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Posted by Dr Andus
Dec 27, 2012 at 05:31 PM

 

Just stumbled upon this fairly comprehensive list at http://www.skwriter.com/professional-development/business-of-writing/writers-office:

- Scrivener: Designed to make writing first drafts easier and to organize a project.
- WriteRoom: Provides a writer with a distraction free writing zone.
- Ulysses: A program for creative writers.
- CopyWrite: A project manager for writers.
- Jer’s Novel Writer: This software allows writers to work their way through the writing process, annotating their text using margin notes, and has a basic database for storing ideas, character information and research.
- StoryMill: Allows a writer to manage scenes, chapters, and characters while also annotating their text.
- PaperToolsPro: A tool that mostly focuses on writers for research papers, helping them to assemble a paper while keeping track of references and avoiding plagiarism
- Omni Outliner: A tool that helps facilitate the outlining, organizing and brainstorming aspects for a project.
- MacJournal: Blogging software.
- Mellel: Word processing software.
- Bean: Word processing software.
- Pagehand: Word processing software.
- Mariner Write: Word processing software.
- Final Draft: Word processing software.
- CelftX: Word processing software.
- Movie Magic Screenwriter: Word processing software.
- Movie Draft: Word processing software.
- Montage: Word processing software.
- Page Four: A tool for editing, organizing, word processing, and outlining.
- Rough Draft: Helps a writer create and edit rich text files in a tabbed interface.
- Write Way Pro: This software is designed as a professional writer’s tool. Having such applications as “scratch pad”, word processing and forms outlining characters.Outline 4D: An organizational tool for writers.
- Write Monkey: This software is focused on the development of text, rather than the editing process.
- Connected Text: Management system.
- iWrite Assistant: This program is directed to freelance writers and journalists, allowing them to track and organize their projects. This is a web-based program that can be accessed through any computer.

 


Posted by Jon Polish
Dec 27, 2012 at 06:28 PM

 

What, no WhizFolders? I suppose it depends on the definition of writing software, but certainly WhizFolders belongs in this group. I would also include Q10 right alongside WriteMonkey. I see word processors are included and I wonder what distinguishes them from those that are not listed?

Jon

 


Posted by Dr Andus
Dec 27, 2012 at 06:41 PM

 

Jon Polish wrote:
What, no WhizFolders? I suppose it depends on the definition of writing
>software, but certainly WhizFolders belongs in this group. I would also
>include Q10 right alongside WriteMonkey. I see word processors are
>included and I wonder what distinguishes them from those that are not
>listed?

Yes, maybe it’s not that comprehensive after all. More of an arbitrary list of various writing-related software.

 


Posted by pereh
Dec 27, 2012 at 07:01 PM

 

I would like to add these programs:

- WriteItNow, creative writing software from Ravenshead
- ZenWriter, from Beenokle; I am one with my writing…
- Storybook
- Liquid Story Binder (may be out of development)
- Atlantis, text processor.

Peter.

 


Posted by Listerene
Dec 27, 2012 at 07:23 PM

 

Seems to be heavily Mac-centric and waaay out of date.

Missing are common pc programs such as
yWriter
Storybook Pro
Writer’s Café
Liquid Story Binder
Save the Cat
Snowflake Pro
Focus Writer
Writing Outliner Add-On for Word
WriteSpace Add-On for Word
XL Notes Add-On for Excel
Q10
CreaWriter
ZenWriter
WestEdit

Personally, I’ve found most of this category to be far less useful than a simple freeware two-paned outline program capable of holding notes and drafts; Keepnote, for instance, or Treepad Lite or KeyNote or any of dozens more.

 


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