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novelWriter#

A markdown-like editor for novels

A markdown-like text editor designed for writing novels and larger projects of many smaller plain text documents.

It is designed to be a simple text editor that allows for easy organisation of text files and notes, with a meta data syntax for comments, synopsis, and cross-referencing between files, and built on plain text files for robustness.

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novelWriter is Free and Open Source, and runs on Linux, Windows and MacOS

Latest Release#

Version 2.2.1 – Released on January 27, 2024 – Read the Release Notes

Linux

Windows

MacOS

Other Install Options#

ubuntu-logo Add the Ubuntu PPA to your system#
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vkbo/novelwriter
sudo apt update && sudo apt install novelwriter
pypi-logo Install from the Python Package Index#
pip install --user novelwriter
  • For more download options, including pre-releases, see the Downloads page.

  • You can also use the Ubuntu PPA on other Debian-based distros. See Getting Started for more details.

  • Ubuntu pre-releases are available on the Pre-Release PPA, by adding ppa:vkbo/novelwriter-pre instead.

Sha256 Checksums#

  • Linux AppImage: novelWriter-2.2.1.AppImage
    Sha256: a1a54ad99b4f7de351b99089b5f6cfc6cb7effa0aff3165ecc3125f1c81614ae ShaSum File
  • Debian Package: novelwriter_2.2.1_all.deb
    Sha256: 756e74b2945b866512c93fcf867a457e72db7722b36d9f8d8978c962be468a8a ShaSum File
  • Windows Installer: novelwriter-2.2.1-amd64-setup.exe
    Sha256: 79e0701d75ed0ae2690acd1fca03d46b6dbcf68722405212ab76b3605ee1bf75 ShaSum File
  • MacOS DMG Image: novelWriter-2.2.1.dmg
    Sha256: b67101db1d0f358664370a40d1f7cfe25d02f160849d0de87261af3e7c0a6b96 ShaSum File

Verify the Checksum

Download the corresponding ShaSum File to the same location
Run one of the commands below in a terminal window in the same folder
shasum -c novelWriter-2.2.1.AppImage.sha256
shasum -c novelwriter_2.2.1_all.deb.sha256
Run the following command in PowerShell from the same folder
Check the Hash value against the value displayed above
Get-FileHash -Algorithm SHA256 novelwriter-2.2.1-amd64-setup.exe | Format-List
Download the corresponding ShaSum File to the same location
Run the command below in a terminal window in the same folder
shasum -c novelWriter-2.2.1.dmg.sha256