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yWriter Alternatives for Linux

yWriter is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Manuskript, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to yWriter and ten of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to yWriter are bibisco, oStorybook, novelWriter and Writer's Cafè.

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 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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    Manuskript vs yWriter opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Manuskript is a great alternative to yWriter.
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    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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    bibisco

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    • Node.JS
    37 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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    Most users think bibisco is a great alternative to yWriter.
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    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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    oStorybook

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    44 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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    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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    novelWriter

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Qt
    36 alternatives to novelWriter 

    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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    1.  Dark ModenovelWriter supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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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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    SuperNotecard

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    34 alternatives to SuperNotecard 

    SuperNotecard is an intuitive tool that uses notecards to capture and organize your ideas. These virtual notecards can be moved into decks, arranged on the screen, or grouped and categorized with ease.

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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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    Fantasia Archive

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    17 alternatives to Fantasia Archive 

    Free offline worldbuilding and story creation tool with dozens of templates, complex tagging options, document linking, and project-wide search. Template examples: characters, places, events, religions, currencies, magic, species, languages.

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    Skribisto

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    33 alternatives to Skribisto 

    Skribisto is born from the ashes of Plume Creator , keeping the goals while adopting more recent ways to think an application.

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