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Installing Novel Factory on your Desktop

When you first register for the Novel Factory, you get immediate access to the browser version.

If you would like to download the app to your desktop for use offline (on either Windows or Mac), then follow these instructions:


Install the Novel Factory App by clicking the ‘install’ button in the browser’s address bar, while logged into the app in Chrome.

Alternatively click on the three dot icon and look for Install Novel Factory 3.0 in the menu.


Install the Novel Factory App by clicking the ‘install’ button in the browser’s address bar.


To install the app using Safari, click the ‘share’ button.

Click on add to the ‘Add to Home Screen’ button.

Click on the ‘Add’ button.


Unfortunately, installing progressive web apps is not supported in Firefox and they are not planning to support this in the future.

It is still possible to install via Firefox if you have a very strong preference for this, but it is a little more tricky.

  1. Add the pwa addon for Firefox from: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/pwas-for-firefox/
  2. Follow the ‘Setup Progressive Web Apps for Firefox’ instructions to install the components required to add PWA support to Firefox.
  3. Once installed, navigate to the Novel Factory site.
  4. Click the extension’s install icon in the address bar to install as an desktop app

Other Browsers

Other browsers may have support for Progressive Web Applications and offer install options, such as Brave and Vivaldi, however, we’re unable to provide guidance or support on these.

iOS & Android

Installing on mobile devices is not officially supported yet, but may be possible, depending on your device.

When using iOS the only browser that allows installing applications is Safari. Use the instructions above for Safari to install the app on your iOS device.

When using Android, use the instructions above, depending on which browser you are using.

Note: Initial load times on mobile devices can be slow.

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