WriteMonkey - distraction-free text editor

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WriteMonkey - distraction-free text editor

#1 Post by Erkhyan » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:48 am

[Moderator note: this thread was split from the Dark Room thread.]

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There is an alternative though: WriteMonkey is still actively developed right now. Similarly to DR, it requires .NET, which is the only reason why it isn't portable (though the author is trying to see what can be done about that).

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Re: WriteMonkey

#2 Post by Midas » Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:20 am

DotNET WriteMonkey is an interesting alternative mentioned above that has an up to date private entry in TPFC's database -- private status apparently on account of it not being fully portable (untested!); for more info, check https://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1627.

Although development seems to have stalled (the last release is about two years old), a third party mini-review of WriteMonkey has recently been posted:

A Distraction-Free Text Editor For Uncluttered Writing
https://www.techsupportalert.com/conten ... riting.htm

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Re: Dark Room

#3 Post by freakazoid » Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:28 pm

@webfork - Request for WriteMonkey to be split into its own thread.
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: WriteMonkey - distraction-free text editor

#4 Post by webfork » Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:54 pm

This program appears to have stopped development but has a few really nice features I liked including stats about writing, readability, headings, and its integration with regex elements.

http://writemonkey.com/download.php
http://writemonkey.com/features.php
https://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-to ... nkey.shtml

Status: Not portable, writes to AppData\Local ... it appears to be a duplicate of the local data file, but if you delete it, the program settings start over from scratch. Deleting the contents of the file will prevent the program from starting.

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Re: WriteMonkey - distraction-free text editor

#5 Post by Midas » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:40 am

Apparently, news of WriteMonkey demise may have been overly exaggerated: :slight_smile:

WriteMonkey v3.2.0 released 2020-04[-19] (changelog is at https://github.com/writemonkey/wm3/wiki/Changelog).

Writemonkey 3 is a new incarnation of the original Windows only application that has been around since 2006. 10 years old and still kicking. It is quite possible that WM was the first text editor for writers with full markdown support. It was also among first distraction free editors out there. Writemonkey 2 will still be available for download, but won't be developed any further. WM3 is available for all three major OS platforms -- Windows, OSX and Linux and this is something that couldn't be done with the old code base. Also, hi-res displays are becoming popular and WM2, without unreasonable makeover, just isn't ready for that.

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