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  • FocusWriter icon


    FocusWriter is a fullscreen, distraction-free word processor designed to immerse you as much as possible in your work. The program...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Scrivener icon


    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

  • Write! icon


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

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

  • WriteRoom icon

    WriteRoom Discontinued

    For Mac users to write without distractions. WriteRoom is a full screen writing environment. Unlike the cluttered word processors...

    Commercial Mac

  • Byword icon


    Byword is designed to make writing more enjoyable with Markdown on your Mac, iPhone and iPad. Features - Designed to make writing...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

  • yWriter icon


    yWriter is a word processor which breaks your novel into chapters and scenes, helping you keep track of your work while leaving your...

    Free Windows Linux Wine

  • Manuskript icon


    Open-source tool for writers. With outliner, character management, plot development, distraction-free editor, etc.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Ulysses icon


    Ulysses is a text editor for creative writers. Used by bloggers, poets, students and published novelists all over the world, it offers...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

  • OmniOutliner icon


    OmniOutliner is a start-to-finish writing app. Perfect for collecting information, outlining Big Ideas, adding structure to any sort...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

  • Wattpad icon


    Wattpad is now the worlds most popular ebook community where readers and writers discover, share and connect. Delivering billions of...

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Java Mobile S60 Blackberry ... Windows Phone iPad

  • Quoll Writer icon

    Quoll Writer

    Focus on your words not the interface. Quoll Writer is a writing application that helps you focus on your words. Clean and...

    Open Source Windows

  • True Novelist icon

    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

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    Final Draft

    Use your creative energy to focus on the content; let Final Draft take care of the style. Final Draft is the number-one selling word...

    Commercial Mac Windows iPhone iPad

  • Novlr icon


    Online word processor and organizer for novel writing. Includes detailed, novel-specific statistics, chapter reorganization, and the...

    Commercial Web / Cloud

  • 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

  • TextRoom icon

    TextRoom Discontinued

    TextRoom is a free (as in freedom and free beer) full screen text editor developed especially writers in mind. TextRoom and all...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Rough Draft icon

    Rough Draft

    Rough Draft is like writing with pen and paper, so you can't delete words, only cross them out.

    Freemium Mac iPhone iPad

  • Paragraphs icon


    Paragraphs is an app just for writers. It was built for one thing and one thing only: writing. It gives you everything you need to...

    Commercial Mac

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  • UX Write icon

    UX Write

    Create and Edit Microsoft Word and HTML documents for free with UX Write basic edition. Sync with Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive...

    Freemium iPhone iPad

  • Writing Outliner icon

    Writing Outliner

    Writing Outliner is an outliner that's seamlessly integrated with MS Word. The most important concept of Writing Outliner is...

    Commercial Windows Microsoft Office Word

  • Yarny icon


    A simple to use online writing environment for the high-production, creative writer.

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • Outline 4D icon

    Outline 4D

    Outline 4D is an outlining and writing program that lets you brainstorm, create, structure and organize your ideas. In addition to a...

    Commercial Windows

  • Worst Draft icon

    Worst Draft

    Worst Draft is a Java-based, minimalist word processor that removes access to the two biggest roadblocks for writers: editing &...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Java

  • A Novel Idea icon

    A Novel Idea Discontinued

    A Novel Idea is a tool for plotting your story and recording bursts of inspiration. Use its simple interface to create your...

    Freemium iPhone iPad

  • Foboko icon


    Foboko is a service that offers free ebooks as well as an online service for writing ebooks and publishing them.

    Free Web / Cloud Comments

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