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oStorybook is a free and open source tool for writing fiction: novels, novellas, short stories, and screenplays


  • It is possible to divide the text into separate scenes, arrange them by internal chronology and storylines;
  • There is support for a database of characters, locations (locations), scenes, objects;
  • It is possible to give a description of the added character;
  • You can import and export projects;
  • The program also allows you to build charts, frequency of use and time of existence of characters, locations and storylines, and so on;
  • There is the ability to customize the program’s interface: hide/show different blocks;
  • There is a search and replace.

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The software oStorybook is available for installation on Linux and Windows.

Installation methodOS
DebUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Software via Deb package

Install Software via EXE package on Windows

Software Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, Deutsch, Spanish, French and others
Description version:5.04
Developer:Franz-Albert VAN DEN BUSSCHE (FaVdB), Jean Rebillat, Bruno Raoult
Programming language:Java
License:GPL v3
Software website:ostorybook.tuxfamily.org

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