A Distraction-Free Text Editor For Uncluttered Writing


WriteMonkey text editorModern Windows applications seem to use up most of your screen space for their menus and other options, leaving you little room to actually use the program. When you're writing something, such as a letter or other document, this can be distracting. Surely it's better to have a screen that's clear of clutter, so you can concentrate on your words and see of many of them as possible.

If you feel the same as me, then have a look at a program called WriteMonkey. It's downloadable from http://writemonkey.com/ and is free. The file is 9 MB, it's malware-free according to VirusTotal and Web of Trust, and it's portable so it requires no installation.

To bring up the menus in order to save and print your work, just right-click on the page. Although the program dates from 2014, it works perfectly on Windows 7, 8 and 10.


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Thanks Robert. A good app to add to my folder of portable apps. It even has a spell-checker which is a must in a text editor for me. Will use it alongside Notepad++, which has two shortcuts to run in multi instances: one opens in a small window on top of other windows to write notes and another in a full window to edit html files.

I've been using EditPad Lite {https://www.editpadlite.com/} for years. Does everything i want, clean interface. 9.1 meg download. Updated regularly.

EditPad Lite looks a small bit like Notepad++ which is a good thing. Like it mentions has a search & replace.
There are a few other tools at the EP L site, think mainly for regedit work. Haven't checked WriteMonkey.