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***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. :)***

• 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.
• New exporting options (to PDF, DOCX, DOC, RTF and TXT).
• If you want to be updated, please subscribe to our newsletter and you'll receive some inspiration tips from time to time, information about upgrades and improvements. Don’t worry, we won’t bother you too often.

What's New

Version 1.55

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

First of all, thanks a lot for your feedback and comments. You are really kind.
We've listened to you, and we're happy to announce that you don't have to register anymore to use OmmWriter.
If you want to be updated, please subscribe to our newsletter and you'll receive some inspiration tips from time to time, information about upgrades and improvements. Don’t worry, we won’t bother you too often.

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.

Please, keep being proactive and helping us to get better.
The OmmWriter team

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5

50 Ratings

50 Ratings

Angry long-term user chiming in.

Rellikopa

I’ve been using Ommwriter since 2013 (Dana I) and, in fact, I own 3 licenses to this product, purchased to support the developer as donations. OmmWriter Dāna II was the ultimate distraction free writing experience, truly worth a 5 star rating. Run it, and go, no BS. The latest update *requires* a log in to use the application at all. This means that you can’t open your old files using Ommwriter unless you complete the registration process.

The developer mentioned back in early August in a response to a previous complaint/review that the next update will remove this requirement, but it’s September now and I still can’t log in without skipping the registration process. I am not comfortable sharing my personal information or interested in additional features that distract from the writing process. I have also tried downloading a previous version using the links in my license emails, but these are now unusable and redirect me to the purchase page instead. Thanks for that.

This means that out of my 3 licenses, only one is still usable (the app store version), and this one is unusable for all intents and purposes since it won’t let me past the registration screen. Please fix. In the meantime I’m using other, worse, software.

Developer Response

Hi Rellikopa
Did you update the new version that solve your concerns? It was updates last sept, the 17th
Can you check it?
Besar Regards

Forced to create an account (NO LONGER - SEE UPDATE #2)

Joel123343212

UPDATE #2:
I’m very pleased to say that the developer has listened to the user base and removed the mandatory account creation. It gives me hope when companies buck the trend to collect more data (or open the door for this data collection), and I’m more than happy to give the program a five-star rating now that they have removed this requirement.

UPDATE #1: 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.

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.

Developer Response

Dear OmmWriter user,

We’ve heard you. Some of you expressed your concern about the registration set up in the recently launched Gaia version of OmmWriter.

It was a big surprise for us, because our intention was to create a direct contact with our community of users, and be able to start a creative and inspirational conversation with you. Also, registration is not an uncommon thing to ask for within the world of applications.

But after reading your feedback, we understand that it could be seen as a breach of privacy by some of you. Of course, this was far from our purpose.

This is why we’ve decided to reconsider this feature. We’re removing the registration process from Gaia in the next update, which will be available in the upcoming weeks. So, please keep your eyes open.

We hope you keep enjoying OmmWriter for a very long time.

Best regards,
The OmmWriter Team

It is great for what it is.

Memodeth

I don’t really understand the outrage about creating an account. It takes five seconds. Everyone creates trial accounts all the time just to try apps. One issue could be that having an account doesn’t really do anything. I think it makes sense to have a Guest option for people who doesn’t want to create an account. I understand taking a star off for this, but by giving these horrible ratings, people are just hurting this app, which is otherwise still great after several years.

It is a simple distraction free writing environment with minimal features. I hope the iPad version gets an update, too, because I think the iOS is a better platform for such a minimal app. I tend to use more feature rich apps on my Mac.

Information

Seller
Herraiz Soto & Asociados SL
Size
186.3 MB
Category
Productivity
Compatibility
Languages
English, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© Herraiz Soto & Co.
Price
$6.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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