OmmWriter

Developer: Herraiz Soto & Co.

Current Version: 1.52

Last Updated: 1 month ago

Download Size: 173.4 MB - Download

Description:

***Existing users: For a happy update experience, please read “What's New in this Version” below. :)***

***New users: Thanks for choosing the new OmmWriter Gaia, and welcome to the family!***


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 is a humble attempt to recapture what technology has snatched away from us today: our capacity to concentrate.

OmmWriter is a tool that makes writing a pleasure again, allowing users to be alone with their thoughts; to concentrate and to write without distractions. More than a word processor, OmmWriter is a place to get inspired.

The secret to OmmWriter lies in its simplicity and apparent lack of functionality. OmmWriter Gaia pays special attention to audio and visual effects that contribute to the overall writing experience. We have spent a considerable amount of research time and effort in the audio-visual experience to promote and enhance creativity. OmmWriter is the fruit of this investigation with new dynamic backgrounds employing Chroma therapy techniques as well as new sound effects. This version, Gaia, is a reflection of its new soothing sound environments and backgrounds inspired by Earth’s natural landscapes. In particular, the nocturnal background, which relaxes your vision (and probably your mood).

If you are a scriptwriter, blogger, journalist, copywriter, poet or just someone who enjoys writing, welcome back to concentrating.

What others are saying:

“You either love it or you hate it. Some Cult readers loved it so much they voted it as one of the best new applications of last year” – Cult of Mac

“Part word processor, part work of art, OmmWriter is a must for people who journal, blog, or do any kind of writing where creativity and idea-generation is key. Give it a try” – TUAW

“The modern computer experience is amazing for distracting you from work… OmmWriter Dana doesn’t lock you in a dark room until you force the words out, but rather creates a space in your head that allows you to focus on what you want to say” – Appletell

“When I really want to go into a writing hole, I use OmmWriter” – Life hacker

“OmmWriter is my favourite, because it’s so serene and there’s not much to do but write” – Zen Habits

“Where serenity meets school work” – Forbes


What's New in Version 1.5
***For a happy update experience, please read below. :)***

• Thanks to all of your feedback and comments we've been able to solve the problem you faced when saving the files. Sorry for the situation, and thank you for being pro active and helping us get better, we strongly encourage you to keep on doing it.
• We’ve added new backgrounds inspired in the planet earth: a starry night, distant mountains, a calm lake.
• We’ve added 3 new background audios (now, a total of 10).
• New fonts.
• A few markdowns utilities.
• New exporting option (to PDF).
• When starting using the app, you’ll be asked to register (email + password). Firstly, this is to protect your licence from being copied. Then, we want to start getting in touch with our users. Send them some inspiration from time to time, tips on how to improve their writing productivity, inform them about upgrades and improvements. Don’t worry, we won’t bother you too often.

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Release Notes:

What's New in Version 1.5
***For a happy update experience, please read below. :)***

• Thanks to all of your feedback and comments we've been able to solve the problem you faced when saving the files. Sorry for the situation, and thank you for being pro active and helping us get better, we strongly encourage you to keep on doing it.
• We’ve added new backgrounds inspired in the planet earth: a starry night, distant mountains, a calm lake.
• We’ve added 3 new background audios (now, a total of 10).
• New fonts.
• A few markdowns utilities.
• New exporting option (to PDF).
• When starting using the app, you’ll be asked to register (email + password). Firstly, this is to protect your licence from being copied. Then, we want to start getting in touch with our users. Send them some inspiration from time to time, tips on how to improve their writing productivity, inform them about upgrades and improvements. Don’t worry, we won’t bother you too often.

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 1.3
Review by mabusfe

My fav app - This app is great, but WHY would you get rid of all the old good ambient sounds? They replaced them with annoying tracks, they should keep all the music.

Found helpful by 52 out of 61 people
1/5
Version 1.3
Review by Film Student

A great idea gone wrong. Don't buy version 1.3. - When I first found Ommwriter Dana II, I thought I had found the perfect writing software. I am really shocked at how bad this new version is. I wished I had NOT upgraded. There is tons of static on the music tracks that distract you from your writing. Plus the new music suddenly jumps into melodies that are distracting and draw attention to themselves in uncreative ways. Prior to upgrade the music was tonal and didn't interfere with creativity. Now it does to a terrible degree. I had to shut it off. I ended up going back to MS Word. I was totally wowed by this program, but this new upgrade is a step backward and over a cliff -- yes, it's that bad. I cannot recommend this software to anyone in it's current state. Indeed, it is a waste of your money. Such a shame, it was a brilliant idea. Now, it's junk.

Found helpful by 44 out of 55 people

More Reviews for Current Version

1/5
Version 1.52
Review by babakf79

Create an account? Makes no sense. - This app used to be a great writing app and was my favorite distraction free writing app so far. But this new update (after such a long time) adds a few wallpapers and export formats, but the only reason developer rolled out this update seems to be the user fingerprinting feature, using the account. It really makes no sense to create an account since all the documents are stored locally and it seems only an scheme to collect email addresses from users for possible marketing use cases. This is heartbreaking to see such a useful and beautiful application is hurting customers trust.

Found helpful by 9 out of 9 people
1/5
Version 1.52
Review by dweissbohn

Required email registration is absurd - I’ve been using this app for years now. I bought it for full price right around the time it came out, I believe. Now, out of nowhere, I can’t use it because the developer is requiring that I create an account with them before allowing I can use the app. An app that I have been using for a long time, and very much enjoy has been, for all intents and purposes, rendered useless to me. Among the last things I need in my life are more companies trying to siphon my information and/or send me ‘inspiration’ via email.

Found helpful by 8 out of 8 people
1/5
Version 1.52
Review by user987

Forced to create an account and log in to type text - After happily using this for years, I stupidly updated when there was no need. Now I apparently have to create some online account with these people just to keep using A TEXT EDITOR. Absolutely disgusted, I want my money back.

Found helpful by 7 out of 7 people
1/5
Version 1.52
Review by flip phillips

Forced account creation? - I’m using the non-app-store version and I too was required to create an ‘account’. What is this ‘account’ useful for? I paid for the upgrade, you know who I am, I’m sure you keep track of my downloads, launches, etc, etc. What is the ‘value added’ of you having even more information about me? Let alone people who buy and use from the App Store here – there’s just no way for them to share the app or do anything malicious. Very disappointing.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
3/5
Version 1.52
Review by S.till

I was very happy before open it - Well it’s really exciting after years of no update about OmmWriter, I thought developers have’t abandon it. But I just don’t know why forced users to create another account, because in this situation, who knows when it’s the next update. And by the way, Some UI in new version isn’t even Retina on my computer. I’d rather you change the app to subscription model…

Found helpful by 3 out of 4 people
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