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 an app in the Development category. 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, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Focused are Typora (Free), FocusWriter (Free, Open Source), Bear (Freemium) and Dendron (Free, Open Source).
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.
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. KEY FEATURES - Stay organized by linking notes to each other. - Use hashtags to organize and add context to notes.
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.
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.
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.