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PyRoom Alternatives

PyRoom is described as 'free editor that stays out your way - and keeps other things out of your way, too' and is a Word Processor in the office & productivity category. There are more than 10 alternatives to PyRoom for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is FocusWriter, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PyRoom are iA Writer, Q10, Byword and Liquid Story Binder XE.

PyRoom 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 PyRoom.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

PyRoom is a free editor that stays out your way - and keeps other things out of your way, too.

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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. 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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    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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  5. Liquid Story Binder XE is a uniquely designed word processor for professional and aspiring authors, poets, and novelists. Writing software for those who require the editing ability of a commercial text editor as well as a document tracking system.

    ⚫︎ PortableLiquid Story Binder XE can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    Last update was around 2011, can still be bought.

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    ZenWriter

    • Mac
    • Windows

    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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    Big Huge Labs Writer

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online

    Writer is a free online distraction free writing environment provided by Big Huge Labs.

    ⚫︎ Works OfflineBig Huge Labs Writer can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeBig Huge Labs Writer doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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  8. 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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    Discontinued

    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.

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    JDarkRoom

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

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    Discontinued

    Last version dates from 2010.

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    TextRoom

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    TextRoom is a free (as in freedom and free beer) full screen text editor developed especially writers in mind.

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    Discontinued

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

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