I write. Therefore, I must be. What’s your Mac writer’s tool of choice? Microsoft Word? Puhleeze. Pages? That’s not writing. That’s artsy craftsy.
Why not try a real writer’s writing tool on your Mac? A text editor so cool, Ingmar Bergman would have used it. It’s so elegant there are no writer’s features. It’s you, the Mac’s keyboard, your screen, and whatever’s on your mind.
The Incredible Lightness Of Writing
Seriously, Mac users. What do we need to be a writer? A Mac? Check. Something to write about? Check. An app that captures our innermost creative thoughts in a distraction free environment? Check.
OmmWriter Dana is the text editor, a writer’s writing tool, an app that calls on your inner child to shun the complexities of modern word processors.
Instead, you’re given a writing instrument, a humble utility that spans the dimensions of light and sound, that enables the smooth flow of inspiration through your soul to the screen.
More Than Mere Writing
Less cumbersome than a typewriter, yet more than mere pencil and paper, your Mac, with OmmWriter Dana in front of you, gives you a full view of your thoughts, a concentration arena, an intimate, compelling, yet strangely productive relationship with your innermost thoughts, wholly channeled through your gifted hands.
Well, that’s the way to put it when your word processor doesn’t have too many features.
And features is not what you’ll find with OmmWriter Dana. Trust me. This inexpensive text editor is so esoteric it lets you dream of features you’d want and lets you write about them.
The Two Loves Of Dana
OmmWriter Dana comes in two versions. One is free. One has a nominal, and odd, price tag. You can’t just click and download OmmWriter, either. You know, to try it out. You’ll have to provide an email address, then wait for a download link in your inbox.
OmmWriter takes over your whole screen. And it plays, uh, background sounds. Soothing sounds. Bergman sounds. French movie sounds (without the grunting).
Tools? We don’t need no stinkin’ writing tools. We have air. We have sound. We have a gray sky (or other colored skies, carefully selected by a color therapy expert). We may create now.
OmmWriter does have a few tools, which show up in the right side of the writing area. You can change the font size, use a monospace font (for new age writing, I guess).
Keyboard shortcuts abound. Well, I found one. Command+N for New File. But there are others.
In Macs that have dual screens, OmmWriter will blank out the second screen when you’re using the first (or, vice versa, I think).
The text box size, that ethereal area where you write, is resizable, but it snaps back with a click in the View Menu. Write and save in .pdf or .rtf format so your documents are compatible with other, lesser writing tools.
You know, those lesser writing tools that have spell checking, formatting features, at least five keyboard shortcuts, and, call me crazy, but, well—printing.
Anything Else To Write Home About?
What about languages? Whatever language you get in your Mac you get in Ommwriter Dana. I recommend Swedish. Ingmar Bergman would be proud. All seriousness aside, OmmWriter is unique. The version with a price tag merely has more audio and visual experiences to enhance your creativity, increase your productivity, and make your Mac much happier.
What about the writing experience? It’s a bit disconcerting at first, almost surreal. Interestingly, though, focus is improved, which means your writing should be better. If it’s not, then you just don’t appreciate Smultronstället or Jungfrukällan.