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Nisus Writer Pro 1.4

For an awful lot of users, including users with advanced document-production needs, Nisus Writer Pro is a solid and very satisfactory alternative to Word.

More Mac bundles for the masses

TheMacSale 2 and TheMacBundles offer their own respective bundles of Mac software for $50, but at what cost to developers?

MacHeist offers six Mac apps for free

MacHeist offers six Mac applications for free, in exchange for your email address. And no Twitter spamming this time, either.

Scrivener offers hefty NaNoWriMo discounts

To help you get through next month's National Novel Writing Month, Literature and Latte is offering some hefty discounts and an extended trial version of its novel-writing application Scrivener.

Mac novel-writing tools

In advance of National Novel Writing Month, Jason Snell shows you various Mac tools for writing, organizing, and focusing.

Pagehand 1.0

Basic word processor features an elegant user interface.

OmniOutliner Professional 3.9.1

OmniOutliner Professional 3.9.1 is still the best outlining and list management tool on the market.

Microsoft: Word legal foe paints cockeyed tale

In an ongoing dispute over the use of XML in Word, Microsoft called the claim by Canadian developer i4i that it plotted to drive the company out of business "distorted," and "a breathless tale" that was not supported by the evidence.

WriteRoom 2 for iPhone

Hog Bay Software's document editing app for the iPhone and iPod touch was already an impressive offering. But Version 2 of WriteRoom has added more key features, including a new search tool and true synching capabilities via

Mac News Briefs: BIAS updates SoundSoap Pro

Version 2 of the audio noise reduction and restoration plug-in boasts adaptive noise reduction features. Also Tuesday, Flying Meat updated its VoodooPad note-taking software and Letter Opener led the latest round of updates for Snow Leopard compatibility.