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  • Scrivener

    Typewriter. Ring-binder. Scrapbook. Scrivener combines everything you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop.

     

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    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows iPhone iPad

  • 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.

     

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    Freemium Open Source Mac Windows Linux Java

  • Manuskript

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

     

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    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Storybook

    Storybook 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 books, novels or other written works.

     

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    Free Open Source Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed since 2008.
  • 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.

     

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    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • True Novelist

    Writing a novel is a large undertaking. True Novelist was created to make the process as easy as possible for authors.

     

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    Free Web

  • FreeWriter

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

     

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    Freemium Windows

  • Novlr

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

     

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    Commercial Web

  • 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 and...

     

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    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

  • Novelize

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

     

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    Commercial Web

  • The Novel Factory

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

     

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    Commercial Windows

  • 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.

     

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    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.
  • 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.

     

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    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.
  • Narrator

    Narrator is a text-to-speech and dictation app for your Mac. Have one or multiple voices read back your story (a great tool for novel or screenwriting that have conversations between two people), or help you study for a part in a play.

     

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    Commercial Mac

  • Character Story Planner

    This app is intended to be used for novel planning, particularly character development. It features a list of detail for the user to fill in.

     

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    Freemium Android

  • StoryShop

    A story planning app for writers: build worlds, develop your characters and create story beats.

     

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    Commercial Web

  • Storyline Creator

    Storyline Creator is an elegant tool to write stories ranging from short stories to novels.

     

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    Freemium Mac Windows Web

  • Mariner Persona

    Persona is an innovative character development tool for fiction writers.

     

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    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Auteureist

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

     

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    Commercial iPad

  • ApolloPad

    Great online app for writers, novelists, and bloggers. Manage project timelines, outlines, characters, locations and objects, upload photos and reorganize it all as much as you need to.

     

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    Commercial Web

  • Character Notes

    Character Notes is an excellent tool for developing characters for novels and stories. There are five different areas of traits to build on: physical, personality, history, relationships, and character development.

     

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    Free Android

  • World Scribe

    World Scribe eases the creation process by letting you keep track of every important element in your fictional setting, including the ways in which they're connected.

     

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    Free Android

  • Persona by Mariner Software

    Persona is a character creation and organization app for writers.

     

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    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows

  • Dabble

    Craft your story. Write your novel. Dabble is software for writing novels for the desktop (Mac and Windows) and browser, syncing between computers.

     

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    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows Web

  • Penmob

    Penmob is a space for writers and bloggers to improve their craft through real, human feedback. Getting your work published often means working with editors during the revision process.

     

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    Commercial $ $ $ Web