Published on January 15th, 2012 | by Tom Wake0
Review: OmmWriter – Herraiz Soto & Co
If you’re the sort of person, like me, who’s easily distracted by emails, Wikipedia… and well – all of the Internet – this is a must.
It’s a clever piece of free Word Processing software that helps filter out the world, with all it’s noisy temptations, and let’s you focus on the task at hand – writing.
Everything from the background colours and invisible navigation tool to the optional zen-like soundtrack (every so slightly ridiculous at first, but strangely effective) have been immaculately thought out. Everything has been designed to soothe you into a higher state of creativity.
It’s called OmmWriter and you can see a screenshot of what it looks like over on the right. It effectively turns your computer into a beautiful piece of paper where your only option is to write. There are no bells and whistles, formatting palettes or extensive menus to let you procrastinate. Just save your masterpiece as a text file and open it in a more ‘heavy duty’ (cumbersome) Word Processor later if you need to make any formatting tweaks. There’s just one simple set of options which appear on the right hand side of your screen – save, font size etc – which disappears as soon as you start typing.
There’s a paid for version available called OmmWriter 2 but frankly the free version contains everything you need (in fact I prefer it).
You can get a copy of it here:
There’s a handy demonstration video on the site showing you how it works, but it doesn’t really do it justice.
Yes, I’m a sickeningly gushing fan of this.