yWriter Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to yWriter for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac 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 many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to yWriter are Scrivener (Paid), bibisco (Freemium, Open Source), Hemingway Editor (Paid) and Ulysses (Paid).

    This page was last updated Sep 7, 2021

    1. Manuskript is an open-source tool for writers, with outliner, character management, plot development, distraction-free editor, etc. Outliner Organize your thoughts and snippets in a hierarchical manner. Organize them as you wish, reorganize them on the go.
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      Manuskript vs yWriter opinions
      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.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

    2. 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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      Scrivener vs yWriter opinions
      Most users think Scrivener is a great alternative to yWriter.
      Structural similarity. But it's troublesome complicated program.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      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.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago


    3. bibisco is a novel writing software that helps you to write your story, in a simple way.
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      bibisco vs yWriter opinions
      Most users think bibisco is a great alternative to yWriter.
      main character's option are really too numerous
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

      It may not be as flexible as yWriter to move text between scenes and chapters.
      Positive comment about 6 years ago

    4. Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear. The Hemingway Editor for Mac and PC highlights common errors. Use it to catch wordy sentences, adverbs, passive voice, and dull, complicated words.
      Hemingway Editor vs yWriter opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Hemingway is more of a writing style tool, while yWriter focuses on organization and structure.
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

    5. 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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    6. 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
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Layout is easier to use, more intuitive. Character database is excellent. However, yWriter shows you word count for each scene, very helpul.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

    7. 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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      Final Draft vs yWriter opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      FD is specifically for screenplays and similar; yWriter is focused on novel-writing.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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