DarkCopy Alternatives

    DarkCopy is described as 'is for anyone who enjoys the simplicity of a typewriter, and wants to increase productivity by focusing only on writing. It was created as a free, web-based clone of WriteRoom' and is a Word Processor in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 10 alternatives to DarkCopy, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, iPhone and iPad. Most alternatives are Word Processors and Text Editors. The best alternative is iA Writer. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try WriteMonkey or Rentry.co. Other great sites and apps similar to DarkCopy are Byword (Paid), Q10 (Free), ZenWriter (Paid) and Dark Room (Free).

    This page was last updated Dec 5, 2021

    1. 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.
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    2. Writemonkey is a Windows zenware writing application with an extremely stripped down user interface, leaving you alone with your thoughts and your words.
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    3. Byword is designed to make writing more enjoyable with Markdown on your Mac, iPhone and iPad.
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    4. Rentry.co is a markdown pastebin and publishing service with preview, custom urls and editing. Fast, simple and free.
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    5. Q10 is a simple but powerful text editor designed and built with writers in mind. Q10 is freeware. That's right, you can download and use it at no cost. Q10 is small, fast and keeps out of your way. Press F1 inside Q10 to read the help card.

      Discontinued

      Last version dates from 2011.

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    6. ZenWriter, a text editor for Windows that cuts out all the distraction and lets you focus on letting your thoughts flow.
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    7. Dark Room is a full screen, distraction free, writing environment. Unlike standard word processors that focus on features, Dark Room is just about you and your text.
    8. TextRoom is a free (as in freedom and free beer) full screen text editor developed especially writers in mind.

      Discontinued

      Last commit dates from 2011. The last issue (still marked as new) dates from 2013.

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    9. 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.

    10. 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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