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    Write! - Distraction-Free Text Editor

    Discussion in 'Software' started by Philip.Scholes, Nov 29, 2015.

    I would not make this post if not the upcoming Cyber Monday.
    These guys suggest two months of their application for 1 buck. If interested, take a look at the web-site.
    In brief, it's a distraction-free app that helps concentrate. I use it because they suggest a cloud sync, so it's very convenient to start writing at home and continue anywhere else.
    Have you tried it?
     
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    Чи програма підтримує українську?
     
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    What a strange product...
    Wouldn't you be just as distracted by everything around you or the fact you have internet capabilities (ie: checking twitter every five minutes, youtube, or WF.org)?

    And the fact you have to pay for a monthly subscription to use their program is nonsense.
    Word editors are, basically, 100% distraction free and buy once.
    There's nothing too shiny or brightly colored, no ads, no sounds, or any useless or just-for-fun tools.

    The best anti-distraction tool is you unplugging your internet and just writing.
    If MS Word or Open Office is too much distraction, switch to notepad...

    I will admit, some of the features are interesting.
    As self-reopenning tabs on startup.
    ctrl+z unlimited even after closing is cool but I can guarantee it'll be mostly useless.
    The sidebar with all sort of documents that you can switch to easily is neat (But so many other programs have it. We even get a discount as members of WF.org on one of them :s)
    The birdseye view to quickly move about a file is super interesting and could be useful (beats scrolling) but I'd never pay a monthly fee just for it.
     
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    The best anti-distraction tool:

    Get a binder, fill it with paper. Take it and a pencil/pen with you to the middle of an open field far away from any electronics or other distractions. Sit down in the grass. Open the binder and start writing.

    Have fun! :D Oh, and bring an umbrella and some food just in case.
     
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    No, you'd get distracted by the insects, the breeze, the sun, the clouds, the smells, the sound of animals, the dirt on your clothes, the eerie feeling of being alone...
     
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    There, fixed that for you.
     
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    Well, yes, I mostly agree with you. But the thing I pay for is their cloud and writing sessions. For me it's not that much to pay $50 a year if a program is useful and helps me in something. So, I'd say: tastes differ. ;)
     
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    It has lots of spellcheck dictionaries, but only one system language. Why do you ask? :)
     
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    Anyone else here write stories using vi?
     
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    What is vi?
     
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vi

    It's an old-fashioned editor. One where you can write your name in as a command and try and guess what it has done to your file.
     
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