The ultimate distraction-free text editor.

Cold Turkey Writer won't let you quit until you finish your work. Like, literally will not quit.

Probably the most stubborn text editor ever made.

Cold Turkey Writer is basically impossible to exit before you reach your writing goal. Your writing goal can either be a duration of time or number of words typed. Once the session is started, there is almost nothing you can do to exit Writer.

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Simple interface

Simple and elegant wins the race.

Cold Turkey Writer isn't designed to replace a fully functional text editor. That's the point. Writer forces you to do one thing and one thing only, to write.

After the session is over, you can of course save the text and add finishing touches using another editor. By then, you'll have already finished the hardest part!

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Watch your productivity soar.

Since Writer is essentially holding your computer hostage, you'd be surprised how little time you need to finish your work. The fullscreen block provides a distraction free environment but it also acts as a motivator: so that you can use other apps again.