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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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I tried WriteRoom for a...

I tried WriteRoom for a while, but never quite managed to fit it into my workflow. Then I found Megazoomer.

Megazoomer is a SIMBL plugin that expands any cocoa window to full screen. Let that sink in for a minute.

Now I use vim in Terminal.app to do my writing without distraction, which is a huge step up from X11 with ratpoison, though TextEdit works as well; NetNewsWire is in the back, big and ready to roll; and Camino now replaces Safari + Saft for me.

It does have a few bugs. It seems to interfere with Quicksilver sometimes--activating QS only switches QS to the front, rather than keeping a window open for input, which requires another command-space--although this is remedied by restarting QS, something I am used to as a bleeding-edge user of said program. :) Additionally, if the only open windows are all full screen, expos? lines them up rather than distributes them around the screen; my workaround is to simply have a different-sized window available, like a Finder window or Adium. And there's a thin line at the top of Terminal.app for some reason ... but overall, I'm ecstatic with Megazoomer.

Megazoomer: http://www.ianhenderson.org/megazoomer.html
SIMBL: http://culater.net/software/SIMBL/SIMBL.php
Remove scrollbar from Terminal.app: Courtesy of macOSXhints.com




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