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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 ]

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Interestingly, I wrote something in...

Interestingly, I wrote something in 15 minutes that I'll use later while testing WriteRoom. It's a nice way to get started. But, for me at least, it starts to feel to thin for extensive drafting. That might happen as I use it more. On the other hand there are text editors that can provide a similar distractionless environment. WriteRoom probably isn't aimed at this "market", but you can get the same effect on a Mac using gvim.app or some kind of Emacs. I can cover the entire screen with a gvim window and have tons more features without any more distractions. Plus, I have the speed of my familiar text editor's shortcuts...

It'll be interesting to see where WriteRoom stands as a citizen of my Applications folder after a few months. Track bike, generally not good for extended journeys, but brutally simple for a fast dash! Regardless, in the last 20 minutes, it's added something to the way I write.




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