How to write a novel

yWriter5 by Spacejock Software
For Windows PCs
(Superseded by yWriter6)


A MacOS version is in progress!

yWriter for MacOS

Upgrade an installed version of yWriter5

This installer will upgrade your version of yWriter5 to, dated 13/Jul/2023

• It doesn't matter whether you run the same installer more than once.
• Installing or upgrading yWriter5 will not delete or overwrite your data OR your settings.
• There is no need to uninstall yWriter5 before running this updater.
See below for the list of changes

yWriter5 is free to download and use, but you're encouraged to register your copy if you find it useful.

Update Instructions

Download and run yWriter5Full.exe (9.3mb) to update your copy of yWriter5 to the latest release version. (Please make sure yWriter5 isn't running while you're trying to update it!)

If you're updating yWriter5 on non-Windows systems you should visit this page instead.

Change Log:
If the version number next to an item is newer than, that change is in the latest beta