Ever want to go away to a secluded island, on a tiny island to write facing the ocean, where all you see is the water and the expanding horizon, and pretend you are a romanticized artist? Need to get away from the distractions of life, and the distractions from your computer such as Facebook, Twitter, and Wikipedia to get your essays, reports, and other work done? Well, your problem is solved with the Ommwriter.
Ommwriter is first and foremost a word processor, but it can do so much more. It is an application designed to turn your computer into a private writing oasis. With ambient background music, serene backgrounds, and non-irritating keyboard sounds, like the sound of bubble wrap (it makes everyone happy, as Claudia says on her post about Happy Slip); it creates a staycation like no other.
This program is created by Herriaz Soto&Co, an advertising agency based in Barcelona. They have done some really cool work for the Spanish branch of international companies, such as BMW, Ikea, and Casio to name a few.
As it says on their website:
Ommwriter is a humble attempt to recapture what technology has snatched away from us today: our capacity to concentrate.
It is kind of ironic to use technology to get away from technology, but this application is genius. I am using it right now to write this post, and I feel like I am writing something very profound. Maybe it's the mood music.
It is available to be downloaded for free. Check out the introductory video tutorial found on the Ommwriter website.
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