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OmmWriter

By Herraiz Soto & Co.

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Description

***Existing users: For a happy update experience, please read “What's New in this Version” below. :)***

***New users: Thanks for choosing the new OmmWriter Gaia, and welcome to the family!***


A wise man once said: “We are all at the mercy of our wild monkey minds. Incessantly swinging from branch to branch”. With multiple windows and applications all vying for our attention, we have sadly adapted our working habits to that of the computer and not the other way around.

OmmWriter is a humble attempt to recapture what technology has snatched away from us today: our capacity to concentrate.

OmmWriter is a tool that makes writing a pleasure again, allowing users to be alone with their thoughts; to concentrate and to write without distractions. More than a word processor, OmmWriter is a place to get inspired.

The secret to OmmWriter lies in its simplicity and apparent lack of functionality. OmmWriter Gaia pays special attention to audio and visual effects that contribute to the overall writing experience. We have spent a considerable amount of research time and effort in the audio-visual experience to promote and enhance creativity. OmmWriter is the fruit of this investigation with new dynamic backgrounds employing Chroma therapy techniques as well as new sound effects. This version, Gaia, is a reflection of its new soothing sound environments and backgrounds inspired by Earth’s natural landscapes. In particular, the nocturnal background, which relaxes your vision (and probably your mood).

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

What others are saying:

“You either love it or you hate it. Some Cult readers loved it so much they voted it as one of the best new applications of last year” – Cult of Mac

“Part word processor, part work of art, OmmWriter is a must for people who journal, blog, or do any kind of writing where creativity and idea-generation is key. Give it a try” – TUAW

“The modern computer experience is amazing for distracting you from work… OmmWriter Dana doesn’t lock you in a dark room until you force the words out, but rather creates a space in your head that allows you to focus on what you want to say” – Appletell

“When I really want to go into a writing hole, I use OmmWriter” – Life hacker

“OmmWriter is my favourite, because it’s so serene and there’s not much to do but write” – Zen Habits

“Where serenity meets school work” – Forbes


What's New in Version 1.5
***For a happy update experience, please read below. :)***

• Thanks to all of your feedback and comments we've been able to solve the problem you faced when saving the files. Sorry for the situation, and thank you for being pro active and helping us get better, we strongly encourage you to keep on doing it.
• We’ve added new backgrounds inspired in the planet earth: a starry night, distant mountains, a calm lake.
• We’ve added 3 new background audios (now, a total of 10).
• New fonts.
• A few markdowns utilities.
• New exporting option (to PDF).
• 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.

What's New in Version 1.52

What's New in Version 1.5
***For a happy update experience, please read below. :)***

• Thanks to all of your feedback and comments we've been able to solve the problem you faced when saving the files. Sorry for the situation, and thank you for being pro active and helping us get better, we strongly encourage you to keep on doing it.
• We’ve added new backgrounds inspired in the planet earth: a starry night, distant mountains, a calm lake.
• We’ve added 3 new background audios (now, a total of 10).
• New fonts.
• A few markdowns utilities.
• New exporting option (to PDF).
• 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.

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Customer Reviews

Forced to create an account

I considered the old version a five-star program for what it was, but the new update appears to force the creation of an account to continue to use the software. These types of tactics really bother me when they're for software I’ve already paid for, so I’m giving it one star until they remove that requirement. The account creation is not even mentioned in the "what’s new" notes. Good grief.

UPDATE: They now mention the registration requirement in the “what’s new” release notes, but the reasons they give aren’t great in my opinion. Please, just make the registration optional - I’m not going to make an account for an app I purchased years ago and so the money I originally paid for is otherwise a waste. If you need more income, make a paid upgrade version - it’s so much better than giving up more data in this day and age.

“create an account”? Why?

Developer notes say they’re asking for a login to protect the software licence from being copied — this makes zero sense since it’s distributed through the App Store and is tied to a user’s Apple ID anyway. Seems like a very sleazy way to gather email addresses. Hint: you can give them whatever address you want :)

Otherwise, it’s fine. Nothing you couldn’t replicate yourself with an audio track of your own choosing and a good desktop background, but it’s kind of a pretty package. The typing sounds are quite nice if you’re using a very quiet keyboard, because they get you more into the “flow” of your typing. If you find the asethetic of Ommwriter pleasing, I could see it being worth the money.

Forced account creation

I would like to hear from the developer why he/she thought it was necessary to force their customers to sign up for an account before they can use the app? The developer wants us to believe they’ve discovered a security flaw in the licensing system so they want to “protect” our license from being stolen by forcing us to create an account first! I’m also pretty sure no one likes receiving unsolicited emails, so let’s do the right thing and remove this login screen. Side note to those who wish to keep using this app: The app will still run if you block incoming and outgoing ports using Little Snitch after logging in.

OmmWriter
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  • $6.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.52
  • Size: 173 MB
  • Languages: English, Spanish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor

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