TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — August 28, 2006 — RedleX today released Mellel
2.1, a major update to the leading word processor for Mac OS X.
Mellel 2.1 introduces several key important changes and features,
including switching the file format to XML, top notch Find and
Replace capabilities (full Regular Expressions support), Full screen
mode, paragraph and character style palettes, and much more.

The update is free to all registered users of Mellel. The update is a
for-pay upgrade for user who purchased Mellel more than 3 years ago.
A free trial version is also available.

The most important change in Mellel 2.1 is the move to XML based file
format. With this move, which took several months to implement,
Mellel is moving to an open, standard, text based file format, that
is much more economic in terms of file size, and opening the door to
a slew of innovative options for formatting, import and export.

“The move to XML is important for many of our users because it frees
them from any future worries,” says Eyal Redler, CTO at RedleX.
“XML-based file format are becoming the standard in word processing.
Just about every serious word processor is moving in that direction
or is already there. In addition, text in XML-based files will always
be retrievable and easy to script and manipulate by Mellel,
AppleScript or any other application,” he adds. The new XML-based
format will also make it easy to convert Mellel files to and from
other XML-based formats such as those used by MS Word, Pages,
FrameMaker, and more.

Another important in Mellel 2.1 is the completely rewritten Find and
Replace feature, including full support for Regular Expressions
(RegEx), find and replace by character formatting and styles,
flexible search options, and more. “Regular Expressions is an
insanely great, extremely powerful tool, but for most of the users it
is completely useless, because it is simply too complex,” says Guy
Hivroni, cofounder and chief GUI designer for Mellel. “With Mellel’s
new Find and Replace we tried to make RegEx useful to mere mortals.
No more cryptic codes, carets, slashes, asterisks, and so on.
Everything is icon driven and clear, so even non-programmers-types
can make use of it.”

Mellel 2.1 is available for download now, from the servers listed
below. The price for a single user license is US$49, Educational
license is US$34.99, 5 Pack license (5 separate licenses) are US$99.
A Boxed Edition of Mellel is also available for US$59 (including
shipping costs).


For a complete of new features, improvements and bug fixes, please
see the release notes at:

Major Changes

[1] XML: Mellel 2.1 uses an XML-based file format, shrinking file
size by up to 400 percent. The format is clear and cleanly separates
content from formatting, making it easy to write convertors and
otherwise manipulate files.

[2] New Find and Replace: Mellel’s new Find and Replace option fully
supports Regular Expressions, but with a much friendlier interface.

[3] Find by formatting and style: Mellel now supports find and
replace by formatting and style.

[4] Full Screen mode: allowing you to move into full screen mode (no
menus, palettes, window frames, etc.) which is WYSIWYG and zoomable.

[5] Find Expressions and Find Actions: You can now save expressions
you’ve created and complete find action, and “play” them later on.

[6] FindSets: Allowing you to create sets of Find Action you can run
all at once, completely formatting or reformatting a document in a
matter of seconds.

[7] Paragraph Style palette: Offering you control over applying,
creating, editing, saving, and deleting paragraph style.

[8] Character Style palette: Offering you control over applying,
creating, editing, saving, and deleting character style.

[9] Equation editing round-trip: Mellel now support round-trip
editing of equations created in MathMagic. The equation is kept
“alive” and editable in MathMagic.

[10] Auto-title in-place editing: You can now edit auto-titles in-place.


Mellel 2.1 is initially released with an English user interface.
German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Czech and Hebrew
localisations are expected soon.

Mellel is the leading word processors for Mac OS X, with a special
focus on scholars, writers, technical writing and multilingual word


Mellel is available for download now, from the list of servers given
below. It can be purchased for just US$49 for a regular license.
Educational license is US$35, 5 Pack license (5 licenses) are US$99
and a Boxed Edition for US$59.

To purchase Mellel go to: For
details about other purchasing options to to:

Main download link:

Alternative download links:

RedleX was founded in 2002 by Eyal Redler, Ori Redler and Guy
Hivroni. The company is privately held and headquartered in Tel Aviv,
Israel. Our site: RedleX site: