The maker of Dark Room describes it as “a full screen, distraction free, writing environment”.
And that’s exactly what it is.
It’s a small free product that you save to your hard drive and run, without having to install anything – so no messy traces are left behind in the Windows registry if you decide to uninstall it.
It comes with a full screen green on black interface, that computer geeks love, but can you can easily change the colours if that’s not your thing.
Apart from a word count, it doesn’t do a lot except let you type in text and prompt you to save on exit. But that’s the point of a distraction-free text editor.
If you use a Mac, you can try WriteRoom the program that inspired darkroom.