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The most enjoyable desktop app for writing a thesis or paper.

Platforms: Windows, Mac, PC

Best for: Drafting and Essay

Website: https://www.monsterwriter.app/

Base price:

$34.99 one-time payment

Premium price:

Distraction free

Insert citations and cross-references

Automatic typesetting

★★★ Performance

★★★ Features

★★★★ Accessibility

★★★ Value

Also rated 3.8 on the App Store

If you write thrillers, romance, mysteries, fantasy, sci-fi, young adult, horror or one of a thousand other subgenres, we’d like you to meet our fiction-loving A.I., Marlowe. She can read and critique your work with a comprehensive 36-page report in a matter of minutes and deliver fascinating, actionable insights.

Platforms: Online

Best for: Book, Editing, and Story

Website: https://authors.ai/marlowe/

Base price:

Free

Premium price:

$199.00

Flag misspellings

Writing tips

Book comparisons

Cliche finder

★★★★ Performance

★★★★ Features

★★★ Accessibility

★★★ Value

Drafts opens to a new page with the keyboard ready so you can type immediately. Go hands-free with Dictation. Drafts lets you get things down before you forget without fiddling folders, naming, etc.

Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Mac

Best for: Note-taking, Journal, Essay, Blog, and Free

Website: https://getdrafts.com/

Base price:

Free

Premium price:

Dictation

Tags for organization

Customizable ediitng

Fast sync

★★★★★ Performance

★★★★ Features

★★★ Accessibility

★★★★★ Value

Also rated 4.8 on the App Store

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Platforms: Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, PC

Best for: Outlining, Book, and Story

Website: https://plottr.com/

Base price:

$99.00 one-time payment

Premium price:

$149.00 one-time payment

Visual timelines

Series planning

Starter templates & story bibles

★★★★ Performance

★★★ Features

★★★★★ Accessibility

★★★ Value

Also rated 3.0 on Reedsy

Ideas, stories, and life’s events. Capture them in a journal that’s easy to carry and offers more than bound sheets. Chronicle for iPad is about you and your words. Write comfortably and benefit from being able to find anything you wrote with built-in search.

Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Mac

Best for: Note-taking and Journal

Website: http://slidetorock.com/apps/Chronicle-for-iPad-journal.html

Base price:

$2.99 one-time payment

Premium price:

Distraction-free writing

Password protect journal entries

Built-in search

★★★★★ Performance

★★★ Features

★★ Accessibility

★★★★ Value

Also rated 4.5 on the App Store

Keep peace of mind knowing your team's content is perfect.

Platforms: Online

Best for: Editing, Proofreading, Blog, Essay, and Free

Website: https://linguix.com/

Base price:

Free

Premium price:

$170.00 one-time payment

Content quality score

Advanced language insights

Get help anywhere you need

★★★ Performance

★★★ Features

★★ Accessibility

★★ Value

Also rated 4.6 on Capterra

FreeOffice 2021 is a complete Office suite with a word processor, a spreadsheet application and a presentation program – all seamlessly compatible with their counterparts in Microsoft Office.

Platforms: Mac, PC, Windows

Best for: Drafting, Book, Essay, Journal, Poetry, Story, Blog, and Free

Website: https://www.freeoffice.com/en/

Base price:

Free

Premium price:

Full feature word processor

Create and open PDFs

Track changes

★★★★ Performance

★★★ Features

★★★★ Accessibility

★★★★ Value

Also rated 4.0 on TechRadar

Storyline Creator is an elegant writing tool that helps you streamline your writing process. It's incredibly fun to draft ideas, to visualize, enhance and organize your stories - so you can focus on your plot and the creativity instead of the paper war.

Platforms: Online

Best for: Outlining, Book, Story, and Free

Website: https://www.storylinecreator.com/

Base price:

Free

Premium price:

$66.98 yearly

Timeline

Notebook

Character profiles

Random prompt generator

★★ Performance

★★★ Features

★★ Accessibility

★★★ Value

The #1 text to speech solution for personal, commercial, and educational use.

Platforms: Online, iPhone, iPad, Android

Best for: Editing, Story, Book, Blog, Journal, and Free

Website: https://www.naturalreaders.com/

Base price:

Free

Premium price:

Convert text to spoken audio

Cross platform compatibility

Multiple chat styles

★★★★ Performance

★★★★ Features

★★★ Accessibility

★★★★ Value

Also rated 4.5 on TechRadar

Traditional word processors include dozens of options for formatting text, distracting you from what really matters: writing. Calmly Writer is an editor designed to focus on what you want to tell, with a simple, unobtrusive and ease-to-use user interface.

Platforms: Windows, Mac, Online, Chrome, PC

Best for: Drafting, Book, Essay, Journal, Poetry, Story, Blog, and Free

Website: https://www.calmlywriter.com/

Base price:

Free

Premium price:

$10.99 one-time payment

Focus mode

Auto save

Light and dark mode

★★★★★ Performance

★★★ Features

★★★★★ Accessibility

★★★★ Value

Also rated 4.5 on TechRadar

yWriter is a word processor which breaks your novel into chapters and scenes, helping you keep track of your work while leaving your mind free to create. yWriter was designed by an author, not a salesman!

Platforms: Windows, Android, iPhone, iPad, PC

Best for: Drafting, Book, Story, and Free

Website: http://www.spacejock.com/yWriter7.html

Base price:

Free

Premium price:

Track progress

Organize by scenes and chapters

Storyboard view

★★★ Performance

★★★ Features

★★★★★ Accessibility

★★★★★ Value

Also rated 3.5 on PC Magazine

Gingko is a new kind of tool, that lets you shape your ideas with lists, outlines and cards, all in the same clean interface.

Platforms: Online

Best for: Outlining, Essay, Book, Story, and Blog

Website: https://gingkowriter.com/

Base price:

$9.75 monthly

Premium price:

$12.00 monthly

Drag-and-droppable lists

An intuitive outliner

Movable index cards

★★★ Performance

★★★ Features

★★ Accessibility

★★★ Value

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