1. PyRoom is a free editor that stays out your way - and keeps other things out of your way, too.

    Discontinued

    The last entry on the dev blog dates from 2010.

  2. Verbum is a word processor with all the features a professional word processor should have. It was modeled to closely resemble Microsoft Word, to reduce the learning curve.


  3. 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.

    Discontinued

    Last version dates from 2010.

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  4. Writer is a free online distraction free writing environment provided by Big Huge Labs.
  5. Mellel is a sophisticated, time-tested and reliable word processor, especially designed to handle long and complicated documents, books, manuscripts, dissertations, and more.
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  6. Replace, insert new content, remove existing text, change text style and formatting in 1000s of Word and text documents in bulk. Save results and convert between various document formats: docx, doc, pdf, odt, rtf, wpd, txt, xps, html, and others.
  7. The TeXworks project is an effort to build a simple TeX front-end program (working environment) that will be available for all today’s major desktop operating systems—in particular, MS Windows (XP and Vista), typical GNU/Linux distros and other X11-based systems, and Mac OS X.
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  8. SSuite NoteBook Editor is a free portable text editor that has all the functionality to start you on writing that important novel, short-story or article, with enough bells and whistles to help out.
  9. Nisus Writer feels like home with support for Mac OS X autosave, document versioning, and iCloud. Built from the same core as Nisus Writer Pro, Express features the same elegant user interface and compatibility that has been universally praised by both users and press alike.
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  10. 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+

    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.

  11. Campfire Pro is a pre-writing software for writers. Its features include character sheets, an endless narrative timeline, and map support for world building.
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  12. TexitEasy is a free, cross-platform and open-source latex editor. TexitEasy has all the features a modern editor can have.
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  13. Nevron Writer is a Free Text Processor, which serves as replacement of the Microsoft Word text editor in the most popular desktop operating systems used nowadays - Windows and Mac.

    Discontinued

    Last version is v2016, which shows the last time it was updated

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  14. Start writing notes, docs, and blogs quickly using Markdown.

    Discontinued

    website is not available anymore. lates facebook post in September 2016. latest commit on github in Feb 2018.

    Discussion in this issue tells, that it was shut down, because they "didn't find it's place in the market"
    https://github.com/classeur/classeur/issues/242

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  15. Worst Draft is a minimalist word processor that removes the two biggest roadblocks for writers: editing & distractions.