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Nisus Writer Pro 2.1

Nisus Software has released Nisus Writer Pro 2.1 with added support for OS X’s Auto Save and Versions. The word processor now saves changes to all open documents automatically using OS X’s approach instead of its own, enabling you to browse and revert to older versions of any document. The update also switches Nisus Writer Pro to 64-bit, adds support for iCloud, integrates the previously separate Nisus Thesaurus, adds the Edit > Repeat command for repeating the last used menu or palette command, adds the capability to insert a cross-reference that shows the name of the target bookmark, and makes a number of macro enhancements (for a general feature list, see “Nisus Writer Pro 2.0: The Review,” 8 June 2011). Highlights from the lengthy list of bug fixes include a cure for a potential hang when opening documents with a certain combination of inline images, prevention of some possible crashes related to text layout, and improved behavior when the Apple text engine encounters certain kinds of bugs. Note that Nisus Writer Pro 2.1 is now sandboxed, which may require granting it some additional permissions for accessing macro files or locations outside the app’s own sandbox space. System requirements now specify Mac OS X 10.7.5 Lion or later, though Nisus Writer Pro 2.0.2 remains available for those running 10.4 Tiger through 10.6 Snow Leopard. ($79 new, free update, 188 MB, release notes, 10.7.5+)

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