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Manuskript is an open-source tool for writers, with outliner, character management, plot development, distraction-free editor, etc.
Organize your thoughts and snippets in a hierarchical manner. Organize them as you wish, reorganize them on the go.
Get rid of all distraction while writing. Set personal goal in word count or time before you can leave editor.
Use the snowflake method to grow your single genius idea in an coherent whole, with complex characters, intricate plots and detailed universe.
Tracking of characters Distraction free writing File-organization Flat File CMS MarkDown support Notetaking Outline folding Outliner Revision History Export to ePub Export to PDF Social media collaboration Track Characters Tracking of locations Tracking of plots Tree structure Visual Organization Visual timeline Wordpress integration Writing tool Add a feature
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The only program that fits my workflow for larger (read: multi-chapter) works, and my secondary option for shorter works.
I've used version 0.6.0, for Linux (Mint 18.2) and Windows (7), and just updated to 0.8.0. Most of this was thus written with 0.6.0 in mind, with a few allowances for visible updates.
This is by far the best alternative to Scrivener. It’s only a few features short of outright beating Scrivener. Potential to become the industry standard as soon as it’s stable and with a form of crash rescue or automatic cloud sync.
This is a pro level creative tool, and it's almost mind-boggling how it's open source and free.
Perfect structure for me as a RPG-campaign style plotter and storyteller. Collects everything in one place and really support iterative breakdown workflow. Yet, no workflow is enforced, it's just there, an obvious place for almost everything related to working with the story.
Active development, all data stored in plain text so I can work from mobile as well as on the desktop, lots of essential features for outlining, writing, and publishing.
And in markdown! Rich text is completely unnecessary in the writing phase, and Manuskript doesn't bother with it, which is awesome.
I just started writing a novel and came across Manuskript. It is a SOLID project (version 0.5.0). I am very impressed by the following features:
Excellent, excellent piece of software. Puts others to shame, especially for those of us looking for a great outlining tool for a monumental text.
Good application to assist the storyteller. Work in différent OS. Easy to share files beetween co-authors
and I guess a lot of upcoming features.
Only a view points at the moment: no german language and a missing guide. The graphics are some kind of old fashioned.
could be a real alternative to storybook
I think I love it...
I am new to using this type of software, but am looking forward to making an attempt of writing a book. For several years, I have been encouraged by far more than a few, in vastly different parts of my world, and by some of my most credible critics, total strangers; that I need to write books. I have written for my own pleasure since my first freshman english class in college. However, authoring a book using my ADD mind was never even a consideration. Attempting to collect all my notes, discover coherent themes, organize proper references, and then fully develop my thoughts for others to consider, was a fool's folly. Until now... I hope to take technology and turn my fool's folly into reality.
I need a little help however-
I apologize if I have overlooked the resolution, but IMO there is a need for the help feature or link to a discussion forum for discussions and questions on how to use the features of this software as it is being developed. A contact e-mail would also be helpful in the meantime.
I understand this is a work in progress. I would like to suggest in future "help" topics references would be developed at the same time as the feature to keep up with the changes which frequently occur. At the moment- i need information regarding - adding footnotes and references information. Would someone help me out please?
You do know there's a github page for it, right? This is probably the closest "community forum" that there is for manuskript: https://github.com/olivierkes/manuskript
It's true to the Unix philosophy, has an intuitive UI, and is quite usable.
It looks like a great alternative to Scrivener, but unfortunately you can't use bold or any other code, the software has no ability to hide the code and display only the formatted text, it looks ridiculous.
As of version
0.9.0-1, does not display properly on Linux Mint (and possibly other distros with non-Qt-based desktops, including Manjaro); i.e., missing icons, incorrectly themed elements. Known to affect Cinnamon, XFCE, & Manjaro Gnome.
A lot of potential! Even thought interface did not come naturally to me, I love the functionalities it offers!
Free text editor that has all the tools that I need.