Mac users can choose from dozens of great writing apps but here’s one that puts a whole new spin on distraction free and focused writing. What you write is what you see on the screen and that’s the whole point of focus.
Distraction Free Focus
Anyone who writes for a living runs into writer’s block from time to time. For whatever the reason, the words just don’t flow, and often it’s because everything else going on is a distraction.
Mac word processors have had distraction free mode for a few years, but Grandview takes focus and distraction free to a new level.
First of all, Grandview is a minimalist writing tool, but it has the basics. Margins, fonts, colors, sizes, hot keys, auto save, and so on.
Grandview doesn’t blaze any new trails in the feature department, instead it focuses on focus, and minimizing distractions.
How? The Focus On Horizon mode puts the cursor in the center of the screen. And, you can type, totally fullscreen mode, one word at a time.
That’s right. One word at a time. Now that’s focus and distraction free.
Talk about your stream of consciousness. Grandview also gives you options to view more than one word at a time, but the focus on focus remains.
You control fonts, size, colors, margins and a few other items, but Grandview is decidedly the anti-word processor. It works with TextExpander to enhance your productivity, and it can save and import text files.
As you write, Grandview will let you review each sentence when you hit the punctuation mark. And, the app lives in the Mac’s Menubar so it’s always accessible regardless of which app you have open at the time.
And, of course, there’s a normal view which makes Grandview more or less a typical text editor (if you don’t have trouble with focus or distractions). Focusing on a word at a time is the strangest way I’ve ever tried to write, which, in itself is something of a distraction.