Linux Apps for Writers


  • FocusWriter

    Free Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com Website

    FocusWriter is a fullscreen, distraction-free word processor designed to immerse you as much as possible in your work. The program autosaves your progress, and reloads the last files you had open to make it easy to jump back in during your next writing session, and has many other features that make it such that only one thing matters: your writing.

     

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  • Artha

    Free Windows Linux PortableApps.com Website

    Artha is a handy thesaurus based on WordNet with distinct features like global hotkey look-up, passive desktop notifications, regular expression based search, etc.. Artha may be used as a free open-source replacement to the proprietary WordWeb Pro.

     

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    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Next generation desktop rich content editor that saves documents with themes. HTML & Markdown compatible.

     

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  • Zotero

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome Safari ... Microsoft Office Word LibreOffice Firefox Website

    Zotero is a free, easy-to-use Firefox/Chrome extension or standalone program to help you collect, organize, manage, search and cite your research sources directly in your favourite word processor, with 300 MB free online storage.

     

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  • Typora

    Free Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell Website

    Typora will give you a seamless experience as both a reader and a writer. It removes the preview window, mode switcher, syntax symbols of markdown source code, and all other unnecessary distractions. Replace them with a real live preview feature to help you concentrate the content itself.

    It has features of:

    1. Markdown support including tables, code fences with syntax highlight, LaTeX, Table of Contents.
    2. Cross-platform.
    3. The real live preview and WYSIWYG features.
    4. Beautiful interface and Custom CSS theme support.
    5. Easy export

    Typora will only be free during its Beta period. When it gets out of Beta, it will be a paid app.

     

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  • Vim

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku ... OpenSolaris Website

    Vim ("Vi IMproved") is an advanced text editor that allows syntax highlighting, word completion and has a huge amount of contributed content. It also has a GUI version called GVim.

     

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  • Haroopad

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Haroopad is a markdown enabled document processor for creating web-friendly documents. You can author various formats of documents such as blog article, slide, presentation, report, and e-mail as if experts did. Haroopad gives you same experiences in editing regardless of the platform you are working on. It runs on all three major operating systems—Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

     

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  • ghostwriter

    Free Windows Linux Website

    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/ .

     

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  • Joplin

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad Chrome Firefox Website

    Joplin is an open source note taking and to-do application, which can handle a large number of notes organised into notebooks. It can sync with multiple devices on desktop and mobile.

     

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  • WPS Writer

    Freemium Windows Linux Website

    WPS Writer, part of Small WPS Office iconWPS Office , is dependable and fast word processing software that is highly compatible with Small Microsoft Office Word iconMicrosoft Office Word , and can read and edit DOC and DOCX formats. This allows you to freely transfer your office documents between Microsoft Word and WPS Writer.

    The version 2013 is available for free with the name Kingsoft Writer Free 2013.

     

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  • LibreOffice - Writer

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com ... ReactOS Website

    Writer has all the features you need from a modern, full-featured word processing or desktop publishing tool.

    It's simple enough for a quick memo, but powerful enough to create complete books with contents, diagrams, indexes, etc. You're free to concentrate on your message, while Writer will make it look great.

     

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  • Tomboy

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    Tomboy is a desktop note-taking application for Linux, Unix, Windows, and Mac OS X. Simple and easy to use, but with potential to help you organize the ideas and information you deal with every day.

    FEATURES

    • Highlighting text
    • Inline spell checking
    • Auto-linking web & email addresses
    • Undo/redo
    • Font styling & sizing
    • Bulleted lists
    • Note synchronization across several computers
    • Backup and Recovery

     

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  • Turtl

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet ... Self-Hosted Chrome Firefox Website

    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.

     

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  • Scrivener

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux iPhone iPad ... Wine Website

    Scrivener is a word processor and project management tool created specifically for writers of long texts such as novels and research papers. It won't try to tell you how to write - it just makes all the tools you have scattered around your desk available in one application.

    Scrivener offers the ability to edit multiple documents, a virtual index card corkboard for storyboarding, outlining, keywords, full screen editing for distraction-free composition, and the ability to export files to word processing for final formatting.

     

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