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Online Scrivener Alternatives

Scrivener is not available as a web app but there are plenty of alternatives that runs in the browser with similar functionality. The best Online alternative is Roam Research. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Wavemaker or Gingko. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Scrivener and many of them are available as a web app so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Online alternatives to Scrivener are Novlr, Rentry.co, Nulis and Typely.

Scrivener alternatives are mainly Novel Authoring Tools but may also be Note-taking Tools or Word Processors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Scrivener.
This page was last updated Mar 6, 2022
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Typewriter. Ring-binder. Scrapbook. Scrivener combines everything you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion...

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  1. As easy to use as a word document or bulleted list, and as powerful for finding, collecting, and connecting related ideas as a graph database. Collaborate with others in real time, or store all your data locally.

  2. Looking for a suite of tools for writing your book? This is not just a text editor it does so much more.

    Wavemaker vs Scrivener opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Wavemaker is a great alternative to Scrivener.

    It has a lot of features and outlining abilities. Formatting in the editor is very limited, however. It's awesome that it works on every single platform you can think of.

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    Simply the best writing tool for ChromeOS and a strong contender for other operating systems.

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    It's an easy to use program. Looks great, and has some really nice tools. best of all works on my chromebook and on linux too

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  3. Write and organize your ideas in Gingko tree documents.

    Gingko vs Scrivener opinions
    Some users think Gingko is a great alternative to Scrivener, some don't.

    It can't show only the current document, there's no distraction free mode. It always has these columns that drill down. It doesn't have a cork-board mode or anything similar. Gingko is closer to mind mapping software, like Scrapple.

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  4. The writer’s choice of novel-writing tool. Online & offline, desktop and mobile. Chapter/scene organisation; version history; analytics & goals; advanced grammar check; export & publish to epub...everything you need to support your novel-writing.

    Almost everyone thinks Novlr is a great alternative to Scrivener.
  5. Rentry.co is a markdown pastebin and publishing service with preview, custom urls and editing. Fast, simple and free.



  6. Nulis makes the process of outlining your stories, articles, or books easy, fun, and convenient.

    Nulis vs Scrivener opinions
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    No rich text. I need color changes to skim and find sections.

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  7. Typely

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Typely is precise. Existing tools for improving prose raise so many false alarms that their advice cannot be trusted. Instead, the writer must carefully consider whether to accept or reject each change.

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    Again you giving use editing tools when we looking for Planing tool like Secrivener do you even look at the tow thing there nothing a like at all.

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  8. SuperNotecard

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    SuperNotecard is an intuitive tool that uses notecards to capture and organize your ideas. These virtual notecards can be moved into decks, arranged on the screen, or grouped and categorized with ease.

  9. ApolloPad

    • Online

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

  10. OmniaWrite

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS

    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.

    Discontinued

    Appears to be discontinued. Main repository is set to Read-Only and last update was in March of 2021.

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    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.

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