Alternatives to Scrivener for Mac with any license

  • bibisco

    bibisco is a free and open source software for writing novels. With bibisco you can organize chapters and scenes, manage revisions, export novel in pdf or rtf, and...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux Java

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    • It is actually a better alternative to Scrivener because of its clear, organisation features. I wish I would have discovered this before I purchased Scrivener. Bibisco is much easier to use: You don't need lengthy tutorials to read just to get started. Hands down this is better. callywDec 2016 • 6 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Laughably bad. Scrivener has the good sense to stay out of your way when you know what you're doing bibisco not only got in the way constantly (no, follow OUR tutorial!) it also insisted on doing it in, I kid you not, two inch caps. Is this some kind of joke? Guest • Nov 2017 • 11 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • simple and very useful to know your characters! laurafeccoNov 2016 • 3 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Bibisco is free, has a very good design and structure that help to create a fiction book outline . The text editor is quite simple and working is quite intuitive. Guest • Dec 2016 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Manuskript

    Open-source tool for writers. With outliner, character management, plot development, distraction-free editor, etc.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    • There are many similar layout features compared to Scrivener. It also has a few features Scrivener seems to be missing or doesn't define clearly such as an outline process. However, it is very early development and has many bugs to work out. Guest • Jan 2017 • 5 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • 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...

    Commercial Mac OS X iPhone iPad

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    • 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 Disagree   Agree
  • Hemingway Editor

    Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear. The Hemingway Editor for Mac and PC highlights common errors. Use it to catch wordy sentences, adverbs, passive voice...

    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Web

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    • Scrivener is used to organize and write novels; Hemingway Editor is for editing. Guest • Sep 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Hemingway Editor is primarily an editing tool, and although it's potentially a very useful one, it's not something to write your novel in. Guest • Feb 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Scrivener is a novel plaining Software This is a EDITOR clearly not even close to the same thing. Guest • Jun 2018 Disagree   Agree
  • Organon

    Organon is a plugin for LibreOffice and OpenOffice. Organon allows to split up large texts into parts, allows tagging and opening parts of the project in new tabs. ...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux LibreOffice Apache OpenOffice

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    • Essentially an advanced tree structure for an ongoing manuscript project. Possibly glance-base assistance to find sections but does nothing to contribute to the creative process. ndas1Oct 2017 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • oStorybook

    oStorybook is a free, open source novel-writing software for creative writers, novelists and authors which will help you to keep an overview of multiple plot-lines while...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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  • Storyline Creator

    Storyline Creator is an elegant tool to write stories ranging from short stories to novels. It makes it a breeze to draft ideas and to organize your scenes, characters...

    Freemium Mac OS X Windows Web

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  • Writer's Cafè

    A powerful but fun writers environment that includes the StoryLines structuring tool, a notebook, journal, writing quotations, scrapbook organiser, a 60-page e-book and...

    Commercial Mac OS X Windows Linux

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    • It's the best application for writers and novelists and it works fine in all OS LordMaxJul 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • ApolloPad

    Great online app for writers, novelists, and bloggers. Manage project timelines, outlines, characters, locations and objects, upload photos and reorganize it all as...

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