Clean Writer Pro lets writers focus on writing
Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:46 AM
You didn't mention the awesome typing sound it makes - the kind of old school touch that really makes you keep typing, the result being awesome productivity.
Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:01 AM
The toolbars alone in Word are a huge distraction.
Maybe that's why everyone loved WordPerfect 5.1 for DOS back in the day. It was just an empty screen, no distractions, and all you saw was plain text.
Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:29 AM
Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:33 AM
This is true to some extent. However, applications such as WriteRoom and ByWord actually offer a few features that Word and Pages do not, while at the same time launching much more quickly and consuming very few system resources.
Give Bean a try some time:
It's free and essentially an upgraded TextEdit with most of the additional features of "minimal" writing applications.
Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:50 AM
Part of the problem is that with all those controls available, some people simply get distracted. Another part is that with standard word processing software you're working in a window where things in the background are still visible and again could be distracting (especially if it's an animated desktop or you have animated icons.) A full-screen app tries to cover all those distractions and offer a soothing, non-glare backdrop to help you focus on your work. I've tried a number of these (free demos or sometimes fully-paid apps) and simply found most of them more distracting to me.
Where I work best is late at night when nobody is in the room with me, though I may have TV or music in the background simply to keep it from getting too quiet. In other words, people are the distraction rather than what's on screen.
Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:38 AM