Sometimes, when you are trying to write seriously, all the bells and whistles of a word processor can cause more harm than help. When I am in the zone, the last thing I want is all kinds of flashy buttons and crazy little paper clips talking to me and telling me I made a typo. All this does is break my train of thought and completely derail a project. That is where WriteRoom comes in. They offer a distraction-free writing interface specifically designed for novelists. They just released a great new update, and their timing could not be better since National Novel Writing month is upon us.
Their new version adds full support for OS Lion, with full screen support, scroll bars, auto save and auto resume. If you are looking to write a novel, this is a program that is worth looking into. With full support for Apple’s latest operating system, the time is now.
For writers who like to keep a daily word goal, the new version adds the ability to keep track of your word count, and have them automatically exported to a spreadsheet, making it easy to keep track of your progress and make sure you hit all those goals.
WriteRoom 3.0 is available from the Mac App Store now.