OmmWriter
OmmWriter
1.58

4.0

OmmWriter free download for Mac

OmmWriter

1.58
01 October 2019

A simple text editor for writers.

Overview

OmmWriter is a simple text editor for writers. Ommwriter is a simple text processor that firmly believes in making writing a pleasure once again, vindicating the close relationship between writer and paper. The more intimate the relation, the smoother the flow of inspiration.

If you are a scriptwriter, blogger, journalist, copywriter, poet or just someone who enjoys writing, welcome back to concentrating.

What's new in OmmWriter

Version 1.58:
We've also solved some minor bugs, such as:
  • Music is not heard when minimizing the app.
  • Performance improvements have been made to avoid overheat.

21 OmmWriter Reviews

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Fariborz
12 December 2009

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I don't know how some ideas dawn on developers but this one is surely divine! This program has the simplest interface and the most superb sounds among similar applications to allow users a total concentration and relax. It has practically no troublesome tools to hinder your writing or distract your attention. Its hand-written type of font with its special drawing feature that mimics a real pen's footprint is second to none. I do look forward to seeing its future releases. Fariborz AMIRSHAHI - Verona (Italy)
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Version 1.0b1
Dr-Sparks
28 May 2019
"Developer website: Herraiz Soto & Co." — That link leads to:
http://www.ommwriter.com/en/ = "404 Not Found".

I bought version 1.52 from the developer almost two years ago. How I can update to version 1.57 without buying it anew from the App Store is a great mystery.

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Version 1.57
Tekl
25 June 2017
WTF? You can't use the app without an account anymore? And the pages with terms and conditions and the statetements on privacy are missing. Does the developer really think that this generates trust? There's no information what the account is used for.
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Version 1.50
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Dr-Sparks
Dr-Sparks
29 June 2017
I found this: https://ommwriter.com/legal/
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Tekl
Tekl
29 June 2017
Thanks. It was not available when the update was released. Maybe someone can summarize the essence of this very long text. What do they do with the account and why do the want my to create one? I can't find the word "account" in the text.
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Dr-Sparks
Dr-Sparks
29 June 2017
Are you referring to version 1.50, and did you buy it from the App Store? It's no longer there, see my review and my comments below (or above). I haven't been able to retrieve version 1.50 so far, so I don't know about the account you mention.
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Tekl
Tekl
29 June 2017
Yes, I'm speaking of the App Store App I paid for. It's now unusable for me. I don't want a simple writing App connected to any account. I just want to write. That's what I paid for. :-(
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Dr-Sparks
Dr-Sparks
18 August 2017
I asked the developer, they say it's nothing sinister, just their way of registering the software. Here they say: "When starting using the app, you’ll be asked to register (email + password). Firstly, this is to protect your licence from being copied. Then, we want to start getting in touch with our users. Send them some inspiration from time to time, tips on how to improve their writing productivity, inform them about upgrades and improvements. Don’t worry, we won’t bother you too often."
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ommwriter/id412347921
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Dr-Sparks
24 June 2017
OmmWriter Version1.50 — Updated 23 Jun 2017 — Only external purchase. I went to the developer's home page http://www.ommwriter.com/ where the price is not $6.99 but a minimum of $7.11 and I paid that price because I prefer to buy directly and not through the App Store when possible. So they sent me Version 1.30 dated December 5, 2012, where there is no option "Check for updates". I feel I have been cheated!
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Version 1.50
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Dr-Sparks
Dr-Sparks
24 June 2017
http://www.ommwriter.com/en/contact-and-feedback.html
I put the same complaint into this form, but the SEND button does not work. — Then I found this email address: hello@ommwriter.com and I put it all in there and asked them to send me the 1.50 version DMG with a valid license key.
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Dr-Sparks
Dr-Sparks
24 June 2017
I wonder if anyone else has experienced the same since yesterday?
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Dr-Sparks
Dr-Sparks
24 June 2017
Got this reply to my email:

"Sorry for the inconvinience.

