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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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Horde Groupware
Horde Groupware is an enterprise ready browser-based collaboration suite. Users can manage and share calendars, contacts, tasks, and notes with the standards compliant components from the Horde Project. Horde Groupware bundles the separately available applications Kronolith, Turba, Nag, and Mnemo. It can be extended with any of the released Horde applications or the Horde modules that are still in development, like a file manager, a bookmark manager, a forum, or a wiki. Read more


  • TTFSampler
    TTFSampler takes a list of TrueType fonts on the commandline and generates a sample sheet in PDF format. The sample sheet contains several lines of text with each line demonstrating the appearance of a different font.
  • ttmkfdir
    creates valid and complete fonts.dir files from TrueType fonts. It is very useful when you plan to use a TrueType enabled font server that is based on the X11R6 sample implementation
  • TTX and FontTools
    TTX is a tool to convert OpenType and TrueType fonts to and from XML. FontTools is a Python library for manipulating fonts. It supports TrueType, OpenType, AFM, (to an extent) Type 1, and some Mac-specific formats.
  • TYM Project
    TYM (Typo Manager) is software for managing fonts in formats like .OTF (OpenType), .TTF (TrueType), and .PFA/.PFB (Typo1). It allows you to add or "link" fonts, activate or deactivate them, and delete them. It also handles the "group font" function and stores several fonts inside one file.
  • TypeCatcher
    TypeCatcher allows you to search, browse, and download Google webfonts for off-line use. You can preview fonts with adjustable size and text.
  • ucs-fonts
    contains versions of all the "-misc-fixed-*" and Adobe X Window System bitmap fonts which have been extended to the largest possible Unicode subset that is sensible for these font sizes
  • Webcore Fonts for Linux
    Webcore Fonts for Linux is a very easy to use, plug-and-play set of RPM packages with standard Microsoft fonts like Verdana, Tahoma, and others. These packages are free only for users that have a Microsoft Windows license.
  • wxFontView
    wxFontView is a simple font viewing utility. It uses wxPython to display system fonts and allows the user to change the font size, color, background color, font face, and the displayed text.
  • x-fontperf
    x-fontperf is a small utility to measure font rendering/loading time in an x11 environment. Originally intended to see if there is any notable performance difference between a separate font server and local font rendering.
  • xcyr-fonts
    xcyr-fonts is an extension of KOI8-R for old Russian orthography, Belorussian, Macedonian, Serbian and Ukrainian.
  • xfsft
    a set of patches to make X11 support truetype fonts

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