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Freeware, fullscreen writing for OS X?

Hog Bay Software seems to be reading 43folders and courting Merlin and other writers. They have just released a full screen writiing tool called "Writeroom":


In my mad rush to be mister Uber-Cool with the first post I haven't yet tried it. But I will test it in a few minutes to see if it can lure me away from TextWrangler.

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So far I like what...

So far I like what I see but have already found that there are certain things I *need* it to have. The most important of which is the fact that although it "auto-saves" your work, it does so to its own file ~/Library/Application Support/Writeroom/ I work in plain TXT so I would prefer that it allowed me to work on a specific file, in TXT, and auto-save to that file. As it stands you have to "Export Writeroom" to a separate file in order to keep your data as open as possible.

I've been burned one too many times by proprietary file formats.

But the author seems very, very receptive to suggestions on the program so once I finalize my list of must-haves I'll send them his/her way.

My list so far:
- "Esc" or user option for fullscreen toggle
- Default option for saving/working from a txt file, instead of "Export Content"
- User option for Auto-Save time: 5sec., 30sec., 1minute, etc.
- "Bottom Margin" (Like TextWrangler's "Extra space>half page" preference)
- Work/Save to any folder, not "Application Support"




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