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Free yWriter Alternatives

The best free alternative to yWriter is Manuskript, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to yWriter and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to yWriter are bibisco, Quoll Writer, Gingko and Wavemaker.

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

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    Almost everyone thinks Manuskript is a great alternative to yWriter.

    Manuskript combines concepts and functions of yWriter, Novel Factory and Scrivener. It's a bit rough in its presentation, but a good alternative for anyone who can't decide between the aforementioned tools.

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

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    Most users think bibisco is a great alternative to yWriter.

    main character's option are really too numerous

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    It may not be as flexible as yWriter to move text between scenes and chapters.

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  3. 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.

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    According to their website, Quoll Writer is not available for Linux or Mac

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

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    it's the only one that actually offers a dynamic word documenting system that is fluid and able to be used by NON-FICTION writers, which is harder to find than you'd think. Still no where near the set up of yWriter though.

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  5. Looking for a suite of tools for writing your book? This is not just a text editor it does so much more.

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  6. novelWriter is a Markdown-like text editor designed for writing novels and larger projects of many smaller plain text documents. It uses its own flavor of Markdown that supports a meta data syntax for comments, synopsis and cross-referencing between files.

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    oStorybook

    • FreeOpen Source
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    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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    Layout is easier to use, more intuitive. Character database is excellent. However, yWriter shows you word count for each scene, very helpul.

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    Typely

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Typely is precise. Existing tools for improving prose raise so many false alarms that their advice cannot be trusted. Instead, the writer must carefully consider whether to accept or reject each change.

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  9. FreeWriter is a fully featured writing software suite to assist in writing novels and reports.

    Use the Thoughts Canvas to get it clear in your mind before and while you are writing. Clear thoughts - great prose!
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    Similar features, deep character generator, helpful tools

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  10. A most awesome writing tool Create novels, short stories, research papers, notes.

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