Mellel is the leading word processor for Mac OS X, and has been widely considered the industry standard since its inception. Mellel focuses on writers, scholars, technical writing and multilingual word processing. Offering 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.
Your documents should look the way you want them to look
Looks matter, and Mellel has no competitors when it comes to controlling the way your document looks and creating consistent, predictable, and beautiful looking results.Consistency and predictability are the most important things when dealing with text and images.
In Mellel, flexibility when setting columns or text does not come at the expense of of getting the results you want to get: Images with text flowing around them stay where you set them to stay, columns stay balanced, and headings don't go strolling down the page just for fun. Looks matter, consistency matters even more.
And stay in control. Get your documents in order, and keep them ordered
As your document gets longer, it gets harder to keep all things in it in order. Mellel's superb Outline feature is just the tool to achieve that. The outline pane gives you a bird's eye view of your entire document, and lets you, tells you where you are, and lets you move things around easily.
To streamline your document's content, you can view elements such as captions for figures, tables, charts, and so on separately - and review them one by one.
Another excellent streamlining tool is Mellel's find: It allows you to create GREP-like searches, save them and create sets of Find Actions - allowing you to perform dozens of searches all at once.
Headings are much more than you think
Headings are easy, right? You just click the right style (in Mellel, the right auto-title) and there you have it.
But with Mellel you can achieve so much more: you can set your title to look differently than its numbering, set which headings will be numbered and if they'll reset the numbering, set headings to always appear at the top of the page, add a running header that changes dynamically, insert tabs and line breaks in a heading (but not in the ToC), set the content of the outline (to include just the title, for example), force appending body text to headings, and so on.
With most of those, Mellel is the only word processor that allows you to do this automatically and reliably. You control how your document headings look, how the outline will look, how your Table of Contents will look, and so on. Once you've tried this with Mellel, it would be tough imagining how you could do without those up until now.
Cite with ease and power
Mellel offers you an easy way to handle citations and bibliographies, keeping them always in check, and preventing this delicate task from becoming tangled and annoying.
The Bibliography palette in Mellel allows you to view all the citations in the document, navigate to them, switch to a bibliography manager, scan, unscan, rescan, etc. Scanned and Unscanned citations in the text are highlighted, and you can open them and easily set special options (e.g., page numbers, omitting author or year).
Finally, there's the bibliography: You can use the preferences to set how it will appear in the document, move it around in the document, and otherwise manipulate it.
Mac OS X 10.5 or later
Live bibliography: Your bibliography will update automatically (and quickly) in a document as you add new references (with Bookends).
Real fullscreen mode for Lion and Snow Leopard (yes, you can get a Lion-like fullscreen mode with 10.6.x): You can work in 'clean' full screen mode or use palettes, outline and menus... or anything in-between - just take your pick.
iCloud support... Only for those who buy Mellel at the App Store!
Auto-save: if you're using 10.7 (Lion) you can auto-save files using versions... But you can also use the old auto-save system.
Automatic Language switching: Spelling dictionary will switch as you switch languages. You can also set which spelling dictionary to use with which language, set a language to any selected piece of text, and more.
Palettes, new and improved: Palettes are now easier to manipulate, change, arrange, drag and so on - but they keep in one place, respecting muscle memory accessing palette options... And there are less of them!
Ruler and tabs: the easy way. You can now add tabs on the fly, drag them, set exact position, change tab types, enjoy a vertical rule, snap tabs, and so on.
Template options: you can now easily set the preview, description and update palettes quickly and easily (Mellel will remember where to put the template).
Re-arranged menus: we've added a View menu, and condensed all the style menus into one.
Easy access to styles: Access the page, paragraph, list, character and section styles easily via the palettes - each style palette offers all the options, and a style list.
Document and fullscreen background: More in the fun-and-games department, but useful to those who wish to control those.