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WriteRoom: Free full-screen writing app for OS X

WriteRoom | Hog Bay Software

O, how we distraction-prone people pine for persistent and ubiquitous full-screen mode. And it looks like the good folks at Hog Bay have come up with an elegant freeware app to help save the beleaguered writer from him or herself.

For Mac users who enjoy the simplicity of a typewriter, but live in the digital world. WriteRoom is a full screen, distraction free, writing environment. Unlike standard word processors that focus on features, WriteRoom is just about you and your text...

It's a primitive application, to be sure -- I suspect completely by design -- but it may be just what the doctor ordered if you need to get your head out of your butt and put some words on the page. I can see myself spending a lot of time in WriteRoom.

[ via RickP_in_AZ on the board ]

The Path to Paragon » Blog Archive » Late Night's picture

[...] Very late night update: ...

[...] Very late night update:  I was checking out 43 Folders before bed, and happened to see a link to a program called Write Room.  You can find it here, at Hog Bay Software’s site. This program does one thing, and it’s doing it in the picture that opens this post:  Write Room makes all the distractions go away.  No blinking icons, no AIM messages popping up, no notifier that you have one new Gmail message.  It just makes the whole screen black (or another color of your choosing) and lets you get down to writing.  For example, this post has taken me a total of seven minutes, including coding every tag by hand because I seem unable to puzzle out WordPress’ interface. Anyway, if you’re as easily distracted as well, check it out.  This doesn’t count as a daily action, but it might make one easier down the road. (Found via this post at 43 Folders.) [...]




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