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 an app 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 (Free, Open Source), iA Writer (Paid), WriteMonkey (Freemium) and Quoll Writer (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 5, 2021

    1. For Mac users to write without distractions. WriteRoom is a full screen writing environment. Unlike the cluttered word processors you're used to, WriteRoom lets you focus on writing. Requires Mac OS X 10.7+

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      The program is no longer available for iOS. The Mac version, v3.2.1, released in August 2012, can be still bought from the AppStore.

    2. Worst Draft is a minimalist word processor that removes the two biggest roadblocks for writers: editing & distractions.
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    3. An award-winning & beloved desktop publishing client, exclusively for OS X. You are a storyteller, passionate about crafting narratives that capture, express, and delight in what it means to be human.

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    4. Zen helps you to focus on your writing... It's writing only. It's fullscreen. It's Zen.
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    5. Writer is a writing application without the fuss and distraction of a traditional word processor. It's perfect for everything from taking notes to writing a novel on your phone or tablet.
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    6. Koalawriter is a fullscreen, distraction-free plain text editor with customizable background images and ambient music. Like its Mac OS counterpart Ommwriter, its onscreen controls fade out of sight when you begin to type and appear again on mouseover.

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      Last commit dates from 2010, and the last issue (still marked as new) dates from 2013, without an answer.

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    7. MarkMyWords is the ideal markup-writing tool for authors. By using Markdown, MultiMarkdown, Textile, Wikitext, HTML or BBCode MarkMyWords makes writing articles for the web a breeze and remains platform-independent by using plain text documents.
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    8. Qute for PC/Mac is a text editor with Markdown and TeX support. Qute offers per paragraph preview, i.e., users can switch between editing the source and viewing a rich text rendering with typeset formulas for each paragraph separately.

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      Last commit dates from 2013 (https://github.com/fbreuer/qute-html5 -- this repository is featured at the official page).

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    9. Unlike most word processors, myTexts stands apart from the rest with its simple to use user-friendly interface. Without the burdens of superfluous features common in other softwares, myTexts helps you get more meaning out of your words with less distraction.
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