UPDATE: Draftman will eventually be retired, as it has been entirely rewritten and now supports many new features. Read more about [Draftman2](https://snapcraft.io/draftman2).
Draftman is a simple, plain-text document-management system for writers. This is the Linux GTK+ 3 version. I created Draftman for myself.
Most writing software focuses on the editor. Sometimes, this can be a problem. For example, I love the organizational and conversion features of Scrivener, but I don't like that it is designed from the ground up to use formatted text in the form of RTF files. I prefer to write in Markdown using editors of my own choosing
Editor agnostic. Write using an editor of your choice.
Plain text only. Keep yourself focused on the words and not the formatting.
Files are never deleted. Uses a trashcan system to move unwanted files away, but still keeps them available. Just in case.
Works with any cloud system (e.g. Dropbox, GoogleDrive, SpiderOak Hive) that supports access to a folder on your file system (e.g. /home/foobar/Dropbox/MyWritingProjects/AmericanNovel).
100% Free and Open Source
Corruption of Draftman projects is unlikely since everything is plain text. Fixing something that breaks is easy enough anyway.
Add, edit, rename, include, exclude files
Auto-refreshing word counts
Compiles project files into single text files
Opens the last project worked on, so you can easily pick up where you left off
Automatically detects when files are removed or added outside a draftman session, so you can remove or add files manually from a tablet while traveling, for example
Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.
Snaps are discoverable and installable from the Snap Store, an app store with an audience of millions.
Snap is available for Linux Mint 18.2 (Sonya), Linux Mint 18.3 (Sylvia), and the latest releases, Linux Mint 19 (Tara), Linux Mint 19.1 (Tessa), Linux Mint 19.2 (Tina) and Linux Mint 19.3 (Tricia).
You can find out which version of Linux Mint you’re running by opening System info from the Preferences menu. To install snap from the Software Manager application, search for snapd and click Install.
Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd
Either restart your machine, or log out and in again, to complete the installation.
To install draftman, simply use the following command: