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  • yWriter icon

    yWriter

    yWriter is a word processor which breaks your novel into chapters and scenes, helping you keep track of your work while leaving your mind free to create. It will not write your novel for you, suggest plot ideas or perform creative...

    Free Windows Linux Wine

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    • yWriter is for novels. Final Draft is for screenplays. Guest • Aug 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Manuskript

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Manuskript is for novels. Final Draft is for screenplays. Guest • Aug 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Organon

    Organon is a plugin for LibreOffice and OpenOffice. Organon allows to split up large texts into parts, allows tagging and opening parts of the project in new tabs. Parts are shown in a treeview. Entries can be moved by...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux LibreOffice Apache OpenOffice

    • Organon is for novels. Final Draft is for screenplays. Guest • Aug 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Celtx

    Based on the Firefox engine, supports standards, visual storyboarding, production scheduling, publication & international languages MUI support. Free tutorials, videos & wiki are available from the site. There is a very...

    Freemium Mac Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    Trelby

    Trelby is simple, fast and elegantly laid out to make screenwriting simple. It is infinitely configurable. * Screenplay editor: Enforces correct script format and pagination, auto-completion, and spell checking. * Multiplatform :...

    Open Source Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 2.2, released in September 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.
    • It's faster and easier than Fianl Draft and has converting options to many formats. Guest • Apr 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Fade In

    Fade In Professional Screenwriting Software is a complete application for writing motion picture screenplays, including tools for outlining, organizing, and navigating, plus extensive screenplay formatting and robust tools for...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone iPad

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  • Adobe Story icon

    Adobe Story

    Adobe® Story software lets you outline your ideas, write scripts quickly with automatic formatting, and collaborate online. Plan and schedule fast-paced video projects, organize production with reports, and leverage script...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    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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    • True Novelist is for novels. Final Draft is for screenplays. Guest • Aug 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    FreeWriter

    A full featured novel writing suite with unique features to help organize ideas and reporting.

    Freemium Windows

    • Free Writer is for novels. Final Draft is for screenplays. Guest • Aug 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Writer's Cafè

    A powerful but fun writers environment that includes the StoryLines structuring tool, a notebook, journal, writing quotations, scrapbook organiser, a 60-page e-book and more.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • Plotbot icon

    Plotbot

    Plotbot is free screenwriting software. You can write your screenplay with as many or a few people as you want--right from your browser. We handle the formatting so you can concentrate on writing!

    Free Web / Cloud

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    Storyist

    A powerful writing environment for novelists and screenwriters Do you have a story to tell? Unlike conventional word processors, Storyist helps you track your plot, characters, and settings, and keeps all of your writing organized...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

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    Pagefour

    Windows software for novelists and creative writers. A tabbed word processor, outliner, and organizer all in one.

    Commercial Windows

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.87, released in October 2014, can be still bought from the official website.
  • Amazon Storywriter icon

    Amazon Storywriter

    Write your screenplay and focus on the story with features like auto-formatting, offline writing, and import/export.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome

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    Outline 4D

    Outline 4D is an outlining and writing program that lets you brainstorm, create, structure and organize your ideas. In addition to a traditional vertical single-pane outline format, Outline 4D has a horizontal timeline format that is...

    Commercial Windows

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    Slugline

    Slugline is a minimal, distraction-free environment for the most important part of screenwriting—the writing part. Slugline works with plain text. It automatically turns your writing into a properly formatted screenplay, without...

    Commercial Mac

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    Montage

    Montage is a screenwriting software that allows everyday people to take those movie ideas they have and make them a reality.

    Commercial Mac

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    StoryMill

    Storymill is a creative writing tool geared towards book writers; although, it could easily be used for other big creative writing projects, like scripts.

    Commercial Mac

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 4.0.5, released in November 2011, can be still bought from the official website.
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    Mariner Persona

    Persona is an innovative character development tool for fiction writers. Persona aids you in crafting archetypal themed characters and plots by using time-honored psychological principles to describe the motivations and interactions...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    WriterDuet

    Collaborative screenwriting for everyone* *Great for solo writers as well!

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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  • CopyWrite icon

    CopyWrite

    CopyWrite is the award-winning creative writing project management system for Mac OS X. CopyWrite is a project manager for writers of all kinds. Rather than focus on formatting and layout, CopyWrite stands apart in its...

    Commercial Mac

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Latest version, 2.296, released in September 2009, can be still bought from the official website.
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    Page 2 Stage

    Page 2 Stage is screenwriting software designed expressly for people writing screenplays, scripts, and plays. It provides numerous features needed by screenwriters not found in standard word processors.

    Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued The last update was on April 10th, 2013.
  • Scriptware icon

    Scriptware

    Scriptware scriptwriting software, for writing scripts faster and easier than ever. Screenplay software for script writers. The screenwriting software choice of screenwriters on over 70 TV shows and dozens of movies!

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Highland

    *** 2013 Macworld Eddy Winner! - Best of 2013 *** With Highland, crafting a perfectly-formatted screenplay is as simple as writing an email. Just type. Highland will make it look good. Created by acclaimed screenwriter John August...

    Commercial Mac

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    BlankPage.io

    Helps writers become authors. BlankPage is a full writing environment with a minimalist text editor, a powerful outlining tool, and social features all centered around motivational cues to help you keep writing.

    Commercial Web / Cloud

  • Script it!

    Story Outlining & Script Formatting Software for Mac & PC Script It! is the lite version of our professional screenplay development software Movie Outline which was created by a produced writer to take the complexity out of...

    Commercial Windows

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