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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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Kega Fusion
Kega Fusion is an impressive multi-console emulator created by Steve Snake. The emulator supports most of the Sega consoles, including the GameGear, Genesis (Mega Drive), Master System, Sega 32X, Sega CD, Sega Pico, SG-1000, SG-3000 and SF-7000. Read more


  • MComix
    MComix is a user-friendly, customizable image viewer. It is specifically designed to handle comic books (both Western comics and manga) and supports a variety of container formats (including CBR, CBZ, CB7, CBT, LHA and PDF). MComix is a fork of Comix. new
  • Advanced Comic Book Format
    Advanced Comic Book Format (ACBF) specification is a distribution and interchange format for digital comic books.
  • AMOR
    Amusing Misuse of Resources is a small themeable animation that sits on top of your active window.
    Afghan's Quote of the Day Daemon: uses both TCP and UDP port 17 to return a random quote from fortune(6) style quote files
  • ASCIIQuarium
    ASCIIQuarium is a Perl script which lets users to enjoy the mysteries of the sea from the safety of a terminal! Read more
  • Buoh
    Buoh is a reader for online strips comics. It is free software, designed to work well under the GNOME Desktop. Buoh lets you select your favorites comic through a list of more than 130 comics.
  • Cartoon Graber
    Cartoon Graber is comic strip browser and archiver. It allows you to view your daily strips in a convenient way.
  • cbrPager
    cbrPager is a nonsense, simple to use, small viewer for cbr and cbz (comic book archive) files. As it is written in C, the executable is small and fast. It views jpg (or jpeg), gif and png images, and you can zoom in and out. Read more
  • CBview
    CBview is a viewer/converter for CBR/CBZ comic book archives, written with gtk2-perl.
  • comic-get
    comic-get is a tool to download internet comics. Rules to get comics can be downloaded from repository (or repositories).
  • comic2email
    comic2email uses regular expressions to extract Web-based comics and send them to your email account as a MIME include.
  • Comical
    Comical is a portable CBR and CBZ comic book viewer written in C++ using wxWidgets. It supports multiple image formats and uses high-quality image scaling algorithms to fit pages onscreen. Read more
  • ComicMan
    ComicMan downloads Web comics from the Internet to your hard drive. It remembers the last download for each title, so you won't get duplicates from running it multiple times. The application itself is a command line tool, but it comes with a graphical configuration tool and an editor for making new Web comic configuration files.
  • ComicMaster
    ComicMaster is a CBR/CBZ reader for comic archives. It is able to open CBR and CBZ archives and display image contents. It allows you to add and remove single images, reorder images, and rename images in archives. It has some functionality to verify archives, and provides means to conveniently sort archives in a different folder.
  • Comix
    Comix is a comic book viewer. It reads zip, rar, tar, tar.gz and tar.bz2 archives (often called .cbz, .cbr and .cbt) as well as normal image files. It is written in Python and has a simple user interface using PyGTK. Read more
  • cowsay
    cowsay is a text filter. Send some text into it, and you get a cow saying your text. Read more
  • dailystrips
    dailystrips is a perl script to automatically download your favorite online comics from the web. It currently supports over 300 comics and offers a 'local' mode in which strips are downloaded and saved locally to speed access time.
  • doge
    doge is a simple motd script based on the slightly stupid but very funny doge meme. It prints random grammatically incorrect statements that are sometimes based on things from your computer. Read more
  • Dosage
    Dosage is designed to keep a local copy of specific webcomics and other picture-based content such as Picture of the Day sites.
  • Freud
    Freud is a standalone C++ port of the Emacs Psychiatrist, originally written in Emacs LISP.
  • GAI Pal
    GAI Pal is a dockapp and GNOME 2 panel applet that provides humour.
  • GrabCartoons
    GrabCartoons is yet another comic-grabbing utility. It is modular, and it is very easy to write modules for new comics.
  • GTK Comic
    GTK Comic is an application to manage your collected comics. It helps you keep track of your collection.
  • GUatu
    GUatu is a fast (hardware accelerated) GTK/OpenGL-based comic book viewer for .cbz/.cbr files in all formats supported by GdkPixbuf (JPEG, GIF, XPM, TIFF, PNM, BMP, RAS, and PNG). It uses an intuitive click-and-drag interface for navigation.
  • KComic
    KComic is a comic and image file viewer. Features include cross platform support using the Qt4 toolkit, support for standard comic book formats (.zip|.cbz, .rar|.cbr, .7z|.cb7), automatic selection of the next or previous archive or image directory, the ability to extract images from an archive without having to uncompress the whole file, and full screen and image scaling options.
  • Klutz
    Klutz is an application for viewing comic strips. It lets you view comics by date or by comic strip.
  • netcomics
    netcomics downloads today's comic strips from the Web, and places them in a local directory where they can be retrieved for display.
  • Nonsense
    netcomics generates random (and sometimes humorous) text from datafiles and templates using a very simple, recursive grammar.
  • Peruse
    Peruse is a comic book viewer based on Frameworks 5, for use on multiple form factors.
  • Previews Reader
    Previews Reader is a GNOME interface for reading the Diamond Comics Previews catalog. Written using Python.
  • PyDilbert
    PyDilbert is a program to fetch daily Dilbert comic with a GUI.
  • QComicBook
    QComicBook is a viewer for comic book archives containing jpeg/png images, which aims at convenience and simplicity. Read more
  • Shakes
    Shakes generates insults in Shakespearean English.
  • Testimony
    Testimony is an offline indexing tool for the Grand Comic Book Database. It provides a graphical interface to generating the tab-delimited files used by the GCD.
  • uf-view
    uf-view is a Gnome viewer for the UserFriendly comic.
  • ufget
    ufget mirrors the latest userfriendly cartoon to a local file.
  • Xcomic
    Xcomic is a comic management script that fits within any site to facilitate the publishing of web comics (like Megatokyo). Features include maximum customizability, news posting, control panel, PHP and SQL backend, XHTML/CSS compliant, and OOP design.
  • XKCD viewer
    XKCD viewer is a program that allows you to read the xkcd comics by Randall Munroe without using a Web browser. It features like buttons, a search function, a tooltip with a comic description, key bindings, and an alert when there are new comics.

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