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 Saving

Your writing is automatically saved every time you make a change. Thanks to Google Drive, you can access your work from anywhere and from any of your computers.

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


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

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

Where are my documents stored in the cloud?

Your documents are stored both locally (internal database) and in a hidden folder in Google Drive. To check that your documents are stored (in the cloud), you can go to and click on 'recent' option.

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

If you prefer, you can also disable Cloud-Saving in Preferences, and save your documents in your local GDrive/Dropbox folder manually.

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 - or Cmd -Zoomout to get an overview of your writing
Ctrl U or Cmd UGet the HTML code of your document
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
Ctrl O or Cmd OOpen document
F11 or Cmd Shift FTurn on/off Full Screen

How to apply formatting with markdown?

# 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)
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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 saving, markdown or dark mode.