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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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Windows XP users might be...

Windows XP users might be interested to know that "left-shift, left-alt, print screen" allows you to switch into a high-contrast mode (also accessible and configurable via the control panel) that gives you various light-on-dark options that work across almost everything. I just discovered this today, and it really makes the computer more comfortable to use. Obviously there's more to WriteRoom than just the display colors, but I thought this was relevant.




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