Alternatives to Scrivener for all platforms with any license

  • Write! icon

    Write!

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

    Commercial Windows

  • WriteRoom icon

    WriteRoom

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

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

  • Byword icon

    Byword

    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

    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

  • Bean icon

    Bean Discontinued

    Bean is a small, easy-to-use word processor (or more precisely, a rich text editor), designed to make writing convenient, efficient...

    Free Mac

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    Celtx

    Based on the Firefox engine, supports standards, visual storyboarding, production scheduling, publication & international...

    Freemium Mac Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • Storybook icon

    Storybook Discontinued

    Storybook is a free, open source novel-writing software for creative writers, novelists and authors which will help you to keep an...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    OmniOutliner

    OmniOutliner is an amazingly flexible program for creating, collecting, and organizing information. Use OmniOutliners document...

    Commercial Mac

  • Gingko icon

    Gingko

    Write and organize your ideas in Gingko tree documents. Whether building a business or writing a bestseller, Gingko lets your...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • Ulysses icon

    Ulysses

    Ulysses is the **premier** text editor for creative writers. Used by bloggers, poets, students and published novelists all over the...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

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    bibisco

    bibisco is a free and open source software for writing novels. With bibisco you can organize chapters and scenes, manage...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    Trelby

    Trelby is simple, fast and elegantly laid out to make screenwriting simple. It is infinitely configurable. * Screenplay editor:...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    Atlantis Word Processor

    Atlantis is an innovative, no-nonsense word processor carefully designed with the end-user in mind. Compact, fast-loading, but still...

    Freemium Windows Windows RT

  • TextMaker icon

    TextMaker

    TextMaker is a Microsoft Word-compatible word processor, part of SoftMaker FreeOffice. It's...

    Freemium Windows Linux Windows Mobile Android Android Tablet

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    Plume Creator

    With Plume Creator, organize your writing projects ! Scenes, notes, characters,... Rich Text editing, full screen editing and multiple...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • SuperNotecard icon

    SuperNotecard

    SuperNotecard is an intuitive tool that uses notecards to capture and organize your ideas. These virtual notecards can be moved into...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux 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

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    JDarkRoom

    JDarkRoom is a popular, simple full-screen text file editor with none of the usual bells and whistles that might distract you from the...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

  • 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

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    Writer's Cafè Discontinued

    Write a novel or screenplay with Writers Cafe: a powerful but fun writers environment that includes the StoryLines structuring tool, a...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • Mellel icon

    Mellel

    A Multilingual word processor that lets you paste images, objects and make tables

    Commercial Mac

  • KIT Scenarist icon

    KIT Scenarist

    KIT Scenarist is a program for writing movie scripts, which is being developed in Russia. KIT Scenarist combines convenient script...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

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    Whizfolders

    A Note Organizer and Outliner that makes it easy to create, manage and link all your notes with drag & drop ease. Heavy-duty...

    Commercial Windows

  • Liquid Story Binder XE icon

    Liquid Story Binder XE Discontinued

    Liquid Story Binder XE is a uniquely designed word processor for professional and aspiring authors, poets, and novelists. Writing...

    Commercial Windows

  • TextRoom icon

    TextRoom

    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

  • Buzzword icon

    Buzzword

    A collaborative online word processor that is based on Flash. In future, there'll be an offline version. Very simple to use and...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud

  • Manuskript icon

    Manuskript

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • NisusWriter icon

    NisusWriter

    A light wordprocessor for the rest of us Localized in Danish, French, German, Italian, Polish, and Spanish

    Commercial Mac

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    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

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    Pagefour

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

    Commercial Windows

  • Adobe Story icon

    Adobe Story

    Adobe® Story software lets you outline your ideas, write scripts quickly with automatic formatting, and collaborate online. Plan...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    FreeWriter

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

    Freemium Windows

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    Nimble Writer

    Nimble Writer is a general-purpose tool for writing stories, be it short fiction stories or even complete novels or books. It focuses...

    Commercial Windows Steam

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    folia

    Create. Connect. Comment. Express big ideas better with Folia, the brand new cross-platform app from the makers of iAnnotate. What...

    Free Mac iPad