Updated 2018 - list of newly released and old and trusted freely available writers software.
Programs designed to help you organise your storyline, character development, chapter layout - and more.
A perfect tool for writers who like to organize and plan everything before writing Manuskript
A free alternative to Microsoft Word Open Office
Another free word processor Libre Office
A word processor free since 1998 supporting multiple languages AbiWord
Screenwriting + more pre-production software Celtx
A range of free and paid writers applications from Whitesmoke
A very useful rhyming dictionary Verse Perfect
Create a free website for your book that will display high in search engine results WordPress
An online tool that allows you to set goals such as the number of words per day, amount of time you wish to spend and setting deadlines Wordcradle
A manuscript editor for moving scenes within your chapters Spacejock yWriter
Creates a distraction-free writing environment Focuswriter
A small program for sticky notes Zhorn Software
Free mind mapping software FreeMind
A free application for screenwriters WriterDuet
A Free open source writers program that assists in structuring your book Storybook
An excellent compact dictionary from Princeton University for both British and American English Wordweb
From Sequence Publishing, an alternative dictionary source The Sage
Arrange your ideas into spreadsheets Tree Sheets
Flick through the pages of your manuscript in book form with this 3D editor and reader Soda
A free international language translator and dictionary Lingoes
A screen text to speech program Jaws
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a subscription service that simulates background noise that puts you in a public place HipsterSound
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