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yWriter Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to yWriter for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Microsoft Word. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Manuskript or bibisco. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to yWriter and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to yWriter are Scrivener, Hemingway Editor, Ulysses and oStorybook.

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. Microsoft Word icon

    Microsoft Word

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    89 alternatives to Microsoft Word 

    Microsoft Word, part of the Microsoft Office Suite but also sold as a standalone application, is Microsoft's word processor. Its proprietary (but open-specification) DOC format is considered a de-facto standard, although from 2007 and...

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Microsoft Word simultaneously.
    2.  Dark ModeMicrosoft Word supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  Spell CheckingMicrosoft Word can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    4.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    5.  PDF annotationMicrosoft Word support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    6.  Works OfflineMicrosoft Word can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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  2. 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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    Scrivener

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    • Windows
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • PlayOnLinux (PlayOnMac)
    • Wine
    96 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 yWriter opinions
    Most users think Scrivener is a great alternative to yWriter.
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    Structural similarity. But it's troublesome complicated program.

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    Scrivener doesn't have the same layout that yWriter does, nor does it focus on scenes as much as yWriter does. Way too many features and distracting.

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    bibisco

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    • Node.JS
    38 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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    bibisco vs yWriter opinions
    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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    Hemingway Editor

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    120 alternatives to Hemingway Editor 

    Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear.

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    1.  Spell CheckingHemingway Editor can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    2.  Distraction-freeHemingway Editor has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    3.  Works OfflineHemingway Editor can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    Hemingway is more of a writing style tool, while yWriter focuses on organization and structure.

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    Ulysses

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    94 alternatives to Ulysses 

    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.

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    oStorybook

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    45 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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    oStorybook vs yWriter opinions
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    Guest

    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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    Final Draft

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    • iPhone
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    45 alternatives to Final Draft 

    Use your creative energy to focus on the content; let Final Draft take care of the style. Final Draft is the number-one selling word processor specifically designed for writing movie scripts, television episodics and stage plays.

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    1.  Text to SpeechFinal Draft allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    Story Map
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    Final Draft vs yWriter opinions
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    FD is specifically for screenplays and similar; yWriter is focused on novel-writing.

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    Writer's Cafè

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    • 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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    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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