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I'm gonna keep editing this one, aren't I? Now if I could just figure out consistency with the OSes stuff is available for...
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==Authors Planning and Writing Applications==
 
==Authors Planning and Writing Applications==
* [http://www.blackobelisksoftware.com Liquid Story Binder XE] (Windows, $45, generally goes on 50% sale around Nanowrimo time):  [[Liquid Story Binder XE]] is a full planning, research and writing environment that is '''meant''' to be set up to the way '''you''' write.  Includes all kinds of planning tools:  sequences, storyboards, outlines, [[mindmaps]], dossiers, and many more.
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* [http://www.blackobelisksoftware.com Liquid Story Binder XE] (Windows, 45 USD, generally goes on 50% sale around Nanowrimo time):  [[Liquid Story Binder XE]] is a full planning, research and writing environment that is meant to be set up to the way you write.  Includes all kinds of planning tools:  sequences, storyboards, outlines, [[mindmaps]], dossiers, and many more.
* Scrivener
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* [http://literatureandlatte.com/ Scrivener] (Windows/Mac, 40/45 USD)
* yWriter
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* [http://www.spacejock.com/yWriter5.html yWriter] (Windows/Mac/*nix)
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* [http://projects.gnome.org/tomboy/ Tomboy Notes] (Windows/Mac/*nix, free) is a sticky notes program with internal linking capabilities and the ability to keep "notebooks" of related notes.  It has a number of plugins useful for writing notes/outlining, including export to HTML and automatic table of contents (available [http://live.gnome.org/Tomboy/PluginList here].
    
==Distraction-free editors==
 
==Distraction-free editors==
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* [http://projects.gnome.org/gedit/ Gedit] (Cross-platform, free): Originally a text editor for Gnome, but works elsewhere.  Supports word count (though seems to arrive at a different count than OpenOffice/the NaNo counter), spell check, and other plugins.
 
* [http://projects.gnome.org/gedit/ Gedit] (Cross-platform, free): Originally a text editor for Gnome, but works elsewhere.  Supports word count (though seems to arrive at a different count than OpenOffice/the NaNo counter), spell check, and other plugins.
 
* [http://kate-editor.org/ Kate] (Cross platform, free): A text editor for KDE, but also works elsewhere.
 
* [http://kate-editor.org/ Kate] (Cross platform, free): A text editor for KDE, but also works elsewhere.
* [http://www.vim.org/ Vim] (cross-platform, free): A modded version of the *nix editor [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vi vi].
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* [http://www.vim.org/ Vim] (Cross-platform, free): A modded version of the *nix editor [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vi vi].
    
==Word processors==
 
==Word processors==
 
* [http://www.openoffice.org Openoffice.org] (Windows/Mac/Linux, free): Open Office is an open-source office suite similar to Microsoft Office available as a free download.  It is preferred by some for its equivalent or superior performance to Microsoft Office, but does have a known function with smart (curly) quotes being counted as words, resulting in inflated wordcounts.
 
* [http://www.openoffice.org Openoffice.org] (Windows/Mac/Linux, free): Open Office is an open-source office suite similar to Microsoft Office available as a free download.  It is preferred by some for its equivalent or superior performance to Microsoft Office, but does have a known function with smart (curly) quotes being counted as words, resulting in inflated wordcounts.
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* [ LibreOffice] A fork of Open Office that some people prefer.
 
* Microsoft Office
 
* Microsoft Office
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==Online programs==
 
==Online programs==
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* [http://writeordie.com/ Write or Die] (free, downloadable version available for $10): Write or Die, a program developed by Nano enthusiast Dr Wicked, "is a web application that encourages writing by punishing the tendency to avoid writing."  Once the timer is started, the web application will inflict various 'punishments' (popup window, annoying noises, or erasing words) if typing is not detected for a customizable grace period.  The downloadable version includes extra features, such as a full-screen mode and the ability to word war online with a friend.
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* [http://writeordie.com/ Write or Die] (free, downloadable version available for $10): [[Write or Die]], a program developed by Nano enthusiast Dr Wicked, "is a web application that encourages writing by punishing the tendency to avoid writing."  Once the timer is started, the web application will inflict various 'punishments' (popup window, annoying noises, or erasing words) if typing is not detected for a customizable grace period.  The downloadable version includes extra features, such as a full-screen mode and the ability to word war online with a friend.
 
* [http://writtenkitten.net/ Written? Kitten] (free): A more...friendly motivator than Write Or Die, Written? Kitten lets you set a word count goal, and every time it's met shows you a new picture of a kitten.
 
* [http://writtenkitten.net/ Written? Kitten] (free): A more...friendly motivator than Write Or Die, Written? Kitten lets you set a word count goal, and every time it's met shows you a new picture of a kitten.
 
* [http://editminion.com/ EditMinion] (free): EditMinion can help you search for overused words, passive voice, and other editing annoyances.  Best saved for December, of course!
 
* [http://editminion.com/ EditMinion] (free): EditMinion can help you search for overused words, passive voice, and other editing annoyances.  Best saved for December, of course!
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