yWriter 4 is no longer being updated. I recommend all users upgrade to yWriter 5
by Spacejock Software
Runs on all versions of Windows, 32- or 64- bit and Wine on Linux & Mac
Primary download site: yWriter4 Full Install (3mb)
Once you've installed the software, see the Quick Start Guide
1) Download the installation file. Internet Explorer users are forced into a series of pointless* security warnings which look something like this:
Just click Save. You'll get another warning (this one with a nice friendly red X):
Click View Downloads:
Once the downloads folder is open, locate the downloaded file and run your normal anti-virus scan on it. Once you're happy it's free of viruses, run the installation file. On Windows 7 or later, you must right-click the installer and choose 'Run as Administrator'
. Now Windows will probably throw up another warning similar to the one below:
At this point you either trust me (and my company, Spacejock Software) and click 'Yes', or you click 'No' and delete the installer. That's up to you - just bear in mind I set up this website over ten years ago, and if I was offering dodgy software someone would have closed it down by now, wouldn't they?
2) Follow the prompts to set it up. (The defaults are fine)
3) Locate the Spacejock Software entry in your start menu. The program you just installed will have an entry there. Click the program icon to run it.
Visual Basic 6 runtimes (included in the installer)
Any version of Windows, right back to Win 95. (e.g. Win95, Win98, Win2K, XP, Vista, etc)
Hardware: if you're running Windows, you can run my programs.
Vista users should read these additional comments
This app installs and run under Wine, at least on Ubuntu 7.10
You can run my programs from a memory stick.
See How to run your applications from a thumb drive
for more info