Q10 Alternatives

    Q10 is described as 'simple but powerful text editor designed and built with writers in mind' and is a popular app in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Q10 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 Q10 are iA Writer (Paid), WriteMonkey (Freemium), Word Online (Free Personal) and Byword (Paid).

    This page was last updated Sep 15, 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. Writemonkey is a Windows zenware writing application with an extremely stripped down user interface, leaving you alone with your thoughts and your words.
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    4. Word Online, part of Office Online, is the online version of Microsoft Word. Create, edit and share. Work with other at the same time.
    5. Byword is designed to make writing more enjoyable with Markdown on your Mac, iPhone and iPad.
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    6. LightPaper lets you write your documents/articles/blogs using powerful features such as markdown, folder navigator, real and live preview, shadow notes, multi-tabs, custom styles, distraction free mode, syntax highlighting, math rendering, full GFM support including GitHub...
    7. 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.
    8. 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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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
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      The Jarte word processor uses Microsofts reliable, fast starting WordPad word processing engine while adding many features missing in WordPad.
    9. 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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