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FreeWriter Alternatives

FreeWriter is described as 'fully featured writing software suite to assist in writing novels and reports' and is a Novel Authoring tool in the office & productivity category. There are more than 25 alternatives to FreeWriter for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based, Linux and iPad. The best alternative is Manuskript, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like FreeWriter are Scrivener, Hemingway Editor, bibisco and Gingko.

FreeWriter alternatives are mainly Novel Authoring Tools but may also be Note-taking Tools or Word Processors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of FreeWriter.
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  1. Manuskript icon

    Manuskript

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • FLATHUB
    105 alternatives to Manuskript 

    Manuskript is an open-source tool for writers, with outliner, character management, plot development, distraction-free editor, etc.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownManuskript supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  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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  2. Scrivener icon

    Scrivener

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • PlayOnLinux (PlayOnMac)
    • Wine
    99 alternatives to Scrivener 

    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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    1.  Support for scriptingScrivener supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    2.  Support for LaTeXScrivener supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
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  3. Hemingway Editor icon

    Hemingway Editor

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    120 alternatives to Hemingway Editor 

    Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear.

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    1.  Spell CheckingHemingway Editor can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    2.  Distraction-freeHemingway Editor has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    3.  Works OfflineHemingway Editor can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    bibisco

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    • Node.JS
    38 alternatives to bibisco 

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

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    1.  Ad-freebibisco doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Portablebibisco can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  5. Gingko icon

    Gingko

    • Online
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    90 alternatives to Gingko 

    Write and organize your ideas in Gingko tree documents.

    Whether building a business or writing a bestseller, Gingko lets your ideas flow naturally into place.

    Write, brainstorm, and organize your document, all in the same flow.

    You can also work with others, with Real-time col.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownGingko supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Gingko.
    3.  Support for LaTeXGingko supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    4.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Gingko simultaneously.
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    Gingko tree for studying "Romeo & Juliet"


  6. Quoll Writer icon

    Quoll Writer

    53 alternatives to Quoll Writer 

    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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    yWriter

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    54 alternatives to yWriter 

    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.

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    1.  PortableyWriter can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  LightweightyWriter consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    novelWriter

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Qt
    36 alternatives to novelWriter 

    novelWriter is a Markdown-like text editor designed for writing novels and larger projects of many smaller plain text documents. It uses its own flavor of Markdown that supports a meta data syntax for comments, synopsis and cross-referencing between files.

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    1.  Dark ModenovelWriter supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    2.  Support for MarkDownnovelWriter supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    3.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in novelWriter without registration.
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    DocxManager

    • Windows
    125 alternatives to DocxManager 

    A document manager and site builder/generator for Word users. You can open Word documents in tabs, manage documents on a project basis, full-text search documents across multiple project folders, attach tags, notes, stars, and so on to the documents.

     DocxManager has no features, suggest some!
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  10. Wavemaker Novel Writing icon

    Wavemaker Novel Writing

    66 alternatives to Wavemaker Novel Writing 

    Looking for a suite of tools for writing your book? This is not just a text editor it does so much more. Organise your story using timelines, planning boards and the snowflake tool, all integrated to make writing intuitive and fun.

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    1.  Works OfflineWavemaker Novel Writing can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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