3 Free Softwares for Writers

If you've thought about writing a book, but you're intimidated by your inability to master the more popular word processing softwares like Microsoft Word and Word Perfect, this post if for you.

Most professional writers already have the word processing tools, but beginners sometimes don't. Even if you know your Word or WP backwards and forwards, you might be interested in taking a look at these free apps.

yWriter5 by SpaceJock

This is free to download and use. You don't even have to register, and there's no expiration on it. This word processor breaks your novel into chapters and scenes and keeps track of your word count. You can check them out on YouTube also.


This Open Source novel writing software was designed for novelists and other creative writers. This software allows you to store all the information about your characters and locations in one place. You can use the Storybook features to manage chapters, scenes, characters and locations.

If you like charts and tables of data, this organizational tool will please you.


There are 2 versions of Treepad: TreePad Lite (freeware) and TreePad Asia (freeware). Both are small, powerful personal database programs that allow a user to store notes, emails, texts, hyperlinks, etc. into one or more databases. For a Windows user, the look and action of this software will be familiar which will make it easy to explore, edit, store, browse, search and retrieve data.

TreePad Asia supports non-western/Asian fonts. TreePad Lite is for Western users.

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