Mellel is the leading word processor for macOS and has been widely considered the industry standard since its inception. Mellel focuses on writers and scholars for technical writing and multilingual word processing. It offers special tools to help you write and organize long documents easily. If you need multilingual support or are writing bi-directional text, Mellel is just the thing for you: Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, and Syriac never looked better on a Mac. Even if you don’t need all the bells and whistles, Mellel is still the right choice for you: clean, stable, and easy to use.
A Word Processor You Can Trust
Mellel gets the job done. It’s considered the leading word processor for complex documents. It’s stable. It’s trustworthy under real work pressure. Once you get it, you’ll wonder why you wrote with anything else.
An Outline and an Outliner
Mellel’s superb Outline feature allows you to organize your work. View, edit, and navigate your document. Reorganize sections with a click of your mouse.
Find. Replace. Repeat.
Mellel’s advanced find and replace tool turns hours of editing into minutes. Everything in any sequence can be searched, found, switched, and fixed. Save your find actions. Use them again and again to transform all your documents in seconds.
The Best Multi-language Support
Mellel was created to support multiple languages and script systems within the same document. It was the first and still is the best word processor for right-to-left writing systems.
The Best Index Tool
Create your index in half the time. Mellel’s Index feature tops similar tools in other word processors, and rivals dedicated Index applications.
Version 4.0.3 Bug Fixes:
Fixed an issue that caused sluggish performance when typing in large documents containing many auto-titles
Additional optimisations to improve typing performance with larger documents
Fixed some issues that caused sluggish performance when typing in large documents containing inline images that serve as cross-reference targets
Fixed an issue that caused sluggish performance when typing while the statistics palette was open
Plugged a couple of memory leaks
Assigned the following scripts as RTL: N’Ko, Samaritan, Mandaic, Imperial Aramaic, Palmyrene, Nabataean, Hatran, Phoenician, Lydian, Meroitic Hieroglyphs, Meroitic Cursive, Kharoshthi, Old South Arabic, Old North Arabic, Manichaean, Avestan, Inscriptional Parthian, Inscriptional Pahlavi, Psalter Pahlavi, some correction to character information in Syriac and Thaana
Assigned the range U+10BB0 to U+10BFF to be RTL
Fixed an issue that caused Mellel to crash at startup on systems with badly configured input sources (keyboard layouts, input methods)
Fixed an issue that caused Mellel to crash when creating a new story character or location via the character or location fields of a story point in some of the localisations
Fixed an issue where showing/hiding the outline/story/index panes vie the View menu would fail to also cause an adjustment to the “fit” zoom levels (fit page, wit width)
Fixed an issue that caused URLs entered into a hyperlink URL field to produce non-functioning hyperlinks if the pasted link was not URL-encoded
Fixed spelling in factory style set Exclanation->Exclamation
View > Full Screen item now showing checkmark if in Full Screen mode
Better normalisation for Hebrew pasted as plain text, ensuring that Holam pointing mark always precedes other vowels
Fixed a bug that caused Mellel to fail to perform migration from version 3 in pre macOS 10.10 systems
Fixes an issue that caused Mellel to crash when tabbing between fields in the Newsletter signup dialogue (Mac App Store)
Fixes an issue that caused the ruler pop-up (small edit field showing numeric value when clicking or dragging a tab/margin/indent) to be positioned outside the screen boundaries in full screen mode
Fixed several issues applying markers to outline items via the Markers palette.