Saturday, January 18, 2014

Dark Room for Windows, a text editor like WriteRoom for Mac

By Vasudev Ram

Dark Room is a text editor for Windows that is like the text editor called WriteRoom for Mac computers.

I had come across either one of them a while ago, and saw Dark Room today. Trying it out.

Here is a screenshot of a test file I am editing with Dark Room:

Though I'm editing the file without the editor menu showing, you can use the menu option keys, and you can also toggle the display of the menu by pressing the Escape key repeatedly.

One of the main advantages of both is what they call a "distraction-free writing environment", There are very few or no controls on the sides or top or bottom of the writing area, which makes for less distractions. Also, Dark Room has a default of green text on a black background, which is like the old fashioned Unix dumb terminals or IBM mainframe terminals. It can be a good color combination for both writing and reading (YMMV, of course).

- Vasudev Ram - Dancing Bison Enterprises

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