Alternatives to Scrivener for all platforms with any license

  • bibisco icon


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

    Free Web / Cloud

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    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

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    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

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    Organon is a plugin for LibreOffice and OpenOffice. Organon allows to split up large texts into parts, allows tagging and opening...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux LibreOffice Apache OpenOffice

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    UV Outliner Discontinued

    UV Outliner is a small and powerful single-pane outliner. It is intended for creating, organizing, and collecting information. With...

    Free Windows

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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

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

    Commercial Web / Cloud

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    A powerful writing environment for novelists and screenwriters Do you have a story to tell? Unlike conventional word processors...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

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    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

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

    Commercial Mac iPad

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

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

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      Guest 10/15/2015
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    Nimble Writer

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    Commercial Windows Steam

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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

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

    Freemium Windows

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    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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

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    Free Web / Cloud

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    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Writing Outliner

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    Commercial Windows Microsoft Office Word

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    Storyline Creator

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    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud

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    Pagefour Discontinued

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

    Commercial Windows

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

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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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...

    Commercial Windows

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    StoryMill Discontinued

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

    Commercial Mac

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    The Novel Factory

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    Commercial Windows

  • 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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    CopyWrite Discontinued

    CopyWrite is the award-winning creative writing project management system for Mac OS X. CopyWrite is a project manager for writers of...

    Commercial Mac

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    Commercial Web / Cloud

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    Auteureist is a "novel" writing application for the Apple iPhone. Can export to some desktop software, like...

    Commercial iPad

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    Freemium Mac

Scrivener Comments

Bean and zoho are good

Comment by Alexbownsb
about Scrivener Feb 2015


Bean is the good one that i am personally using. online word editors on the other hand are also good to use. In online tools, i am using Zoho which is a great web-based application that i am using since the last few years. As i have two computers, i am using web-based on one while desktop based on the other.


public beta location for both windows and linux @ http://ww ...

Comment by tabakis
about Scrivener Jun 2011

public beta location for both windows and linux @