and […]

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Oh great! Yet another acronym to learn.

June 9th, 2007 · 1 Comment

We will find out Monday if Sun CEO and long-hair Jonathan Schwartz was overly optimistic, or right on the money. At a Sun event on Wednesday, Mr. Schwartz said “This week, you’ll see that Apple is announcing at their Worldwide Developers Conference that ZFS has become the file system in Mac OS X.” What does […]

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File Format Redux

June 7th, 2005 · 1 Comment

In my earlier post about file formats I said: There was a day when every word processor had its own format. The reason developers did this was to “lock” you in to using their software. The idea was that once you had all your documents stored in their proprietary format, you would have to keep […]

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What’s in a file format?

June 3rd, 2005 · 5 Comments

There has been some talk about file formats among our users and users of other word processors lately. I’ve seen a lot of explanations about what the different formats are and their relative benefits. Since we know a little about this stuff, I thought a little explanation of the major formats might help the conversation. […]

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Try OmniGraffle with Nisus Writer Express

May 31st, 2005 · 2 Comments

Omni just released the beta of OmniGraffle 4. Aside from its nifty new palette system, it also supports LinkBack so you can edit OmniGraffle drawings in your Nisus Writer Express documents with just a double-click. To try it out get the OmniGraffle Beta the latest preview release of Nisus Writer Express 2.5. It’s awesome!

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A 2.5 trick

May 20th, 2005 · 1 Comment

Nisus Writer Express 2.5 is getting close. We have a few touch-ups to add, but we have mostly been fixing bugs. We have fixed about 90% of the bugs in our bug tracker now. Once we get our known issues squashed, we will go to beta before our final release. Also, here’s something fun to […]

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What’s with all the versions?

May 5th, 2005 · 4 Comments

So lately we have released both 2.1.2 and 2.5alpha and soon we will release 2.1.3. What’s up with all these versions? Well, here’s what’s happening: Nisus Writer Express 2.5 is the brand spanking new version of Express that we have been working on for some time. It has some cool new features like a really […]

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Quality is Job 1

March 9th, 2005 · No Comments

In case you have not yet received our latest newsletter (you are a subscriber aren’t you?) we’ve started talking about our next release, which means that we are getting close to finishing it. There are a lot of cool features in this next release that I am really happy to finally deliver, including LinkBack among […]

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LinkBack and Apple

March 8th, 2005 · 3 Comments

Several people have asked how Apple feels about LinkBack. We actually talked to several different people at Apple about this last year. They basically felt like LinkBack would be useful and they encouraged us to go for it. Getting Apple to be actively involved in LinkBack, of course, is a whole other matter. The primary […]

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LinkBack Availability

March 4th, 2005 · 1 Comment

A lot of people have asked me so far when we can expect products to be available with this new technology in them. I can’t tell you for sure, but I know we are planning a new release to be out in the next month or two and the others are planning releases that will […]

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Announcing LinkBack

March 4th, 2005 · 4 Comments

In case you haven’t seen the news about it, today we announced a new open source technology in cooperation with The Omni Group and Blacksmith, Inc. called LinkBack. The purpose of LinkBack is to make it easier for you to use several different applications together to create a final report or document. With LinkBack you […]

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Eat Your Dogfood

February 10th, 2005 · 7 Comments

One of the best things about developing a word processor is that we get to use everyday for our normal work. I am writing our 2005 Marketing Plan right now (lots of graphics and tables, probably 50+ pages once I am finished.) This is my first chance to really use styles for a big-ish document. […]

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Macworld loves us?

February 7th, 2005 · 1 Comment

The latest issue of Macworld has a review of Nisus Writer Express. (sorry, not online yet.) We got four mice, which is excellent! (And a great improvement from our last review.) They dinged us for having no bullets and numbering and little right to left support. We are currently working on both of these features […]

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Nisus Writer and Pages

February 1st, 2005 · 4 Comments

Some people have asked about my reaction to Pages. So here it is: Pages is a simple to use application for creating great looking layouts, but it doesn’t have much in the way of actual writing tools. If you are a serious writer, you need something more focused on writing like Nisus Writer. In fact, […]

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Happy New Year

December 30th, 2004 · No Comments

Happy New Year to all of our users, partners, and friends around the world. For any of you effected by the tsunami, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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2.1.1. Is Out

December 10th, 2004 · 6 Comments

In case you missed it, 2.1.1 is out. Get a complete list of changes here. This release is intended to fix some crashes a number of users were experiencing. Because it is important to us to get crashing bugs fixed as quickly as possible, we did not include fixes for every issue people have reported […]

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Coming Attractions

December 8th, 2004 · 10 Comments

Well, 2.1.1 is just about ready to go out the door. It turns out that when we released 2.1 is contained a timing bug that none of our beta testers (or us) caught, but many of our other users did, unfortunately. It has taken us some time to trace down this problem but we got […]

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