By Herraiz Soto & Co.
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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 1.50
***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.
• A few markdowns utilities.
• New exporting option (to PDF).
Bugs -- wont
I saw the reviews where people said the program wouldn't save, and sure enough it won't. That is you go through the dialog, and if you supply a name, nothing shows up at the save spot.
Also, instead of English, I see, for saving, "formatto del archivo." Hmmmm.. And "Documento text" and "Documento" RTF...etc...I guess this is an Italian version? :)
As experiment, I tried manual adding an extension to my name -- .txt for text, .rtf for RTF, docx for MS Word, etc...and when *I* supplied the extension, then when I saved, there was a file with that extension. So it does save a real file -- *if* you do for the program what it should be doing.
Simple: the program needs to add the proper extension when. you choose type, and when you chose a type, the *program* should change the extension for you as your select different file types. And for those of us who are English, the save dialog should be in English.
Otherwise, I've always liked this program, the new features look great, look forward to trying it out without these annoying bugs.
Where Do I Even Begin?
When I saw there was an update to OmmWriter, I was thrilled after seeing nothing from the developer for years.
Kinda wish they’d stayed silent.
My save dialog box is in Spanish, despite the rest of the software being in english. On top of that, unless I manually add an extension to file names when I save, guess what?? IT DOESN’T SAVE!
But the icing on the cake?
Why do I need an account for an app I payed for, from the app store, that saves files locally? Why, I wonder? If I have one pet peeve, it’s apps that require me to sign up for an account. In this case I’m not even sure why it’s necessary, since having signed in, there are no actually useful features like cloud backup or syncing with a web/mobile editor.
Uninstalled. It’s been a good run, but you just killed the whole app for me.
Will not save documents
Just downloaded the latest update that came out today. Ommwrite will no longer save documents. I wouldn’t use this app until the latest bug is fixed. I’m using the latest version Mac OS, so it might be that Ommwrite is just not compatible with the latest version of Mac OS.