Free WriteRoom Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to WriteRoom for Mac and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Manuskript, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to WriteRoom and many of them is available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to WriteRoom are Bear (Freemium), Dendron (Free, Open Source), iA Writer (Paid) and Ulysses (Paid).

    This page was last updated Mar 11, 2021

      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      BACK TO BASICS Inspired by word processors from the 1980s. Simple interface puts the focus on your writing. Stylized look and feel keeps you creative. Auto-save, gestures, and retina support. Immersive fullscreen mode.

      Discontinued

      App hasn't been updated since 2014, company website is parked. See version history: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/blinky/id550873221

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    1. Worst Draft is a minimalist word processor that removes the two biggest roadblocks for writers: editing & distractions.
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    2. Writing on paper, you let go and just get your idea out. You don't get caught up perfecting the words too early. Rough Draft is like writing with pen and paper, so you can't delete words, only cross them out.
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    3. Koalawriter is a fullscreen, distraction-free plain text editor with customizable background images and ambient music. Like its Mac OS counterpart Ommwriter, its onscreen controls fade out of sight when you begin to type and appear again on mouseover.

      Discontinued

      Last commit dates from 2010, and the last issue (still marked as new) dates from 2013, without an answer.

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    4. It’s a word processor, not a nuclear reactor Perhaps the word processor you’ve been using has 100 times more features than you need. Or it won’t work the way you want it to — too many views or too few, and nothing makes any sense.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Google Chrome
      Mindful is a space for your thoughts, ideas and ongoing tasks. It's a Chrome browser extension that helps you get ideas out and organize them with note-taking capabilities that automatically syncs across browser instances.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      xPad is the ultimate notepad, TextEdit and Stickies replacement for Apple's OS X. With a simple, easy-to-use interface and powerful multi-document features, xPad will quickly become your daily text editor of choice.

      Discontinued

      xPad is no longer developed or maintained, but it can be still downloaded from its webpage.

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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Chrome OS
      • Self-Hosted
      • Google Chrome
      TabNote is a free and offline chrome extension which can use to take notes while you are browsing the web. 🤗 🤖 You can customize your TabNote by setting up font size, font color, font family, background color, spell checker etc.
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    5. ConstEdit word processor is a Google Chrome web browser extension. It writes documents in the html format, which is the standard internet webpage format. Documents written with ConstEdit can therefore be directly viewed with any web-browser.
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