Rough Draft!

Rough Draft alternatives

  • FocusWriter

  • FocusWriter is a fullscreen, distraction-free word processor designed to immerse you as much as possible in your work. The program autosaves your progress, and reloads the last files you had open to make it easy to jump back in during your next writing session, and has many other features that make it such that only one thing matters: your writing.

    tags: Portable auto-hide-toolbar auto-saving customizable distraction-free-writing
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux PortableApps.com
  • iA Writer

  • The key to good writing is not that magical glass of Bordeaux, the right kind of tobacco or that groovy background music. The key is focus. What you need to write well is a spartan setting that allows you to fully concentrate on your text and nothing but your text. Many professional writers use SimpleText or Textedit because these are the only writing programs that are totally distraction free. But text editors are not perfect. That's why we made Writer.

    tags: distraction-free-writing no-distraction text-editor writing-editor
    platform: Mac OS X Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad
  • Byword

  • Byword is designed to make writing more enjoyable with Markdown on your Mac, iPhone and iPad.

    tags: distraction-free-writing dropbox-integration grammar-checker markdown offline-access
    platform: Mac OS X iPhone iPad
  • Ulysses

  • Ulysses is a text editor for creative writers. Used by bloggers, poets, students and published novelists all over the world, it offers an integrated environment to brainstorm, draft, revise and even submit text on a professional level.

    tags: brainstorming creative-writing distraction-free-writing icloud-sync markdown-support
    platform: Mac OS X iPhone iPad
  • Manuskript

  • Manuskript is an open-source tool for writers, with outliner, character management, plot development, distraction-free editor, etc. OutlinerOrganize your thoughts and snippets in a hierarchical manner. Organize them as you wish, reorganize them on the go.

    tags: distraction-free-writing export-to-epub information-management markdown note-taking
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • Bear

  • Bear is a beautiful and flexible writing app for note-taking and prose, both on the go for iOS devices and for the Mac OS desktop.

    tags: icloud-sync inline-tags markdown note-organizer note-taking
    platform: Mac OS X iPhone iPad
  • WriteRoom

  • For Mac users to write without distractions. WriteRoom is a full screen writing environment. Unlike the cluttered word processors you're used to, WriteRoom lets you focus on writing. Requires Mac OS X 10.7+

    tags: Discontinued fullscreen-support no-distraction note-taking share-documents
    platform: Mac OS X Discontinued
  • Organon

  • Organon is a plugin for LibreOffice and OpenOffice.

    tags: libreoffice-extension libreoffice-integration openoffice-extension organization project-management
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux LibreOffice Apache OpenOffice
  • Plume Creator

  • With Plume Creator, organize your writing projects ! Scenes, notes, characters,... Rich Text editing, full screen editing and multiple projects …

    tags: distraction-free-writing note-manager outliner write-novel writing-editor
    platform: Windows Linux
  • Desk

  • Desk is a premium writing experience for all types of writers, bloggers, thinkers, and doers.Whether you're a casual enthusiast, the weekend writer, blogger, or digital publishing professional, you'll find Desk to be a much-needed breath of fresh air.Designed to marry both function and form, it is the desktop publishing client that you've always wanted: Simple, intuitive, powerful, and fast.Fall in love (again) with writing via an app that helps you focus and concentrate on what matters most: Your thoughts as they coalesce into written form.Then publish them to your own digital property and WordPress blog (self-hosted, .com). »

    tags: blog-editor blog-publishing note-taking wordpress writing-editor
    platform: Mac OS X
  • Liquid Story Binder XE

  • Liquid Story Binder XE is a uniquely designed word processor for professional and aspiring authors, poets, and novelists. Writing software for those who require the editing ability of a commercial text editor as well as a document tracking system. It is for those who want the freedom to create, outline and revise but are tired of losing track of their work.

    tags: Discontinued Portable journal mind-mapping planner
    platform: Windows Discontinued
  • True Novelist

  • True Novelist provides a way for authors to write their novel online, organize their story, view statistics about their project and writing habits, set goals, keep track of related research, and more.

    tags: novel novel-authoring outliner write-novel writing-editor
    platform: Online
  • Calmly Writer

  • Calmly Writer is a professional text editor designed to focus on what you want to tell, with a simple, unobtrusive and distraction-free user interface.

    tags: markdown word-processing no-distraction
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Online Chrome OS
  • BlankPage.io

  • Helping you to fill that page. Write every day.

    tags: authoring-tool distraction-free-writing write-novel writing-editor writing-environment
    platform: Online
  • Auteureist

  • Auteureist is a "novel" writing application for the Apple iPhone. Can export to some desktop software, like Scrivener . The website does a great job at documenting every feature, and there are a lot. If you're curious about the features, visit the documentation on the Auteureist main site.

    tags: writing-editor journal write-novel creative-writing novel-authoring
    platform: iPad