Professional Writing Software for Ambitious Authors.

Bartleby makes it fast and easy to outline, manage and write novels, nonfiction books, dissertations, and much more.

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Organize like a pro

Turning ideas into art doesn’t just require inspiration, it requires hard work. Bartleby makes your life easier with hierarchical manuscripts, index cards, & rapid outlining.

Outliners rejoice!

A foldable, drag-and-droppable table gives you a master overview of your project. Quickly insert and reorganize sections to get the big picture.


Bartleby's innovative StoryObjects system tracks Characters, Locations, Events and Things in an interactive database.

Advanced Workspaces

How you arrange your desk is important. Drag-and-drop windows however you like so you can reference while you write.

Write Anywhere

Bartleby is cloud-based, but offline-first—that means you can write anywhere you have access to a device and never worry about backing up.

Incredible value.

Free for one project, as little as $10.99/mo for the whole shebang.


$0 Forever
  • One project
  • Unlimited documents
  • Up to 10 StoryObjects


$10.99 Monthly
  • Unlimited projects
  • Unlimited documents
  • Unlimited StoryObjects

"I created Bartleby because nothing else came close. This is the writing software I've been dreaming of my entire life."

Ted H.

Founder & CEO

Start your next masterpiece now—for free.

No time limits, no pressure. Your project is yours forever.

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