7 gorgeous distraction-free writing apps for Mac

by Mihhail Lapushkin Updated
Minimalistic writing apps are great companions to mainstream tools like Final Draft and Scrievener. We've compiled a list of the most aesthetically pleasing writing apps, that will inspire you to write more.


Write beautifully on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Bear is a beautiful, flexible writing app for crafting notes and prose.


A Thoughtfully Designed App to Do Your Best Writing.


Get Focused, start writing. Focused is the new benchmark for markdown writing apps that will enable you to really focus on your work.

iA Writer

Get focused. The simple, award-winning design of iA Writer delivers the essential writing experience. Used by half a million people worldwide, its minimal interface is crafted to cut out noise. It’s just you, your thoughts, and the words on the page.


The joy of writing, elevated. A distraction free writing app built with an intelligent editor, smart organization & a design brought to perfection after years of iterations.


The Ultimate Writing App for Mac, iPad and iPhone. A pleasant, focused writing experience combined with effective document management, fast syncing and flexible export options make Ulysses the first choice for writers of all kinds.

iWriter Pro

Elegant and minimalist text editor with built-in Markdown support. Distraction-free and subscription-free.