FountainPen
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FountainPen is a simple and clean writing environment specifically designed for distraction-free composition. Featuring autosaved compositions, FountainPen also includes integrated support for the Markdown system of plain-text formatting. It can also put up a backdrop-a sort of second desktop picture-over visual clutter to aid focus.
What's New
Version 1.0:
  • Complete re-write
  • Better stability
  • More flexibility
  • Refined user interface
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 64-bit processor



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ver. 1.x:
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Filp reviewed on 24 Dec 2012
One of those programs -- seem to be many such in the text-editing category -- which you'll like immediately, or wonder what the fuss is about. Me, I liked it immediately, and am liking it more each time I fire it up. Very comfortable.
[Version 1.0]


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+25

Yavari reviewed on 07 Dec 2011
This is an amazing app! I was looking for a high-quality text editor to write notes and quick essays and blog entries on, and this fits the bill. It's easily one of the best-designed and most elegant open-source apps I've ever used.
[Version 0.7.3]


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+72

Cattus-Thraex reviewed on 12 Oct 2011
Absolutely delighting. I do not know whether I shall write my next novel using it, but delighting.
[Version 0.7.3]


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+5

Gmax reviewed on 30 May 2011
It's good to see a free application for clutter-free writing, a really good alternative to the paid-crapware on the Mac App Store.
[Version 0.7]

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+10
Mikoi replied on 09 Nov 2011
So let's support free software!
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+17

Musubana reviewed on 12 Apr 2011
Very good writing tool; I’ve been looking for something like this.
I write a lot of texts in Scrivener, but sometimes inspiration strikes me all of a sudden, and firing up Scrivener is a bit too much.
[Version 0.6]


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+1

+28

Hamdi reviewed on 06 Feb 2011
Very nice. Loved and using it a lot. The developer deserves a big thank you.
[Version 0.6]


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+2

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Poikkeus reviewed on 30 Dec 2010
Fountain Pen has a “less is more” philosophy; the only things you’ll see on your screen will be a “Get Info” icon, “Goal” or timer for writing sessions, “Dictionary” (as used in OSX), and “Output” - to format of your text.

FP is clearly designed to provide a “writing environment,” a stripped down approach to text that even makes comparatively simple applications like TextEdit seem elaborate. But hidden features can be found in the pull-down menus: you’ll find spelling, grammar, and verbalizations of the text. If you’re looking for a full-featured word processor, you may want to look elsewhere. FP is designed clear things of distractions.

It’s fast, easy to use, and - best of all - free, and well worthy of a download.
[Version 0.6]


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+25
Yavari had trouble on 05 Oct 2012
This was a great app for a while, but when the 1.0 release came out, I lost all my previous Central Compositions, and they're nowhere to be found on my computer! I can no longer recommend this program.
[Version 1.0]


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Downloads:4,745
Version Downloads:1,259
Type:Business : Word Processing
License:Free
Date:04 Aug 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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FountainPen is a simple and clean writing environment specifically designed for distraction-free composition. Featuring autosaved compositions, FountainPen also includes integrated support for the Markdown system of plain-text formatting. It can also put up a backdrop-a sort of second desktop picture-over visual clutter to aid focus.


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