Alternatives to Zen for all platforms with any license

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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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • WriteMonkey icon

    WriteMonkey

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

    Freemium Windows

  • Write! icon

    Write!

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

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

  • 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

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    WriteRoom Discontinued

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

    Commercial Mac

  • Q10 icon

    Q10 Discontinued

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

    Free Windows

  • Byword icon

    Byword

    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

  • OmPad icon

    OmPad

    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

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

    Commercial Mac Windows iPad

  • Writebox icon

    Writebox

    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

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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...

    Commercial Windows

  • 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

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    Calmly Writer

    Calmly Writer is a professional text editor designed to focus on what you want to tell, with a simple, unobtrusive and...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Chrome OS

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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

  • 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

  • ZenPen

    A minimalist writing zone, where you can block out all distractions and get to what's important. The writing

    Free Web / Cloud

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    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

    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

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  • 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

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    MarkMyWords

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

    Commercial Mac

  • Koi Writer Text Editor icon

    Koi Writer Text Editor

    Literary, subject-specific or personal text writing - as easy as using paper and pen. The user-friendly Koi Writer application...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • 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...

    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...

    Free Windows

  • Writer icon

    Writer

    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

  • CreaWriter icon

    CreaWriter

    Full screen text editor distraction free writing enviroment. CreaWriter increase you creativity in writing.

    Free Windows

  • 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...

    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

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