Venerable Mac text editor BBEdit was released 20 years ago. What's amazing is that it's still around, and still relevant.
Drafts lets you jot down and share short bits of text.
Marked is a great tool for previewing your web writing, whether in Markdown or HTML format. A big update adds new preview styles, change markers, syntax highlighting, Scrivener and Leanpub project support, and more.
Index Card delivers on its promise of organization by index cards, but extremely rough interface choices compromise the experience.
Clean Writer Pro 1.2 is simple and offers limited formatting options, letting writers worry about writing rather than formatting.
It's difficult for the developer of a minimalist writing app to peg exactly what a particular user will like and which features can be removed. But if OmmWriter's interface decisions work for you, it's a solid writing tool with a couple unique features for helping you concentrate.
Smultron is a capable, inexpensive, and easy-to-use text editor with iCloud support built in, although it could use some improvements when working with multiple files.
Though not ideal for non-Markdown writing, if you use Markdown and want a minimal tool to write with, Byword is a good choice.
This was a significant week for Apple: It settled lawsuits, met with shareholders, and bought a company. Oh, and let's not forget it's only been a week since the company unveiled Mountain Lion to the masses, and we've spent much of that time pondering the forthcoming OS update.
If you want a minimalist tool for writing, WriteRoom is likely to have all the features you need. But unlike some other distraction-free writing tools, you can still personalize your writing environment.