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10 Top Tools for Novelists
The software featured in this article is designed to meet the specialised needs of a budding novelist. There's the finest open source distraction-free tools, software designed to create visual novels, and tools to help capture and visualise ideas.

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Syncthing is an application that lets you synchronize your files across multiple devices. This means the creation, modification or deletion of files on one machine will automatically be replicated to your other devices.


  • Al Bhed Translator
    Al Bhed Translator puts a little menu in your "Services" menu, and will translate any text to and from the Al Bhed "language".
  • Bingo Caller
    Bingo Caller helps you run a Bingo session for entertainment only. When you open Bingo Caller, you see a "Called" display with all possible numbers (B: 1-15, I: 16-30, N: 31-45, G: 46-60, and O: 61-75), a pull-down menu for selecting Winning Patterns, a small display for the Winning Pattern, a large square for the called number, a slider to change the Calling Speed and pushbuttons to control the game.
  • BouncePad
    BouncePad is a Quake 3 Arena launcher. You can create a map list and bot roster then launch Quake3 with a set of custom game play options. BouncePad will manage pak files (maps and bots) in arbitrary directories (eg from CD) and copy them to the appropriate location for Quake3 to run if they are selected, removing them when done.
  • Brackets
    Brackets is an application which will help you manage your NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament pool.
  • Coldstone
    (commercial) an easy to use game development tool that allows you to create professional stand-alone games that run on Mac OS, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows
  • DiceRoller
    Easily roll any number of d2-d20 dice with as few clicks as possible. Tracks history of rolls in a pull out drawer.
  • DivotTracker
    DivotTracker is an application which allows you to record your golfing performance, and calculate your handicap index.
  • DreamZZT
    DreamZZT is an open-source ZZT engine for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, Linux, and the SEGA Dreamcast. ZZT was a game creation system created by Epic Megagames' Tim Sweeny in 1990.
  • FlopCruncher Lite
    FlopCruncher Lite is a Dashboard widget which lets you choose two starting hands and calculates the probability of those hands winning or tying.
  • Golly
    A cross-platform implementation of John Conway's Game of Life with an unbounded universe and capable of running patterns faster and further than ever before.
  • Hesperides
    Hesperides is an adaptation for Mac OS X of Didier Willis' Dragon Flame, a dictionary for Sindarin (the grey-elven language, invented by J.R.R. Tolkien).
  • HID Wizard
    HID Wizard provides Joystick & Gamepad compatibility for OS X games.
  • hooptieEditor
    Hoopeditor is a level editor for the game of Hooptie.
  • IFFSnooper
    IFFSnooper is an IFF file reader. IFF files have been around for a long time, but nowadays they are mainly used to store object data for games like The Sims and its expansions, and The Sims Online (TSO).
  • IPS Patcher
    IPS Patcher is used for applying IPS patches to ROM files. IPS patches are generally used for translations, but can be used for gameplay modifications as well. No ROM files or IPS patches are hosted on this server, but there are other places you can get them.
  • LandSim
    Landsim is a complex simulation. Everything will be simulated, from the planting of a seed to the rotting of a tree.
  • Macattrick
    Macattrick is a hattrick administration too.
  • Motion JWii
    Motion JWii is a shell script command that can convert most video files into the Motion JPEG format that the Wii uses, without QuickTime Pro.
  • ogsPing
    ogsPing is a utility that notifies you when you have pending moves on It is available as a dashboard widget and a desktop application.
  • Pipmak
    Pipmak is an open-source cross-platform game engine and authoring environment, the Pipmak Game Engine enables you to create point-and-click adventure games in the style of the Myst series, including panoramic ones like Myst III: Exile.
  • Quizland
    (commercial) test your knowledge through a fun and simple game. With a database of over 1500 different questions, there's enough for anyone
  • RemindMe
    RemindMe is a tool to help you keep track of important dates and manage your calendar. RemindMe is extensible using Tiny Scheme.
  • ROM Organizer
    (shareware) ROM Organizer is a ROM sorting utility for Mac OS X.
  • SBC
    The Softball Team Calculator (SBC) is a simple application for keeping batting statistics and division standings for a softball or baseball team.
  • SerieFoot
    llows to manage results, standings and statistics for virtually any football competition. You can use it freely
  • Splendid City
    Splendid City (formally known as 'Advanced Team Scheduler') is available as a free, easy-to-use, full-featured league and tournament sports scheduling software system, dedicated to the volunteers who spend countless hours towards the noble cause of organized sports.
  • Ventrilo
    Ventrilo is an-game voice chat client
  • WoWmapview
    WoWmapview is a 3D Map viewer for the popular World of Warcraft MMORPG.
  • WowMatrix
    WowMatrix is a free World of Warcraft Addon Updater.
  • Xblaze
    Xblaze is a plugin for AdiumX that allows communication over the XFire protocol. It is the first XFire client for Mac OS X.

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