WriteRoom
WriteRoom
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Fullscreen distraction-free writing environment.

WriteRoom overview

WriteRoom is for Mac users who enjoy the simpllicity of a typewriter, but live in the digital world. WriteRoom is a full-screen, distraction-free writing environment. Unlike the cluttered word processors you're used to, WriteRoom is just about you and your text.

What’s new in version 3.2.1

Updated on Aug 08 2012

Version 3.2.1:
  • Fix: Sandboxing issue with QuickCursor (App Store only)
  • Fix: Sandboxing issue when changing between plain text and rich text (App Store only)
  • Fix: Crash when using Shift Left in some circumstances
View older WriteRoom updates

Information

License

Shareware

Size

8.6 MB

Downloads

28197

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
  • 64-bit processor
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Dr-Sparks
Dr-Sparks
May 13 2019
3.2.1
0.0
May 13 2019
0.0
Version: 3.2.1
I enjoyed WriteRoom more than ten years ago and up to the present version, but had to stop using it when it was not updated since version 3.2.1 of 08 Aug 2012. Now it seems there may be a version 4 coming up?

https://support.hogbaysoftware.com/t/writeroom-4-update-i-dont-practice-distraction-free-development/4008
amitch001
amitch001
Dec 22 2017
3.2.1
5.0
Dec 22 2017
5.0
Version: 3.2.1
Old WriteRoom for iOS is back with all bug fixes and new feature. App name is Writemator : http://support.hogbaysoftware.com/t/writeroom-for-ios-lives-on-as-writemator/3437
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Nov 14 2017
3.2.1
0.0
Nov 14 2017
0.0
Version: 3.2.1
WriteRoom of iOS is D E A D as of iOS 11. It never went 64 bit. This fact kills any reason for me to use WriteRoom on Mac as I require something that works on both platforms. Sad. - - But I'm attempting to contact the developer anyway in case there's any chance of his updating it. Ideally, it needs to go 64 bit for both macOS and iOS. Otherwise, so long.
Macspresso
Macspresso
Aug 8 2014
3.2.1
2.0
Aug 8 2014
2.0
Version: 3.2.1
Bought Writeroom 3 a while ago because i was enthusiastic about Writeroom 2. It's advertised as a better product, but it's not. It frustrates to customise and distracts the user from it's workflow, which it should not do, obviously. So, eventually, i still use Writeroom 2, it just works better, cleaner, easier.
Filp
Filp
Oct 18 2013
3.2.1
5.0
Oct 18 2013
5.0
Version: 3.2.1
Write Room is not fancy. It will not automatically transform your ideas into finished prose. But if you want to write — to get your words onto the screen, then edit and revise and polish them in a smooth, uncluttered environment — this may be just the thing.
tzoi516
tzoi516
Nov 13 2012
3.2.1
2.5
Nov 13 2012
2.5
Version: 3.2.1
I liked WriteRoom 2 because of the flexibility it afforded me in customizing my writing environment - it's about allowing me to focus on writing and not minutiae, right? WriteRoom 3 takes a departure, which has caused me to spend around 20 minutes just trying to get the window how I want it - full screen every time I open WriteRoom, the page is centered (I don't like text scrolling off the edge of my monitor, it's distracting. However, I can't adjust the bottom margin in 3), and a entire black background gives me a headache after awhile. After one spends an hour of customizing, and wasting valuable writing time, it almost works like its predecessor. Until you close it and open it again. Theming isn't as cut-and-dry - I didn't see a Theme editor, so I opened a theme in the text editor (thinking it might be XML-based) and was greeted with gibberish. Since it was an inexpensive upgrade, the value wasn't bad, and so far it hasn't crashed on me. Sorry for the snarky commentary, I'm just frustrated - which I know is a poor excuse. I just don't like my time being wasted.
seba-szwarc
seba-szwarc
May 29 2012
3.1
1.0
May 29 2012
1.0
Version: 3.1
I wanted to buy version 3 and support its developer but...no Snow Leopard version..I will not buy Lion just for WriteRoom sorry. Very frustrating and annoying to forget about old users..because of what? lack of official icloud support in Snow?
Monkeyjunkey
Monkeyjunkey
Feb 26 2012
3.1
0.0
Feb 26 2012
0.0
Version: 3.1
Can we please have back "Save as..."? Lion-versions is unusable.
F451
F451
Feb 15 2012
