OmmWriter

Developer: Herraiz Soto & Co.

Current Version: 1.64

Last Updated: 4 months ago

Download Size: 186.5 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:

Fixed some issues related to full screen in Mojave OS

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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

3/5
Version 1.64
Review by RC in PDX

Terrific, but. . .distracting! - I rate the app a solid 5 of 5 for execution, as it's made with care and refinement. My quibble, or more than a quibble, is with the basic design. We're all trying to cut down on distraction, aren't we? So why does the slightest mouse movement invoke the overlay with its controls? Surely there are many, many times in all our writing when all that we need to do is reposition in the text. There should be a mode that allows this without anything else happening -- that is, causing the rest of the UI to appear only when the cursor moves to the boundaries of the text box. What do you say, O Ommniscient Ones?

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
5/5
Version 1.64
Review by ScottAV

Excellent - I use this app in tandom with Day One and Scrivener. The app provides a superb space for writing without distraction and for entering flow. Been using for years.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
5/5
Version 1.64
Review by Sukinaaa

I couldn't change the writing direction - I use this amazing app since many many many years, I have tried many Apps, and they really have better features, but yet OMMwriter feels like "home"! when i start listening to the music i feel like I'm talking to a best friend, and all what i see when i finish writing feels like if I'm juts facing my image reflected on a mirror. this app listened to my secrets, gave me the space to write without any interruption, gave me the whole screen like a big hug to just write and keep writing. I LOVE IT! one last thing , I don't know why i couldnt change the writing direction anymore? i write in Arabic, so i must set the direction (right to left) but it doesnt work. thanks :*

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
5/5
Version 1.64
Review by origamiheart

It has everything I need in distraction free writing - I first bought Ommwriter around 2015 or so and it stopped working so I forgot all about it but I always missed its calming interface. When I got my new macbook this year, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Ommwriter got an upgrade as Gaia and now I don't need to turn on a separate app for the ambient sounds. I just put on my headphones and go.

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