Calmly Writer
Available in the Chrome Web Store

Compatible with Mac, Windows, Linux and ChromeOS

Distraction-Free Writing

Calmly Writer has been designed to help you focus on writing. As you start typing, all the distracting options disappear from the interface.

Calmly also includes "focus mode" option, which highlights only the paragraph you are editing at the time.


You can format your text by simply selecting and clicking on the desired style.

If you prefer, you can also do it with the keyboard, either using keyboard shortcuts or markdown (see FAQs).

Cloud Backup

Your writing is automatically saved every time you make a change.

Responsive Design

The application automatically adapts both the layout and the size of images and font with the aim to provide an optimal viewing experience for each context.

Dark mode

For those who prefer white on black.

And much more

Press Ctrl and - keys to zoom out and get an overview of your document

Turn on/off typewriter sound

Smart punctuation

Full screen mode

Choose text caret color

Word counter

Available in the Chrome Web Store

4.53 rating in chrome web store

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Calmly Writer for?

Traditional text processors include dozens of options for formatting text, distracting you from what really matters: writing.

Calmly Writer is an editor designed to focus on what you want to tell, with a simple, unobtrusive and ease-to-use user interface.

What formats are supported?

Calmly Writer can import and export to HTML, plain text, markdown and Microsoft Word™ .docx. The application also allows you to export PDF (print option).

Where are my backups stored in the cloud?

Your backups are stored both locally (internal database) and in a hidden folder in Google Drive. To check that your backups are stored (in the cloud), you can go to and click on 'recent' option. If cloud autosaving does not work, it may be due to an authentication problem. Try to logout and login again from your chrome browser settings.

The purpose of cloud backup in Calmly Writer is not that you can open and edit the documents directly from Google Drive, but you can access your backups from Calmly Writer in any of your computers where you had installed it.

What does it mean that there is a permanently visible could-icon next to the name of your back up?

This may mean that there has been a synchronization conflict. To force synchronization again, try to rename the document.

Does Calmly includes spell checker?

Yes, since it is a Chrome packaged app it uses Google Chrome's built-in spell-checker.

Can I link external images rather than embed them in the document?

Yes: just copy the image from your browser and paste it into Calmly.

What keyboard shortcuts can I use in Calmly?

Ctrl -Zoomout to get an overview of your writing
Ctrl UGet the HTML code of your document
Ctrl PPrint
Ctrl BMake text bold or remove bold formatting
Ctrl IMake text italic or remove italic formatting
Ctrl FSearch within your document
Ctrl OOpen document
Ctrl SSave
F11 or Cmd Shift FTurn on/off Full Screen
Ctrl ZUndo
Ctrl Shift ZRedo
Ctrl VPaste
Ctrl Shift VPaste without formatting

How to apply formatting with markdown?

#type your headline (insert a level 1 header)
##type your headline (insert a level 2 header)
###type your headline (insert a level 3 header)
*italic text*
**bold text**
***italics and bold together***
--- (and press enter to insert a horizontal rule)
> blockquote text
* bulleted list item
1.ordered list item
[link label](

What is OpenDyslexic Mode?

It is an option to use the OpenDyslexic font in Calmly Writer, which improves readability for users with dyslexia.

Why do you charge for Calmly Writer?

To ensure future application updates.

You can freely use Calmly Writer Online, but this online version does not support cloud backup, markdown, dark mode, smart punctuation...