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Apps with 'Distraction free writing' feature

  1. With so many tools, it's hard to keep everyone on the same page. Notion is a new tool that unifies them all.
  2. Standard Notes is a simple and private notes app. It allows you to write and sync your notes across all your devices, including your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and web browser.


  3. Typora will give you a seamless experience as both a reader and a writer. It removes the preview window, mode switcher, syntax symbols of markdown source code, and all other unnecessary distractions.
  4. Mark Text is a Markdown editor for Mac, Windows and Linux. It is a concise text editor, dedicated to improving your editing efficiency.
  5. Manuskript is an open-source tool for writers, with outliner, character management, plot development, distraction-free editor, etc.
  6. FreeMind is a premier free mind-mapping software written in Java. The recent development has hopefully turned it into high productivity tool.

    Discontinued

    Last version from 2016. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/freemind/files/

  7. Write.as lets you write and publish text instantly. Write a note for yourself to read later. Create a standalone article you can quickly broadcast on social media — or publish a full blog.
  8. Typewriter. Ring-binder. Scrapbook. Scrivener combines everything you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop.
  9. FocusWriter is a fullscreen, distraction-free word processor designed to immerse you as much as possible in your work.
  10. No excuses. No distractions. Just write. ghostwriter is a feature-rich text editor using Markdown syntax which makes it suitable for note-taking, document redaction, simple HTML website creation and much more.
  11. Bear is a beautiful and flexible writing app for note-taking and prose, both on the go for iOS devices and for the Mac OS desktop.
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • PlayBook
    • Apple Watch
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Android Wear
    • React
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    • Safari
    • Kindle Fire
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Firefox OS
    • Gmail
    • Install Chrome Extensions
    • Brave
    • Google Chrome to Phone
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    Create task lists, mind maps, kanban boards, outline notes, and video chat, all in one unified workspace. Taskade is a real-time organization and collaboration tool for getting work done, faster & smarter. Taskade is free, simple, flexible, and fun!.
  12. 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 text and nothing but your text.
  13. bibisco is a novel writing software that helps you to write your story, in a simple way.
  14. Writemonkey is a Windows zenware writing application with an extremely stripped down user interface, leaving you alone with your thoughts and your words.