Alternatives to Scrivener for iPad with any license

  • Microsoft Office Word

    Microsoft Word, part of the Microsoft Office Suite but also sold as a standalone application, is Microsoft's word processor. Its...

    • Word has none of the benefits Scrivener brings for organisation, research, collecting and so forth. They couldn't be much more different really. Guest • Aug 2019 • 3 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Scrivener is not a word processor. Microsoft Word is nothing but. Guest • Jul 2019 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • MS Word is a word processor, not an authoring tool. It has no knowledge of scenes, let alone characters or locations or items. It has very limited ability to handle text that is *about* the document but *not part of* the document and attaches to no specific point, or multiple specific points, in the document. Guest • Oct 2018 • 10 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows Android iPhone Windows S ... Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

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  • yWriter

    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...

    • 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. Guest • Oct 2018 • 2 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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! isahbellahMar 2017 • 4 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Wine Mono

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  • Ulysses

    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...

    • Primarily oriented towards "scripts" for film, play, etc. Might be useful for (non)fiction writing but does not share the wider array of tools found in Scrivener. ndas1Oct 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

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  • KIT Scenarist

    KIT Scenarist is a free and open source application for creating screenplays on desktops and commercial on mobiles. KIT Scenarist is a fully-featured studio for...

    • This is for screenwriting only, not all writing. Not a good alternative. Guest • Jul 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • KIT Scenarist is for screenwriters, not novelists. Guest • Aug 2016 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium $ $ $ Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad

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  • A Novel Idea

    A Novel Idea is a tool for plotting your story and recording bursts of inspiration. Use its simple interface to create your characters, locations, scenes, and novels and...

    • Discontinued The app is no longer updated. Last version, 1.15.2, released in August 2014, can be still downloaded from the Appstore.

    Freemium iPhone iPad

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  • Allegory

    A beautiful notes app with all the new iOS 13 features, using brilliant custom animations whilst retaining an iOS-centric UI. Focus on writing, whilst retaining powerful...

    Commercial $ $ $ iPhone iPad Apple Messages

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