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  • Write! icon

    Write!

    Write! is a distraction-free text editor that boosts your productivity. It supports markdown syntax, spell-checker, cloud integration and much more! Features: Native Cloud Clean UI With Tabs Writing Sessions ...

    Free Personal Windows Linux Mac

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    iA Writer

    The key to good writing is not that magical glass of Bordeaux, the right kind of tobacco or that groovy background music. The key is focus. What you need to write well is a spartan setting that allows you to fully concentrate on your...

    Commercial Mac Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    WriteRoom

    For Mac users to write without distractions. WriteRoom is a full screen writing environment. Unlike the cluttered word processors you're used to, WriteRoom lets you focus on writing. Requires Mac OS X 10.7+

    Commercial Mac

    • Discontinued The program is no longer available for iOS. The Mac version, v3.2.1, released in August 2012, can be still bought from the AppStore.
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    Byword

    Byword is designed to make writing more enjoyable with Markdown on your Mac, iPhone and iPad. Features - Designed to make writing more enjoyable using Markdown - Sync text documents across all your Mac, iPhone, iPad devices -...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

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    ZenWriter

    ZenWriter, a text editor for Windows that cuts out all the distraction and lets you focus on letting your thoughts flow. It’s a full screen, zen-like program that offers few formatting options but a whole lot of tranquility. If you...

    Commercial Windows

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    LightPaper

    LightPaper is a simple, beautiful, powerful yet free Text Editor for passionate writers. You can use LightPaper to write any kind of text documents – blogs, articles, notes, READMEs, TODOs, or the next chapter of your new novel. Its...

    Commercial Mac

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    Big Huge Labs Writer

    Writer is a free online distraction free writing environment provided by Big Huge Labs.

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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    Desk

    An award-winning & beloved desktop publishing client, exclusively for OS X. You are a storyteller, passionate about crafting narratives that capture, express, and delight in what it means to be human.

    Commercial Mac

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    JDarkRoom

    JDarkRoom is a popular, simple full-screen text file editor with none of the usual bells and whistles that might distract you from the job in hand. If you are writing a speech, novel, essay, thesis or just need to be able to...

    Free Windows Linux Mac

    • Discontinued Last version dates from 2010.
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    Macchiato

    Macchiato is a simple plain text editor with a twist. Modeled after TextEdit's plain text mode, the editor is a chrome-less blank canvas. However, it is built from the ground up for writing Markdown prose—and, as such, it will...

    Commercial Mac

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    TextRoom

    TextRoom is a free (as in freedom and free beer) full screen text editor developed especially writers in mind. TextRoom and all other similar editors share one goal: to get you writing right away by providing distraction free...

    Open Source Windows Linux Mac BSD

    • Discontinued Last commit dates from 2011. The last issue (still marked as new) dates from 2013.
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    MarkMyWords

    MarkMyWords is the ideal markup-writing tool for authors. By using Markdown, MultiMarkdown, Textile, Wikitext, HTML or BBCode MarkMyWords makes writing articles for the web a breeze and remains platform-independent by using plain text...

    Commercial Mac

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    Zen

    Zen helps you to focus on your writing... It's writing only. It's fullscreen. It's Zen.

    Commercial Mac

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    myTexts pro

    Unlike most word processors, myTexts stands apart from the rest with its simple to use user-friendly interface. Without the burdens of superfluous features common in other softwares, myTexts helps you get more meaning out of your...

    Commercial Mac

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    DarkCopy

    DarkCopy is for anyone who enjoys the simplicity of a typewriter, and wants to increase productivity by focusing only on writing. It was created as a free, web-based clone of WriteRoom.

    Free Web / Cloud

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    ImmersEd

    ImmersEd is a free full-screen editor for writing with minimal distractions. It supports embedded notes, configurable visual themes, sound themes for audio feedback when typing, simple text mark-up support for bold and italic...

    Free Windows

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    Writer

    Writer is a writing application without the fuss and distraction of a traditional word processor. It's perfect for everything from taking notes to writing a novel on your phone or tablet. Writer's philosophy is Keep It...

    Free Android

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    KoalaWriter

    Koalawriter is a fullscreen, distraction-free plain text editor with customizable background images and ambient music. Like its Mac OS counterpart Ommwriter, its onscreen controls fade out of sight when you begin to type and appear...

    Open Source Linux Mac

    • Discontinued Last commit dates from 2010, and the last issue (still marked as new) dates from 2013, without an answer.
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    Typewriter

    Once upon a time, people pounded out their memos and missives on a typewriter. There was no backspace, spell check, or fancy formatting, just forward movement, and muttered obscenities when you screwed up. Typewriter brings some of...

    Free Windows Linux Mac

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    dType

    dType is a lightweight distraction-free text editor for Android. It features a minimalistic interface and an original export/save system. It’s a quick-to-load, distraction-free interface layer between the idea and any app/format of...

    Open Source Android Android Tablet

    • Discontinued Latest commit 532b9fc on Aug 17, 2013. See https://github.com/wswld/dtype
  • YEdit

    yEdit2 is a simple text editor with frequent auto-backups and a countdown word counter.

    Free Windows Linux

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