Writing (general)

Olivia Thrasher
Olivia ThrasherList by Olivia Thrasher, last updated 2019-10-24
  1. The Most Dangerous Writing App icon

    Write. Don't stop. If you stop typing for more than five minutes, all progress will be lost.

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  2. Write or Die icon

    Write or Die is an application for Windows, Mac and Linux which aims to eliminate writer's block by providing consequences for procrastination and rewards for accomplishment.

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  3. Flowstate icon

    The world is a hive of distractions, multi-tasking, and cultural ADD. Many have sat down to write, only to find hours have vanished with nothing to show but a trail of browser tabs and Wiki pages. Flowstate challenges the writer to turn on, tune in, and block out.

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
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  4. Story Wars icon

    Where writers come together to collaborate and compete in each other's stories.

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • iPhone
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  5. Scrivener icon

    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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  6. Celtx icon

    Based on the Firefox engine, supports standards, visual storyboarding, production scheduling, publication & international languages MUI support. Free tutorials, videos & wiki are available from the site. There is a very helpful community too.

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  7. Hemingway Editor icon

    Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear.

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  8. WriteRoom icon

    For Mac users to write without distractions. WriteRoom is a full screen writing environment. Unlike the cluttered word processors you're used to, WriteRoom lets you focus on writing. Requires Mac OS X 10.7+

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  9. Paragraphs icon

    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 create brilliant prose and does away with the rest.

    • Mac
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  10. Quoll Writer icon

    Focus on your words not the interface. Quoll Writer is a writing application that helps you focus on your words. Clean and uncluttered. Feature rich. Features are where you would expect them to be.

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  11. Trelby icon

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

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
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  12. Ulysses icon

    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 level.

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  13. Bear icon

    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.

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  14. FreeWriter icon

    FreeWriter is a fully featured writing software suite to assist in writing novels and reports.

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    Use the Thoughts Canvas to get it clear in your mind before and while you are writing. Clear thoughts - great prose!
  15. Storyline Creator icon

    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 instead of the paper war.

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  16. StoryShop icon

    The Future of Writing. Collaboration, and World Building.

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  17. Paper icon

    Super-clean writing space with a lot of configurability that stays out of sight when you don’t need it.

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  18. Dabble icon

    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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    Note: the "artifact" is to censor a word and is NOT a part of the program's function; this was added in after the screenshot was taken.
  19. Yarny icon

    A simple to use online writing environment for the high-production, creative writer. Write the way you want to write, using any approach you like in a simple, distraction-free environment. It's novel writing in the cloud.

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  20. Wordslingr icon

    Cloud-based word processor specialized for writers, colloboration included.

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  21. Tablo icon

    Tablo is a community-based platform for avid readers and writers. It helps users share and discover new and interesting stories.

    • Social Network
    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
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  22. Editsaurus icon

    Highlights potential pitfalls in your writing to encourage good habits.

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  23. TheRightMargin icon

    TheRightMargin is a smart writing tool.

    TheRightMargin uses a goal-driven approach to help users finish what they write with smart suggestions, project goal breakdown, a visually delightful timeline and a beautiful writing space.

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  24. Typen icon

    Write and share anywhere, distraction free, on a customizable look. Plain text, unlimited space, easy to manage, free to use, customize the background, font and color. Track the number of characters written, words, lines, reading time, and more.

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  25. Auteureist icon

    Auteureist is a "novel" writing application for the Apple iPhone. Can export to some desktop software, like Scrivener . The website does a great job at documenting every feature, and there are a lot.

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  26. Outline 4D icon

    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 an alternative to index cards, blocks, and...

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  27. Google Docs icon

    Google Docs is an online word processor, part of Google Drive, that lets you create and format text documents and collaborate with other people in real time. Here's what you can do with Google Docs:

    • Word Processor
    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
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  28. Springhole.net icon

    Offers things like writing tips, roleplaying, generators, prompts to inspire writers and artists.

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  29. Scabard icon

    Scabard is a rules neutral RPG campaign manager and planner. We have campaigns for D&D (various versions), Pathfinder, Traveller, Savage Worlds, Warhammer, and a host of others.

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  30. Realm Works icon

    Realm Works is a database software and worldbuilding tool for roleplaying games.

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  31. YARPS icon

    YARPS is a smart web application for creating and managing vivid worlds, planning and documenting your stories, enhancing your role-playing with portraits, interactive maps and music and for trading RPG content.

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  32. StoriesOnBoard icon

    StoriesOnBoard helps product managers, product owners, and business analysts understand customer needs, automate feedback collection, develop feature ideas, prioritize and validate what to develop next with a public roadmap, and rally all stakeholders around the story map.

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  33. RealtimeBoard icon

    RealtimeBoard is the simplest and versatile visual collaboration tool for teams that work in a digital environment. RealtimeBoard is perfect for remote collaboration, brainstorming, visual planning, organizing thoughts, gathering feedback and review, creating concepts and online...

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
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    Asynchronous collaboration
  34. CardBoard by SEP icon

    CardBoard is a simple tool to collaboratively discover your product, from user experiences to MVPs

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
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  35. FeatureMap icon

    FeatureMap is a digital white board for flexible and realtime collaborative storymapping. FeatureMap - https://www.featuremap.co - embeds rich content and facilitates the transformation of storymapping / roadmapping to project management.

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  36. bibisco icon

    bibisco is a novel writing software that helps you to write your story, in a simple way.

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  37. Persona by Mariner Software icon

    Persona is a character creation and organization app for writers. What makes the app unique is its sorting system: the user can match each character with an archetype in order to compare multiple characters at once to see how they might interact.

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  38. Writer Assistant icon

    Characters and stories planner.

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • iPhone
    • iPad
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  39. Typora icon

    Typora gives 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. Instead, it provides a real live preview feature to help you concentrate on the...

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  40. FocusWriter icon

    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...

    • Text Editor
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
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  41. Nuclino icon

    Nuclino is a unified workspace where teams can bring all their knowledge, docs, and projects together in one place. It’s a modern, simple, and blazingly fast way to collaborate, without the chaos of files and folders, context switching, or silos.

    • Note-taking Tool
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • iPad
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  42. iA Writer icon

    The key to good writing is not that magical glass of Bordeaux, the right kind of tobacco or that groovy background music. The key is focus. What you need to write well is a spartan setting that allows you to fully concentrate on your text and nothing but your text.

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  43. WordPress icon

    WordPress is software designed for everyone, emphasizing accessibility, performance, security, and ease of use. We believe great software should work with minimum set up, so you can focus on sharing your story, product, or services freely.

    • Blog Publishing Tool
    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • PHP
    • Cloudron
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  44. Mariner Persona icon

    Persona is an innovative character development tool for fiction writers. Persona aids you in crafting archetypal themed characters and plots by using time-honored psychological principles to describe the motivations and interactions between different characterizations of people.

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  45. oStorybook icon

    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.

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  46. Amazon Storywriter icon

    A new screenwriting experience brought to you by Amazon Studios. Write your screenplay and focus on the story with features like auto-formatting, offline writing, and import/export in your favorite file formats. Keep your scripts safe with unlimited, secure storage in the cloud.

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome
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This list was created by Olivia Thrasher Aug 30, 2018 and was last updated Oct 24, 2019. The list has 46 apps.

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