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Author is described as 'macOS app to create & share beautiful documents on web without any design skills' and is an app in the news & books category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Author for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPhone. The best alternative is LibreOffice - Writer, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Author are Google Docs, Microsoft Word, Pages and WPS Writer.

Author alternatives are mainly Word Processors but may also be Team Collaboration Tools or Desktop Publishers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Author.
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Mac

macOS app to create & share beautiful documents on web without any design skills

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

  2. 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:


  3. Microsoft Word, part of the Microsoft Office Suite but also sold as a standalone application, is Microsoft's word processor.

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  4. Pages is a powerful word processor that lets you create stunning documents, and comes included with most Apple devices. And with real-time collaboration, your team can work together from anywhere, whether they’re on Mac, iPad, iPhone, or using a PC.

  5. WPS Writer, part of WPS Office , is dependable and fast word processing software that is highly compatible with Microsoft Word , and can read and edit DOC and DOCX formats.

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  6. Twake icon


    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    Twake is a real-time teamwork platform. It is a suite of collaborative tools that includes the specificities of some bestsellers (Slack, Trello, Google Drive...).

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    Word Online

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Online
    • Chrome OS

    Word Online, part of Office Online, is the online version of Microsoft Word.

  8. SSuite NoteBook Editor icon

    SSuite NoteBook Editor

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    SSuite NoteBook Editor is a free portable text editor that has all the functionality to start you on writing that important novel, short-story or article, with enough bells and whistles to help out.

    A full featured and very fast portable text editor for people on the go.
  9. Cold Turkey Writer won't let you quit until you finish your work. Like, literally will not quit.

  10. Blurt icon


    • Online

    Writing tool optimized for productivity and focus.

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