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Must-have Open Source Applications for Writers

Mar 22, 2010, 16:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dmitri Popov)

[ Thanks to Dmitri Popov for this link. ]

"Although OpenOffice.org Writer and AbiWord top the list of open source software for those who write for work or fun, they are not the be-all-and-end-all of writing tools. In fact, there are quite a few other nifty applications that can help you to collect ideas, manage notes, edit documents, and even improve your writing.

"TiddlyWiki

"Despite its name, TiddlyWiki is not a conventional wiki. The entire application consists of just one HTML file, which includes CSS and JavaScript codes, and everything you enter in the wiki is stored inside this file as well. TiddlyWiki also does away with separate pages, and instead it uses so-called tiddlers. Each tiddler is a text fragment that is stored in the wiki file, and you can show and hide it. You can also add new tiddlers, delete and modify existing ones, and shuffle them as you see it fit. This makes TiddlyWiki a rather useful tool for managing your text fragments (or using a more fashionable word – microcontent) in a non-linear manner.

"Zotero

"The official repository of Firefox extensions contains hundreds of useful add-ons.."

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