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 an app in the Development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to KoalaWriter for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, 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 (Paid), WriteMonkey (Freemium), TextMaker (Freemium) and OmmWriter (Paid).

    This page was last updated Oct 22, 2018

    1. Bean is a small, easy-to-use word processor that is designed to make writing convenient, efficient and comfortable. Bean is lean, fast and uncluttered. It starts up quickly, has a live word count, and is easy on the eyes. Also, Bean is available free of charge.
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    2. 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.

    3. OmPad is a free, simple, powerful, beautiful and minimal writing app that helps you focus and concentrate on writing great content. Format your text with headings, bold, italic, links, images, lists, code and quotes.
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    4. ZenWriter, a text editor for Windows that cuts out all the distraction and lets you focus on letting your thoughts flow.
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    5. Cold Turkey Writer won't let you quit until you finish your work. Like, literally will not quit.
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    6. Writebox is a simple and distraction-free text editor for Chrome and iPhone/iPad. Writebox helps you to concentrate on writing and seamlessly syncs your text writings across all your devices with Dropbox and/or Google Drive.
    7. TextRoom is a free (as in freedom and free beer) full screen text editor developed especially writers in mind.


      Last commit dates from 2011. The last issue (still marked as new) dates from 2013.

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      JDarkRoom is a popular, simple full-screen text file editor with none of the usual bells and whistles that might distract you from the job in hand.


      Last version dates from 2010.

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    8. Writer is a free online distraction free writing environment provided by Big Huge Labs.
    9. Swift Publisher is an easy-to-use page layout and desktop publishing app for Mac.
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