WriteMonkey is one of our favorite writing tools. For starters, it's portable freeware. Free is good, and portability adds flexibility: You can take WriteMonkey along with you on a USB drive and run it on any handy Windows machine. Zenware notes that WriteMonkey has "an extremely stripped-down user interface," but that's what sets it apart from other word processors and notekeepers. That "stripped-down," full-screen interface replicates the inspirational purity of a blank piece of paper. But WriteMonkey is also a full-featured writing tool that doesn't cut corners and even packs lots of cool … Read more
It would be easy to describe WriteMonkey as a cross between a desktop note-taker and a full-featured word processor, but that wouldn't do justice to this simple but effective freeware writing tool. The developers hint at a Zenlike intuitiveness designed to encourage free flow of thought and enable you to capture it fresh. Statements such as "editing is for another day" suggest a stripped-down app, but under its humble robes, WriteMonkey carries a full complement of word-processing tools, including many unique features. It's fully portable, too.
With its classic yellow typeface on a black background, WriteMonkey'… Read more
This lightweight and portable program is similar to other focus-driven programs like Dark Room or Q10. Still in beta, WriteMonkey can be run in a window, but the intent of these one-hit writing tools is to be used at full screen, eliminating distractions.
There are a couple of things that WriteMonkey does very well. First off, all the major program commands are accessible from the right-click context menu. When the program loads in full-screen mode, you can easily minimize it into a window by right-clicking and choosing the first option, "Toggle fullscreen/window." Once in window mode, WriteMonkey'… Read more