Tools

 

Software


  • AcroWizard

    AcroWizard can create a database and table of acronyms from your document in about 10 seconds. Free trial version offered.

  • Active Publisher

    A self publishing software package that makes it easy to design and publish your own book on the web or desktop publishing.

  • Ars Lexis Software

    Expandable and adaptable dictionary and thesaurus designed for use on Palm-platform handheld devices. While comprehensive (the base dictionary has 122,000 words defined) the programs are memory-efficient.

  • Ashleywilde Publishers

    Plots Unlimited, software program that helps fiction writers generate solidly constructed story plots and outlines.

  • Autobiography Software Program

    Oral histories, life stories, family histories written and preserved using a word processor. Creates a family heirloom document.

  • Biography Software Corporation

    The personal author system combines biography and genealogy research tools along with biography writing and publishing tools.

  • Character Naming Software

    Includes first and last names. With extensive search capabilities such as starts with, number of syllables, origins, and themes for first names.

  • Character Pro for Writers 2.0

    A creative writing tool designed to help writers create great story characters. Newsletter available.

  • Clip Words

    Search, edit, combine, or cut and paste entries and move them into any Windows or Mac software application. From Epigraphics.

  • Editor Software

    StyleWriter, the plain English editor. The Electronic Writing Course and an Electronic House Style. Information and advice on writing in plain language plus a free trial of StyleWriter software.

  • eMediaAdmin

    Software for publishing online magazines and newspapers. Creates article webpages, table of contents and chronological archive webpages using customizable templates.

  • eZine Assistant

    A free application that manages and formats eZines and email newsletters.

  • Final Draft/AV

    A formatted word processor specifically intended for writing video scripts -- whether feature programming, advertisements, or documentaries. The basic format is two columns: audio in one panel and video in the other.

  • FlashLog

    A web-based application that automatically publishes, designs, and distributes customized opt-in newsletters, ezines, web content, and targeted email marketing campaigns for writers, publishers and original content owners.

  • GRiM Software's Musings

    A tip-of-the-day style program that presents the user with inspirational quotes about writing, as well as creative writing exercises to awaken the muse within. Can be downloaded from this site.

  • Hi-Note

    Outline and brainstorm on the go. Create notes and subnotes, similar to topics and sub-topics used in other programs, on your Palm Pilot. Easily incorporates graphics as well as text.

  • Idea Fisher

    Idea-generating tools and techniques for business and creative writers.

  • Intellectus Enterprises

    Products for organizing ideas, thoughts and notes. Free trial available. [Windows only]

  • MasterFreelancer

    Web store for writers and creative professionals.

  • NoTypos.com

    Medical spell check software for MS Word and Corel WordPerfect. For transcription, notes, reports, and anything medical. Free trial version.

  • Perfect Keyboard

    Type paragraphs, quotes, phone numbers, names, addresses, credit card numbers, URLs or email addresses with one keystroke.

  • Power Structure

    Provides several different views allowing the writer to organize and study his work from the perspective of plot, character, and other customizable settings.

  • RoughDraft

    Freeware word processor. It has features specifically designed for writers of novels, short stories, articles, poetry, plays and screenplays.

  • The Sandbaggers

    Automated manuscript management software for DOS.

  • Self-Publishers Affordable System

    Explains the home based publishing system which allows everyone to produce their own professional book inexpensively and in any number they want. Sample books on display.

  • Spacejock Software

    Developer of many programs appropriate for writers. Windows95 or above.

  • StoryCraft Writer's Software

    Story development software. Also online writer's courses in novel and screenwriting.

  • StyleEase

    From Guilford Publications. Formats text and pops in references in MLA style. For term papers, journal articles, theses, and dissertations.

  • Willow Tea

    For and about writers, with book recommendations, software, and suggestions to improve writing. Submissions are accepted, upon approval, for inclusion and representation of good writing.

  • WordCounter

    Ranks the most frequently used words in any given body of text. Use it to find keywords, or just to see what words you overuse. Free to use online, not a download.

  • WordDog Plain English Editor

    Searches Word documents for wordy phrases, redundancies, ambiguous words, outworn expressions, formal language, cliches, and suggests crisp, clear plain language alternatives that everyone can understand.

  • WordWeb Pro

    Find words and make anagrams with this powerful thesaurus/ dictionary software.

  • The Working Writer

    Software that tracks the business of freelance writing from query letter to paycheck.

  • WriteExpress Corporation

    Writing tools for amateurs and professionals.

  • WriteItNow

    Record all your story characters, events and locations. Display charts. Generate characters and ideas.

  • The WritePro Corporation

    Free professional advice and resources for writers, fiction and nonfiction. Free creative writing tutorial software.

  • Writer's Blocks

    Screenplay outlining program that duplicates the popular index card system on your PC. From Ashley Software.

  • Writer's Software Ranked

    Listing different types of writer's software.

  • The Writers Store

    For screenwriting software, creative writing, TV movie script and screenplay production software.

  • Xerotron

    Software to aid in generating new ideas. Ideal for inventors, teachers, writers, students or anyone with an active, creative mind searching for new ideas. Built-in dictionary-thesaurus.

  • Z-Write

    A smart word processor that makes organizing text a breeze. Create sections in the lefthand frame, enter the text in the full-size page area on the right. Navigate through large documents by inserting named bookmarks via the utilities menu.




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