YEdit Alternatives

    YEdit is described as 'yEdit2 is a simple text editor with frequent auto-backups and a countdown word counter'. There are more than 10 alternatives to YEdit for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPhone. The best alternative is FocusWriter, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like YEdit are WriteMonkey (Freemium), Byword (Paid), Q10 (Free) and Dark Room (Free).

    This page was last updated Mar 27, 2018

    1. FocusWriter is a fullscreen, distraction-free word processor designed to immerse you as much as possible in your work.
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    2. 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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    3. Byword is designed to make writing more enjoyable with Markdown on your Mac, iPhone and iPad.
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    4. Q10 is a simple but powerful text editor designed and built with writers in mind. Q10 is freeware. That's right, you can download and use it at no cost. Q10 is small, fast and keeps out of your way. Press F1 inside Q10 to read the help card.

      Discontinued

      Last version dates from 2011.

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    5. 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.


      • 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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    6. Writer is a free online distraction free writing environment provided by Big Huge Labs.
    7. 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+

      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.

    8. MarkMyWords is the ideal markup-writing tool for authors. By using Markdown, MultiMarkdown, Textile, Wikitext, HTML or BBCode MarkMyWords makes writing articles for the web a breeze and remains platform-independent by using plain text documents.
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    9. ImmersEd is a free full-screen editor for writing with minimal distractions.
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