Alternatives to Final Draft for all platforms with Free or Open Source License

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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
  • Manuskript icon

    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
  • Celtx icon

    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
  • 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
  • FreeWriter icon

    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
  • 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

  • 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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    WriterDuet

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

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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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.