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Judoom Alternatives

Judoom is described as 'free, bare-bones word processor and file manager for creative writers. It contains all the core elements that a creative writer needs in a word processor, and none of the extras' and is a Word Processor in the news & books category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Judoom for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPad. The best alternative is Manuskript, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Judoom are Scrivener, FocusWriter, Gingko and yWriter.

Judoom alternatives are mainly Novel Authoring Tools but may also be Word Processors or Note-taking Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Judoom.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

Judoom is a free, bare-bones word processor and file manager for creative writers. It contains all the core elements that a...

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

  2. Typewriter. Ring-binder. Scrapbook. Scrivener combines everything you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop.


  3. FocusWriter is a fullscreen, distraction-free word processor designed to immerse you as much as possible in your work.

  4. Write and organize your ideas in Gingko tree documents.

    Gingko tree for screenplay "2001"
  5. yWriter icon


    • 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.

    Main screen on Windows XP

  6. The writer’s choice of novel-writing tool. Online & offline, desktop and mobile. Chapter/scene organisation; version history; analytics & goals; advanced grammar check; export & publish to epub...everything you need to support your novel-writing.

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

    Use the Thoughts Canvas to get it clear in your mind before and while you are writing. Clear thoughts - great prose!
  8. Writer's Cafè icon

    Writer's Cafè

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A powerful but fun writers environment that includes the StoryLines structuring tool, a notebook, journal, writing quotations, scrapbook organiser, a 60-page e-book and more.

    Main window XP
  9. 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+


    The program is no longer available for iOS. The Mac version, v3.2.1, released in August 2012, can be still bought from the AppStore.

    Mac OS Screen
  10. TextRoom icon


    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    TextRoom is a free (as in freedom and free beer) full screen text editor developed especially writers in mind.


    Last commit dates from 2011. The last issue (still marked as new) dates from 2013.

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