A vast compilation of great writing apps and word processors, for all your writing needs. From office suites to publishing tools. Now with an emphasis on privacy.
My favorite word processor. FOSS. The Android app is not very good, however.
Create and edit documents online without sacrificing your privacy.
ONLYOFFICE is an opensource office and productivity suite that enables you to manage documents, projects, team and customer relations in one place.
An open source note taking and to-do application with synchronisation capabilities.
Whether it's bookmarks or passwords, files or shopping lists...Turtl organizes it all and makes it easy to find later. Sync across your devices. Leave nothing behind.
Turtl uses high-end cryptography to protect your data. Whether you're worried about information leaks, competitive advantage, or blanket government surveillance, Turtl works hard to make sure only you, and those you choose, can see your data.
Just because Turtl is secure and private doesn't mean you can't share with your teammates or family. Choose who you want to have access to your data without compromising your security.
Mark Text is a Markdown editor for Mac, Windows and Linux. It is a concise text editor, dedicated to improving your editing efficiency.
Zettlr is a supercharged markdown editor that combines many writing editor features and collect them in one application. It aims at speeding up your workflow and help you write without any interruptions. Therefore it integrates all features that one might need during a writing process.
ghostwriter is a Windows and Linux text editor for Markdown, which is a plain text markup format created by John Gruber. For more information about Markdown, please visit John Gruber’s website at https://daringfireball.net/ .
One-man software, filled with unique features and creative ideas.
Helpful for novel writing, allows for character descriptions and helpful sorting.
Aimed at novel authors, Scrivener is know for being resourceful and reliable.
Feature-packed and distraction-free outliner and novel assistant.
An intuitive and stylish markdown note app for developers. It's fully open-source.
Extensible, cross-platform text editor with a rich ecosystem of plugins and themes.
Focused on blogging, time tracking, writing prompts and encouragment.
With CryptPad, you can make quick collaborative documents for taking notes and writing down ideas together.
Best writing app on Android, hands down. Totally worth the full-version purchase.
Free proofreading tool, perfect partner in crime for LibreOffice!
Highlights common mistakes and aims at making your writing bold and clear.
Interesting acquisition on Steam, and those achievements are a fine productivity boost!
Trelby is simple, fast and elegantly laid out to make screenwriting simple. It is infinitely configurable.
KIT Scenarist is a free and open source application for creating screenplays on desktops and commercial on mobiles.
KIT Scenarist is a fully-featured studio for creating movie screenplays. It combines:
• project organizer that will allow storing all research documents on the project in one place [except for simple text documents, it can be pictures, links to Internet resources and even mind maps];
• the corkboard provides opportunities for placing, arranging, grouping and visualizing scenes of the future screenplay in the form of index cards on the corkboard;
• a specialized script editor will allow users to forget about formatting the script and direct all the creative energy to create incredible stories;
• the module of reports and statistics will help to look at history from a different angle, as well as prepare all the necessary reports for production;
• a flexible application settings system will allow a user to create a comfortable environment for creativity.
Quick video overview of KIT Scenarist version 0.7.0 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zg-BLExGWzE
The application has fast and caring customer support: if you find a bug, have a great idea how to make the app better, want to add a translation or spellchecking dictionary for specific language - welcome! Just write us to Facebook or directly via the feedback form on the site.
The application has the additional feature - real-time collaboration. It available by subscription.
In near future we want to implement:
• saving all project's series in one file (project's bible under your hands for every series + production reports will include all of them);
• mobile versions for Android and iOS devices.
Supported languages: English, German, French, Kazakh, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Ukrainian.
Closed source and Chinese. You have to ask why they're offering their product for "free". That makes me suspicious enough not to want to install their software on my PC. Plenty of other Freemium software from China has proved insecure / privacy-invading (e.g. Maxthon). Libre Office is preferable in all regards and Only Office covers more ground for Microsoft compatibility.
No Android app (what are they smoking?) and the pricing is very high if you're just one person.
If you rely on a service to store your data, you should know that they can read your stuff if they don't use "zero-knowledge" or "end-to-end" encryption. Without this, they can also be forced to give your data up to government surverillance programs and your information is readable to any hackers that manage to breach the servers on which your stuff is stored. Here are some suggestions for writing apps that offer encryption and therefore cannot read or give away your data.
See Cryptpad. Open source, of course.
Try Airborn. It looks like Word, but it saves your stuff in .html format. Open source, as always.
[Edited by JohnFastman, April 30]
[Edited by JohnFastman, April 30]
John, thanks for your comment. Sorry it took me so long to update my list, but it now reflects your suggestions.
Fantastic! A delightful and productive list to stumble on. Thank you so very much..
Hey, no problem! Glad it was useful to you. (:
I should actually add a few more entries to it...