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  • Google Keep icon

    Google Keep

    Google Keep has several features including color coding notes, inserting images, creating lists, geo-fencing, shareable notes, and search by color.

    Free Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet ... iPad Chrome Android Wear

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    Stickies

    Stickies is a PC utility written to replace Post-It-style notes left stuck to your monitor. The design goal behind Stickies is that the program is small and simple. Stickies will not mess with your system files, or write to the...

    Free Windows PortableApps.com

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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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    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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    Escriba

    A hassle-free and drop-dead pretty text editor for the web. Your document is saved to your browser's local storage and you can even save it to your Dropbox.

    Free Web / Cloud

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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

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    • Discontinued The last entry on the dev blog dates from 2010.
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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 distraction-free user interface.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Chrome OS

  • Monod icon

    Monod

    Monod is a (relatively) secure and offline-first Markdown editor built at TailorDev in order to learn React (and a bunch of JavaScript tools/libraries).

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted React GitHub

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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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  • Hiro icon

    Hiro

    Hiro let's you organize things with simple text snippets. It even works for the most chaotic people. • Keep tabs with friends. Money owed, things recommended, all in one place. This information is normally spread across...

    Free Personal Web / Cloud Chrome

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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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    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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    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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  • CreaWriter icon

    CreaWriter

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

    Free Windows

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