Alternatives to Quilter

  • WriteRoom

    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+

    Commercial Mac

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  • OmPad

    OmPad is a free, simple, powerful, beautiful and minimal writing app that helps you focus and concentrate on writing great content. Format your text with headings, bold, italic, links, images, lists, code and quotes. - Customization: Choose among ma…

    Free Web-Based

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  • Calmly Writer

    Calmly Writer is a professional text editor designed to focus on what you want to tell, with a simple, unobtrusive and distraction-free user interface.

    Free Chrome OS Web-Based

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  • LightPaper

    LightPaper lets you write your documents/articles/blogs using powerful features such as markdown, folder navigator, real and live preview, shadow notes, multi-tabs, custom styles, distraction free mode, syntax highlighting, math rendering, full GFM …

    Commercial Mac

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  • OmmWriter

    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.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • JotterPad

    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. The clean typing interface allows you to fo…

    Freemium Chrome OS Android Tablet Android

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  • TheRightMargin

    TheRightMargin is the world's first smart writing tool. We use a goal-driven approach to help you finish what you write with smart suggestions, project goal breakdown, a visually delightful timeline and a beautiful writing space. With every iteratio…

    Commercial Web-Based

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  • 1 Writer

    1 Writer combines all the basic text editing features you would expect with all the advanced features you will ever need. Use 1 Writer to write, research, revise, and share your ideas with maximum efficiency. CREATE- Write :: generate and edit plain…

    Commercial iPad iPhone

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  • UberWriter

    Uberwriter is a GTK+ based distraction free Markdown editor, mainly developed by Wolf Vollprecht. It uses pandoc as backend for markdown parsing and offers a very clean and sleek user interface. With UberWriter it’s simple to write beautiful documen…

    Open Source Free Linux

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  • Pine

    A modern macOS markdown editor - themeable, tabs, sidebar, GitHub flavored markdown, exporting, latex and more.Features:* Themeable* Math support (LaTeX subset)* GitHub Flavored Markdown* GitHub Emoji support* LaTeX, Markdown and HTML autocomplete* …

    Open Source Free Mac

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  • Focused

    Focused offers a distraction-free writing experience with Markdown support and keyboard-focused design to help you relax, stay focused and get work down in the most efficient way possible. FEATURES - Clutter and distraction-free editing experience.-…


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  • Liquid Story Binder XE

    Liquid Story Binder XE is a uniquely designed word processor for professional and aspiring authors, poets, and novelists. Writing software for those who require the editing ability of a commercial text editor as well as a document tracking system. I…

    Commercial Windows

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  • ZenPen

    Zenpen - A minimal text editor, made to stay out of the way while you get the words down.


  • Paper

    "Blank paper has always inspired me." — Daniel Handler, writer and musician Ignite your inspiration with a clean sheet of Paper. · Gorgeous plain-text writing environment· Silky-smooth typing experience· Highly customizable· Minimal Markdown formatt…

    Freemium Mac

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  • Desk

    Desk is a premium writing experience for all types of writers, bloggers, thinkers, and doers.Whether you're a casual enthusiast, the weekend writer, blogger, or digital publishing professional, you'll find Desk to be a much-needed breath of fresh ai…

    Commercial Mac

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  • JDarkRoom

    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. If you are writing a speech, novel, essay, thesis or just need to be able to concentrate on your writ…

    Free Linux Mac Windows

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  • Nimble Writer

    Nimble Writer is a general-purpose tool for writing stories, be it short fiction stories or even complete novels or books. It focuses on being distraction-free, simple, and fully customizable. If you are used to writing stories in applications such …

    Commercial Steam Windows

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  • Dark Room

    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. Basically, Dark Room is a clone of the original WriteRoom that is an OS X (tiger) e…

    Free Windows

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  • PyRoom

    PyRoom is a free editor that stays out your way - and keeps other things out of your way, too. As a fullscreen editor without buttons, widgets, formatting options, menus and with only the minimum of required dialog windows, it doesn't have any distr…

    Open Source Free Linux

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  • Cold Turkey Writer

    Probably the most stubborn text editor ever made:Cold Turkey Writer is basically impossible to exit before you reach your writing goal. Since Writer is essentially turns your computer into a typewriter, you'd be surprised how little time you need to…

    Freemium Mac Windows

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