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Yarny is described as 'A simple to use online writing environment for the high-production, creative writer. Write the way you want to write, using any approach you like in a simple, distraction-free environment. It's novel writing in the cloud' and is a Novel Authoring tool in the office & productivity category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Yarny, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPad and iPhone. The best alternative is Manuskript, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to Yarny are Scrivener, Bear, Hemingway Editor and bibisco.

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

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


  3. Bear is a beautiful and flexible writing app for note-taking and prose, both on the go for iOS devices and for the Mac OS desktop.

  4. Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear.

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    Yarny is a website designed to help you organise a novel, while Hemingway is to help you catch unwieldy sentences. Very different functions!

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

    Novel architecture

  6. 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 where you would expect them to be.

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

    Gingko tree for screenplay "2001"
  8. Ulysses is a text editor for creative writers. Used by bloggers, poets, students and published novelists all over the world, it offers an integrated environment to brainstorm, draft, revise and even submit text on a professional level.

  9. yWriter icon


    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    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.

    Main screen on Windows XP
  10. OmniOutliner is a start-to-finish writing app. Perfect for collecting information, outlining Big Ideas, adding structure to any sort of writing, and much more. From grocery lists to email drafts to long-form composition.

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