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    ZenPen Alternatives

    ZenPen is described as 'A minimalist writing zone, where you can block out all distractions and get to what's important' and is a Text Editor in the news & books category. There are more than 25 alternatives to ZenPen, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Google Keep, which is free. Other great sites and apps similar to ZenPen are FocusWriter, iA Writer, WriteMonkey and Quillnote.

    ZenPen is mainly a Note-taking Tool but alternatives to it may also be Text Editors or Todo List Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of ZenPen.
    This page was last updated Dec 1, 2021
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    A minimalist writing zone, where you can block out all distractions and get to what's important.
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    1. Google Keep is a service provided by Google which integrates note-taking and web surfing.
      Google Keep vs ZenPen opinions
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      zenpen is for focus, google keep is for note taking
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

    2. FocusWriter is a fullscreen, distraction-free word processor designed to immerse you as much as possible in your work.
      FocusWriter vs ZenPen opinions
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      Is open source, offline for avoid distractions
      Positive comment over 2 years ago


    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. Take beautiful markdown notes whenever you feel inspired. Place them in notebooks and tag them accordingly. Stay organized by making task lists, set reminders and keep everything in one place by attaching related files.

    6. Stickies is a PC utility written to replace Post-It-style notes left stuck to your monitor. The design goal behind Stickies is that the program is small and simple. Stickies will not mess with your system files, or write to the Registry.
      Stickies vs ZenPen opinions
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      Writing, isn't a synonym of taking notes
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

    7. is a markdown pastebin and publishing service with preview, custom urls and editing. Fast, simple and free.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Full-featured, cross-platform note-taking and note management tool with advanced collaboration and editing features to let you work with multiple notes at the same time.
    8. Ommwriter is a simple text processor that firmly believes in making writing a pleasure once again, reinvindicating the close relationship between writer and paper. The more intimate the relation, the smoother the flow of inspiration.
    9. Protects your private notes with a password. Notebook PEA is a self-decrypting archive, that will never store unencrypted text on your disk.
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