TextRoom Alternatives

    TextRoom is described as 'free (as in freedom and free beer) full screen text editor developed especially writers in mind'. There are more than 25 alternatives to TextRoom for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Chrome OS. The best alternative is Manuskript, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like TextRoom are FocusWriter (Free, Open Source), WriteMonkey (Freemium), True Novelist (Free) and Byword (Paid).

    This page was last updated Mar 11, 2021

    1. Manuskript is an open-source tool for writers, with outliner, character management, plot development, distraction-free editor, etc. Outliner Organize your thoughts and snippets in a hierarchical manner. Organize them as you wish, reorganize them on the go.
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    2. FocusWriter is a fullscreen, distraction-free word processor designed to immerse you as much as possible in your work.
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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. True Novelist provides a way for authors to write their novel online, organize their story, view statistics about their project and writing habits, set goals, keep track of related research, and more.
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    5. Byword is designed to make writing more enjoyable with Markdown on your Mac, iPhone and iPad.
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    6. Designed for creative writers, JotterPad is a plain text editor without the fuss and distraction of a word processor. It is perfect for writing books, novels, lyrics, poems, essays, drafts and screenplays.
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    7. 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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    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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    9. 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.
    10. Calmly Writer is a professional text editor designed to focus on what you want to tell, with a simple, unobtrusive and distraction-free user interface.
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