I really enjoyed using yWriter. It has some great features. And from what I have seen so far, it has similar functionality to Scrivener. Although it does not have many cool exporting functions, which I personally don't mind.
My Favorite Features
- It's Free
- With the click of a button it will read your writing to you. Great for revising. (By the way, Scrivener does not have this feature.
- Did I mention it is free?
What it is Lacking
- Embedded spell checking. It tells you when a word is wrong but does not offer suggestions. I am a terrible speller so this was an issue for me. (Scrivener does).
- You have to have a Chapter-Scene structure. I got around this by just having one scene per chapter. No big deal. But Scrivener has more flexibility in this area.