Probably the most stubborn text editor ever made.

Cold Turkey Writer is basically impossible to exit before you reach your writing goal. Since Writer essentially turns your computer into a typewriter, 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.

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Time limit, or word count; that is the question.

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 change your mind or exit Writer.

Portable and always handy.

Cold Turkey Writer runs as a stand-alone program, which means there is no installer. This makes it easy for you to copy the program on a USB stick and use it on multiple computers. You can also share it with friends, just please don't share it online.

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Productivity hacks.

Cold Turkey Writer Pro includes features for advanced writers. Tiny productivity tricks like disabling the delete/backspace key are great for typing out the first draft.


Go easy on your eyes by using a light theme for the day and a dark theme at night.


Font size can be changed between three available sizes and between serif and sans-serif fonts to your personal preference.

Typing Flow

Many professional authors prefer to type without the ability to use certain keys in order to preserve their stream of thought.

Stay focused with productive soundtracks.

Getting tired of playing your favorite songs on repeat? Listen to stimulating and soothing background sounds that get you in the zone! Soundtracks are provided by Coffitivity and RainyMood.

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Never lose any work.

Don't worry about having to click the save button. Your draft will automatically be saved to your users "Documents" folder every 10 seconds. If your computer crashes, you can find the last version of your draft there.

Keep track of progress.

To check how much time or words you have left, just check the progress bar at the top. After you've reached your goal, you will see the option to snooze (for 10 additional minutes) or save and quit. Choose what's necessary.

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