Calmly Writer is billed as the ultimate distraction-free writing tool. It has been designed to help you focus on writing. As you start typing, all the distracting options disappear from the interface. Read more hot new
FocusWriter is a simple, distraction-free word processor. It uses a hide-away interface that you access by moving your mouse to the edges of the screen, allowing the program to have a familiar look and feel to it while still getting out of the way so that you can immerse yourself in your work. It has multi-platform support, and has been translated into many different languages. Read more hot new
AbiWord is a free word processing program similar to Microsoft Word. It is suitable for typing papers, letters, reports, memos, and so forth. Read more hot
TextRoom is an open source basic full-screen rich text editor for writers. TextRoom seeks to help you start writing right away by providing distraction free environment to your liking, as well as a familiar set of keyboard shortcuts to control its behavior. Read more new
ESP Ghostscript is an up-to-date GNU Ghostscript distribution including bug fixes, new drivers, and additional support for CUPS.
A small word processor for X-Windows. Flwriter is based on a modified FLTK library and features Xhtml file format with UTF-8 encoding, Printing support using PostScript. Non ISO8859-1 fonts are supported.
GScriptWriter was written to simplify and improve the process of writing comedic sketches, though it is hoped that it will make life easier for all sorts of dramatic scripts.
KWord is a frame-based word-processing and desktop publishing application. KWord is capable of creating demanding and professional looking documents. Whether you are a corporate or home user, production artist or student, KWord will prove a valuable and easy to use tool for all your word processing and layout needs. Read more
Lurch is a simple math word processor with a general-purpose math checker built in.
Maxwell WP is a Linux/UNIX wordprocessor written in C++ using the Motif GUI toolkit. It aims to provide a basic set of wordprocessing features - something on a par with Microsoft Word (TM) v2.0 for windows.
PAPyRUS is a word processor for UNIX systems (especially for Linux) under X11/Motif.
PyRoom is described as a fullscreen simple text editor, without a toolbar, a menubar or anything that would distract the user from the most important task: writing.
A cross-platform Open Source word processor, adapted to handle the requirements of script writing for television or the movies. It is based around AbiWord.
(commercial) Scrivener is a word processing program designed for writers. Scrivener contains a document, note and metadata managing system allowing the user to keep track of notes, concepts, research and whole documents for reference (documents including text, images, PDF, audio, video, web pages, etc.). After the user has written their piece, they may export it to their favorite word processor for formatting.
Skribe is a text processor. Even if it is a general purpose tool, it best suits the writing of technical documents such as web pages or technical reports, API documentations, etc. At first glance, Skribe looks like a mark-up language à la HTML. So, there is no need to have developed computer programming skills to use Skribe.
Ted is a text processor running under X Windows on Unix/Linux systems. Ted was developed as a standard easy word processor, having the role of Wordpad on MS-Windows. Since then, Ted has evolved to a real word processor that still has the same easy appearance as the original.
TexMaths is an add-on designed to provide LaTeX support in LibreOffice. LaTeX equations can be inserted as images (SVG or PNG formats), and the LaTeX code is saved into the image attribute for further editing.
(commercial) A word processor that launches quickly, needs little memory, does not require complicated setup, and has the full feature set of a modern high-end word processor. It reads and writes Microsoft Word 6/95/97/2000/XP files.
Thot allows the user to create, to modify and to consult interactively documents that comply with models. These models permit the production of homogeneous documents. Formatting and typography are handled by the system: the user can then focus on the organization and on the contents of documents.
Trelby is a multiplatform, feature-rich screenwriting program which features a screenplay editor, choice of views, name database, reporting, compare, and a built-in PDF generator. Read more
WordGrinder is a light-weight character-cell word processor designed for text entry on the console, supporting Unicode and styled text. It provides a clean, easy-to-use interface that gets out of your way and get the job done.
WriteType is a program that helps students experience success in writing. It is designed especially for schools to transform technology from a barrier into an opportunity for success.
The word-processing application Axene XAllWrite permits the user to create excellent quality documents with ease, whether a simple letter or a large, complex publication. It features tools for multi-document management, bitmap or line-art image integration, various font capabilities, and HTML format exportation.