Last Updated: Thursday, 22 October 2020 at 23:05
novelWriter is a markdown-like text editor designed for writing novels and larger projects of many smaller plain text documents. It uses its own flavour of markdown that supports a meta data syntax for comments, synopsis and cross-referencing between files. The idea is to have a simple text editor which allows for easy organisation of text files and notes, built on a plain text file project repository for robustness.
The plain text storage is suitable for version control software, and also well suited for file synchronisation tools. The core project structure is stored in a project XML file. Other meta data is primarily saved as JSON files.
Any operating system that can run Python 3 and has the Qt 5 libraries should be able to run novelWriter. It runs fine on Linux, Windows and macOS already, and users have tested it on other platforms too. Since novelWriter is still under development, it is easier to run it if you are already familiar with how to run Python applications on your platform.
- Website: https://novelwriter.io
- Documentation: https://novelwriter.readthedocs.io
- Source Code: https://github.com/vkbo/novelWriter
- Source Releases: https://github.com/vkbo/novelWriter/releases
- Issue Tracker: https://github.com/vkbo/novelWriter/issues
- PyPi Project: https://pypi.org/project/novelWriter
- Getting Started
- User Interface
- Typographical Notes
- Novel Projects
- Novel Structure
- Supporting Files (Notes)
- Exporting Projects