Alternatives to Write or Die

  • Fighter's Block!

    A very basic online writing app on GitHub, created by WriMo deadkanon for use during NaNoWriMo, with the basic idea of gamifying writing in a vein similar to Habitica. The goal is to defeat an enemy by reaching your target word count before running …

    Free Web-Based

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  • Written? Kitten!

    Set a word goal and get a new kitten (or other!) picture every time you hit your goal. Images are randomly selected from Flickr's “most interesting” photos tagged with the search term of your choice; the drop down menu offers "kitten", "puppy", and …

    Open Source Free Windows Web-Based

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  • Writing Streak

    A simple but powerful tool that helps writers to develop a daily writing habit, massively increase productivity, measure progress, achieve writing goals, and master the art of writing in a fun and engaging way.

    Free Chrome OS Android Tablet Linux Mac iPad iPhone Windows Web-Based Android

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  • 4thewords

    Writing encouragement through challenges, where the writer must write a certain number of words in a set time to defeat a monster.

    Commercial Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome OS Chrome Linux Mac Windows

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  • Flowstate

    The world is a hive of distractions, multi-tasking, and cultural ADD. Many have sat down to write, only to find hours have vanished with nothing to show but a trail of browser tabs and Wiki pages. Flowstate challenges the writer to turn on, tune in,…

    Commercial Mac iPad iPhone

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  • Freeflow

    A free, web-based writing interface that erases your work after a few seconds of inactivity.

    Open Source Free Web-Based