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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 write with a fully featured text editor. You can create a novel...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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 write your novel for you, suggest plot ideas or perform creative...

    Free Windows Linux Wine

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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 • 11 days ago 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

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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, schedules, and to-do lists, collect and organize ideas...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated.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

    Ulysses is a text editor for creative writers. Used by bloggers, poets, students and published novelists all over the world, it offers an integrated environment to brainstorm, draft, revise and even submit text on a professional...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

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    Plume Creator

    With Plume Creator, organize your writing projects ! Scenes, notes, characters,... Rich Text editing, full screen editing and multiple projects … Plume Creator gives you an outliner, a distraction-free mode, a note manager and...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    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 linking notes to each other. - Use hashtags to organize and add...

    Free Mac iPhone iPad

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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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    ultra_outliner

    The card-based outlining software for screenwriters, novelists and all story writers.

    Free 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 grouped and categorized with ease. SuperNotecard is fast...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux 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 writing texts.

    Open Source Mac 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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    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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    Storyline Creator

    Storyline Creator is an elegant tool to write stories ranging from short stories to novels. It makes it a breeze to draft ideas and to organize your scenes, characters and researched material - so you can focus on the creativity...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud

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    Liquid Story Binder XE

    Liquid Story Binder XE is a uniquely designed word processor for professional and aspiring authors, poets, and novelists. Writing software for those who require the editing ability of a commercial text editor as well as a document...

    Commercial Windows

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    • Discontinued Last update was around 2011, can still be bought.
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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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    Wordcradle

    Wordcradle is a free online writing software with export functionality. It provides a place to privately store your stories, organize chapters, set writing deadlines, create characters, store research, and plan out your novels. It...

    Free Web / Cloud

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    Writing Outliner

    Writing Outliner is an outliner that's seamlessly integrated with MS Word. The most important concept of Writing Outliner is project-based writing. A project in Writing Outliner is a long or complex text that you might work...

    Commercial Windows Microsoft Office Word

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    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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    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 processor specifically designed for writing movie scripts, television episodics and stage plays.

    Commercial Mac Windows iPhone iPad

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    Novelize

    Novelize is an online novel writing app designed to keep authors on track. It can be used on any device.

    Commercial Web / Cloud

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    The Novel Factory

    The Novel Factory is software specifically designed to help in every aspect of novel writing, from conception to publication.

    Commercial Windows

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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.
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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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    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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    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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    A Novel Idea

    A Novel Idea is a tool for plotting your story and recording bursts of inspiration. Use its simple interface to create your characters, locations, scenes, and novels and then link them together to create your story's plot. Use the...

    Freemium iPhone iPad

    • Discontinued The app is no longer updated. Last version, 1.15.2, released in August 2014, can be still downloaded from the Appstore.

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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