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Focused is described as 'offers a distraction-free writing experience with Markdown support and keyboard-focused design to help you relax, stay focused and get work down in the most efficient way possible' and is a Text Editor. There are more than 10 alternatives to Focused for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is Joplin. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try FocusWriter or Dendron. Other great apps like Focused are Typora, Bear, iA Writer and Rentry.co.

Focused alternatives are mainly Note-taking Tools but may also be Text Editors or Word Processors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Focused.
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  1. Joplin icon

    Joplin

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Termux
    • Firefox

    Joplin is a free, open source note taking and to-do application, which can handle a large number of notes organised into notebooks. The notes are searchable, can be copied, tagged and modified either from the applications directly or from your own text editor.

    Desktop and mobile apps
  2. 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.

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  3. FocusWriter is a fullscreen, distraction-free word processor designed to immerse you as much as possible in your work.

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  4. Dendron is an open-source, local-first, markdown-based, note-taking tool built on top of VSCode. It supports all the usual features you would expect like tagging, backlinks, a graph view, split panes, and so forth.

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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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  7. Rentry.co is a markdown pastebin and publishing service with preview, custom urls and editing. Fast, simple and free.

    Live markdown syntax highlighting
  8. 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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  9. Byword is designed to make writing more enjoyable with Markdown on your Mac, iPhone and iPad.

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    Crossnote

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    Crossnote is probably the world's first markdown notes reader & editor Progressive Web Application that works offline and supports syncing with arbitrary git repository right inside your browser.

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