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  • Scrivener icon

    Scrivener

    Scrivener is a word processor and project management tool created specifically for writers of long texts such as novels and research...

    Commercial Mac Windows 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 Mac Windows Linux

    • It may not be as flexible as yWriter to move text between scenes and chapters.
      Guest • Sep 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    Gingko

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

    Freemium 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

  • 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

  • Organon icon

    Organon

    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

    • Organon splits up large texts like yWriter, but that is the limit of its comparison. It does not track fictional characters nor scenes.
      Guest • Jun 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Trelby Discontinued

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

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Plume Creator icon

    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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    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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    oStorybook

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • FreeWriter icon

    FreeWriter

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

    Freemium Windows

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    Writer's Cafè

    A powerful but fun writers environment that includes the StoryLines structuring tool, a notebook, journal, writing quotations...

    Commercial 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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    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

  • Storyist icon

    Storyist

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

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

  • Nimble Writer icon

    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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    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

  • Plotline

    Desktop application to create organize characters, plotlines, scenes, and chapters. Includes a distraction-free editor so you can...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • StoryMill icon

    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

  • Novlr icon

    Novlr

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

    Commercial Web / Cloud

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    BlankPage.io

    Helps writers become authors. BlankPage is a full writing environment with a minimalist text editor, a powerful outlining tool, and...

    Commercial Web / Cloud

  • The Novel Factory icon

    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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    Paragraphs

    Paragraphs is an app just for writers. It was built for one thing and one thing only: writing. It gives you everything you need to...

    Commercial Mac

  • Pagefour icon

    Pagefour Discontinued

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

    Commercial Windows

  • Writing Outliner icon

    Writing Outliner

    Writing Outliner is an outliner that's seamlessly integrated with MS Word. The most important concept of Writing Outliner is...

    Commercial Windows Microsoft Office Word

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    Yarny

    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

  • Novelize icon

    Novelize

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

    Commercial Web / Cloud

  • Storyline Creator icon

    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...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud

  • Wordslingr icon

    Wordslingr

    Wordslingr is the online word processor designed for writers. FEATURES Available on all devices. Real-time collaboration. ...

    Commercial Web / Cloud

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