What are the best distraction-free plain text editors for MacOS?

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    Ommwriter is a plain text that avoids distractions. Is like enter in a private room where you can only focus on writing. It creates the space and the mood for writing and only writing.Everywhere you go, you have access to a beautiful distraction-free writing environment where your authentic voice is free to go where it is meant to go.


    Windows, Mac

    Free- $7.11

    Kevin Martinez
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "This is a great solution because its simple and does exactly what it needs to do. You can open up in full screen mode which blocks all notifications which is great for having no distractions when trying to write."
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    If you are a writer and need to focus on your job/passion, FocusWriter will help you re-creating a world processor-like environment, blocking everything in your screen except, well, your writing.

    Windows, Mac

    Free- You can donate if you want

    Lisa Freeman
    Written on January 10, 2017
    "I like FocusWriter because it does not get in the way of my work. I can have it hidden away and yet just by moving my mouse to its edge it is ready to use. This being available for Linux, Windows and Mac makes it easier to use in various environments."
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    Byword is a markdown app for writing in plain text efficiently. This will help you to avoid distractions and focus on writing while syncing your texts in iCloud and Dropbox to access them wherever you may be. 

    Mac, iOS

    $10.99- with in-app purchases

    Ángel Saucedo
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "Byword is a great app for a plain text editor. Not really as useful as a word processor, but it has its functions as well. It is nifty to keep notes on or to type up some code you want to test. The automatic sync function built in is very nice once you get it setup."


Best What are the best distraction-free plain text editors for MacOS
1OmmWriterSoftware 3 Free
2FocusWriterSoftware 2 Free
3BywordApps 1 Paid

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