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  • FocusWriter icon


    FocusWriter is a fullscreen, distraction-free word processor designed to immerse you as much as possible in your work. The program...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • WriteMonkey icon


    Writemonkey is a Windows zenware writing application with an extremely stripped down user interface, leaving you alone with your...

    Freemium Windows

  • Write! icon


    Write! is a distraction-free text editor that boosts your productivity. It supports markdown syntax, spell-checker, cloud integration...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

  • WriteRoom icon

    WriteRoom Discontinued

    For Mac users to write without distractions. WriteRoom is a full screen writing environment. Unlike the cluttered word processors...

    Commercial Mac

  • Byword icon


    Byword is designed to make writing more enjoyable with Markdown on your Mac, iPhone and iPad. Features - Designed to make writing...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

  • iA Writer icon

    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...

    Commercial Mac Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • Q10 icon

    Q10 Discontinued

    Q10 is a simple but powerful text editor designed and built with writers in mind.

    Free Windows

  • Writebox icon


    Writebox is a simple and distraction-free text editor for Chrome and iPhone/iPad. Writebox helps you to concentrate on writing and...

    Freemium Web / Cloud iPhone Chrome OS iPad Chrome

  • ZenWriter icon


    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...

    Commercial Windows

  • LightPaper icon


    LightPaper is a simple, beautiful, powerful yet free Text Editor for passionate writers. You can use LightPaper to write any kind of...

    Commercial Mac

  • Big Huge Labs Writer icon

    Big Huge Labs Writer

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

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • JDarkRoom icon

    JDarkRoom Discontinued

    JDarkRoom is a popular, simple full-screen text file editor with none of the usual bells and whistles that might distract you from the...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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  • Macchiato icon


    Macchiato is a simple plain text editor with a twist. Modeled after TextEdit's plain text mode, the editor is a chrome-less blank...

    Commercial Mac

  • TextRoom icon

    TextRoom Discontinued

    TextRoom is a free (as in freedom and free beer) full screen text editor developed especially writers in mind. TextRoom and all...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Zen icon


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

    Commercial Mac

  • MarkMyWords icon


    MarkMyWords is the ideal markup-writing tool for authors. By using Markdown, MultiMarkdown, Textile, Wikitext, HTML or BBCode...

    Commercial Mac

  • DarkCopy icon


    DarkCopy is for anyone who enjoys the simplicity of a typewriter, and wants to increase productivity by focusing only on writing. It...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • myTexts pro icon

    myTexts pro

    Unlike most word processors, myTexts stands apart from the rest with its simple to use user-friendly interface. Without the burdens of...

    Commercial Mac

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  • ImmersEd icon


    ImmersEd is a free full-screen editor for writing with minimal distractions. It supports embedded notes, configurable visual themes...

    Free Windows

  • Writer icon


    Writer is a writing application without the fuss and distraction of a traditional word processor. It's perfect for everything from...

    Free Android

  • KoalaWriter icon

    KoalaWriter Discontinued

    Koalawriter is a fullscreen, distraction-free plain text editor with customizable background images and ambient music. Like its Mac...

    Open Source Mac Linux

  • Worst Draft icon

    Worst Draft

    Worst Draft is a Java-based, minimalist word processor that removes access to the two biggest roadblocks for writers: editing &...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Java

  • Typewriter icon


    Once upon a time, people pounded out their memos and missives on a typewriter. There was no backspace, spell check, or fancy...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

  • dType icon

    dType Discontinued

    dType is a lightweight distraction-free text editor for Android. It features a minimalistic interface and an original export/save...

    Open Source Android Android Tablet

  • YEdit

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

    Free Windows Linux

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