Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Cat Protection Software

I decided to check out some new writing software, and if it's anything like it claims on its website, this one's pretty amazing.

It's called Yarny, and it was created for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), in which a lot of crazy writers each attempt to write a 50,000-word novel in thirty days. Here's what the Yarny people have to say for it: "Yarny lets you write the way you want to write, using any approach you like, in a simple, distraction-free environment." A list of features on the page boasts:

Auto saves your work
Automatic versioning
Supports virtually any writing method
Stay organized with people, places & things
Distraction-free writing
Full-screen mode
Export all or some of your writing
Trash can, to recover deleted snippets
Tags for classifying and quickly finding
Free forever plan
Paid plans beginning in December

All those features sound really useful to me, except maybe the last one. But it's the distraction-free writing that has me in awe. Imagine it: software I can rely on to keep my cousin from choking the cat, fetch snacks from high shelves, feed the fire and turn down the TV. I have got to have that program.


  1. I love the sound of this program. I wonder; does it envelop the user in an artificial world, thereby eliminating the user's awareness of distractions? Does it infuse the user with a "who cares" mood, eliminating the user's susceptibility to distractions? Or does it eliminate the distractions before they happen? If that's the case, then we really ought to go hide that cousin of ours! (Or the cat.)

  2. I used Yarny for NaNoWriMo 2012 and it worked great for me. The only thing I don't like is that I can't sync it to my own offline storage. It's inconvenient not being able to use it when I'm offline.

  3. Yarny sounds like something I ought to check out. Thanks for the info!