yWriter6 by Spacejock Software
For Windows PCs (Vista and above, including Windows 10)
Recommended instead for Mac OS/X users:
yWriter6 is a dotnet 4.5 app for Windows, but will also run on GNU/Linux and Mac OS X using Mono.
Download the latest zipped version of yWriter6 here: yWriter6.zip (Version 188.8.131.52, 1.5mb).
Download the latest BETA here: yWriter6Beta.zip (Version 184.108.40.206, 1.5mb.)
Installation - Part 1
Make sure you've installed the Mono libraries on your system. To do this, enter
sudo apt-get install mono-runtime mono-vbnc
at the terminal prompt
How to run yWriter6
To run yWriter6, open a terminal window, first make sure you're in the path containing 'yWriter6.exe':
You can also create a desktop shortcut/launcher using mono ~/yWriter6/bin/yWriter6.exe
as the command line
Upgrading to a new version of yWriter6
To update to a new version of yWriter6, just download and unpack the latest zip file over your existing installation. The program can tell you when there's an updated version available, but it can't automatically install a new version - it has to be done manually, using the zip file.
yWriter6 is free to download and use ('freeware'), but it's not open source. The source code is not available.