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WordGrinder Alternatives

WordGrinder is described as 'word processor for processing words. It is not WYSIWYG. It is not point and click. It is not a desktop publisher. It is not a text editor. It does not do fonts and it barely does styles. What it does do is words. It's designed for writing text' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are seven alternatives to WordGrinder for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and elementary OS. The best alternative is GNU nano, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like WordGrinder are FocusWriter, JOE, WriteRoom and PyRoom.

WordGrinder alternatives are mainly Text Editors but may also be Word Processors or Note-taking Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of WordGrinder.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows
  • Linux

WordGrinder is a word processor for processing words. It is not WYSIWYG. It is not point and click. It is not a desktop...

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    GNU nano

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Haiku

    GNU nano is a small and friendly text editor. Besides basic text editing, nano offers many extra features like an interactive search and replace, go to line and column number, auto-indentation, feature toggles, internationalization support, and filename tab completion.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceGNU nano either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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  2. 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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    JOE

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    JOE is a full featured terminal-based screen editor which is distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). JOE has been around since 1988 and comes standard with many Linux distributions.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceJOE either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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  4. 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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    PyRoom

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    PyRoom is a free editor that stays out your way - and keeps other things out of your way, too.

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    Discontinued

    The last entry on the dev blog dates from 2010.

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    uFocus

    • Mac

    uFocus is the first distraction-free writing application that lets you open all kinds of plain text files as well as directories, allowing you to structure your stories into chapters, articles, sections ... whatever you wish!

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownuFocus supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightinguFocus supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    Quilter

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • elementary OS

    Quilter is a minimalist, focused writing app for elementary OS .

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownQuilter supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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