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First Draft is described as 'developed by a 15-year professional writer, is an offline, artificially intelligent writing tool that assists a huge number of literary tasks' and is an app in the news & books category. There are more than 50 alternatives to First Draft for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is LanguageTool, which is free. Other great apps like First Draft are Grammarly, Manuskript, iA Writer and Hemingway Editor.

First Draft alternatives are mainly Novel Authoring Tools but may also be Grammar Checkers or Note-taking Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of First Draft.
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  1. LanguageTool icon

    LanguageTool

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Microsoft Office Outlook
    • SDL TRADOS
    • Safari
    • Visual Studio Code
    • Microsoft Office Word
    • Eclipse
    • TinyMCE
    • TeXstudio
    • Google Drive - Docs
    • Thunderbird
    • Vim
    • OmegaT
    • Sublime Text
    • GNU Emacs
    • Opera
    • Fidus Writer
    • LyX
    • LibreOffice
    • <oXygen/> XML Editor
    • Apache OpenOffice
    • Firefox

    Free proofreading tool for LibreOffice, Apache OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, Ulysses, .

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedLanguageTool is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeLanguageTool supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    LanguageTool in OpenOffice.org 3.x
  2. Grammarly icon

    Grammarly

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Google Chrome
    • Microsoft Office Outlook
    • Safari
    • Microsoft Office Word
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Firefox

    Grammarly Editor is an automated proofreader that corrects contextual spelling mistakes, checks for more than 250 common grammar errors, enhances vocabulary usage, and suggests citations.

    ⚫︎ Spell CheckingGrammarly can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineGrammarly can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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  3. Manuskript is an open-source tool for writers, with outliner, character management, plot development, distraction-free editor, etc.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownManuskript supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ File VersioningManuskript has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
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  4. iA Writer icon

    iA Writer

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDowniA Writer supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXiA Writer supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingiA Writer supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineiA Writer can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeiA Writer supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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  5. Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear.

    ⚫︎ Spell CheckingHemingway Editor can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineHemingway Editor can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    Microsoft SwiftKey

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    SwiftKey Keyboard uses Artificial Intelligence to automatically learn your writing style, including the emoji you love to use (if you use emoji), the words that matter to you and how you like to type.

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    ProWritingAid

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Google Chrome
    • Microsoft Office Outlook
    • Safari
    • Microsoft Office Word
    • Google Drive - Docs
    • Scrivener
    • Apache OpenOffice
    • Firefox

    Whatever your level of writing, ProWritingAid will help you achieve new heights. Exceptional writing depends on much more than just correct grammar. You need an editing tool that also highlights style issues and compares your writing to the best writers in your genre.

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  8. KIT Scenarist icon

    KIT Scenarist

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    KIT Scenarist is a free and open source application for creating screenplays on desktops and commercial on mobiles.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in KIT Scenarist simultaneously.
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    Add research document
  9. Slick Write is a powerful, free tool that makes it easy to check your writing for grammar and spelling errors, potential stylistic mistakes, and other features of interest.

    ⚫︎ Spell CheckingSlick Write can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
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    yWriter

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    yWriter is a writing tool that uses "scenes" as a unit of text and allows you to associate that text with all manner of story elements (characters, locations, items) as well as place it and rearrange it within the context of chapters.

    ⚫︎ PortableyWriter can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ LightweightyWriter consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Main screen on Windows XP
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