I am looking for a minimalistic word editor for my creative writing. Basically I would like something like the “notes” app on OSX just with the option to save your writing as a separate file. Does anyone know of something like that?
Writeapp– AlexanderSep 10, 2019 at 18:05
@Alexander if you could expand on why that's a good suggestion it could make a great answer ;)– Levi C. OlsonSep 10, 2019 at 21:18
It would help to know what platform(s) you are using.– Terri SimonSep 13, 2019 at 20:17
How minimalist we talking? Would Notepad.exe do?– Weckar E.Sep 21, 2019 at 20:34
If you're using a mac, try "TextEdit," it's built-in. You can also look into TextMate (on mac) or (if you're on Windows) Notepad++. They're both very simple text editors but they have support for markdown if you want to add some style.– ErkSep 22, 2019 at 0:26
I like Notepad++. It has more features than you might want, but it is NOT a document formatter. It is nothing like Microsoft. It is single font, which you can make be a fixed-space font for a typewriter look. It loads quickly, saves files easily, keeps backup files, and doesn't take a lot to learn it.
But, it is multi-window, so you can edit more than one file at a time, or look up in one while writing in another. It has some spell-checking ability you can add (or turn on), but it does not have (AFAIK) Grammerly integration.
If you want platform independence, Notepad++ works pretty well, with very similar products being available on Linux and Windows.
Have you considered using Google docs?