PyRoom Alternatives

    PyRoom is described as 'free editor that stays out your way - and keeps other things out of your way, too' and is an app in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 10 alternatives to PyRoom for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is FocusWriter, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PyRoom are iA Writer (Paid), Byword (Paid), Q10 (Free) and ZenWriter (Paid).

    This page was last updated Aug 2, 2021

    1. FocusWriter is a fullscreen, distraction-free word processor designed to immerse you as much as possible in your work.
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    2. 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.
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    3. Byword is designed to make writing more enjoyable with Markdown on your Mac, iPhone and iPad.
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    4. Q10 is a simple but powerful text editor designed and built with writers in mind. Q10 is freeware. That's right, you can download and use it at no cost. Q10 is small, fast and keeps out of your way. Press F1 inside Q10 to read the help card.

      Discontinued

      Last version dates from 2011.

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    5. 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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    6. 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.

      Discontinued

      Last update was around 2011, can still be bought.

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

      Discontinued

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

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      • 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.

      Discontinued

      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. 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+

      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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