Manuskript is an open-source tool for writers, with outliner, character management, plot development, distraction-free editor, etc.
Manuskript vs yWriter opinions
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.
bibisco is a novel writing software that helps you to write your story, in a simple way.
bibisco vs yWriter opinions
main character's option are really too numerous
It may not be as flexible as yWriter to move text between scenes and chapters.
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.
oStorybook vs yWriter opinions
Layout is easier to use, more intuitive. Character database is excellent. However, yWriter shows you word count for each scene, very helpul.
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.
Trelby is simple, fast and elegantly laid out to make screenwriting simple. It is infinitely configurable.Discontinued
The project is no longer developed. Last version, 2.2, released in September 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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.
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.Discontinued
Appears to be discontinued. Main repository is set to Read-Only and last update was in March of 2021.
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.