Scientific Word can be another alternative software for scientists:
The company behind this software is MacKichan Software, Inc., and went out of business on July 1, 2021 (http://www.mackichan.com/index.html?products/sw.html~mainFrame):
Sales have ceased for Scientific WorkPlace, Scientific Word, and
MacKichan Software, Inc., after providing word processing software for
those who speak the language of mathematics for forty years (under
several names), closed its doors on June 30, 2021. This marks the end
of sales and support for the MacKichan Software products.
All owners of Scientific WorkPlace, Scientific Word, or Scientific
Notebook should have a serial number that was included in their
purchase. This number is also included in the license file for your
installation as the last line in the file. If you need to install your
software on a new or different computer, you will need to re-activate
the software on that computer using that serial number. The software
can be activated as before, using the Help/Activate menu item. This
contacts the MacKichan Software licensing server, which we will keep
running for at least two years.
Thirty-day trials of all of our products are discontinued. Trial
serial numbers will no longer work to activate the software.
Sites with permanent site licenses will, of course, be free to use
Scientific WorkPlace, Scientific Word, and/or Scientific Notebook as
long as they like. Those sites that have paid for maintenance with
home-use satellite licenses can continue, but will be unable to create
new satellite licenses after their maintenance agreement expires.
We expect to make Scientific Word an open source product eventually.
Since both Scientific WorkPlace and Scientific Notebook contain the
proprietary computer algebra system MuPAD, they cannot be made open
source. When the open source project for Scientific Word is
established, an announcement will be made here.
We hope to make version 5.5 of Scientific Word available in the
future. It currently contains several components that are licensed and
not owned by MacKichan Software. These components need to be removed,
and our intention is then to make Scientific Word version 5.5 open
Barry MacKichan President MacKichan Software, Inc.
July 1, 2021
The latest released version of these products is 6.1.2. To update your
program to the latest release, click here. The same page also
contains links to the installers for version 5.5 and the manuals for
versions 5.5 and 6.