AlternativeTo Logo
novelWriter icon


Multi-document markdown-like editor for writing novels.

  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Qt
Avg rating of 5 (1)| 1 comments

novelWriter Screenshots

Screenshot of older version
Default system theme
Dark theme
 Suggest and vote on features

novelWriter Features

  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.

novelWriter information

  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • Alternatives36 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

Popular alternatives

View all

Our users have written 1 comments and reviews about novelWriter, and it has gotten 10 likes

novelWriter was added to AlternativeTo by xlin on and this page was last updated .

Comments and Reviews  Post a comment/review

 all • positive • negative      relevance • date
Top positive comment ago
Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
If this Review contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.   

has just the right amount of structure to help with your writing, without getting in your way

It cleanly separates content from metadata, allowing you to leave in-line comments and headings in your writing, without polluting the finished product

as well as being open source, novelWriter is actively maintained

Show entire comment

Said about novelWriter as an alternative


WriteMonkey is for distraction-free writing, and novelWriter helps you organize your story. Therefore these two applications have different purposes, but I like them both, depending on what I intend to do.

Positive comment ago
as an alternative to  


  • Novel Authoring
  • Text Editor
  • Writing tool
  • Office & Productivity
  • Productivity Tool
  • visual-overview

Lists containing novelWriter

Linux Apps for Writers •  Literature •  Write On •  writing and planning software to try

Recent user activities on novelWriter