Looking to get started writing in Linux? Here’s a list of apps we enjoy from flathub. These apps will work on most Linux distributions with minimal effort.
ThiefMD. Break apart your novel into smaller parts, and use ThiefMD to piece it all together into a single PDF, ePub, DocX, or more.
LibreOffice or OnlyOffice are great for taking your DocX and putting on the finishing touches. The comments tool makes it great for getting feedback from editors. Styles will let you format the documentation for review or publishing. Start in markdown, finish with Pandoc or your favorite word processor.
Minder. Looking to capture your thoughts, map out progression, or visualize how everything links together? Minder is a great app for that.
Tomboy is a Wiki-like note taking about. Build worlds, link characters, and keep everything connected. Notes-Up supports tagging and exporting in an elegant and modern interface. Keep working in markdown instead of needing to learn new syntax.
Setzer can handle basic BibTeX changes.
JabRef is a powerful Citation and Reference management tool.
Krita is great for drawing or digitally painting the cover of your novel. GIMP is another great alternative. I find GIMP is great if you’re using a Photo as a starting point. Krita is great if you want to start from a blank canvas.
Foliate is a simple e-reader for Linux. With multiple viewing modes, you’ll be sure to find the one that keeps you turning pages.
Feeds is a simple and powerful RSS reader. Stay up to date with the news, or keep getting those daily writing tips and prompts. Feeds’ clean and minimal interface will have you focused on your reading while you’re not writing.
Cawbird will help you stay up to date in the twitterverse. Share what your working on or just take a break.