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Q10 Alternatives

Q10 is described as 'simple but powerful text editor designed and built with writers in mind' and is a popular Word Processor 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 iPhone. The best alternative is FocusWriter, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Q10 are iA Writer, WriteMonkey, Word Online and Byword.

Q10 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 Q10.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

Q10 is a simple but powerful text editor designed and built with writers in mind.

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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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    Word Online

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Online
    • Chrome OS

    Word Online, part of Office Online, is the online version of Microsoft Word.

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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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    Dark Room

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

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    LightPaper

    • Mac

    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...

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownLightPaper supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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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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  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+

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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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    Jarte

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    The Jarte word processor uses Microsofts reliable, fast starting WordPad word processing engine while adding many features missing in WordPad.

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