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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 2.4.4 – Released on June 12, 2024 – Read the Release Notes

Linux

Windows

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 Setup and Installation 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-2.4.4.AppImage
    Sha256: b6cd5bdb4996d3028eb4653ae9fb5fc07e04dd6385472498afa17a44d2fd8af2 ShaSum File
  • Debian Package: novelwriter_2.4.4_all.deb
    Sha256: 224aa4c3e19c61209c867ccd9479c770516b031a83b66f8ffcbca928ae03132c ShaSum File
  • Windows Installer: novelwriter-2.4.4-amd64-setup.exe
    Sha256: cc446888ebfaea9d42f667ee32c54b58862d10173cd2814e1e4291a6786d1d09 ShaSum File
  • MacOS DMG Image (Intel): novelWriter-2.4.4-x86_64.dmg
    Sha256: f52857805363743d7c259a352e256510b55c928ad9ea9df4c5f25764650b345f 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-2.4.4.AppImage.sha256
shasum -c novelwriter_2.4.4_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-2.4.4-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-2.4.4-x86_64.dmg.sha256