WriteRoom Alternatives for Windows

    WriteRoom is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is Manuskript, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to WriteRoom and loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to WriteRoom are FocusWriter (Free, Open Source), Dendron (Free, Open Source), iA Writer (Paid) and WriteMonkey (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Oct 1, 2021

    1. TextRoom is a free (as in freedom and free beer) full screen text editor developed especially writers in mind.

      Discontinued

      Last commit dates from 2011. The last issue (still marked as new) dates from 2013.

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    2. Jane is Just Another Nasty Editor, designed to view and edit all kind of ASCII files. There are millions of similar editors already available, but the choice is yours: those who try this might discover nice features they'll soon don't want to miss anymore.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      JDarkRoom is a popular, simple full-screen text file editor with none of the usual bells and whistles that might distract you from the job in hand.

      Discontinued

      Last version dates from 2010.

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      GetDiz is a fully featured text editor which can replace Notepad while maintaining an incredible speed, ease of use and small size. You can display and edit any text files with GetDiz.
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    3. 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.


    4. WordGrinder is a 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.
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    5. Worst Draft is a minimalist word processor that removes the two biggest roadblocks for writers: editing & distractions.
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    6. Persona is an innovative character development tool for fiction writers. Persona aids you in crafting archetypal themed characters and plots by using time-honored psychological principles to describe the motivations and interactions between different characterizations of people.
      • 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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    7. Notepad! is the free, powerful, feature-rich replacement for your Windows Notepad. This software is completely free to use, for both personal and business purposes.
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