Mellel 3.5



  • Multilingual support or writing bi-directional text including Hebrew
  • Ease of use in cross referencing, footnoting
  • Thriving forum if you have any problems
  • Designed specifically for Macs


  • No way to track changes
  • No undo allowed after a save
  • Importing from Word may not be perfect


The demands of writing academic reports, dissertations and thesis differ considerably from many other types of writing.

Scholars, creative writers and technical writers often need something a bit more powerful to annotate, cross reference and footnote their texts, which is what Mellel tries to offer. Mellel is widely regarded as an excellent word processor by academics and technical writers so from the start, you know you're dealing with a pretty good product. It's not only suitable for academic and technical writers though - it offers those writing novels and plays an equally powerful tool.

One of Mellel's major advantages over similar products is that it features multilingual support or writing bi-directional text, meaning it's suitable for Arabic, Persian, Hebrew and Syriac. Mellel is praised by its devoted users for ease of use in cross referencing, footnoting and all round general annotation. The user forum is also a thriving place where any problem you encounter can probably be solved.

On the downside, Mellel doesn't have any way to track changes, which is obviously a pain when collaborating on texts. In addition, the program has been criticized for poor results when importing text from Word. Also, there apparently seems to be no way to undo changes after a save has been made, so be very careful that you're happy with a document before saving it.

Mellel is a very impressive and powerful word processor for all those that engage in serious academic or creative writing and need something a bit more helpful and tailored than Word.

Mellel is an advanced word-processors for scholars and writers

Mellel is a mature, agile and reliable word processor for scholars and writers, offering adavnced features such as cross-references, full bibliography support, bookmarks, footnotes and endnotes, auto-titles, style sets, find sets, and much more.


Mellel 3.5

User reviews about Mellel

  • by Anonymous

    Once we learn to use Mellel not want to use anything else!.
    First, I learned how to use WordPerfect. Later, relu...   More

  • by Anonymous

    Any known problems with Snow Leopard? This app is a favorite of many of my clients! The Ease of use is...   More