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Best Story Writing Apps in 2024

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So, You’re looking to write a book. Well, wavemaker is here to help. It’s much much more than a text editor.

Platforms: Mac, Windows, Chrome, Android, Online, PC

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

Website: https://wavemaker.cards/

Base price:

Free

Premium price:

Connects to Google Docs

Mind maps

Timelines

★★★ Performance

★★★ Features

★★★★ Accessibility

★★★ Value

Also rated 3.7 on Google Play

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

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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The best outlining app for your best work. Where brilliant ideas are captured, fleshed out, and realized.

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

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

Website: https://dynalist.io/

Base price:

Free

Premium price:

$7.99 yearly

Tags & cross-linking

Color code anything

Easy export

★★★★ Performance

★★★ Features

★★★★ Accessibility

★★★ Value

Also rated 4.2 on Google Play

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

★★★ Features

★★★★ Accessibility

★★★★★ Value

Also rated 4.5 on TechRadar

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

Create professional print books and eBooks easily with the all-in-one book writing software.

Platforms: Mac, Windows, Chrome, PC

Best for: Drafting, Publishing, Book, and Story

Website: https://www.atticus.io/

Base price:

$147.00 one-time payment

Premium price:

Book level goal tracking & word count

Drag and drop chapters

Customizable formatting templates

★★★★ Performance

★★★★ Features

★★★★ Accessibility

★★★★ Value

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

Track your progress. Stay accountable. Finish your drafts.

Platforms: Online, Chrome

Best for: Drafting, Book, and Story

Website: https://www.writinganalytics.co/

Base price:

$9.00 monthly

Premium price:

$90.00 yearly

Write alongside friends or strangers

Automatic analytics

Habit tracker

Draft versioning

★★★★ Performance

★★★★★ Features

★★ Accessibility

★★★★ Value

Writing can be so much fun when our creative juices are flowing. Cultivating this flow is why ilys exists -- to release within you a gushing torrent of latent creative-potential as your writing explodes through the box that once constrained it.

Platforms: Online

Best for: Drafting, Book, Story, and Poetry

Website: https://www.ilys.com/welcome

Base price:

$11.11 monthly

Premium price:

Can't delete or edit anything

Track your writing

Text turns invisible as you write until you finish

★★★ Performance

★★★ Features

★★★ Accessibility

★★ Value

Create ebooks for every platform: Kindle, Kobo, Apple Books, and more. Each specialized file can guide readers to buy your next book in their favorite store.

Platforms: Mac

Best for: Publishing, Story, and Book

Website: https://vellum.pub/

Base price:

$199.99 one-time payment

Premium price:

$299.99 one-time payment

Generate print and ebook at once

Choose trim size

Custom ornaments and backgrounds

Drop caps and flourishes

★★★★ Performance

★★★★ Features

★★ Accessibility

★★★ Value

Also rated 3.0 on Reedsy

Scrivener is the go-to app for writers of all kinds, used every day by best-selling novelists, screenwriters, non-fiction writers, students, academics, lawyers, journalists, translators and more.

Platforms: Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad, PC

Best for: Outlining, Drafting, Editing, Publishing, Book, and Story

Website: https://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener/overview

Base price:

$59.99 one-time payment

Premium price:

Flexible corkboard

Structure outliner

Metadata and target setting

Print and export functionalities

★★★★ Performance

★★★★★ Features

★★★★ Accessibility

★★★★★ Value

Also rated 4.0 on Reedsy

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