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TextRoom Alternatives

TextRoom is described as 'free (as in freedom and free beer) full screen text editor developed especially writers in mind' and is an app. 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, WriteMonkey, Q10 and JotterPad.

TextRoom alternatives are mainly Word Processors but may also be Text Editors or Novel Authoring Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of TextRoom.
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TextRoom is a free (as in freedom and free beer) full screen text editor developed especially writers in mind.

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  1. Manuskript icon

    Manuskript

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • FLATHUB
    105 alternatives to Manuskript 

    Manuskript is an open-source tool for writers, with outliner, character management, plot development, distraction-free editor, etc.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownManuskript supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  File VersioningManuskript has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
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  2. FocusWriter icon

    FocusWriter

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    90 alternatives to FocusWriter 

    FocusWriter is a fullscreen, distraction-free word processor designed to immerse you as much as possible in your work. The program autosaves your progress, and reloads the last files you had open to make it easy to jump back in during your next writing session, and has many...

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    1.  Distraction-freeFocusWriter has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    2.  PortableFocusWriter can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    WriteMonkey

    • Windows
    94 alternatives to WriteMonkey 

    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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    1.  Pomodoro TimerPractice the Pomodoro Technique in WriteMonkey to stay focused and productive.
    2.  Distraction-freeWriteMonkey has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    3.  Support for MarkDownWriteMonkey supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    4.  PortableWriteMonkey can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    The interface, full screen.
    The interface, windowed.
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    Q10

    • Windows
    38 alternatives to Q10 

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

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    1.  PortableQ10 can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Distraction-freeQ10 has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    Discontinued

    Last version dates from 2011.

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    JotterPad

    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    37 alternatives to JotterPad 

    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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    1.  Ad-freeJotterPad doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Distraction-freeJotterPad has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
    3.  Support for MarkDownJotterPad supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    JotterPad text editor


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    Liquid Story Binder XE

    • Windows
    39 alternatives to Liquid Story Binder XE 

    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.

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

    Last update was around 2011, can still be bought.

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    Byword

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    155 alternatives to Byword 

    Byword is designed to make writing more enjoyable with Markdown on your Mac, iPhone and iPad.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownByword supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  Works OfflineByword can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    Dark Room

    36 alternatives to Dark Room 

    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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    1.  Distraction-freeDark Room has a distraction-free mode for when you need to focus.
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    SSuite NoteBook Editor

    • Windows
    170 alternatives to SSuite NoteBook Editor 

    SSuite NoteBook Editor is a free portable text editor that has all the functionality to start you on writing that important novel, short-story or article, with enough bells and whistles to help out. It also includes all the necessary editing short-cut keys for power users and...

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    A full featured and very fast portable text editor for people on the go.
  10. Big Huge Labs Writer icon

    Big Huge Labs Writer

    • Online
    26 alternatives to Big Huge Labs Writer 

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

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