OmmWriter

Developer: Herraiz Soto & Co.

Current Version: 1.55

Last Updated: 29 days ago

Download Size: 186.3 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. :)***

• 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.
• New exporting options (to PDF, DOCX, DOC, RTF and TXT).
• If you want to be updated, please subscribe to our newsletter and you'll receive some inspiration tips from time to time, information 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. :)***

First of all, thanks a lot for your feedback and comments. You are really kind.
We've listened to you, and we're happy to announce that you don't have to register anymore to use OmmWriter.
If you want to be updated, please subscribe to our newsletter and you'll receive some inspiration tips from time to time, information about upgrades and improvements. Don’t worry, we won’t bother you too often.

We've also solved some minor bugs, such as:
- Music is not heard when minimizing the app.
- Performance improvements have been made to avoid overheat.

Please, keep being proactive and helping us to get better.
The OmmWriter team

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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

5/5
Version 1.55
Review by Joel123343212

Forced to create an account (NO LONGER - SEE UPDATE #2) - UPDATE #2: I’m very pleased to say that the developer has listened to the user base and removed the mandatory account creation. It gives me hope when companies buck the trend to collect more data (or open the door for this data collection), and I’m more than happy to give the program a five-star rating now that they have removed this requirement. UPDATE #1: They now mention the registration requirement in the “what’s new” release notes, but the reasons they give aren’t great in my opinion. Please, just make the registration optional - I’m not going to make an account for an app I purchased years ago and so the money I originally paid for is otherwise a waste. If you need more income, make a paid upgrade version - it’s so much better than giving up more data in this day and age. I considered the old version a five-star program for what it was, but the new update appears to force the creation of an account to continue to use the software. These types of tactics really bother me when they're for software I’ve already paid for, so I’m giving it one star until they remove that requirement. The account creation is not even mentioned in the "what’s new" notes. Good grief.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
5/5
Version 1.55
Review by Will_Rimmer

Latest Update Fixes People’s Biggest Issue - This developer listens to His customers! Thanks for the latest update!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
5/5
Version 1.55
Review by dweissbohn

Happy Again - It took a bit longer than it probably should have, but registration is no longer forced and can be permanently hidden. The program is now just as lovely as it ever was. Highly recommended.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
5/5
Version 1.55
Review by Qelii

Great update! - I’ve downloaded this app about ten days after the previous reviewer. That being said, I don’t know if there was an update in between or I’m just lucking out. I’ve previously downloaded Dana II using the ommwriter website in support of the creators as well. I got a new laptop and had to redownload ommwriter. It was a disappointment that I had to reinstall and pay money for the new upgrade, but I think it’s generally a great app and update! I think I paid (roughly) the same amount for the previous version, but I think I’ve gotten my 6$ worth in the past year or so! (As a writer, I’ve produced quite a bit of work using ommwriter). I’d like to mention that I’ve also successfully opened my previous .omm files, so that seems to be working well! I love the new fonts, sounds, beautiful layouts, and the easier feature for producing PDFs. (Thank you for not getting rid of the previous features, also!) Overall, very satisfied!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
5/5
Version 1.55
Review by ScottAV

Love App—no account needed - Don’t know what all those folks are complaining about. I acquired this app through Apple’s App store, and it’s been nice to see it develop through updates. This is a wonderful, simplistic app. I use it and Ulysses, and have ZERO complaints, and only praise to levy. If you are looking for a new frills, atmospheric writing tool, one that allows you—forces you—to focus, this is the one for you.

Found helpful by 0 out of 1 people
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