My Acer laptop quit on me recently, so… I got a Macbook… and so far it's great!
That shiny app store has got me curious about all those interesting apps and has got me thinking, "Are there other ways to write beyond Microsoft Word?"
I had a iPad once. It wasn't my thing at the time. I got to try out "Pages" and it seemed pretty good. But what about apps like "OmmWriter"?
The app explains, "With multiple windows and applications all vying for out attention, we have sadly adapted our working habits to that of the computer and not the other way around."
It adds, "OmmWriter is a humble attempt to recapture what technology has snatched away from us today: our capacity to concentrate"
Sound promising? Well I bought it.
… and can say that it is something worth experiencing.
Once open, the app showcases an appealing and moody but not distracting background over which you can write on. The menu items are icons from which you can tweak some elements of the program to personalize your experience.
The music selection is excellent and can compliment what you're writing but can be limited in feel. While it might not accent your horror writing without added imagination, it might say help get your feelings out in the open if you're journaling.
You can even tweak the sound the computer keys make after you hit them creating a surprisingly interesting experience.
You can only save as TXT, export as PDF or RTF though
So is a minimalist approach with added charm worth the $4.99? Yes. Though I can only recommend it as a journaling tool and maybe as a place to just get to writing, but only in a limited genre range. Programs like "Pages" and "Word", while robust and with the potential to distract are otherwise too great not to use as one stop word processing.