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World Anvil is described as 'Write articles to detail and keep track of everything in your world! Choose from over 25 templates designed to inspire you with prompts and deepen your worldbuilding! Embed your maps, and include images, music and sound effects, and even secrets and spoiler markers, for an' and is a World Building game in the games category. There are more than 10 games similar to World Anvil for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Online / Web-based, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Obsidian. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try kanka.io or OmniaWrite. Other World Anvil like games are Scrivener, DocxManager, NovaScriber and Campfire Pro.

World Anvil alternatives are mainly Novel Authoring Tools but may also be World Building Games or Note-taking Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of World Anvil.
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  1. Obsidian icon

    Obsidian

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Snapcraft
    • Flathub
    154 alternatives to Obsidian 

    Powerful knowledge base that works on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownObsidian supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  Works OfflineObsidian can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    3.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Obsidian without registration.
    4.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsObsidian can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    5.  Dark ModeObsidian supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    6.  No TrackingObsidian will not track you or use your personal data.
    7.  PortableObsidian can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    8.  Calendar ViewObsidian has a built-in calendar view to have a clear overview of your content over time.
    9.  LightweightObsidian consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Scrivener

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • PlayOnLinux (PlayOnMac)
    • Wine
    99 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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    Scrivener vs World Anvil opinions
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    distantignition

    Scrivener isn't trying to be the end-all, be-all source for planning out a story. It's a place to organize thoughts, search for stuff easily, and format manuscripts or other output types. If Scrivener is missing some template, just grab it off the internet.

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    DocxManager

    • Windows
    125 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.

     DocxManager has no features, suggest some!
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    lalomartins

    Totally unrelated, World Anvil is not an editor.

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  4. NovaScriber icon

    NovaScriber

    • Windows
    74 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
    NovaScriber vs World Anvil opinions
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    lalomartins

    This is for writing a story, World Anvil is for creating a world (for a book, series, RPG, game, or any other reason). There's some feature overlap but not much.

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    Campfire Pro

    • Windows
    • Steam
    78 alternatives to Campfire Pro 

    Campfire Pro is a pre-writing software for writers. Its features include character sheets, an endless narrative timeline, and map support for world building.

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    1.  Ad-freeCampfire Pro doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    Most users think Campfire Pro is a great alternative to World Anvil.


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    kanka.io

    • Online
    17 alternatives to kanka.io 

    Kanka is an easy and flexible tool to worldbuild and manage your RPG campaign online. Create and organize people, places, organizations, events and much more.

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    Almost everyone thinks kanka.io is a great alternative to World Anvil.
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    LegendKeeper

    7 alternatives to LegendKeeper 

    LegendKeeper makes it easy to build immersive worlds for stories and RPG campaigns.

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    Baell47

    It makes being a dungeon master 10 times easier in how it auto-links pages for you and you can share it with your players so they can see the whole world you're building together!

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    Plottr

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    24 alternatives to Plottr 

    A visual story plotting tool that makes it simple to plan out your next novel. Drag and drop scenes, and plot lines. Keep all your notes in one place. It helps you to organize, simplify, and have more time for writing!.

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    Plottr vs World Anvil opinions
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    lalomartins

    This is for writing a book, World Anvil is for creating a world (for a book, series, RPG, game, or any other reason). There's some feature overlap but not much.

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    RyanZee

    Plottr also providing world building tools like Characters & Places, among a host of other features for organizing your writing and helping your plan a book.

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    OmniaWrite

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    85 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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    lalomartins

    This is for writing a book, World Anvil is for creating a world (for a book, series, RPG, game, or any other reason). There's some feature overlap but not much.

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    World Scribe

    22 alternatives to World Scribe 

    World Scribe eases the creation process by letting you keep track of every important element in your fictional setting, including the ways in which they're connected.

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