We are launching the new version and next monday we will send you the new file to enjoy the new OmmWriter

Best Regards

Ommteam"
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Dr-Sparks
Dr-Sparks
29 June 2017
The OmmWriter 1.50 is no longer on the App Store, which MacUpdate links to. It's now here, but there may be be issues when trying to order: https://ommwriter.com/get-new-version/

They refunded the $7.11, and sent me a coupon code to download for free at the above link, but so far that didn't work out. After several tries and several hours I just get this:. "404 — This page was so concentrated that it has levitated. Try again in a few minutes when it’s down to earth."
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Dr-Sparks
Dr-Sparks
05 July 2017
Today I received my third coupon code from the developer, and was finally able to download the OmmWriter Gaia ZIP file, extract the DMG and install version 1.52. I had to create an account to start using the programme, just like "Tekl", who also recently reviewed this application here on MacUpdate.
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Dr-Sparks
Dr-Sparks
18 August 2017
Ommwriter is back on the App Store at $6.99. Preview here (same link as MacUpdate's Purchase button): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ommwriter/id412347921

They also sell their app here: https://ommwriter.com/get-new-version/
"They tell us that software pricing is a science. Instead, following our instinct, at OmmWriter we have no set price. We let you decide, based on a minimum price of 6.20€ ($7.26). The average offering is: 8.12€ ($9.51)".
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Dr-Sparks
Dr-Sparks
21 February 2018
Now I notice at the top of this page that the latest version is:
"1.55 — 20 Sep 2017".
My version is 1.52 — 03 July 2017. Seems there is no way the developer has provided for updates! No "Check for Updates" in the application, and no downloading the latest version from their website without paying the full minimum price of $7.64 (again), alternatively paying $6.99 in the App Store. This is very clumsy and amateurish. As long as they sell the application on their webiste, too, those of us who got it from there should have a possibility of updating!
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Jeffs
25 January 2014
This simple app keeps me writing, makes me *want* to journal, and in the meditative journaling, my life is noticeably better. Really. Simply taking time daily to write, to reflect, to appreciate does improve my life. This app makes me WANT to write... and I've been at it now for a month when, for years previously, I *intended* to write but never found the time. LOVE the included music. Some users are dismayed that the old music is no longer available with Ommwriter. I thought the same at first and purchased the old music online to play while using Ommwriter. Nope. After just one night, the old music, while nice, seemed to synthesized. Instead, the included peaceful environmental music is perfect. The only drawback is that this app is so conducive to putting me into a good writing place that I end up writing longer than intended. I also really miss the Ommwriting process if I miss a day or two. For the price of a coffee or two, you can't buy a better program for simple journaling - pure journaling. You can't go wrong if you have been wanting to journal but just couldn't do it. I now look forward to writing and the act of writing has made my life better. Simple, silly perhaps, and true.
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Version 1.30
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Jeffs
Jeffs
25 January 2014
'Too', not 'to'. Yes, I 'no' the difference, but I do not type well. :)
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Unicorn
16 June 2013
Ommwriter opens new potential to writing with fewer distractions and increased concentration. The UI is very clean and easy to use. Depending on who you are, these functions may be enough for you. However, there is room for improvement, and this app alone might not be enough as it is now. The first thing that should be improved is a refined UI. The sidebar should be put somewhere above that doesn't limit or distract writing. Currently, it is on the right, and there is no option of resizing it past its 4-inch margins. Another part of the UI that should change is the line grid that appears just for scrolling. With it disappearing and reappearing, it becomes odd. An extra feature that should be added is mini tabs. This will help work with projects for school and such. By having this environment with extra spaces (to replace actual desktop spaces) I won't have to go left or right to read what I need to do. With just those two changes, this app would be perfect. However, there are more optional changes if you'd like to gain a wider number of users. Theme sets. Different fonts, sound sets, colored text, etc. For example, the current version would be one theme. Each theme would have different backgrounds and stuff. I would highly recommend integrating this with the music and such, perhaps a changing theme as well. (it helps me not daydream XD) I think that the 3 most powerful things of this app are: fullscreen with a light background meditative music and sounds well-balanced colors. The things that are most lacking are: A distraction-free UI. More backgrounds, music and sounds. Colorful fonts and spellcheck.
