The full release will also include a new Dutch translation, and an updated Chinese translation. A new German translation is almost complete as well.

The focus of 1.7 is on improving the way documents are organised in the project tree. The changes are based on many great feature suggestions from users. Keep em coming! :blobcatcheer:

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The first pre-release of novelWriter 1.7 is up. This is a beta release, so if you try it out, please be careful about using it on your real projects.

1.7 will include many improvements to how the project tree is organised. You can now have documents as children of other documents, and drag and drop items a lot more freely.

1.7 will update the file format of your projects to support more features. Keep in mind that updated projects cannot be opened in older versions.

Oh, and as can be seen from the project tree in the screenshot for those familiar with current functionality, in 1.7 it will be possible to add documents as child elements of other documents. This has already been merged to main.


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I'm experimenting with a toolbar to the left of the GUI with buttons to change views rather than the Project/Novel tabs in the left panel and the Editor/Outline tabs on the right.

This change will make it easier to put common features on the main GUI for easier access rather than having them hidden somewhere in the main menu.

Any thoughts?


Localisation of novelWriter has been updated, and now includes Chinese (simplified), Dutch, English (US & UK), French, German, Norwegian (bokmål), Portuguese (Brazilian) and Spanish (Latin American). Thanks a lot to all the amazing translators!

@veronica @novelwriter I've been using this for about a year now, thank you for making it! It's really so much better than my old vim only workflow.

I made a #mastodon account for my #opensource app @novelwriter 😊

It is a writing app for novels, written in Python and Qt5. It runs on #Linux, #Windows and on #macOS

The latest release of novelWriter is 1.6.2. The main changes for 1.6 are listed in the release notes:

The release adds a number of smaller improvements to the user interface requested by users. A Windows installer has been added again, as well as a .deb package for Ubuntu 22.04.

This is the Mastodon account of the open source writing app novelWriter. The account is managed by @veronica


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