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  • bibisco icon

    bibisco

    bibisco is a free and open source software for writing novels. With bibisco you can organize chapters and scenes, manage revisions, export novel in pdf or rtf, and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Java

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    • It is actually a better alternative to Scrivener because of its clear, organisation features. I wish I would have discovered this before I purchased Scrivener. Bibisco is much easier to use: You don't need lengthy tutorials to read just to get started. Hands down this is better. callywDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • simple and very useful to know your characters! laurafeccoNov 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Bibisco is free, has a very good design and structure that help to create a fiction book outline . The text editor is quite simple and working is quite intuitive. Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    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...

    Free Windows Linux Wine

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    • it's free, it's easy to use and intuitive. The only thing that would make ywriter better is if it had an option to sync to other devices or such. Seriously, this is so much better than scrivener! isahbellah10 days ago 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

    • There are many similar layout features compared to Scrivener. It also has a few features Scrivener seems to be missing or doesn't define clearly such as an outline process. However, it is very early development and has many bugs to work out. Guest • Jan 2017 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. ...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux LibreOffice Apache OpenOffice

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    UV Outliner

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

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.4.4, released in October 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Bear icon

    Bear

    Bear is a beautiful and flexible writing app for note-taking and prose, both on the go for iOS devices and for the Mac OS desktop. KEY FEATURES - Stay organized by...

    Free Mac iPhone iPad

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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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    Novlr

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

    Commercial Web / Cloud

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    oStorybook

    oStorybook is a free, open source novel-writing software for creative writers, novelists and authors which will help you to keep an overview of multiple plot-lines while...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    SuperNotecard

    SuperNotecard is an intuitive tool that uses notecards to capture and organize your ideas. These virtual notecards can be moved into decks, arranged on the screen, or...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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Scrivener Comments

Bean and zoho are good

Comment by Alexbownsb
about Scrivener Feb 2015

Hi....

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.

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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 @ http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivenerforwindows/

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