Links! Tools, Gadgets & Software for Writers

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photo credit: Kalexanderson via photopin cc

Links I used and recommend. Many are free or very reasonably priced, a lot are shareware, check the link to be sure.



 Tools & Gadgets

  • Linky Tools v2.0   Having a blog hop or something you want people to signup to participate?  Expecting possibly a large response or at least hoping?  Want to save time compiling and coding the link list?  This is a great tool for a very small subscription fee.  Your visitors that want to participate or signup click on one link, add info and there names are automatically added to the list.  Once in the list once you click on the name they entered you go straight to their blog.
  • Cheat Sheets for Writers
  • If you like this free app, and would like to try it out, you can find it here Mood Writing Progress Meter
  • Critique Circle Writer Tools
  • Hiveword online fiction organizer tool
  • Custom Calender Printable Around the World
  • Barbecue PC Desk Top progress monitor shareware  Easily generate progress bars related to just about anything on your desktop.
  • Write to Die2 Time Your Writing with funny alarms. Make that NaNo project, and shut your internal editor up    Brought to you by Dr. Wicked, Write or Die 2 is a procrastination killer designed to help a writer focus on a task with either fear or reward tactics. Run with Windows, Mac, and Linus, this app has several terrifying consequences for if it detects its author not writing and lazing off to procrastinate. Here are some of the things you can expect procrastinators downloading the app to face:
  • Mobysaurus Thesaurus Free download
  • Mobysaurus Thesaurus product site, other shareware    Mobysaurus Thesaurus is a free, comprehensive (over 30,000 headwords and 2,500,000 synonyms), feature-rich, easy-to-use, off-line English thesaurus that helps you write and speak better by leading you to the right word for every purpose or occasion. Version 1.0.55 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
  • About Omm Writer   This is inspirational software to help you get in the mood, and promote concentration.  It has sounds effects and visuals, while you write.  It is a tool to encourage you to write.  Writer’s block? Ideas lagging, try this inspirational tool.
  • WHAT OMM WRITER HAS TO SAY ABOUT THEIR PRODUCT  OmmWriter emerged as an internal tool to help transport us away from the humdrum noise; allowing us to be at one with ourselves and our ideas. All said and done, after having created something so valuable, we figured that OmmWriter was just too good to keep to ourselves.
  • Oh, and if by using OmmWriter, you stumble across a good idea, do us a favor.  Have a beer on us, or send us a message and tell us what you think about it. We’d love to hear from you.  Omm Writer download

Software For Writers

  • AEON Timeline software for writers Aeon can also be import into your Scrivener project.
  • Scrivener & Scrapple software trail versions for writers   Scrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers that allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long and difficult documents. While it gives you complete control of the formatting, its focus is on helping you get to the end of that awkward first draft.
  • ~IMHO The best writer software ever. Learning to use it changed my writing fun & project building.
  • Scrapple is an easy-to-use tool for getting ideas down as quickly as possible and making connections between them.  Mind-mapping software.
  • LEARN SCRIVENER FAST —I own the Ninja access from Scrivener Coach The Scrivener Coach Also recommended to me for learning Scrivener  Gwen Hernandez Scrivener Expert Courses


  • yWriter See this author’s K. M. Weiland’s tutorial on a FREE writing software yWriter    yWriter is a word processor, which breaks your novel into chapters and scenes, helping you keep track of your work while leaving your mind free to create. It will not write your novel for you, suggest plot ideas or perform creative tasks of any kind. yWriter was designed by an author, not a salesman!
  • Word Menu Dictionary    Word Menu At a Glance—Word reference software for any kind of writing—Organizes words visually by subject matter for quick reference—Helps you find the right word exactly when you need it

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