WriteRoom
WriteRoom
3.2.1

3.5

WriteRoom free download for Mac

WriteRoom

3.2.1
08 August 2012

Fullscreen distraction-free writing environment.

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 WriteRoom

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

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Gordon142
20 March 2009

Most helpful

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.
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Version 2.3.7
Dr-Sparks
13 May 2019
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
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Version 3.2.1
amitch001
22 December 2017
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
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Version 3.2.1
Derekcurrie
14 November 2017
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.
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Version 3.2.1
2 answer(s)
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
14 November 2017
And here's the answer from the developer:

"jessegrosjean Nov '16

"Sorry no, I stopped development on WriteRoom for iOS a number of years ago. I would strongly recommend switching to another writing app for iOS."

IOW: I consider WriteRoom as a whole to be abandonware. Off to the trash with you! I'll miss it. (;_;) :-(
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amitch001
amitch001
22 December 2017
WriteRoom for iOS is back developed and named Writemator. Check out this link: http://support.hogbaysoftware.com/t/writeroom-for-ios-lives-on-as-writemator/3437
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Macspresso
08 August 2014
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.
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Version 3.2.1
Filp
18 October 2013
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.
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Version 3.2.1
tzoi516
13 November 2012
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.
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Version 3.2.1
seba-szwarc
29 May 2012
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?
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Version 3.1
1 answer(s)
@timi
@timi
16 July 2012
Uhm. Native fullscreen mode.
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Monkeyjunkey
26 February 2012
Can we please have back "Save as..."? Lion-versions is unusable.
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Version 3.1
F451
15 February 2012
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.
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Version 3.1
F451
31 October 2011
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.
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Version 3.0
2 answer(s)
Drewman21
Drewman21
31 October 2011
2.5.1 is located on his website under the support page here. http://www.hogbaysoftware.com/products/writeroom/releasenotes-mac
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F451
F451
31 October 2011
Drewman21, I stand corrected! Thanks for posting the link. I already had a version saved, but was noting it for others Also, when using Snow Leopard, the WriteRoom icon will be crossed-out signifying that it will not work on your system—if not Lion OS.
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3.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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