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App Specs
File size:
1.38 MB
May 1, 2011
January 9, 2013

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  • reached #3 on Top Free Productivity Apps in the Mac App Store *

    Quickly focus your writing by seeing one word at a time as you type!

    "Grandview is a new 'distraction-free' writing environment that has one of the more interesting interfaces you likely have ever seen."

  • Patrick Rhone at

    Grandview is the simple, full-screen notepad that allows one-word-at-a-time-text-entry.

    By pressing a hotkey from any application, you can quickly enter a full-screen word processor.

    The contents are then saved to your clipboard for immediate pasting.

    Grandview can also be used as a plain & simple, hot-key enabled, fullscreen text editor.

    "Grandview is a running start to writing."

  • Thomas Wong at

    "As close to stream of consciousness writing as I have ever experienced in a software environment."

  • David Ozab at ATPM

  • One word at a time
  • Review each sentence upon punctuation
  • Normal text editing
  • Ten recent notes saved to menubar
  • Focus On Horizon Mode - cursor stays in center of screen
  • Margin Settings
  • Word View Word Size Setting
  • Customize everything - fonts, colors, sizes
  • Hot Key Activated/Hidden
  • Clipboard Autosave Option
  • Choose Which Display for Multiple Displays*
  • Works with TextExpander
  • "No Reverse" Option - (@*&#y Rough Drafts)
  • Save/Load as .txt


    Press ⌘ + ⌥ + 5 to enter full screen writing from any application you're in.

    Once inside you can toggle between

    1.viewing words one at a time as you write them or
    2.viewing as simple text in whatever size you want
    (⌘+⌥+ =)

    No dock icon. Just a little guy, in the menu bar.

    You can configure your hot keys however you like them.

    And YES, there's a hotkey so you can quickly enter REGULAR VIEW. If you aren't a believer in the Grandview method ;)

    Oh and you can configure it to only take up one of your screens if you have multiple displays, leaving the other active for you to continue using.

    Now works with Spaces in Lion.

  • #22 on Top Free Apps in the Mac App Store *

  • What's New
  • Improved stability
  • Changed fonts in notifications

  • Grandview (com.darkheartfelt.grandview) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of

    Operating System: Mac

    Default Install Path: /Applications/

    Minimum OS version: 10.6.6

    Copyright: by Dark Heartfelt, 2011