Jers Novel Writer
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Creative writing software.   Demo ($30.00)
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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
What's New
Version 1.1.12: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later







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Jers Novel Writer User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Aetnaria commented on 15 Jun 2012
I wish they'd update it to support QuickLook...
Heck, I wish they'd update it at all.
[Version 1.1.12]


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Onlooker commented on 23 Sep 2010
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!
[Version 1.1.11]


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Electriclewis commented on 13 May 2008
It's worth downloading this just to read the EULA - it's brilliant :D
[Version 1.1.2]


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ZX81 commented on 04 Jan 2008
Apparently, the link to Jer's hut just disappeared ; I was connected to his site about an hour ago;
Anyone knows what happened ?
[Version 1.0.1.2]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 04 Jan 2008
Just now tried to access the site, got this message:

"This Account Has Been Suspended - Please contact the billing/support department as soon as possible."

Apparently the developer forgot to pay his hosting bill. It's that time of year when people are very busy (family affairs) and are often short of cash as well.
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ZX81 replied on 04 Jan 2008
I found him ; have a look at this :
http://homepage.mac.com/vikingjs/iblog/C1702808668/E1959571706/index.html
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ZX81 replied on 04 Jan 2008
Found this comment from Jerry Seeger (JNW developer) :

"I was hoping that the servers for Jer's Software Hut would be stable enough that I could wait until I got back to the secret labs to find a new host, but that doesn't seem to be the case. The problem: the guy who kindly offered to host the Hut... his contact info is on the server that is currently down. Dang."
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macmonovich replied on 06 Feb 2008
Anybody know what's going on with this program? I wanted to pay to get rid of the nag screens but his site's links are mostly all dead, his email address bounces back as non existent, I'm reluctant to send credit card payment to nowhere. What's up? Anybody?
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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 06 Feb 2008
have a look here: http://jerssoftwarehut.com/download.shtml
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macmonovich replied on 06 Feb 2008
The purchase goes nowhere, there is no response with a serial or unlock key, now my credit card info may be floating in space. I think the author should be more responsible or remove the product from sale if no one is going to respond.
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bad jobs - good jobs commented on 07 Nov 2007
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
[Version 1.0.1.2]

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ZX81 replied on 04 Jan 2008
Bean ? You've got to be joking !
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lev replied on 02 Apr 2009
Bean and JNR are not the same thing. If you had used both, you'd know. Bean is a fine lightweight RTF app; a kind of TextEdit with a little bit more. JNR is an app for writing books, papers etc, with built=in live outlining, a note-taking facility, very well implemented marginalia which can be categorised for different kinds of notes etc.

Both get text into a file. Fine. After that, they diverge considerably. And if you don't think JNr is, even theoretically, worth $20 or whatever, then you don't need it.
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syharris commented on 02 Mar 2007
Ok, this version installs and launches without a problem. Seems to be pretty stable, too.
[Version 0.6.2.1]


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syharris commented on 22 Feb 2007
Crashes immediately upon trying to launch. Redownloaded, but still crashes.
[Version 0.6.2]

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CA replied on 02 Mar 2007
Maybe you should give v. 0.6.2.1 a try, I hope it'll fix your problem.
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zws commented on 17 Feb 2007
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!
[Version 0.6.1.6]


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THinc reviewed on 18 Dec 2006
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.
[Version 0.6.1.6]


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Anonymous reviewed on 19 Nov 2005
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...
[Version 0.5.2.1]


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Downloads:19,332
Version Downloads:2,629
Type:Business : Word Processing
License:Demo
Date:11 Oct 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $30.00
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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.


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