6 Free Scrivener Alternatives

Free Scrivener Alternatives

What is Scrivener?

Scrivener is a word processor and project management tool created specifically for writers of long texts such as novels and research papers. It won’t try to tell you how to write – it just makes all the tools you have scattered around your desk available in one application.


Why is it helpful?

Scrivener offers the ability to edit multiple documents, a virtual index card corkboard for storyboarding, outlining, keywords, full screen editing for distraction-free composition, and the ability to export files to word processing for final formatting.

Who should use Scrivener?

Novelists, scriptwriters, students, academics, lawyers, translators and journalists.

How much does Scrivener cost?

You can get a free 30 day Scrivener trial, it retails for $40 on Amazon.

Download Scrivener Here

Which free alternatives are there to Scrivener?
  1. Bibisco
  2. Gingko
  3. Plume Creator
  4. Quoll Writer
  5. True Novelist
  6. Amazon Storywriter

Let’s look at each of these in detail:


BibiscoAbout Bibisco

Get it here: www.bibisco.com


Gingko Website

Gingko App

Get it here: www.gingkoapp.com

Plume Creator

Plume Creator

About Plume Creator

Download Plume Creator here: www.plume-creator.eu

Quoll Writer

Quoll WriterAbout Quoll Writer

Get Quoll Writer here: www.quollwriter.com

True Novelist

True Novelit.png

Download True Novelist here: www.truenovelist.com

Amazon Storywriter

Amazon StorywriterAmazon Storywriter features

Download Amazon Storywriter here: www.storywriter.amazon.com

Need open source software to edit your work? Try Hemingway Editor.

Hemingway App.png

Get it here: www.hemingwayapp.com

What software do you use to organise your thoughts for your novel? Do you use Scrivener? Do you use any of these alternatives? Let me know by commenting below!


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