updated 10:25 am EDT, Fri September 14, 2007
Nisus Writer Express 3.0
Nisus is now shipping Writer Express 3.0, its latest word processor. The program is a scaled-back version of Writer Pro, missing features such as indexing and tables of contents; it nevertheless shares common elements, such as the ability to open Word, WordPerfect and AbiWord documents, as well as view text in scripts such as Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Hebrew. One of the major upgrades from earlier versions of Express is "floating" graphics, enabling text wrap around them. Users can also create glossaries, insert small caps, and more easily find and replace text. Writer Express costs $45 and is a Universal Binary for Mac OS X 10.3.9; 10.4 is needed for right-to-left input.