Writeroom 00:55 on Thursday
Writeroom is a gimmick, a step backwards, not forwards. It’s a plain text editor in a new, trendy package, and plain text only goes so far. About half a page I’d say, before starting to get useless. Besides, everybody but the real nerds got over green text on black already in the 80′s. And what’s with Courier and the typewriter nostalgy mixed in? Courier is not a good screen font. A special full screen mode? That’s why they put Hide Others in the OS X menu.
We don’t need Writeroom. (And if you really think you do, why not go two more steps, download GLTerminal, and vi away?)
Instead, we need better, more powerful tools. Not seemingly simplified tools with the power of a toy windmill. Tools that simplify work, not tools that simplify tooling around.