January 3, 2007 – Today Hog Bay Software announces the release of
WriteRoom 2.0, a distraction free writing environment.
WriteRoom is for people who enjoy the simpllicity of a typewriter,
but live in the digital world. WriteRoom is a full-screen,
distraction-free writing environment. Unlike the cluttered word
processors you’re used to, WriteRoom is just about you and your text.
Requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later.
WriteRoom 2.0 adds new features in a distraction free manner. We’ve
been very careful to leave the full screen editing environment clean
and simple. The new features are made available through new
application preferences and menu items, making them easy to ignore if
your work doesn’t require them. These are the new features that we
are most excited about.
– WriteRoom 2.0 is document based with improved auto-save. WriteRoom
now uses a document based interface with standard text file formats.
The always on auto-save implementation has changed to be more robust
to better protected your data in case of a crash or power failure.
– New rich text and wrap to page support. WriteRoom is now a full
Text Edit replacement.
– New “Edit in WriteRoom” plugin. Now seamlessly edit text from other
applications with a single keystroke.
– New ways to customize your editing experience including block
cursors, line highlights, and default paragraph formating for both
plain and rich text documents. Plus WriteRoom now supports typewriter
scrolling to keep the line that you are editing centered on the
– New features for professional writers including live word counts
and display of invisible whitespace characters.
WriteRoom, like all of our software, is built on our unique
user-powered development process. Our goal is to give our users the
power to change our products to server them better. This process
includes allowing users to vote on what features they want added
next, plugin and AppleScript support in all of our applications, and
we even share our source code with registered users who want to make
fundamental changes to the way our applications work.
WriteRoom is available for free from Hog Bay Software at