ImmersEd is a free, full-screen text editor aimed at those who wish to write with minimal distractions. ImmersEd works on Windows from XP (with SP2) onward.
Full-screen mode – remove all distractions.
Embedded Notes – text can be tagged as a note, with a label for easy reference. Notes are folded in the document and can be popped open for editing or reading. A sidebar widget allows you to view all your notes, sort by label or position and to jump to any of them.
Visual Themes – you can adjust the colours and font and save these preferences as named themes.
Sound Themes – for those who like audio feedback when typing, ImmersEd comes with a selection of manual and electric typewriter sounds and also a “Buckling Spring” theme for those missing the IBM Model M keyboard.
Standalone or Installed – download the installer if you want ImmersEd as a standard Windows application or just grab the zip and extract it to wherever you like. ImmersEd is quite happy on a flash drive and won’t write anything outside of its own directory unless you tell it to.
Plain text mark-up – bold and italic can be flagged via *asterisk* and _underscore_ mark-up.
RTF Support – ImmersEd can load and save RTF format files for import and export with other applications.
Live spell-check via Hunspell (as used in Firefox and Open Office)
Info Panels – the sidebars can be populated with information items, including a live word count and a session target tracker.
Auto-Save – ImmersEd can save your work to a secondary file based on time or the number of words or paragraphs you have changed.