Alternatives to Scrivener for Windows 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...

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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 8 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
  • 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...

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    • 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 • 3 agrees and 2 disagrees 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...

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    • Scrivener is used to organize and write novels; Hemingway Editor is for editing. Guest • Sep 2017 • 4 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 • 4 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 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees 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
  • Quoll Writer

    Focus on your words not the interface. Quoll Writer is a writing application that helps you focus on your words. Clean and uncluttered. Feature rich. Features are...

    Free Open Source Windows

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    • - free -clean, uncluttered interface - easy and intuitive to use Guest • Sep 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Shares many features, but little of the clutter. Guest • Sep 2016 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Free; solid; several features; customizable; new versions released quickly and with new features; developer very receptive; great for writing novels. marriemullerMar 2018 Disagree   Agree
  • UV Outliner

    UV Outliner is a small and powerful single-pane outliner. It is intended for creating, organizing, and collecting information. With UV Outliner you can create plans...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.4.4, released in October 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • 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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  • Scrollistic

    Free writing software for novels and ebooks. Scrollistic is a native windows 10 app for writing chapter based documents such as novels. Scrollistic uses html and css to...

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  • Liquid Story Binder XE

    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...

    Commercial Windows

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    • Discontinued Last update was around 2011, can still be bought.
  • SuperNotecard

    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...

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