I picture that guy in the Verizon commercial, sad because he has to take his Christmas lights down. Learning that Verizon is having a sale, it still feels like Christmas, and he happily plugs his lights back in. Only here, Verizon is Nisus, and Christmas is Macworld Expo, and the lights are…well, it all falls apart right there. But anyway, Nisus Software, Inc. has announced that from now until January 21, they are offering both Nisus Writer Express and Nisus Writer Pro at 15% off the regular price. The discount also works for upgrades, family packs, and even the Nisus Writer Pro printed manual.
Nisus Writer Express is an easy to use, lightweight word processor. Express features an elegant user interface and compatibility that has been universally praised by both users and press alike.
Nisus Writer Pro is a higher end word processor that has more features, more power, and is geared for the power user. Features such as Comments, Mail Merge, Table of Contents, Indexing, Bookmarks, Widow and Orphan control, Cross References, Full Screen, Line Numbering, and Text Wrap around images are included. An intuitive interface, powerful Find and Replace, a macro language, and a file format that can be read by just about anyone on any platform rounds out the feature set.
Now, I have four word processors on my computer. They’re the usual suspects, each with its own strengths and weaknesses, and I’ll freely admit that Nisus Writer Pro is the application I use most often for general word processing. It’s clean, it’s quick, and it’s easy to use. Even better, it produces very clean text that can easily be read by other apps, and it does a very good job of handling documents written in other word processors, provided they’re not layout heavy. You can see my review of Pro v1.0.3 at Applelinks.
Both Express and Pro are universal binaries, and require Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger) or later.
To take advantage of the 15% off sale, enter the coupon code “macworld2009″ when purchasing the programs online. They will then see the discount reflected in the cart.