Jers Novel Writer
Jers Novel Writer
1.1.12

4.1

Jers Novel Writer free download for Mac

Jers Novel Writer1.1.12

11 October 2010

Creative writing software.

Overview

Jer\'s Novel Writer is a relatively simple word processor with extra features to support large creative writing projects.

This program is all about momentum, and reducing the number of things that break the flow when I am writing. Jer\'s Novel Writer is designed to help me keep writing when the creative juices are flowing, and then find all the things I need to go over again when I am more in a nitty-gritty mood.

Features:

  • Margin Notes like you\'ve never seen before.
  • Automatic Outline
  • Full-screen mode
  • Database
  • Bookmarks
  • Separate formatting options for print and screen
  • It actually knows what a chapter is (or whatever organizational structure you want to use).
  • A panel for general notes lets you keep track of story issues and ideas (and the last time you ate).
  • Word count
  • More accurate page count estimates
  • Better performance than most word processors for really, really big documents.

What's new in Jers Novel Writer

Version 1.1.12: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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How would you rate Jers Novel Writer app?

18 Reviews of Jers Novel Writer

Electriclewis
13 May 2008
Version: 1.1.2

Most helpful

It's worth downloading this just to read the EULA - it's brilliant :D
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Ca
12 December 2015
Version: 1.1.12
Is Jers Novel Writer still supported?
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Aetnaria
15 June 2012
Version: 1.1.12
I wish they'd update it to support QuickLook... Heck, I wish they'd update it at all.
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Onlooker
23 September 2010
Version: 1.1.11
So good to see this back. Never seen any writing software that suits me as well. I implore everyone to give it a try. Beautiful margin notes too!
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Electriclewis
13 May 2008
Version: 1.1.2
It's worth downloading this just to read the EULA - it's brilliant :D
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Zx81
04 January 2008
Version: 1.0.1.2
Apparently, the link to Jer's hut just disappeared ; I was connected to his site about an hour ago; Anyone knows what happened ?
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Bad-Jobs-Good-Jobs
07 November 2007
Version: 1.0.1.2
Maybe someone should first have a look at the free "Bean"? http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/24881/bean or for further needs have a look at the apps at "devon". http://www.devon-technologies.com/products/index.html 28 dollars, hahaha
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Syharris
02 March 2007
Version: 0.6.2.1
Ok, this version installs and launches without a problem. Seems to be pretty stable, too.
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Syharris
22 February 2007
Version: 0.6.2
Crashes immediately upon trying to launch. Redownloaded, but still crashes.
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Zws
18 February 2007
Version: 0.6.1.6
Jer, Drop 1.0 on us if you want to accomplish financial gain or even general interest. Scrivener is taking the cake. Don't back down to competition, foster it. Also, Jer's is the best of the old-gen products: Ulysses, Avenir, etc. - Bring the beast back to the peak!
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Thinc
18 December 2006
Version: 0.6.1.6
I've noticed there haven't been any reviews of JNW for about a year. That's too bad, since many folks would benefit from trying out this terrific app. I've been using 0.614 for the past three months and putting it through it's paces. The developer's objective was to create an app that helped him write without the distractions of Word and Word-like programs, as well as to give him the organizational flexibility to track, edit, and restructure story elements. Even in this beta version, he has succeeded remarkably well. The program is stable and a delight to use. Anyone working on a longer document, who is concerned more with writing than formatting, would benefit by giving it a try. Jerry is also very responsive to user community feedback. The whole experience has been a pleasure.
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4.75
Anonymous
19 November 2005
Version: 0.5.2.1
The combination of a WORKING outliner (unlike the bizarre “outliners” in Copywrite and Ulysses, let alone Avenir, which don't actually outline anything), dynamic database, floating margin notes and a few other features (e.g. good implementation of full screen), makes it a winner for me. I've been writing in it for the last few weeks, and then suddenly decided to ‘try again' Ulysses and CW... has's been able to write a single scene in them, spending all my time fighting with interface. I don't think JNW is a knock-off of anything. The concept is quite novel. And for now, it's free...
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2.25
Anonymous
07 October 2005
Version: 0.5.2.1
After five minutes with this application recently, I can see why the author still isn't charging for it. There are other alternatives. The top two (in order of excellence in my opinion) are CopyWrite and Ulysses. Ulysses has a vastly more flexible export system but it's overpriced, the interface is clunky (looks like a Java application ported from Linux, ported from Windows), and hasn't made much progress. CopyWrite has had some problems with annoying bugs the last few versions but nothing serious. It seems to be advancing regularly in features and performance and the price beats the hell out of Ulysses. With Jer's Novel Writer on the other hand, you're definitely getting what you paid for ...
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Anonymous
01 September 2005
Version: 0.5.2.1
I wish I had found this sooner, before banging my head against the wall with other word processors.
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Anonymous
09 August 2005
Version: 0.5.2.0
Great EULA! (Someone does read them...)
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Anonymous
07 August 2005
Version: 0.5.2.0
Really Promising!!! nice work... but please: change the icon :-) it isnt a "mac-look" one :-)
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Anonymous
07 July 2005
Version: 0.5.2.0
First class. If you're a creative writer or want to be, this program is for you. Its clean, intuitive, well-organized - an ideal environment for the writer. Congrats Jer. Your Novel Writer is an absolute winner.
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3.5
Anonymous
27 April 2005
Version: 0.5
Very promising but not yet ready to compete with CopyWrite. Lacks version control (as far as I can see) and does not have a full screen view. Does not allow one to specify a target word count range as a goal. Still very promising but needs more.
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Spwarf
21 April 2005
Version: 0.4.1
This beta is, for me, the very best Mac app for creative writing, and it beats Copywrite (and a few others). It shows that it is conceived by someone who is himself a writer.
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