Scrivener Alternatives for Android

    Scrivener is not available for Android but there are some alternatives with similar functionality. The best Android alternative is yWriter, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Scrivener and six of them are available for Android so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Android alternatives to Scrivener are (Free), Novelist (Free), OmniaWrite (Free) and Plottr (Paid).

    This page was last updated May 10, 2021


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    • 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. View 49 alternatives to yWriter
      Most users think yWriter is a great alternative to Scrivener.
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      yWriter vs Scrivener
      pros, cons and recent comments
      isahbellah it's free, it's easy to use and intuitive. The only thing that would make ywriter better is if it had an option to sync to other devices or such. Seriously, this is so much better than scrivener!
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      In my traipsing about the world of effective writing applications, like many, I blindly downloaded and attempted to utilize Scrivener. As noted, this was an attempt and, to better, expound, it was a failed attempt as Scrivener lacks a WYSIWYG approach. yWriter, however, is an absolute gem providing all of the necessary development tools broken down in a logical format that follows the lifecycle of story development from inception to completion.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

      I hated it. It kept trying to force me to follow its workflow (invented by the author, I think), and I use a different one. Scrivener suits my workflow, and yWriter does not. It is still on my hard drive, however, just in case.
      Top negative comment  7 months ago

      robyellow95 For some reason, this reminds me of my high school notebooks: Flipping through pages trying to find crap.
      Positive comment 4 months ago

      Written and maintained by a novellist/software developer, yWriter is free to use, has a no-frills UI, supports cloud saving/device sync via Dropbox and Google Drive, takes automatic backups, and has an Android app (my main dealbreaker with Scrivener).
      Positive comment 8 months ago

      Free, reliable, logical layout. It also has a phone app that can sync with the desktop app if you use a cloud drive. Lots of other great features.
      Positive comment 11 months ago

      have not the same versatility
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

    • Markdown pastebin and publishing service with preview, custom urls and editing. Fast, simple and free. View 181 alternatives to

    • From Google Play: > Novelist is the app that helps you writing your novels. And it's completely free: no initial cost, zero advertising and no in-app purchases! View 13 alternatives to Novelist
      Most users think Novelist is a great alternative to Scrivener.
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    • OmniaWrite is a next-generation cross-platform plain text editor engineered for creative writing. It is perfect for writing novels, lyrics, poems, essays, drafts and screenplays. View 78 alternatives to OmniaWrite
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      OmniaWrite vs Scrivener
      pros, cons and recent comments
      RemovedUser This application has a great deal of potential: it's able to organise your writing much like Scrivener, and has a beautiful interface. It will also be available on all platforms, whereas Scrivener heavily favours Apple hardware.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

    • A visual story plotting tool that makes it simple to plan out your next novel. Drag and drop scenes, and plot lines. Keep all your notes in one place. It helps you to organize, simplify, and have more time for writing!. View 16 alternatives to Plottr

    • Character Notes is an excellent tool for developing characters for novels and stories. View 14 alternatives to Character Notes
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