Nisus Software, Inc. is now shipping a beta version of Nisus Writer Express. Nisus Writer Express is a utility designed for word processing. The app ships with support for Unicode support and a customizable interface. According to Nisus Software:
Nisus Software announces the public beta release of the all new OS X word processor, Nisus Writer Express.
Nisus Writer Express has been written from the ground up in Cocoa to take full advantage of the advanced technologies of Mac OS X both now and into the future.
Nisus Writer Express comes with a new, user-friendly interface that takes full advantage of aqua, industry standard RTF, plain text and unicode support, a customizable interface, fully scriptable (AppleScript, menu based and Perl macros), an exclusive tooldrawer and the ability to open and save as Microsoft Word(TM) documents (.doc).
You can find more information about the Nisus Writer Express beta release at the Nisus Software Web site. Nisus Writer Express will be available for US$59.95.