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JDarkRoom Alternatives

JDarkRoom is described as 'popular, simple full-screen text file editor with none of the usual bells and whistles that might distract you from the job in hand' and is a Word Processor in the office & productivity category. There are more than 25 alternatives to JDarkRoom for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Manuskript, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like JDarkRoom are FocusWriter, iA Writer, WriteMonkey and Rentry.co.

JDarkRoom alternatives are mainly Word Processors but may also be Text Editors or Note-taking Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of JDarkRoom.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

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  1. Manuskript is an open-source tool for writers, with outliner, character management, plot development, distraction-free editor, etc.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownManuskript supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ File VersioningManuskript has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
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  2. FocusWriter is a fullscreen, distraction-free word processor designed to immerse you as much as possible in your work.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableFocusWriter is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Distraction-freeFocusWriter has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    ⚫︎ PortableFocusWriter can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    iA Writer

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    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.

    ⚫︎ Distraction-freeiA Writer has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDowniA Writer supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXiA Writer supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingiA Writer supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineiA Writer can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeiA Writer supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    WriteMonkey

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Writemonkey is a Windows zenware writing application with an extremely stripped down user interface, leaving you alone with your thoughts and your words.

    ⚫︎ Pomodoro TimerPractice the Pomodoro Technique in WriteMonkey to stay focused and productive.
    ⚫︎ Distraction-freeWriteMonkey has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableWriteMonkey is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownWriteMonkey supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ PortableWriteMonkey can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    The interface, full screen.
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    Rentry.co

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Console
    • Terminal

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

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownRentry.co supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Live PreviewInstantly see what your files and documents look like as you create them.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceRentry.co either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ LightweightRentry.co consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Live markdown syntax highlighting


  6. Focus on your words not the interface. Quoll Writer is a writing application that helps you focus on your words. Clean and uncluttered. Feature rich. Features are where you would expect them to be.

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    Q10

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Q10 is a simple but powerful text editor designed and built with writers in mind.

    ⚫︎ PortableQ10 can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Distraction-freeQ10 has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
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    Discontinued

    Last version dates from 2011.

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  8. Designed for creative writers, JotterPad is a plain text editor without the fuss and distraction of a word processor. It is perfect for writing books, novels, lyrics, poems, essays, drafts and screenplays.

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeJotterPad doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Distraction-freeJotterPad has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownJotterPad supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    JotterPad Android interface
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    Byword

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Byword is designed to make writing more enjoyable with Markdown on your Mac, iPhone and iPad.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownByword supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineByword can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    Dark Room

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ Distraction-freeDark Room has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
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