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Slugline Alternatives

Slugline is described as 'A minimal, distraction-free environment for screenwriting' and is a Novel Authoring tool in the video & movies category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Slugline for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPhone. The best alternative is Scrivener. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try KIT Scenarist or Story Architect (STARC). Other great apps like Slugline are DocxManager, Celtx, Final Draft and Writer's Cafè.

Slugline alternatives are mainly Novel Authoring Tools but may also be Note-taking Tools or Text Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Slugline.
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  1. Scrivener icon

    Scrivener

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • PlayOnLinux (PlayOnMac)
    • Wine
    96 alternatives to Scrivener 

    Typewriter. Ring-binder. Scrapbook. Scrivener combines everything you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop.

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    1.  Support for scriptingScrivener supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    2.  Support for LaTeXScrivener supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
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    KIT Scenarist

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    26 alternatives to KIT Scenarist 

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

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in KIT Scenarist simultaneously.
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    DocxManager

    • Windows
    130 alternatives to DocxManager 

    A document manager and site builder/generator for Word users. You can open Word documents in tabs, manage documents on a project basis, full-text search documents across multiple project folders, attach tags, notes, stars, and so on to the documents.

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    This app doesn't have any features at the moment.
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    Story Architect (STARC)

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    30 alternatives to Story Architect (STARC) 

    A smooth yet powerful screenwriting experience for devoted authors. With only wanted features and native workflow it runs faster than all your previous apps combined.

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    1.  LightweightStory Architect (STARC) consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Spell CheckingStory Architect (STARC) can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    3.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Story Architect (STARC) simultaneously.
    4.  PortableStory Architect (STARC) can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    5.  AutocompletionStory Architect (STARC) can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
    6.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Story Architect (STARC).
    7.  Distraction-freeStory Architect (STARC) has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    8.  Dark ModeStory Architect (STARC) supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    9.  Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Story Architect (STARC).
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    Celtx

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    29 alternatives to Celtx 

    Based on the Firefox engine, supports standards, visual storyboarding, production scheduling, publication & international languages MUI support. Free tutorials, videos & wiki are available from the site. There is a very helpful community too.

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Celtx simultaneously.
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    Final Draft

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    45 alternatives to Final Draft 

    Use your creative energy to focus on the content; let Final Draft take care of the style. Final Draft is the number-one selling word processor specifically designed for writing movie scripts, television episodics and stage plays.

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    1.  Text to SpeechFinal Draft allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
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    Writer's Cafè

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    43 alternatives to 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 more.

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    Trelby

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    22 alternatives to Trelby 

    Trelby is simple, fast and elegantly laid out to make screenwriting simple. It is infinitely configurable.

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    1.  WYSIWYG SupportTrelby integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last version, 2.2, released in September 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    NovaScriber

    • Windows
    75 alternatives to NovaScriber 

    A most awesome tool to outline and write novels, stories, scripts and keep track of all your characters, locations, notes and ideas

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    Write your story
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    OmniaWrite

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    86 alternatives to OmniaWrite 

    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.

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    Discontinued

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

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