A fully offline novel writing and planning software tool for ChromeOS. Much more than just a word processor.
Feb 2020 Update :
OK folks Google are shutting down Chrome OS Apps - The new way of doing things is a PWA - Version 3 of wavemaker is at https://wavemaker.cards - get it there
I WILL BE CLOSING THIS DOWN SOON, PROBABLY SUDDENLY AND WITH NO WARNING - stop using it! Use version 3
If you absolutely MUST use this you can get instructions how to run locally and source code here
A completely standalone ChromeOS Offline Novel writing tool.
FEBRUARY 2019 - NEWS
Version 3 is now available - You can install it by visiting https://wavemaker.cards
This version will remain here but will not be getting any more updates - it can also be installed on other devices using Google Chrome
January 24th 2019 News
Version 3 is now available as a BETA - at https://wavemaker.cards
(also fixed a typo I caused with the last update :/ )
PLEASE NOTE : Version 2 of Wavemaker will remain in service for quite some time yet.
I will ensure there is a version in the web store until AT LEAST January 2020
And may remain longer if people continue to use it and support it.
January 2019 News
Version 3 is imminent and will be a major overhaul, so there will be a new entry in the web store for that. I plan to keep this version running as well for those who like it, and to help support it we have Open Sourced the code.
We have gone Open Source with this version
You can also support me here
Looking for a suite of tools for writing your story, something like scrivener? Look no further. This is not just a text editor it does so much more.
Use this set of tools to help you plan and write your first draft. Designed for ChromeOS to work as a standalone tool. No web connection needed at all.
Let me know what you think.... anything if you want a feature added, if you have some feedback you think will improve the software.
or the facebook group https://www.facebook.com/wavemakercards/
Update Version 2.8.4 : You can now colour code the cards in the planner, and notes section.
Update Version 2.8.3 : Made file repair code take more time as it was timing out - might be a delay but will repair any damaged files now.
Update Version 2.8.2 : file repair code added.
Update Version 2.8.1 : sorry just fixing a typo :/
Update Version 2.8
Another quick update to add some file fixing code that fixes the file saving bug, also any previously faulty files should now open as I have added code to apply the 'fix' from the support section.
Update Version 2.7
Added some font options and it can now export to Word Doc.
Update Version 2.5
Quick Amend :)
Added the ability to scale the interface for smaller screens (effectively browser zoom on the app)
Use CTRL and UP ARROW for larger CTRL and DOWN ARROW for smaller
Update Version 2.4
Made the saving alert much less obtrusive
Tidied up the Dark and Light themes a bit and added royal and sunshine for those who want a bit of colour.
Update Version 2.2
Added AUTOSAVE feature
Link to Support/Review pages in the app
Centered The cards planning tool ---- just because
fixed minor position bug on a couple of buttons
Update Version 2 : 02/07/2018
Right another update rollout :)
Added - "Snowflake" method where you split cards into sections starting from a summary of your story gradually adding more detail
Updated - Some behind the scenes functionality.
Updated : 22/06/2018 - under constant updates!
- Chapter by Chapter organisation.
- Use the Cards note making tool built in to it to help you plan your novel.
- Files are stored on you Chromebook - not on the web! (put them in Google drive an you will be able to access them from the web interface as well)
- Timeline tool for planning your novel
- Plan your novel using the 'cards' section - easily move parts around
- Exports your novel to plain text so you can import it into any other tool you want to use.
- Templates for Nanowrimo and Young Adult fiction authors based on the Better Novel Project structure (have a look http://www.betternovelproject.com)
Tip : Create a template and share it with other users at
The best ones I'll integrate into the system
Any feature requests or bug reports you can email email@example.com
or (for a faster response generally) find us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/wavemakercards/
A quick video to show how it works