Alternatives to Author for all platforms with any license

  • LibreOffice - Writer icon

    LibreOffice - Writer

    Writer has all the features you need from a modern, full-featured word processing or desktop publishing tool. It's simple...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Google Drive - Docs icon

    Google Drive - Docs

    Google Docs is an online word processor, part of Google Drive , that lets you create and format text documents and collaborate with...

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad

  • Scrivener icon

    Scrivener

    Scrivener is a word processor and project management tool created specifically for writers of long texts such as novels and research...

    Commercial Mac Windows iPhone iPad

  • iWork - Pages icon

    iWork - Pages

    Pages is a streamlined word processor and an easy-to-use page layout tool for the Mac. It allows you to be a writer one minute and a...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

  • Write! icon

    Write!

    Write! is a distraction-free text editor that boosts your productivity. It supports markdown syntax, spell-checker, cloud integration...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • WPS Writer icon

    WPS Writer

    WPS Writer, part of WPS Office , is dependable and fast word processing software that is highly...

    Freemium Windows Linux

  • True Novelist

    Writing a novel is a large undertaking. True Novelist was created to make the process as easy as possible for authors.

    Free Web / Cloud

  • WebODF icon

    WebODF

    WebODF is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to add Open Document Format (ODF) support to your website and to your mobile or...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • ConstEdit icon

    ConstEdit

    ConstEdit is a word processor that writes documents in the html format, which is the standard internet webpage format. Documents...

    Free Personal Windows

  • iBooks Author icon

    iBooks Author

    Now anyone can create stunning iBooks textbooks, cookbooks, history books, picture books, and more for iPad. All you need is an idea...

    Free Mac

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  • Simple Words icon

    Simple Words Discontinued

    Simple Words is an easy-to-use yet robust word processor with a modern user interface, Rich Text processing, and compatibility with...

    Commercial Windows

  • Documents Viewer icon

    Documents Viewer Discontinued

    Documents Viewer allows you to preview Word, Excel and Powerpoint documents on iPad as Microsoft Office originally displays them....

    Freemium iPad

  • Swift Publisher icon

    Swift Publisher

    Swift Publisher is an excellent Macintosh page layout application for designing and printing colorful flyers, newsletters, brochures...

    Commercial Mac

  • iText icon

    iText

    iText is an intuitive and refined text editor with word processing completely rewritten in Cocoa (so works with Afloat), and is...

    Freemium Mac Windows iPhone iPad

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