This isn’t exactly a review. It’s more me telling you why you need to get OmmWriter right this instant. OmmWriter is a super-lightweight text editor that eliminates distractions while managing to keep you ultra-relaxed. It does this by combining a simple and elegant UI with few features and a relaxing environment. With every few keystrokes, a typing noise (you can pick from 3) is produced. While you type your novel, you can imagine that you are in the snow-covered flats of the background. Personally speaking, the best part of the whole package is the music. I use the music and a few notes to keep focused while doing my homework. Last night, I even used the music to help me gently fall asleep. The stuff is bomb. Today I figured out that the best function of OmmWriter while doing homework is keeping track of my agenda for the night. I can write down my homework, assign a time-period for each homework assignment, and then tear through the homework distraction free. If I throw the .txt or .omm file into my DropBox account, I can update my homework from school so everything is ready when I get home. You know what? I’ll try that tomorrow!
Obviously, OmmWriter is not intended to be a homework manager. But it does this job well. The question is, does it fulfill it’s destiny at keeping us human writers concentrated and productive? Yes. To be honest, I can’t wait until I can write a long essay my new-found piece of Heaven.
If I were to give OmmWriter a score, it would be a 11/10. No joke.
“Dāna is the new version of OmmWriter. If you are already an OmmWriter user, you will realize that very little has changed. Fortunately.
A wise man once said “We are all at the mercy of our wild monkey minds. Incessantly swinging from branch to branch.” With multiple windows and applications all vying for our attention, we have sadly adapted our working habits to that of the computer and not the other way around.
OmmWriter Dana is a humble attempt to recapture what technology has snatched away from us today: our capacity to concentrate.
If you are a scriptwriter, blogger, journalist, copywriter, poet or just someone who enjoys writing, welcome back to concentrating.”
OmmWriter is available for PC, Mac, and iPad from ommwriter.com