FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Experience “ū—”: The Last Distraction-Free Writing Environment You’ll Buy. Today.
PORTLAND, OR - The Ourobouros Fun Factory, LLC is proud to announce a revolutionary new tool for serious artists doing serious work. It’s a distraction-free writing environment that we call “ū—" (pron. "YOOOoooouuuuu…”). And, it’s going to change the way you think about thinking about maybe writing some day forever.
Like OFF’s award-nominated iPad app, “Pomodoro Procrastination Timer, Focus Journal, and Pro Writer’s Flashlight+ HD (50% Off for Limited Time)™”, the entirely new ū— takes everything we’ve learned about people who like to think about distraction-free writing, and applies it in the service of a fantastic app experience that’s as easy to buy as it is to set all the preferences and then dick around with it for a couple minutes maybe almost even accidentally writing for a couple seconds there.
We call this workhorse, “ū—" in tribute to an untranslatable Inuit word meaning, "the moment when Family Leader finds himself sweeping yak hair from [ice-covered lean-to] while his angry wife screams heavily-distracting criticism of Family Leader’s time use." Since it’s untranslatable and we don’t speak a word of Inuit, we’re not sure what that word would be. But, we definitely thought "ū—" sounded cool and a little Eskimoey.
Also, we had to come up with a name that wasn’t already on the App store. So.
Whether you review writing apps, blog about writing apps, or simply author angry forum posts about the limited functionality and lack of distraction-free-environment-ness plaguing most writing apps, we think any serious writer will benefit from our gorgeous and minimalistic design choices.
While some so-called environments that are less free of distraction may display one, three, or even more lines of text—all at the same time—we understand that if you could only achieve the theoretical removal of all theoretical distractions, you would finally be able to write something. And we want ū— to help you almost do that.
Look at this mess our competitors’ “Distraction-Free Writing Environment” dumps on you:
And, compare that with ū—:
Relax! Your glasses are working just fine; what you’re seeing here is exactly what YOU will see.
Because, ū— is the first app to remove every conceivable distraction from the drafting process—including cruft like paragraphs, lines, and words. This is why ū— only displays the bottom half of one letter at a time. Talk about focus.
But, ū— is not just your typical “half-glyph Johnny.” Far from it.
We also understand that the only way to truly remove an unproductive distraction is to replace it with potentially dozens of more highly productive distractions.
That’s why ū— provides the theoretically serious writer with an incomparably powerful range of options, preferences, and customizations that can literally be tweaked forever without writing a single word—let alone half a character.
Defeat most any distraction through your own endlessly re-customized combination of options:
If you’re tired of blaming your lack of writing on bullshit like fake distractions, why not buy a more effective distraction remover? Why not try ū—? Available for Windows, OS X, Linux, iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, and Moleskine.
Remember: Only ū— can make the writing happen™.
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