open-source tool for writers


Manuskript is an open source tool for writers. It provides a rich environment to help writers create their first draft and then further refine and edit their masterpiece.

 - Writing modes: Manuskript offers two writing modes: one “fiction” mode
   with all the tools for fiction writers (summary, characters, plot,
   world/context, etc.), and one “simple” mode, with only the writing tab.
 - Outliner: You can organize your thoughts and snippets in a hierarchical
   manner. Organize them as you wish, reorganize them on the go.
 - Customizable distraction-free mode: Get rid of all distraction while
   writing or lock yourself until you’ve reached a certain goal.
 - Novel assistant: Use the snowflake method to grow your single genius idea
   in a coherent whole, with complex characters, intricate plots and detailed
 - Open and plain-text file format: Depending on your configuration,
   everything is either stored zipped in one single file or as several small
   text files in one folder (to allow versioning and collaborative editing).
 - Index Cards: Use index cards to organise your thoughts: notes, scenes,
   chapters, etc.

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