Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Dark Room

Recently, I've been visiting Codesqueeze and stumbled upon an article about how the author writes blogs. He outlined that he uses an editor named Dark Room. Curious, I went to the Dark Room site and quickly downloaded the application. According to the site Dark Room is "a full screen, distraction free, writing environment and unlike standard word processors that focus on features, Dark Room is just about you and your text". Pretty simple explanation but still I gave it a try. The application is small, it contains about 3 files - the DarkRoom.exe file, a configuration file and a bug-list file. No more installation, just a simple executable file. The program automatically launches into fullscreen and looks like a shell application - a bash shell to be exact to *nix users. It is simple, elegant and it really is a distraction-free tool.

Bloggers should take a look at this tool. This will save you countless of blogging hours and helps you focus in writing exactly what's on your mind.

Screenshot of Dark Room in fullscreen.

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