I posted on the free version of OmmWriter Dāna a little while ago, but I was so taken with the software that I decided to pick up the paid version (OmmWriter Dāna II) for an easy $5.00. I’m quite happy with the purchase so far, and have found the extra features (extra keyboard sound effects, mood music, […]
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A few thoughts on OmmWriter Dāna II for Mac

I posted on the free version of OmmWriter Dāna a little while ago, but I was so taken with the software that I decided to pick up the paid version (OmmWriter Dāna II) for an easy $5.00.

I’m quite happy with the purchase so far, and have found the extra features (extra keyboard sound effects, mood music, and backgrounds) well worth the price. Some of the new backgrounds are dynamic, adding a new level of digital trippiness to an already (admittedly) alternative application.

There’s something very interesting about OmmWriter’s approach to creating a writing atmosphere. I’m not claiming that the minimal UI and extra sound effects make me a better writer, but they certainly help me to enjoy the entire process of writing more. I find it a much bigger treat to sit and type in front of OmmWriter than it is to load up Pages, Word, Writeroom, or Notational Velocity (although finished pieces always end up in NV at the end of the day).

That said, there is just one minor complaint I have about OmmWriter: if you leave the cursor alone for a while to think or grab a Coca Cola of Inspiration, it can take a few seconds for the app to catch up with you when you start typing again. It’s just a little snag, but it’s quite noticeable in an UI that’s normally so good and so fluid that you take it for granted.

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