I enjoy using a minimalist Mac that limits distractions. I do not like having many icons in the taskbar or tons of applications open. Internet browsing, e-mail, instant messaging, and Twitter distract me incredibly easily. OmmWriter helps block out diversions like this while writing.
OmmWriter, from the digital creative agency Herraiz Soto & Co., is a full screen text editor like WriteRoom, though that’s where the similarities end. OmmWriter is very different compared to other writing applications. It is an application that is a unique experience. It draws me in and helps me focus with calming audio. Yes, audio. There are seven tracks to choose from, including flowing water and birds. There are also seven different sounds for keyboard key hits. All audio can be muted if you find them distracting.
The uniqueness doesn’t end there. There are also three background images to choose from which are simple and beautiful. It would have been nice to choose background images from my iPhoto library.
There are not many settings to choose from. There are three different fonts and text sizes. Having too many configurations can be distracting, which is not what OmmWriter is about. OmmWriter is about sitting down and writing while ignoring anything else going on in the world.
I am very excited about where the future lies for OmmWriter. It has the potential to be a special application. Currently in beta, it is freeware that is compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 or higher and is available now.