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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

  • Scrivener icon


    Scrivener is a word processor and project management tool created specifically for writers of long texts such as novels and research...

    Commercial Mac Windows iPhone iPad

  • 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

  • OmPad icon


    OmPad is a free, simple, powerful, beautiful and minimal writing app that helps you focus and concentrate on writing great content....

    Free Web / Cloud

  • OmmWriter icon


    Ommwriter is a simple text processor that firmly believes in making writing a pleasure once again, reinvindicating the close...

    Commercial Mac Windows iPad

  • Manuskript icon


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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • 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

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  • 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

  • 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 Discontinued

    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...

    Open Source Linux

  • 750 Words icon

    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...

    Commercial Web / Cloud

  • Liquid Story Binder XE icon

    Liquid Story Binder XE Discontinued

    Liquid Story Binder XE is a uniquely designed word processor for professional and aspiring authors, poets, and novelists. Writing...

    Commercial Windows

  • 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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    Dark Room

    Dark Room is a full screen, distraction free, writing environment. Unlike standard word processors that focus on features, Dark Room...

    Free Windows

  • 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

  • Paragraphs icon


    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...

    Commercial Mac

  • 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

  • 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

  • Matcha icon


    Matcha is an all-new writing app designed to make writing easy and fun in a relaxing, peaceful writing environment that’s simple and...

    Commercial iPhone iPad

  • 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

  • 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

  • A Novel Idea icon

    A Novel Idea Discontinued

    A Novel Idea is a tool for plotting your story and recording bursts of inspiration. Use its simple interface to create your...

    Freemium iPhone iPad

  • BlueGem icon


    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...

    Open Source Windows

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