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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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    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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    Q10

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

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Last version dates from 2011.
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    Writebox

    Writebox is a simple and distraction-free text editor for Chrome and iPhone/iPad. Writebox helps you to concentrate on writing and seamlessly syncs your text writings across all your devices with Dropbox and/or Google Drive. ...

    Freemium Web / Cloud iPhone Chrome OS iPad Chrome

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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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    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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    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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    mvilla Draft

    Draft is a text editor for Android devices that supports Markdown, MultiMarkdown, syncing via Dropbox and offline support. Features Create, view and edit plain text and Markdown/MultiMarkdown notes Organize all your...

    Commercial Android Android Tablet

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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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    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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    MultiMarkdown Composer

    MultiMarkdown Composer is a text editor for Mac that is designed from the ground up around the MultiMarkdown Syntax. It is designed to make writing in MultiMarkdown even easier than it already is, with automatic syntax highlighting...

    Commercial Mac

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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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    MarkdownX

    Markdown text editor for Android. It follows the principle of Material Design and is easy to use.

    Free Android GitHub

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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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    Notal

    Notal is a simple application that lets you take notes with Markdown style! With Notal, you can type your notes with plain Markdown text and enjoy reading with a clean, simple style. If you aren't familiar with Markdown, we...

    Free Android

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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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    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.
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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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    uFocus

    uFocus is the first distraction-free writing application that lets you open all kinds of plain text files as well as directories, allowing you to structure your stories into chapters, articles, sections ... whatever you wish! Looking...

    Commercial Mac

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