Finally, a (nearly) perfect novel writing tool. Scrivener software (still in beta) is a light-weight but innovative software tool exclusively for Macintosh users. You can download a beta version for free at http://www.literatureandlatte.com. Click on the thumbnail images for full screenshots.
Scrivener’s outlining and note card capability allow you to organize your novel. You can annotate and categorize content in ways to allow you to flexibly craft the outline to the way you write.
Scrivener also has a full-screen mode text editor that whose background color is an eyeball-friendly black. No distractions and a slim column complete this optimized environment for the serious writer.