q10 v1.2.21

Checker on 6 Aug 2014

q10 is a distraction-free, full screen writing environment (similar to Writeroom for OS X). Just you and a black screen to get your writing done without the distraction of menus, icons, etc. Includes a timer, spell check, and a customizable look. [Note: The version used for the size calculation was the version that includes the spell check]

Runs on:Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder.
Unicode support: Partial. According to the forums for this software the next version (1.2.22) will have full unicode support.
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "PortableApps" self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch q10.exe.

16 comments on q10  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

KingMudkip 2010-01-23 13:32

Hey, has anybody tried this thing under Win7?

KingMudkip 2009-10-18 15:49

You can now download a .zip of Q10 from the site & not have to mess around with the .paf file.

Midas 2009-09-02 13:07

One word: abandonware -- wish someone would take it up to iron the tiny niggles it still has... It would then be absolutely perfect!

Rembeme 2008-12-17 07:36

I have read on other web sites that the Q10 spell checker can be used anywhere on your computer (in other words, in other apps) as long as Q10 is running and you press F7. But I have not been able to make that feature work. Am I doing something wrong? Anybody have any luck with that spell-check-anywhere feature? Does it really exist?

Mark B 2008-12-05 08:05

I am really digging this software. Cranked out 19k words of outline in it. I think I'm now a believer in the full screen/no distraction editors.

J44xm 2008-10-21 11:04

No updates since 2007. Here's hoping.

Webfork 2008-03-01 17:08

Beautifully simple and clean in the tradition of pre-Windows DOS style-text editors with orange text on a black screen (though colors are customizable). Highly recommended for taking notes (black background uses less power on laptops), for writers, and for brainstorming.

Still, the program goes too far with its anachronism with old style typewriter noises -- I recomend turning those off in the preferences (Ctrl+P). Has only essential features -- saves and opens ONLY txt files.

Myself 2007-11-23 21:54

thanks Otherself I found Miranda IM and tried tabSRMM it really works :) thanks for that, now coming back to Q10, I think it should have auto correction for spelling just like word it will make the software really great.

Otherself 2007-11-18 19:48

Miranda IM + tabSRMM + message window skin + tweak a lot of settings

Myself 2007-11-17 15:36

Yeah I think there should be a chat client as simple as Q10, which would allow full screen chat and nothing else.

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