Ommwriter is different. It’s a text editor, perhaps better described as a “writing environment” because text editor makes it sound like something you could write code in. And I can’t see many people using it for that.
Ommwriter plays ambient music and soundscapes while you work. The splash screen encourages you to stick headphones on while you’re using it; the idea is to put you in that special writing space you need to be in to get your work done.
One very odd thing is that it’s made by an advertising and marketing agency – such companies are not normally well known for their work as OS X developers.
Anyway. I’ve made a little screencast that shows you how it all works:
When I first saw it I was sceptical, but having tried it out I’m a little less so. I shall certainly be trying out Ommwriter when I get round to one or two forthcoming creative writing projects; it will be interesting to see how the experience compares to using WriteRoom.
What do you make of it? Let us know in the comments.