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 can be installed from the command line on openSUSE Leap 42.3, Leap 15 and Tumbleweed.
You need first add the snappy repository from the terminal. Leap 15 users, for example, can do this with the following command:
Swap out openSUSE_Leap_15.0 for either openSUSE_Leap_42.3 or openSUSE_Tumbleweed if you’re using a different version of openSUSE.
With the repository added, import its GPG key:
Finally, upgrade the package cache to include the new snappy repository:
Snap can now be installed with the following:
You then need to either reboot, logout/login or source /etc/profile to have /snap/bin added to PATH.
Additionally, enable and start both the snapd and the snapd.apparmor services with the following commands: