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KoalaWriter Alternatives

KoalaWriter is described as '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' and is a Text Editor. There are more than 25 alternatives to KoalaWriter for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based, Linux and Android. The best alternative is FocusWriter, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like KoalaWriter are iA Writer, WriteMonkey, Rentry.co and TextMaker.

KoalaWriter 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 KoalaWriter.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Linux

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  1. 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.
    ⚫︎ 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.

    ⚫︎ 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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  3. 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.
    ⚫︎ 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.
    ⚫︎ 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
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    TextMaker

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    TextMaker is a Microsoft Word-compatible word processor, part of SoftMaker FreeOffice.

    ⚫︎ PortableTextMaker can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    OmmWriter

    • Mac
    • Windows

    Ommwriter is a simple text processor that firmly believes in making writing a pleasure once again, reinvindicating the close relationship between writer and paper. The more intimate the relation, the smoother the flow of inspiration.

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  7. 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.
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    Discontinued

    Last version dates from 2011.

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    750 Words

    • Online

    750 Words is an online plain text editor with autosave and fullscreen edit options, 750 Words also lets you track your progress and earn points for achievements. Login with Google, Yahoo or Facebook Connect.

    ⚫︎ Lightweight750 Words consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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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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    Atlantis Word Processor

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Atlantis is an innovative, no-nonsense word processor carefully designed with the end-user in mind. Compact, fast-loading, but still powerful and efficient, Atlantis will be the perfect companion for a wide range of your word processing tasks, – from simple to most complex.

    ⚫︎ LightweightAtlantis Word Processor consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Spell CheckingAtlantis Word Processor can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    ⚫︎ PortableAtlantis Word Processor can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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