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    Writer Alternatives

    Writer is described as 'writing application without the fuss and distraction of a traditional word processor. It's perfect for everything from taking notes to writing a novel on your phone or tablet' and is an app in the News & Books category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Writer for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Mark Text, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Writer are FocusWriter (Free, Open Source), iA Writer (Paid), WriteMonkey (Freemium) and (Free).

    This page was last updated Apr 11, 2022
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    1. Mark Text is a Markdown editor for Mac, Windows and Linux. It is a concise text editor, dedicated to improving your editing efficiency.
    2. FocusWriter is a fullscreen, distraction-free word processor designed to immerse you as much as possible in your work.

    3. 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.
    4. Writemonkey is a Windows zenware writing application with an extremely stripped down user interface, leaving you alone with your thoughts and your words.
    5. is a markdown pastebin and publishing service with preview, custom urls and editing. Fast, simple and free.

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


      Last version dates from 2011.

    8. 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.
    9. ZenWriter, a text editor for Windows that cuts out all the distraction and lets you focus on letting your thoughts flow.
    10. 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.
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