I was catching up on reading the news feeds this morning when I came across a post on the smoking apples blog about a new text editor called OmmWriter. I’m not sure why I downloaded it. Maybe because of what OmmWriter’s cleanly designed web site promised.

So here I am writing this blog post in what so far, has been the most minimalist text editor I have ever used. The GNU vi has more features than OmmWriter. Once launched OmmWriter took over the entire screen presenting nothing more than a small centered input box and a minimal side menu. I had a choice of three font styles, three text sizes, and three background effects. The side menu also contained options for opening and saving .txt files.

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.

OmmWriter Beta   Zen writing for the Mac, Google ChromeOmmWriter 2

I was also surprised by two unusual menu options. OmmWriter includes 7 background sounds ; electronic chimes, bells,flutes and running water sounds enveloped me as I typed out this blog post. I could see how this might be relaxing for some but I prefer to select a playlist from my iTunes library.

OmmWriter was developed by a team at Herraiz Soto & Co, a digital creative agency. Download it here.

That is it for OmmWriter. There is nothing else to tell. OmmWriter does what it promises and no more. And I am grateful for that.