Distraction-Free Writing

Focus on writing

Traditional word processors include dozens of options for formatting text, distracting you from what really matters: writing.

Calmly Writer is an editor designed to focus on what you want to tell, with a simple, unobtrusive and ease-to-use user interface.

Calmly Writer
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Available for Windows, Mac and Linux

Focus mode

Calmly Writer has been designed to help you focus on writing. As you start typing, all the distracting options disappear from the user interface.

The "focus mode" option highlights only the paragraph you are editing at the time.


Format your text simply by selecting and clicking on the desired style.

If you prefer, you can also do it with keyboard shortcuts or markdown (see FAQ).


As long as you do not close a document tab, that document will be opened every time you start the application. If the document was not saved, its backup will be loaded.


Word count

Calmly Writer displays the number of words and characters written, and allows you to set a target.

Color themes

You can choose between light, dark, dark blue, dune and old school mode.

And much more

Typewriter sounds, smart punctuation, full screen mode, customizable text caret color, export to Word and PDF…

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The Ezra Klein Show

“So if you’re looking for a real lightweight, easy place to do some writing, Calmly Writer.”

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