WriteRoom 2.0 and full screen writing

by Giles Turnbull

You might have already noticed the release, a couple of days ago, of WriteRoom 2.0. There’s been some discussion of it at [TUAW] and Ars Technica’s Infinite Loop.



Some users are critical of Jesse Grosjean’s decision to charge a (very moderate, in my view) fee for the new release. That’s a shame, because WriteRoom is more than just a simple full-screen mode. The new features I’m excited about are the typewriter scrolling mode (makes typing long screeds of words much easier) and the live word count (appears in the lower-left corner of the screen, very unobtrusively).




2 Comments

Christian
2007-01-05 05:03:32
WR rocks! Personally I wasn't so fond of WR 1.0's "rooms" which meant that WR wasn't good at working with existing files. WR 2.0 is a big step forward IMHO ...!
Welfl
2007-01-13 10:10:30
If you are interested in writing in full-screen mode, I highly recommend the very versatile Journler. That is just one of a many features in Journler. For starters, it is fully integrated with iLife, Apple Mail and the Address Book. It has folders, smart folders, tabs, bookmarks, etc. Best of all, it is free for individual use and very inexpensive for business or institutional use. Here is the link to the latest Journler 2.1 beta, which, in my opinion, is basically ready for prime time. Here is the link to the Journler Beta Testing Forum. I encourage you to give Journler a try. I think you will be quite amazed.