If you’re into creative writing and struggle with distractions while typing, there’s an easy solution. A small app called Writemonkey hides all the windows and applications and forces you to type in a full screen text editor interface with very soothing colours. You can customize the scheme or even ask Writemonkey to create a random one for you. You can also work in window mode. Apart from customizing the interface, it allows easy and auto replacing of words and easy lookup of words from online dictionaries and thesaurus sites. Short cuts are available for pretty much every feature, so you have easy access to everything once you get used to them. There’s even an autosave feature.
You can download the feature-filled, yet tiny app for free from Writemonkey. If you want your PC to sound like an old typewriter, there’s an option for that. The site has a collection of funny typing sounds and friendly fonts you can use with the application.