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 marks (see FAQs).

Calmly Writer for Desktop

Calmly Writer for Desktop includes several advantages over Calmly Online. Obviously, the first one is that you can use it offline. Furthermore, Calmly Desktop prevents data loss by automatically saving a backup copy each time you press a key. In addition, Desktop version provides a better user experience, with more fluid interactions.

You can install Calmly Desktop on Mac, Windows, Linux or ChromeOS

Buy Calmly Writer for Desktop

Available languages: English, Spanish, Russian

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.

Only available in Calmly for Desktop

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 open and save files in .cml format, which are in essence HTML files. The application also allows you to import plain text files. As Calmly can print, you can export to PDF installing a PDF-generator.

Calmly Desktop can also import and export markdown files.

We are currently working on expanding the import and export options.

Does Calmly includes spell checker?

In Calmly Online, it depends on whether your browser includes the spell checker option for text fields.

In the case of Calmly Desktop, 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+U or Cmd+UGet the HTML code of your document
Ctrl+O or Cmd+OOpen document
Ctrl+S or Cmd+SSave document ("Download As" in Calmly Online)
Ctrl+P or Cmd+PPrint
Ctrl+B or Cmd+BMake text bold or remove bold formatting
Ctrl+I or Cmd+IMake text italic or remove italic formatting
Ctrl+F or Cmd+FSearch within your document
F11 or Cmd+Shift+FTurn on/off Full Screen

How to apply formatting with markup?

# headline (and press enter to insert a level 1 header)
## headline (and press enter to insert a level 2 header)
### headline (and press enter to insert a level 3 header)
*italic text*
**bold text**
***italics and bold together***
--- (and press enter to insert a horizontal rule)
> blockquote text (and press enter to insert a block quote)
· bulleted list item (and press enter to start a bulleted list)
1· ordered list item (and press enter to start an ordered list)
[link label](http://www.example.com/)