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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

    • FocusWriter has similar window customization, such as, background/foreground colour, font size and type selection and sizing. It is also Portable and is also free. Not as many features as WriteMonkey, but the distraction-free enviroment is the same. callywDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    MarkdownPad

    MarkdownPad is a full-featured Markdown editor for Windows. Features: LivePreview : Instantly see how your documents look in HTML as you create them. Easy formatting with keyboard shortcuts. Markdown formatting can be applied (and...

    Freemium Windows

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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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    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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    Markdown Edit

    Markdown Edit is a Windows desktop Markdown editor with an emphasis on content and keyboard shortcuts. There is minimal window chrome and most functions are accessed through keyboard shortcuts.

    Open Source Windows

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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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    JotterPad

    JotterPad — Writer is the next-generation plain text editor engineered for Creative writing, perfect for writing novel, lyrics, poems, essay, draft and screenplay. The clean typing interface allows you to focus on shaping your...

    Freemium Android

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    Ynote Classic

    Ynote Classic is an easy to use fast and advanced text editor with a tabbed interface and multiview. It has intelligent Syntax Highlighting, Code Folding , Auto Indent and autocompletion. It can highlight any language you like using...

    Open Source Windows

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    GetDiz

    GetDiz is a fully featured text editor which can replace Notepad while maintaining an incredible speed, ease of use and small size. You can display and edit any text files with GetDiz. Additionally it offers enhanced functionality...

    Free Windows

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  • Jane icon

    Jane

    Jane is Just Another Nasty Editor, designed to view and edit all kind of ASCII files. There are millions of similar editors already available, but the choice is yours: those who try this might discover nice features they'll soon...

    Free Windows

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    FoldingText

    FoldingText makes you productive in easily formatted plain text. Turn your ideas into plans. Your to-dos into results. Your writing into clear, focused documents.

    Commercial Mac

  • Devpad icon

    Devpad

    Notepad-like VB.Net multi-tab source code editor for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 that supports ASM, ASP.Net, Boo, C#, C++, CSS, HTML, INI, Java, JavaScript, Lua, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, SQL, VB.Net, XML and plain text files. -...

    Open Source Windows

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    MarkRight

    MarkRight is a simple but very efficient Markdown editor built using Electron and ClojureScript. It uses a dual pane interface that lets you focus on the task of writing, while providing a live preview so you can instantly see the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell

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    SmartDown

    A zen and efficient MarkDown editor for Windows - Integrated library: All your files in the same place with Cloud (OneDrive, Dropbox, ...)support - Improve your creativity : Hightlight mode, full screen mode - Integrated Wordpress...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Angel Writer

    Angel Writer is a free text editor allowing you to create impressive documents that contain formatted text, graphics and tables. You can learn how to work with Angel Writer in five minutes since it is very similar to...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued Software discontinued since 2007.
  • PHP Studio icon

    PHP Studio

    PHP Studio is an easy-to-use and comprehensive development solution for PHP based websites and applications. This advanced PHP editor has many features that will streamline complete development process of editing, debugging and...

    Commercial Windows

  • Desk icon

    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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    MetroTextual

    MetroTextual is a Windows text editor inspired by Microsoft’s Metro Design Language. It’s designed to be a visually appealing replacement for Notepad; with significant improvements to performance and aesthetics. Hotshot programmers...

    Free Windows

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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

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    • Discontinued Last version dates from 2010.
  • AceText icon

    AceText

    AceText is a smart software tool that simplifies working with text by enabling you to store, manage, edit and reuse text from a central location.

    Commercial Windows

    No features added Add a feature
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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 icon

    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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    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.

WriteMonkey Comments

I wish this app had the option of full background transpare ...

Comment by Asleif
about WriteMonkey Jun 2011

I wish this app had the option of full background transparency with opaque text.. then it would be perfect imo... I've been wishing for it forever :(
Also I wish it were a little more elegantly designed, like OmmWriter and ZenWriter, but other than that, it's up there in the top five <3

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Absolutely the best. For the first time, I've found a softw ...

Comment by Tyrolancer
about WriteMonkey Jun 2011

Absolutely the best. For the first time, I've found a software environment that makes me WANT to write!

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This program is the best thing for writing I have found. It ...

Comment by Rockidr4
about WriteMonkey Jun 2011

This program is the best thing for writing I have found. It blows all other full screen writers out of the water. While this comment may not be a testimony to what it will do for your writing, I prmose, you will be without distraction, and confusion.

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WriteMonkey is a full-screen plain text editor that deserve ...

Comment by katisasoftwarejunkie
about WriteMonkey Jun 2011


WriteMonkey is a full-screen plain text editor that deserves more attention. It's fast, stable, with plenty of features and yet very simple.

In a fit of nostalgia I went looking for a full-screen text editor to relive my days of writing until 4am in DOS. After trying nearly every one available to Windows, I settled on WriteMonkey.

One of my sticking points with these types of applications is the lack of rich text. I'm addicted to my bold and italic text. WriteMonkey uses plain text, but uses the standard shortcuts ctrl-i and ctrl-b to automatically put markup around text, and includes an export to html or doc. A great compromise.

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