Organize your thoughts and snippets in a hierarchical manner. Organize them as you wish, reorganize them on the go.
Get rid of all distraction while writing. Set personal goal in word count or time before you can leave editor.
Use the snowflake method to grow your single genius idea in an coherent whole, with complex characters, intricate plots and detailed universe.
Free as in free speech
Because free is always better.
Manuskript is a perfect tool for those writer who like to organize and plan everything before writing.
The snowflake method can help you grow your idea into a book, by leading you step by step and asking you questions to go deeper.
While writing, keep track of notes about every characters, plot, event, place in your story.
Manuskript is still in development, and in need of extensive testing.
Develop complex characters and keep track of all useful infos
Create intricate plots, linked to your characters, and use them to outline your story
Organize your ideas about the world your characters live in
Simply start writing
Manuskript has been critiqued a lot about its “ugly” clustered interface. Things are not perfect yet, but I’ve put a lot of work into that, and overall it looks much better. A few recent improvements Following is a display of some of the improvements that have been done to manuskript’s interface. Some of those are quite[…]
Manuskript 0.5.0 is out! This latest release is a culmination of many fixes and enhancements that improve the robustness and overall usability of Manuskript. What’s new? QtWebEngine support UI improvements Block insertion cursor New flash card style Text alignment OPML export format Many bugs fixed Here’s a look at the updated User Interface: Download Manuskript[…]
Manuskript 0.4.0 is out ! Development is slowly going forward on github, thanks to many people contributing with: bug reports, ideas, code, and even donations. Thanks to all of them ! Special thanks to Curtis Gedak (maintainer of: GParted, EBookGenTools, and SolitaireCG) who’s been really helpful lately ! What’s new? A much better export system, working with markdown, using[…]
Manuskript has now been packaged for OS X: Most of the features work as expected. On the retina display of the computer I used, I had to increase quite a lot the default font-size in settings to have something usable. So you might have to do that as well (Preferences > Views > Text Editor[…]
Hey, manuskript 0.3.0 is out ! So, what’s new? Most changes happened under the hood. Here are the most important: 1. New file format I have been dissatisfied for a while with the single-file format: it doesn’t allow versioning, collaborative editing nor out-of-manuskript editing. Pushed by one of my interlocutor, I opted for a different[…]
Thanks to @vmpajares, you can now try manuskript 0.2.0 on Windows 32 bits or 64 bits. Just download manuskript-0.2.0-windows.zip, unzip it, and run manuskript/manuskript.exe. Try it, and let me know what you think of it !
The first few feedbacks I got for manuskript were encouraging. They tended to show that having a free software for writers in that line was not such a bad idea. Yet this is just the begining, and the road is long. There are many questions to answer, and hard strategic decisions for the future of[…]
After a few months of coding on my own, I decided to release Manuskript. It’s still very much a work in progress, yet it can already be used. I believe it may help fill the void for open-source tool for writers. As will be evident, it is heavily inspired by Scrivener (though I never ran[…]
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