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Left is distractionless plaintext editor designed to quickly navigate between segments of an essay, or multiple documents. It features an auto-complete, synonyms suggestions, writing statistics, markup-based navigation and a speed-reader.

The application was initially created to help Rekka with the writing of the upcoming novel Wiktopher, and later made available as a free and open source software.

Learn more by reading the manual, or have a look at a tutorial video. If you need help, visit the Community.

Install & Run

You can download builds for OSX, Windows and Linux, or if you wish to build it yourself, follow these steps:

git clone
cd Left/desktop/
npm install
npm start


  • This application supports the Ecosystem Theme.
  • Support this project through Patreon.
  • See the License file for license rights and limitations (MIT).
  • Pull Requests are welcome!
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