FocusWriter Alternatives

    FocusWriter is described as 'fullscreen, distraction-free word processor designed to immerse you as much as possible in your work' and is a well-known app in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 50 alternatives to FocusWriter 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 FocusWriter are Typora (Free), Zettlr (Free, Open Source), ghostwriter (Free, Open Source) and Bear (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Mar 15, 2021

    1. 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.
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    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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      Most users think Typora is a great alternative to FocusWriter.

    3. Zettlr is a supercharged markdown editor that combines many writing editor features and collect them in one application. It aims at speeding up your workflow and help you write without any interruptions.
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      Zettlr vs FocusWriter opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      liricospina This program does not work in any other version of Mac OS but the very latest, which by all accounts is still to be avoided. (Apparently. working remotely has made the macsters overzealously productive in an attempt to remain useful and banish boredom, at mac users' expense.)
      Positive comment 6 months ago

    4. 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.
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      ghostwriter vs FocusWriter opinions
      Most users think ghostwriter is a great alternative to FocusWriter.
      Krakra very nice tool - i like it much more than Write and use it as alternative to it.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      javillalba - Full screen distraction-free. - Open Source license. - Word count and progress stats.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

    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. KEY FEATURES - Stay organized by linking notes to each other. - Use hashtags to organize and add context to notes.
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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. Pages is a streamlined word processor and an easy-to-use page layout tool for the Mac. It allows you to be a writer one minute and a designer the next, always with a perfect document in the works.
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      Pages vs FocusWriter opinions
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      elkomodosdrago Pages lacks the same focus upon a distraction-free full-screen environment.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

    9. 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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      WriteMonkey vs FocusWriter opinions
      Almost everyone thinks WriteMonkey is a great alternative to FocusWriter.
      callyw WriteMonkey has the same ability to customize the writing window and fonts It does have more features, with markdown support, for example, but it offers the same full screen distraction-free writing experience. It is also free and can be run as a portable app like FocusWriter.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

    10. Haroopad is a markdown enabled document processor for creating web-friendly documents. You can author various formats of documents such as blog article, slide, presentation, report, and e-mail as if experts did.
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