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Version 1.30
Unicorn
27 May 2013
Could there be some more positive backgrounds added, like flowers? I'm kinda wondering about the amount of resources it uses too. I mean, it doesn't feel very friendly :/ it's like I can't breathe. This app is a really neat idea, not sure if I can recommend it tho
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Version 1.30
Woodjoe
11 February 2013
5 stars because it is just awesome. I wrote a lot since I bought the program, most of the time in very noisy areas (train station, train). I just plug my earphones in and I am in another world. Twice I forgot to leave the train to university at the right station, because I was so into writing.
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Version 1.30
MacGrobo
03 January 2013
when i bought my first mac in 2010 (a 27' i7 iMac) Ommwriter was the app which confirmed all what i've been experiencing on the mac side, the striking attention to detail which i love in Apple's design philosophy, simplicity with zen-like elegance. or elegance with zen-like simplicity. whatever. Ommwriter, my first love (among apps), i'll never forget ya! :) kudos to the developer!!!
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Version 1.30
Ericg
02 January 2013
As someone who purchased this app when it was fairly new, I am perplexed by how it can be updated. There is no option to update the app from within Ommwriter and communication with the developer is, at best, spotty. So for those considering buying Ommwriter, be warned that free updates may not be possible. Personally, I found the sounds and ambient melodies only briefly interesting. If I want to listen to something when I write, and I write a lot, I prefer choosing my own music. But I can see the appeal of Ommwriter. I think for it to be a serious contender in the crowded "distraction-free" writing environment, it needs to have mark-down incorporated within the app with an option for html copy. The version of Ommwriter I own, Dana II, lacks that feature.
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Version 1.30
2 answer(s)
Hobojoe
Hobojoe
02 January 2013
You're absolutely correct in that there's no easy way to download updates. I had to go back to my emails and find the original download link from when I first bought it. The good news is that the original link does yield the latest version.
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Ericg
Ericg
02 January 2013
Thanks!!! It worked. Not exactlly intuitive. I'm liking the new sounds.
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bbw7
02 January 2013
I'm giving it a particularly high rating to balance out a 0.5 rating that seems to be grousing because of the purported lack of support. It works as advertised, providing a distraction-free and mellow writing environment. I guess one can call it pretentious or even hoaky, but it does provide a nice writing experience -- as other reviewers have attested to. The MU download appears to be the free trial version (Dana I) that the developer's site discusses; this has about 40% of the features/bells and whistles of the pay-for version (Dana II). I think there are a few text editors that give similar distraction-free environments, there are also a few that provide typing sound effects, and certainly one can provide one's self ambient music, but this is a very convenient/non-hassle all-in-one package to do the same. I would think that for the extended/pay-for version of this application, it would be nice to be able to load one's own choice of backgrounds, music and typing sound effects. Think it would get a lot more buyers that way. I do heartily recommend to anyone remotely curious about it to try out the MU download version just to see if you like it. Basically there's no learning curve: all the options/features are unassumingly provided to the right of the text box, and there aren't a lot of them. See if it floats your boat. Also, I like the fact that the developer's webpage provides a choice of background colors for the site. The developer definitely has a graphic designer's sensibility, which manifests itself in the app.
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Version 1.30
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Phaleron
Phaleron
02 January 2013
Giving a high rating to offset someone else’s “low” rating is not an objective evaluation.
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bbw7
bbw7
02 January 2013
@phaleron, Giving a high rating to offset an egregiously low one is meant to even things out. This app does not deserve a 0.5 star -- even if the support is not all that alacritous or forthcoming. The app works as advertised and is stable, and as such provides a fairly unique combination of features with extreme simplicity. My rating otherwise would likely have been a 4, so I am not doing any extreme rating inflation. And for the record, I don't know the developer from Adam -- or Eve. Why don't you provide a kevetching reply to the person who gave this a very unreasonably low rating and made a false/unfounded claim about it being abandonware? No way is a 0.5 star rating for this app an objective evaluation.
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Phaleron
Phaleron
09 January 2013
That person gave his rating based on his own experience; your rating was based on your experience + another person's rating. That's why it is not objective.
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