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Storybook is described as '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 writing books, novels or other written works' and is a Novel Authoring tool in the news & books category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Storybook for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based, Linux and iPad. The best alternative is Manuskript, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Storybook are Scrivener, Twine, bibisco and Gingko.

Storybook alternatives are mainly Novel Authoring Tools but may also be Word Processors or Note-taking Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Storybook.
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  1. Manuskript icon

    Manuskript

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • FLATHUB
    104 alternatives to Manuskript 

    Manuskript is an open-source tool for writers, with outliner, character management, plot development, distraction-free editor, etc.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownManuskript supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  File VersioningManuskript has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
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  2. Scrivener icon

    Scrivener

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • PlayOnLinux (PlayOnMac)
    • Wine
    97 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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  3. Twine icon

    Twine

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    35 alternatives to Twine 

    Twine is an open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories.

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    bibisco

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    • Node.JS
    39 alternatives to bibisco 

    bibisco is a novel writing software that helps you to write your story, in a simple way.

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    1.  Ad-freebibisco doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Portablebibisco can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Chapter detail
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    Most users think bibisco is a great alternative to Storybook.
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  5. Gingko icon

    Gingko

    • Online
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    91 alternatives to Gingko 

    Write and organize your ideas in Gingko tree documents.

    Whether building a business or writing a bestseller, Gingko lets your ideas flow naturally into place.

    Write, brainstorm, and organize your document, all in the same flow.

    You can also work with others, with Real-time col.

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    1.  Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Gingko.
    2.  Support for MarkDownGingko supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    3.  Support for LaTeXGingko supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    4.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Gingko simultaneously.
    Gingko tree for screenplay "2001"
    Gingko tree for studying "Romeo & Juliet"


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    yWriter

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    55 alternatives to 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, items) as well as place it and rearrange it within the context of chapters.

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    1.  PortableyWriter can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  LightweightyWriter consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Main screen on Windows 7 Beta
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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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    oStorybook

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    45 alternatives to 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 writing texts.

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  9. Liquid Story Binder XE icon

    Liquid Story Binder XE

    • Windows
    40 alternatives to 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 editing ability of a commercial text editor as well as a document tracking system.

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    1.  PortableLiquid Story Binder XE can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Discontinued

    Last update was around 2011, can still be bought.

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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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