Hi! I just would like to attract some attention to Ulysses, which in my view is the best app for creative writers -- but does not get the attention it deserves. First of all, Im NOT connected in any way to the makers of Ulysses, Im not reselling it etc. Im just a fulltime (Russian) writer using it for some half a year (I write in Russian, so sorry for my poor English). Ulysses is not a general text editor / processor for the general public, its not designed to be something like that, so dont judge it by the standards of a common public text editor / processor. Its been designed for creative writers (probably less for journalists), and as a tool for this group its just marvelous. In fact, and especially for a novel writer, switching from something like Word to Ulysses is comparable to switching from handwriting to writing on a typewriter, or from a typewriter to computer (Ive made all these steps and am almost not exaggerating the feeling). I wont describe all the Ulysses features, you can find them on the developer site ( http://www.blue-tec.com/ ). Only a few words from my personal experience. The developer's goal was to eliminate everything that could distract a writer from the writing process as such. So almost all formatting tools are gone. Coming from a common text processor, I had to get accustomed. Its took a few day and in the beginning felt quite annoying: why no tabs?, how come I cant center a chapter title? -- and so on. But Ive simply decided to get it a chance. And after a few days I couldnt come back to Word (or Mellel or whatever). Ulysses gives a writer way more features and possibilities then a common text processor, while all the formatting happens when youre exporting the text (to a plain text, rtf or doc). And although I still think that some formatting features could be useful (they are present in the notes), Ill never be able to switch back to Word or something like that. The only reason of such a switch-back -- no Ulysses any more. Ive tried all the other creative writers apps. CopyWrite is probably the second best, but its more suitable for copywriting or journalistic work. Importing the novel Im working on at the moment (more then 90 000 words) into CopyWrite freezes this poor app on my G5 2 x 2.5 for ages. So at the moment CopyWrite (while cheaper) is not a real competitor to Ulysses; its just not in the same league. So, give it a try. You both are worth it (writer and the app). If you are not a writer (or a journalist), that app is not for you. Thanks, Sash PS -- Macworld review of Ulysses 1.1 (An Outstanding Writing Environment, 2004): http://www.macworld.com/2004/11/reviews/ulysses/index.php . Developers have just released the new 1.2 version. The app is nearly 2 times cheaper now.