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  • FocusWriter icon

    FocusWriter

    FocusWriter is a fullscreen, distraction-free word processor designed to immerse you as much as possible in your work. The program autosaves your progress, and reloads the last files you had open to make it easy to jump back in during...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

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    Scrivener

    Scrivener is a word processor and project management tool created specifically for writers of long texts such as novels and research papers. It won't try to tell you how to write - it just makes all the tools you have scattered...

    Commercial Mac Windows iPhone iPad

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    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 Mac Windows Linux

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    WriteMonkey

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

    Freemium Windows

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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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    Q10

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

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Last version dates from 2011.
  • Manuskript icon

    Manuskript

    Open-source tool for writers. With outliner, character management, plot development, distraction-free editor, etc.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • OmPad icon

    OmPad

    OmPad is a free, simple, powerful, beautiful and minimal writing app that helps you focus and concentrate on writing great content. Format your text with headings, bold, italic, links, images, lists, code and quotes. -...

    Free Web / Cloud

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    OmmWriter

    Ommwriter is a simple text processor that firmly believes in making writing a pleasure once again, reinvindicating the close relationship between writer and paper. The more intimate the relation, the smoother the flow of inspiration.

    Commercial Mac Windows 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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    Big Huge Labs Writer

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

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • True Novelist icon

    True Novelist

    Writing a novel is a large undertaking. True Novelist was created to make the process as easy as possible for authors.

    Free Web / Cloud

  • PyRoom icon

    PyRoom

    PyRoom is a free editor that stays out your way - and keeps other things out of your way, too. As a fullscreen editor without buttons, widgets, formatting options, menus and with only the minimum of required dialog windows, it...

    Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued The last entry on the dev blog dates from 2010.
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    Dark Room

    Dark Room is a full screen, distraction free, writing environment. Unlike standard word processors that focus on features, Dark Room is just about you and your text. Basically, Dark Room is a clone of the original WriteRoom that...

    Free Windows

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    750 Words

    750 Words is an online plain text editor with autosave and fullscreen edit options, 750 Words also lets you track your progress and earn points for achievements. Login with Google, Yahoo or Facebook Connect. Best if a person...

    Commercial Web / Cloud

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    Liquid Story Binder XE

    Liquid Story Binder XE is a uniquely designed word processor for professional and aspiring authors, poets, and novelists. Writing software for those who require the editing ability of a commercial text editor as well as a document...

    Commercial Windows

    • Discontinued Last update was around 2011, can still be bought.
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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 Mac Windows Linux

    • 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 Mac Windows Linux BSD

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

    Paragraphs is an app just for writers. It was built for one thing and one thing only: writing. It gives you everything you need to create brilliant prose and does away with the rest.

    Commercial Mac

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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

  • Zen icon

    Zen

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

    Commercial Mac

  • DarkCopy icon

    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

  • ImmersEd icon

    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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    Matcha

    Matcha is an all-new writing app designed to make writing easy and fun in a relaxing, peaceful writing environment that’s simple and enjoyable. Matcha doesn’t get in your way. It gives writer the room to do just what any writers want...

    Commercial iPhone iPad

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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 Mac Linux

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

    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 Mac Windows Linux

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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
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    A Novel Idea

    A Novel Idea is a tool for plotting your story and recording bursts of inspiration. Use its simple interface to create your characters, locations, scenes, and novels and then link them together to create your story's plot. Use the...

    Freemium iPhone iPad

    • Discontinued The app is no longer updated. Last version, 1.15.2, released in August 2014, can be still downloaded from the Appstore.
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    BlueGem

    BlueGem is a great RichText Editor and its a great alternative to Notepad (if you are looking for one). It has a same look like Notepad (except the Toolbox). If it didn't have the toolbox you would think you was using Notepad. It...

    Open Source Windows

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