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Focus on what you're writing with these minimalist, distraction-free apps

Good writing requires not only a considerable amount of time to pull off — it also calls for a lot of concentration. So it helps to use word processor apps where content is king, apps that emphasize distraction-free writing with minimalist user interfaces, apps that rid their menus of clutter to simply provide — above all else — a page to write in. And you’ll find such apps right here.

TextEdit+ Text Editor and more
iA Writer
Notescroll
Matcha - Writing App & Text Processor
Just Write - Minimalistic Writing App For Writer

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

TextEdit+ Text Editor and more
TextEdit+ Text Editor and more

TextEdit+ Text Editor and more

Kairoos Solutions SL

TextEdit+ is an sleek and fast text editor for your iPad and iPhone

TextEdit+ is an sleek and fast text editor for your iPad and iPhone. It's compatible with the text editors that comes as a part of macOS (TextEdit) and MS Windows (WordPad). It also supports any RTF editor like Nisus Writer or TeXStudio.

If you don’t write all the time, then you probably don’t need a full-featured word processor, such as Microsoft...

Tons of new features
iA Writer

iA Writer

Information Architects GmbH

Take full control of your writing in a centralized hub

iA Writer has been rebuilt from the ground up. Now you have distraction-free writing but also workflows, syntax control, and a separate section for editing. It's a writer's dream come true!

Also Good

Apps with average score

Notescroll
Notescroll
Notescroll

Notescroll

NotchSoft

Notescroll is an intelligent note-taking app created for writers. It has clean and simplistic interface that brings the way you browsing all your notes exactly like iBook, even containing table of contents and page numbers. It provides data synchronization with Dropbox and Box.

Notescroll is a quickly launch app without any...

Just Write - Minimalistic Writing App For Writer
Just Write - Minimalistic Writing App For Writer
Just Write - Minimalistic Writing App For Writer

Just Write - Minimalistic Writing App For Writer

Tung Vu

Just Write text editor aims to simplify writing process. Just Write is carefully designed so that only things that are absolutely essential to the writing process are included.

Just Write supports RTF (rich text format) and TXT (plain text format) that are cross-platform formats you can open and edit in virtually...

Place To Write
Place To Write
Place To Write

Place To Write

Wowsystems Informática Lda.

** Ever felt the need to write but starved for inspiration or didn't know how to start? **
** Are you tired of cluttered writing tools filled up by features that you don't use? **
** Do you need your very own special place in order to write and be more productive?...

Write 2 Lite - Note Taking & Writing
Write 2 Lite - Note Taking & Writing
Write 2 Lite - Note Taking & Writing

Write 2 Lite - Note Taking & Writing

Daniel V.W

Write 2 Lite is an ultimate note taking, writing & markdown editing app. It utilizes all of its great features to give you the best experience while typing on your iPhone & iPad.

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Featured in "What's Hot" in USA, Netherlands, and other 8 countries!
Featured in "New & Noteworthy" in, Canada, France,...

Document touch: Word processor and file editor app
Document touch: Word processor and file editor app
Document touch: Word processor and file editor app

Document touch: Word processor and file editor app

B TO J PTY LTD

Want a simple, easy to use document app with basic style options?
Like to change font style, size, colour?
How about adding photos, pictures, lines, even a hand written signature?

Document touch is a simple and intuitive document processor and file editor available on both iPhone and iPad.

Key features;

• Generate PDF files
• Bold,...

`Tabula
`Tabula
`Tabula

`Tabula

Charles Imhoff

** introductory pricing: 25% off **

Tabula is a distraction free writing app which automatically formats your text as you write. Tabula lets you focus on honing your words, instead of fiddling with formatting menus.

So once you're done writing, you're done.

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Automatic Formatting

Tabula uses algorithms based on natural composition to detect how...

pWriter
pWriter
pWriter

pWriter

Sanjay Serai

pWriter is a great distraction-free text editor for who loves writing novels, poetry or just keep a diary while listening to nice background music.
You can put your headsets on and drive yourself deeply through your novel, concentrating on the story you're writing, customizing your background music, color and font.

FEATURES:
*4...

Take Note - Pocket Edition
Take Note - Pocket Edition
Take Note - Pocket Edition

Take Note - Pocket Edition

Raj Kumar Shaw

We often find it very difficult to concentrate when we try to write something on iPhone & iPad. Because most of the text editors that we use are full of buttons and tools that we don’t need, which results into distraction. TakeNote is an app which provides you with an...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

Clean Writer

Clean Writer

Cognitive Bits

The inexpensive minimalist distraction-free plain text editor that boosts your creativity by putting the focus on WRITING. As seen on PCWorld, MacWorld, Copyblogger and TheNextWeb.

* PCWorld.com : "One of the best bargains in iPad-based text editing"
* MacWorld: "Clean Writer ... has quickly become my favorite way to write on the iPad"
* Copyblogger.com : "Hats off to the developers for creating something writers can use"
* TheNextWeb.com : "Clean Writer... provides almost identical features as Writer, at a fraction of the cost"



SOLID PLAIN TEXT WRITING
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* different choices of color schemes & global font
* uncluttered UI with gestures - pinch font zoom, tap for quick jump to start/end of text, swipes for File & Preferences panels
* extended keyboard row with user-definable shortcuts
* preview and convert markdown
* live counter of chars, words and lines
* autosaves files when needed but also on demand; intelligent file names defaults preventing accidents
* access your cloud plain text files with Dropbox integration


THE FIRST iPAD DISTRACTION-FREE TEXT EDITOR
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In 2010 Clean Writer was the first distraction-free plain text editor for iPad. Now it's reborn, redesigned and improved with a new UI, gesture-driven workflow, options hidden from sight, color themes and more.


NOTES:
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The app only handles plain text files (.txt, .md, .html, etc) and will NOT open .doc, .rtf or .pdf. It conveniently hides such files when browsing Dropbox folders, to prevent mistakes. (If you need access to non plain text documents, you first need to export them as plain text from Word, Pages, Text Edit or other document processing software).

Chronicle - Journal and Writing Notebooks

Chronicle - Journal and Writing Notebooks

Steven Romej

Chronicle is the successor to the still-popular Chronicle for iPad, and in many ways it has already eclipsed its predecessor. Specifically, Chronicle is a universal app that syncs via iCloud and can be linked to Dropbox to automatically back up each day. The app also supports multiple journals, multiple entries for a given day, Markdown formatting, search, a passcode, reminders, and an extended keyboard. The interface is simple but somehow still a bit confusing to navigate quickly. Aside from some iCloud-related hiccups the developer is investigating, Chronicle’s one clear lack is the ability to export all of your entries as a text file or PDF.