Nisus Software has updated their powerful word processor, Nisus Writer, to version 6.5. The update makes the word processor compatible with Mac OS 8.5 through 9.2.2. It’s also Classic compatible in Mac OS X, but, alas, hasn’t been made X native.
Among the new features in Nisus Writer 6.5 are an integrated outliner and a Document Manager, the latter of which is designed to help you keep track of and manage your text files. If you’re awaiting a Mac OS X native version, Nisus is currently rewriting Nisus Writer for OSX in Cocoa, but haven’t given a timetable for its release.
For a limited time you can purchase Nisus Writer 6.5 for US$79.95 (the regular price is $99.95) or upgrade from any paid version of Nisus Writer (from version 6.0.3 and earlier) for $39.95 (the regular price $49.95). There’s also a Nisus Writer 6.5 competitive upgrade (for owners of any previous version of Microsoft Word, Word Perfect, AppleWorks, Claris Works or WriteNow) for $54.95 (the regular price is $69.95).
You can purchase Nisus Writer 6.5 or download a 30-day, fully working demo from the product Web site. If you like Nisus Writer, you may also want to check out the company’s Nisus Email, a transparent email application that’s designed to go unnoticed. It’s available in both Classic and Mac OS X flavors.