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Don’t stop typing. If you do all your work will disappear and be gone forever. Danger Notes is the ultimate writing tool to help fight writer’s block. Whether you are writing a term paper, an essay, a book, your best-man speech, promising rap lyrics or just free writing, Danger Notes will help you fight writer’s block by forcing you to keep writing in order to save your progress from being deleted.

Platforms: iPhone, iPad

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

Website: http://swivelapps.com/apps-by-david/dangernotes.html

Base price:

Free

Premium price:

Clean interface

Self-deleting words

★★★★★ Performance

★★★ Features

★★ Accessibility

★★★★ Value

Also rated 4.8 on Capterra

The human brain is non-linear: we jump from idea to idea, all the time. Your second brain should work the same. In Obsidian, making and following connections is frictionless. Tend to your notes like a gardener; at the end of the day, sit back and marvel at your own knowledge graph.

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

Best for: Note-taking, Outlining, Journal, Book, Story, Essay, Poetry, Blog, and Free

Website: https://obsidian.md/

Base price:

Free

Premium price:

$25.00 one-time payment

Link pages

Graph view

Customizable with backlinked notes

★★★★★ Performance

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★★★★ Value

Also rated 4.5 on TechRadar

Bear is a beautiful, flexible writing app for crafting notes and prose.

Platforms: Mac, iPhone, iPad

Best for: Note-taking, Drafting, Book, Story, Essay, Blog, and Free

Website: https://bear.app/

Base price:

Free

Premium price:

$14.99 yearly

Focus & dark mode

Encryption

Convert into PDF and Word Docs

Cross note links & tags

★★★★ Performance

★★★ Features

★★★ Accessibility

★★★ Value

Also rated 4.3 on the App Store

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A reliable proofreading tool and essay editor for any writer or student.

Platforms: Online

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

Website: https://typely.com/

Base price:

Free

Premium price:

Proofreader

Distraction free

Pomodoro timer

★★★★ Performance

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★★ Accessibility

★★★★★ Value

Also rated 4.3 on Capterra

Writemonkey is a Windows zenware writing application with an extremely stripped down user interface, leaving you alone with your thoughts and your words. It is light, fast and free.

Platforms: Windows, PC, Mac

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

Website: https://writemonkey.com/

Base price:

Free

Premium price:

Customizable with a clean text format

Visual progress bar

Timed writing

★★★★★ Performance

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★★★★ Accessibility

★★★★★ Value

Also rated 4.5 on TechRadar

Every character has stories and every World has histories. Planning and building a story cannot be easier with the help of this app. It helps the writer planning the story and the development of characters, relations, groups, races, creatures, etc.

Platforms: Android

Best for: Worldbuilding, Book, Story, and Free

Website: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=lfantasia.n...

Base price:

Free

Premium price:

Character templates

Relationship templates

Creature templates

Deity templates

★★★★ Performance

★★★★ Features

★★ Accessibility

★★★ Value

Also rated 3.9 on Google Play

Join (probably?) the world's largest writing contest. Flex those creative muscles with weekly writing prompts.

Platforms: Online

Best for: Drafting, Book, Story, and Free

Website: https://blog.reedsy.com/creative-writing-prompts/

Base price:

Free

Premium price:

$5.00 monthly

Text editor

Free Microsfot Word alternative

Export files as .doc and more

★★★★★ Performance

★★★★★ Features

★★★ Accessibility

★★★★★ Value

Writer Assistant (Wassi) is an application created specifically for inventors! We all constantly invent new characters for our stories, be it a comic, a novel, a script, a play, or a game. And so that our characters are alive and riveted the attention, they need to be developed a lot! That is what the Writer Assistant was created for! Plus, with Wassi you can easily outline your stories on the go.

Platforms: Mac, iPhone, iPad

Best for: Outlining, Book, Story, and Free

Website: https://apps.apple.com/app/writer-assistant-wassi/id14686...

Base price:

Free

Premium price:

Outline

Interlinking

Character building template

Worldbuilding template

★★★ Performance

★★★★ Features

★★ Accessibility

★★★ Value

Also rated 3.9 on the App Store

ApolloPad is a feature-packed online writing environment that will help you finish your novels, ebooks and short stories.

Platforms: Online

Best for: Outlining, Drafting, Story, Book, and Free

Website: https://apollopad.com/

Base price:

Free

Premium price:

Project outlining & timelines

Notes in context

To-do lists

★★★★ Performance

★★★★ Features

★★★ Accessibility

★★★★ Value

Scribus is an Open Source program that brings professional page layout with a combination of press-ready output and new approaches to page design.

Platforms: Windows, Mac, PC

Best for: Publishing, Book, Story, and Free

Website: https://www.scribus.net/

Base price:

Free

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RBG and CMYK

Versatile PDF creation

Vector drawing tools

★★★★ Performance

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★★★★ Accessibility

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Also rated 4.5 on TechRadar

Your thoughts in words. Say exactly what you mean through clear, compelling and authentic writing.

Platforms: Online

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

Website: https://www.wordtune.com/

Base price:

Free

Premium price:

$9.99 monthly

Find synonyms

Rephrase sentences

Avoid plagirism

AI autocomplete

★★★★ Performance

★★★★ Features

★★ Accessibility

★★★ Value

Also rated 4.4 on Capterra

The simplest way to keep notes. All your notes, synced on all your devices.

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

Best for: Note-taking, Drafting, Book, Story, Journal, and Free

Website: https://simplenote.com/

Base price:

Free

Premium price:

Automatic syncing

Tags for organization

Share documents and notes

★★★★★ Performance

★★★ Features

★★★★★ Accessibility

★★★★★ Value

Also rated 4.5 on TechRadar

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