Write without distractions. WriteRoom is a full screen writing environment. Unlike the cluttered word processors you're used to, WriteRoom lets you focus on writing.

  • Fast handling of large documents.
  • Live word count, reading time, and more.
  • Shift line up, down, left, and right commands.
  • Select word, sentence, and paragraph commands.
  • Everything you'd expect from a native OS X Lion app.
  • OS X Lion style and single screen style full screen modes.
  • Automatically log your writing sessions to a spreadsheet.
  • Use themes to save, switch, and share your favorite settings.
  • Choose your own background images, paper textures, and typing sounds.


    "But if, when it comes right down to it, full screen is your r grail, and the ultimate antidote to the bric-a-brac of Word, then you must enter the WriteRoom, the ultimate spartan writing utopia."

    Virginia Heffernan, NYT

    "Unlike practically everything else in our digital lives, WriteRoom's minimalist interface implies a truly flattering proposition: It's you, not the software, that matters."

    Jeffrey MacIntyre, Slate

    "WriteRoom's minimalist interface also frees you from the nagging urge to fiddle with margins, fonts, and other settings, leaving you with nothing to do but write."

    Nathan Alderman, MacWorld

    "A perfectly balanced, indispensable part of any Mac writer's toolkit."

    Craig Grannell, Mac Format

  • What's New
  • Fix: Sandboxing issue with QuickCursor
  • Fix: Sandboxing issue when changing between plain text and rich text
  • Fix: Crash when using Shift Left in some circumstances

  • WriteRoom (com.hogbaysoftware.writeroom.mac) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is WriteRoom 112. The most popular version of this application used by our users is WriteRoom 14.

    Operating System: Mac

    Minimum OS version: 10.7