3.1
0.0
Feb 15 2012
0.0
Version: 3.1
Another heads-up for downloading and installing version 3.1. (I love WriteRoom so not an issue for me on the $5.) You will receive the following window message: Upgrade to WriteRoom 3 The WriteRoom 3 upgrade is free if you ordered WriteRoom 2 after October 2010. If you have an older license, the upgrade is $5. Thanks for your support.
F451
F451
Oct 31 2011
3.0
0.0
Oct 31 2011
0.0
Version: 3.0
BEFORE you download and replace your existing copy of WriteRoom may sure you understand that this is for LION ONLY. If you do not have a saved copy of Version 2.5.1 (the latest version for Snow Leopard) there is no way to presently download 2.5.1 from the developer's website.
xati-ba
xati-ba
Oct 31 2011
3.0
3.0
Oct 31 2011
3.0
Version: 3.0
It does what it says but is needlessly expensive. I feel like they are preying on gullible mac users, so I cannot give it a high score.
Bill9583
Bill9583
Feb 24 2011
2.5
5.0
Feb 24 2011
5.0
Version: 2.5
If you ever want to concentrate on your writing, the default environment is an ideal interface... but hitting the Escape key lets you experience it as a "regular" application within the desktop. It is quick to load, so its ready to go right away and very versatile.
Diarbyrag
Diarbyrag
Feb 23 2011
2.5
5.0
Feb 23 2011
5.0
Version: 2.5
Thank you for this update, it now works perfectly. I love being able to switch off the rest of my desktop view using WriteRoom and to just see letters and words ( in my case in green and black ) it is almost Zen like and I can just concentrate on whatever I am writing. Thank you PS I like my iPhone app version too Please do not make this a crApp store only App
Funjoy
Funjoy
Feb 23 2011
2.5
4.0
Feb 23 2011
4.0
Version: 2.5
Does what it's supposed to do -- and for that I give it a high rating. But after using the app for a few days I came to realize that for me it wasn't working. I guess I prefer having more cues while writing, and I like being able to more easily slip into another app to research something. But if you want a complete lack of distractions, this is certainly a good app to consider!
hced
hced
Jan 24 2011
2.3.7
5.0
Jan 24 2011
5.0
Version: 2.3.7
Clean and to the point.
krislinus
krislinus
Nov 16 2009
2.3.7
5.0
Nov 16 2009
5.0
Version: 2.3.7
So simple, beautiful and inspiring. Concentrate on your writing only. No layout, just plain text in a full screen arrangement. Choose your own background and text colors to match your thoughts or create a non-distracting digital text pad.
Frevoi
Frevoi
Nov 6 2009
2.3.7
0.0
Nov 6 2009
0.0
Version: 2.3.7
During the next week, you can get it for free at http://www.macheist.com - If this is considered spam, please delete it, but I think that this is a really good tip. ;)
Daniel-Page
Daniel-Page
Sep 12 2009
2.3.7
5.0
Sep 12 2009
5.0
Version: 2.3.7
Looking at screenshots and reading reviews does not do this program justice. I saw it about a year ago and thought "that's nice." Recently bought the iPhone app when it was on sale, and then decided to check out the desktop program. The first moment that I used it, I realized that this program is all about design, response, and interface. It's really a great tool.., I've been doing all of my writing on it now, and then just pasting the finished text into my formatting programs or website programs. Also, I love how it stays full screen when I command-tab to another program, rather than reverting to a small window like every other program with a full-screen mode does. This has to be the best implementation of full-screen I have ever seen. I gotta keep using it, though... I just realized that I am taking longer writing this review because I am not using the program...
Gordon142
Gordon142
Mar 20 2009
2.3.7
5.0
Mar 20 2009
5.0
Version: 2.3.7
I love this app. Not only does it remove distractions, but the highly configurable full screen view allows you to find the perfect settings for comfortable hours staring at a screen. I do all my work in Writeroom now, moving it to Pages for final formatting. Excellent application.
Dnem41
Dnem41
Jun 15 2008
2.3.7
3.0
Jun 15 2008
3.0
Version: 2.3.7
I'm sure this is a great app, but why pay for this, when you can get jDarkRoom for free? jDarkRoom does everything this app does and doesn't charge for it!
$24.95
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