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Quoll Writer

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3.0.1 | Updated: 18 Feb 2023



Downloads of v 3.0.1:



Software Author(s):

  • Gary Bentley

Quoll Writer 3.0.1

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

Learn More

Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Quoll Writer, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Quoll Writer, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Quoll Writer, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade quollwriter -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade quollwriter -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install quollwriter
    name: quollwriter
    version: '3.0.1'
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'quollwriter' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '3.0.1'

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller quollwriter
    Name     = "quollwriter"
    Version  = "3.0.1"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'quollwriter':
  ensure   => '3.0.1',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved by moderator Windos on 19 Feb 2023.


Quoll Writer is a feature rich writing application with a clean and simple interface that ensures those features never get in the way of your writing.

Focus on your words, not the interface

  • Feature rich with a minimal interface, your text is the focus
  • Convert your great ideas into words
  • Manage all your projects in one place
  • The tabbed interface is familiar and easy to use
  • Easy chapter management, move chapters, link them, record goals and a description

Manage your characters and assets with ease

  • Create characters, locations and more, quickly and easily
  • Create your own types of asset
  • Customize your assets with new fields to record all the information you need
  • Quoll Writer keeps track of where your assets are mentioned and shows you the references

Annotate the text to make management simple

  • Scenes and plot outline items let you keep track of important moments in your story
  • Notes remind you of things to do
  • Special Edit Needed notes let you mark sections of the text that need reworking

Keep distractions at bay with full screen mode

  • Highly configurable, set things up the way you like them
  • Set a timer and/or word count to keep you moving
  • Use distraction free mode for that just the text experience

Improve the quality of your writing with the Problem Finder

  • Highlights problems within the text but it is a guide not an instructor
  • Use configurable rules to help find problems
  • Define your own rules and ignore those you aren't interested in

Share your work with Editor Mode

  • Send projects to your editors in a couple of clicks, inviting people to edit for you is as simple as knowing their email address
  • Chat with any of your editors at any time, see who is online, busy or offline
  • Your editors can make comments on your work
  • Make your changes then send an updated version when ready

Keep on track with Statistics and Targets

  • Word count, readability and session charts let you see how your project is progressing over time
  • Set yourself writing targets, maximum word counts and readabilty targets for your chapters
  • Warnings are shown when a maximum target is reached
  • Charts allow you to quickly identify problem chapters

Record and categorize your ideas

  • Quickly add new ideas
  • Categorize, sort and easily manage your ideas
  • Rate ideas and convert them to assets or chapters

Limber up your writing brain with a Warm-up

  • Over 300 prompts to choose from or enter your own
  • Set a timer and/or word count to keep you on track
  • Convert to a real project when you're ready
  • Set things up so you always do a warm-up at the start of each session

More great features

  • Import/Export
  • Integrated spell checker and synonym lookup
  • Automatic chapter save
  • Automatic, configurable backups
  • Global find
  • Set up the text how you like it
  • Tagging
  • Configurable interface
  • Achievements
  • Interactive tips
  • Encrypt your work
  • Logging

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$Installer = (Get-ChildItem $toolsDir -filter '*.exe').FullName

$packageArgs = @{
   packageName   = $env:chocolateyPackageName
   fileType      = 'exe'
   File           = $Installer
   silentArgs    = '-q -Dinstall4j.keepLog=true'
   validExitCodes= @(0)

Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs 

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  softwareName  = "Quoll Writer*"
  fileType      = 'EXE'
  silentArgs   = '-q'
  validExitCodes= @(0)

[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | % { 
    $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)"
    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$env:ChocolateyPackageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $key | % {Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)"}

From installer window:

End-user license agreement: for the Quoll Writer software written by Gary Bentley

You may install/use Quoll Writer on any machine you have access to.

No Warranties

I'm sorry but I cannot provide any warranty for the use of Quoll Writer. 
It is (and any related documentation) provided "as is" without warranty 
of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, 
the implied warranties or merchantability, fitness for a particular 
purpose or noninfringement.
My apologies for the legalese but it is important, I have to cover myself 
and I cannot be held responsible for you using Quoll Writer. I have done 
my best to ensure that it is bug free and works as intended and will not 
corrupt your work but I cannot and will not guarantee it. You use Quoll 
Writer at your own risk and I recommend that you create a test project to 
try it out first to ensure that you are happy that it fits your needs. 
That said, if you are having problems with one of your projects within 
Quoll Writer then contact me as soon as possible and I will do my best to 
help resolve the issue.  

Please back up your work

By using Quoll Writer you are agreeing that you will keep adequate backups 
of your work (produced via Quoll Writer) and that the backups will be kept 
in a secure location that is suitable for storage of digital information. 
Again, I cannot be held responsible if you lose your work, backups are a 
necessary evil that helps to ensure that your time and effort are not 
wasted. Please do not use Quoll Writer if you ARE NOT doing regular 
backups. Please do not keep just a single copy of your work on disk, if you 
have a power cut and the Quoll Writer project database becomes corrupted 
then it may not be possible to retrieve it.


I also recommend that you use a secure online backup service to ensure 
redundancy. Personally I use http://www.mozy.com, they’re cheap, reliable 
and it just works but there are many others.

If you like Quoll Writer then tell other writers

If you like Quoll Writer and it fits your needs then I would ask that you 
tell other writers you know about it. If you do not like Quoll Writer then 
I would ask that you are fair in your criticisms when you complain to 
others about it.

Let me know about bugs and your desire for new features

I am constantly looking to improve upon Quoll Writer, I wrote it because I 
like to write and I am interested in the opinions of other writers about 
what they would like to see in a writing application. I am also interested 
in ensuring that it is bug free and I would ask that you report any issues 
you have, and when you do so, please provide as much information as you can 
including screenshots where appropriate. The more information I have, the 
easier bugs are to fix.

Do not lose your encryption password(s)

If you elect to encrypt your project(s) then please DO NOT lose your 
password. It is not stored ANYWHERE and so if you lose it/forget it then 
you WILL NOT be able to access your project (regardless of whether you 
have backups) either via Quoll Writer or by using a db access mechanism 
such as the H2 console. The encryption used 
(see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Encryption_Standard ) is very 
strong and unless you are the NSA it won't be broken, so do not lose your 
password or you will lose your work.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE. Copyright(C) 2016 Gary Bentley, All rights reserved. 
Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

From: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/garybentley/quollwriter/master/license.txt


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