Rough Draft Alternatives

    Rough Draft is described as 'Writing on paper, you let go and just get your idea out. You don't get caught up perfecting the words too early. Rough Draft is like writing with pen and paper, so you can't delete words, only cross them out' and is an app in the News & Books category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Rough Draft for a variety of platforms, including Mac, iPad, Windows, iPhone and Linux. The best alternative is Manuskript, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Rough Draft are FocusWriter (Free, Open Source), Bear (Freemium), Dendron (Free, Open Source) and iA Writer (Paid).

    This page was last updated Mar 11, 2021

    1. Manuskript is an open-source tool for writers, with outliner, character management, plot development, distraction-free editor, etc. Outliner Organize your thoughts and snippets in a hierarchical manner. Organize them as you wish, reorganize them on the go.
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    2. FocusWriter is a fullscreen, distraction-free word processor designed to immerse you as much as possible in your work.
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    3. Bear is a beautiful and flexible writing app for note-taking and prose, both on the go for iOS devices and for the Mac OS desktop. KEY FEATURES - Stay organized by linking notes to each other. - Use hashtags to organize and add context to notes.
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    4. Dendron is an open-source, local-first, markdown-based, note-taking tool built on top of VSCode. It supports all the usual features you would expect like tagging, backlinks, a graph view, split panes, and so forth.
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    5. 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.
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    6. Ulysses is a text editor for creative writers. Used by bloggers, poets, students and published novelists all over the world, it offers an integrated environment to brainstorm, draft, revise and even submit text on a professional level.
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    7. Byword is designed to make writing more enjoyable with Markdown on your Mac, iPhone and iPad.
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    8. True Novelist provides a way for authors to write their novel online, organize their story, view statistics about their project and writing habits, set goals, keep track of related research, and more.
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    9. A distraction free writing app built with an intelligent editor, smart organization & a design brought to perfection after years of iterations. Practically magic
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    10. With Plume Creator, organize your writing projects ! Scenes, notes, characters,... Rich Text editing, full screen editing and multiple projects … Plume Creator gives you an outliner, a distraction-free mode, a note manager and much more!
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