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Atomic Scribbler

The Perfect Application for Writing Novels

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Platforms: Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7
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If you’re working on your novel, you know that Microsoft Word isn’t really built for such heavy lifting. Not to mention the extreme anxiety you feel every time you save and open that 100,000-word file, hoping that nothing happens that will corrupt your work and cause you to lose everything. Time to take your novel writing to the next level with today’s discount software promotion, Atomic Scribbler!

Atomic Scribbler is software designed for novel writing, with the ability to craft your novel one scene or chapter at a time. With Atomic Scribbler, you’ll be able to drag and drop scenes into a Document tree, arranging and rearranging until it’s exactly how you like it. Try doing that in Word! Want to scrub a scene, but might want to recall it later? Just move it to Atomic Scribbler’s Fragments section for safekeeping.

Not only is Atomic Scribbler perfect for writing your novel, it’s also great for organizing your research. Store images, PDF files, and bookmarks to websites, all in a dedicated Research section. Throw in easy backups, imports, and the ability to export the entire novel to a single Word document, and there’s no better tool for a writer than Atomic Scribbler!

Review Written by Derek Lee
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Darren We’re also running a 30% discount on SmartEdit — our first-pass editing software for writers — over the Easter weekend. SmartEdit comes as a Microsoft Word Add-In or as a stand-alone version. You can read more about it here:

Over the coming months we expect to add full SmartEdit functionality into Atomic Scribbler.
Bad Wolf Software - Mar 29 2018 at 11:57pm Copy Link
Petr Hi, Looking forward to the Smart-Edit features...
How does your software compare with Scrivener for Windows?
Mar 30 2018 at 2:04am Copy Link
Darren If you’re a Scrivener user and you’re happy with it, there’s little point in looking at Atomic Scribbler. The target user for Atomic is a Word user writing fiction.

Scrivener is a generalist product aimed at all writers — novelists, screens writers, academic writers, bloggers and article writers, etc. Atomic Scribbler is designed specifically for creative writers writing novels. It’s light on features but contains what I feel are the core features required for writing fiction. This will grow over the coming months with the addition of editing capabilities — again, for novelists, not writers in general.

Comparing in to Scrivener? It comes down to personal preference. If you love feature rich software with lots of options, invest the time in learning Scrivener and buy that. If you prefer simple software dedicated to one type of user — novelists — then look at Atomic Scribbler.

A couple of other things: Atomic is English language only, and that’s not going to change any time soon. There are also no plans to add a Scrivener style cork-board.
Bad Wolf Software - Mar 30 2018 at 2:19am Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin I have three questions: Is there any chance that the app comes with a classic view choice? If not, is there a way to hide the ribbon? Can the right sidebar be closed?
Mar 30 2018 at 5:42am Copy Link
Darren There is no classic view, only the ribbon. You can close the left or right sections by using the button options on the Actions toolbar. You can also hide the ribbon if you wish.

Full details on this page in the Knowledge Base.

Bad Wolf Software - Mar 30 2018 at 5:51am Copy Link
Adolphe @ Darren : Great post. It's at least as useful to know what a piece of software will not do, as to know what it does. I'm part of the population you're trying to discourage using your product. However, I'd like to challenge you in explaining why Atomic Scribbler is not meant for business writers, journalists, academic writers, researchers, knowledge management practitioners, etc.

I did buy Scrivener (from Bits du Jour, actually), and on paper it was exactly what I needed. However, after a few weeks trying to work it out, I abandoned it and never opened it again. Maybe it's the PC version which is at fault, as compared to the original Mac version (indeed, a Scrivener representative hinted at that when I asked for help).

However, I'm still fighting with Word 2003, and a short overview of your screenshots let me think that maybe Atomic Scribbler is what Scrivener should have been. Why don't you like us, non-novel writers ? (Just joking, of course.) What does Atomic Scribbler lack that other types of writers need ?
Mar 30 2018 at 11:35am Copy Link
Darren The early versions of Atomic Scribbler filled out the basic functionality of the product — Document and Research trees, notes, drag and drop to move things around, etc. This is functionality that could be useful to anyone working on a project that involves writing of any kind — as long as their needs are simple and basic.

The features we’re working on building in now are very specific to creative writers: the editing functionality of SmartEdit (very novel centric), tracking daily word counts, character definitions, etc. All of this upcoming functionality is targeted to one user type only — the creative writer writing novels.

Sure, we could add extra functionality for other user types: footnotes and bibliographies for academic users, math symbol support for the math and physics guys (a large undertaking) , extensive table support for business and other users, headers and footers, special formatting for script writers, etc. It goes on and on, but the bottom line is, making the product usable and beneficial to a broad spectrum of writers (which Scrivener does), means adding in all or most of the Scrivener functionality and a lot of the functionality of Word that is not in the product now.

Atomic probably contains less than 5% of the features of Word, and every feature in Word is used by a subset of writers with their own specific needs. The same for Scrivener.

By targetting only one type of writer, we’re best able to build a product that those writers will find as close to perfect as possible. If we expand that scope outwards, we’d need to increase our development efforts by a factor of 50, add a host of new features for each different user type, and we’d end up with a user base who were all slightly unhappy with the product because of its complexity and all the extra stuff it contains that they don’t need.

Basically, Microsoft Word.

A small business like ours, we can’t build a Word replacement for everyone. The best we can do is build that replacement for one user type, one market.
Bad Wolf Software - Mar 30 2018 at 1:58pm Copy Link
Ela S. Using Word (with Writing Outliner) and Scrivener for years, I love the clear and clean interface of Atomic Scribbler.

Writing Outliner stopped working with Word 2013 64-bit, and Scrivener for Windows is always behind the Mac version (besides the need to always repeating the manual before starting a new project).

With Atomic Scribbler, the little red point in the left tree indicating you position within the document is remarkable.

Though similar to Writing Outliner and Scrivener, I would require an icon function and colored / bold titles in the left tree field.

Thanks for your kind consideration and certainly will follow-up your further developments.
Mar 31 2018 at 11:17am Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin I know all computers are different, but I had problems with mine while I was trying Atomic Scribbler. Too bad. I had high hopes.
Mar 31 2018 at 11:46am Copy Link
Flash User Atomic Scribbler is software designed for novel writing, with the ability to craft your novel one scene or chapter at a time. With Atomic Scribbler, you’ll be able to drag and drop scenes into a Document tree, arranging and rearranging until it’s exactly how you like it.
Jul 7 2019 at 4:02am Copy Link

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