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  • Write!

    Write! is a distraction-free text editor that boosts your productivity.

     

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    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux Software as a Service (SaaS)

  • Laverna

    Laverna is a JavaScript note taking application with Markdown editor and encryption support. Consider it like open source alternative to Evernote.

     

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    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted

    • Discontinued
      The project is dead: the developer had issues with synchronization and multiple devices, so he decided to focus on other projects. Some users on GitHub forked the project and created a new app named https://alternativeto.net/software/encryptic/.
  • FocusWriter

    Simple but configurable and themeable, distraction-free text editor for writers. Open-source and available across desktop platforms.

     

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    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

  • Manuskript

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

     

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    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Alternote

    Gorgeous note-taking app for Mac with Evernote integration. Alternote has pixel-perfect interface, robust search, distraction-free mode and lots more.

     

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    Commercial Mac

    • Discontinued
      No longer in the Mac App Store. Buy links on site are dead. No twitter activity since 2016.
  • 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.

     

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    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • bibisco

    bibisco is a novel writing software that helps you to write your story, in a simple way.

     

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    Freemium Open Source Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell Node.JS

  • ghostwriter

    ghostwriter is a Windows and Linux text editor for Markdown, which is a plain text markup format created by John Gruber. For more information about Markdown, please visit John Gruber’s website at https://daringfireball.net/ .

     

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    Free Open Source Windows Linux

  • Ulysses

    Ulysses is a text editor for creative writers. Used by bloggers, poets, students and published novelists all over the world, it offers an integrated environment to brainstorm, draft, revise and even submit text on a professional level.

     

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    Commercial $ $ $ Mac iPhone iPad

  • Aktuell

    Aktuell is a modern, lightning fast, intuitive and elegant reader for reading blogs and news. All your favorite feeds in one app.

     

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    Commercial $ $ $ Mac iPhone iPad

  • Abricotine

    Abricotine is an open-source markdown editor for desktop. In Abricotine, you can preview your document directly in the text editor rather than in a side pane.

     

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    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell

  • Jux

    Jux is simply the best place to share your photos, words and more. Everything displays full-screen, distraction-free, memorable. Creativity is encouraged with each post.

     

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    Free Web

  • Hack Chat

    hack.chat is a minimal, distraction-free chat application. Channels are created and joined by going to https://hack.chat/?your-channel . There are no channel lists, so a secret channel name can be used for private discussions.

     

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    Free Open Source Web Android Self-Hosted

  • Momento

    Momento is a unique diary/journal writing app for iPhone & iPod touch, which provides a quick and easy way to record moments throughout your day. Connect with popular social web services, such as Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and Last.

     

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    Commercial iPhone

  • Spacemacs

    Spacemacs is an beautiful Emacs distribution designed for both GNU Emacs and Vim users. Features - Access documentation in Emacs with SPC h SPC.

     

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    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • JotterPad

    Designed for creative writers, JotterPad is a plain text editor without the fuss and distraction of a word processor. It is perfect for writing books, novels, lyrics, poems, essays, drafts and screenplays. .

     

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    Freemium Android Chrome OS Android Tablet

  • UberWriter

    Uberwriter is a GTK+ based distraction free Markdown editor, mainly developed by Wolf Vollprecht. It uses pandoc as backend for markdown parsing and offers a very clean and sleek user interface.

     

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    Free Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued
      The software is not available anymore.
  • WebCatalog

    WebCatalog lets you turn any web apps into desktop apps (a.k.a. site-specific browsers) with many additional features to enhance your workflows. It also protects you from cross-website trackers and preserving your privacy.

     

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    Freemium $ $ $ Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Plume Creator

    With Plume Creator, organize your writing projects ! Scenes, notes, characters,...

     

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    Free Open Source Linux

  • 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.

     

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    Free Web Chrome OS

  • OmPad

    OmPad is a free, simple, powerful, beautiful and minimal writing app that helps you focus and concentrate on writing great content. Format your text with headings, bold, italic, links, images, lists, code and quotes.

     

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    Free Web

  • 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.

     

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    Freemium Web

  • Inspire Writer

    Inspire is a clone of Ulysses for Windows, with many of the core features but not all. Features Elegant, simple markup editor that mimics the Ulyssess (for Mac only) look and feel.

     

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    Commercial $ $ $ Windows Windows S

  • Big Huge Labs Writer

    Writer is a free online distraction free writing environment provided by Big Huge Labs.

     

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    Freemium Web