A downloadable tool for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Left is a distractionless writing tool with auto-complete, a synonyms dictionary, writing statistics, markup-based navigation and a speed-reader.

The application is free and Open Source, its original purpose was to help Rekka with the writing of the upcoming novel Wiktopher.

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  • Create markers by beginning lines with ### or --.
  • Open a text file by dragging it, or with ctrl o.
  • Highlight some text and press ctrl k to enable the speed reader.
  • Press tab to auto-complete a previously used, or common, word.
  • Press shift tab to scroll through the selected word's synonyms.



  • New: CmdOrCtrl+N
  • Open: CmdOrCtrl+O
  • Save: CmdOrCtrl+S
  • Save As: CmdOrCtrl+Shift+S
  • Discard Changes: CmdOrCtrl+D
  • Close File: CmdOrCtrl+W
  • Force Close: CmdOrCtrl+Shift+W


  • Select Autocomplete: Tab
  • Select Synonym: Shift+Tab


  • Next Marker: CmdOrCtrl+]
  • Prev Marker: CmdOrCtrl+[
  • Next File: CmdOrCtrl+Shift+]
  • Prev File: CmdOrCtrl+Shift+[


  • Inc Zoom: CmdOrCtrl+Plus
  • Dec Zoom: CmdOrCtrl+-
  • Reset Zoom: CmdOrCtrl+0


  • Reader: CmdOrCtrl+K
  • Operator: CmdOrCtrl+F


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

left-linux-64.zip 50 MB
Version 77
left-linux-pi.zip 47 MB
Version 5
left-windows-64.zip 53 MB
Version 77
left-osx-64.zip 50 MB
Version 78
left-themes.zip 6 kB
Version 17

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