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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, Windows, iPad, iPhone and Linux. The best alternative is Manuskript, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Rough Draft are FocusWriter, Dendron, Bear and iA Writer.

Rough Draft alternatives are mainly Note-taking Tools but may also be Text Editors or Word Processors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Rough Draft.
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Mac

Writing on paper, you let go and just get your idea out. You don't get caught up perfecting the words too early. Rough...

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

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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. 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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  4. 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.

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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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    Allegory

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch

    Allegory is a powerful notes app with a beautiful iOS-centric UI. The minimal and focused writing experience, combined with an impressive set of powerful features, makes this the ideal choice for everyone.

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  9. Calmly Writer is a professional text editor designed to focus on what you want to tell, with a simple, unobtrusive and distraction-free user interface.

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  10. Liquid Story Binder XE is a uniquely designed word processor for professional and aspiring authors, poets, and novelists. Writing software for those who require the editing ability of a commercial text editor as well as a document tracking system.

    Discontinued

    Last update was around 2011, can still be bought.

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