I like it pretty much. Especially the comments section under each post.
Keep up the good work!
By your question though, it sounds like I'll need to find a solution.
It would be like test driving a "distraction free car" that starts with the radio on full volume. Sure, you could turn it off, but why is it on to begin with?
Not because it's distraction free, but because it has the perfect defaults so I don't feel like tinkering. It also works on all my iDevices and syncs seamlessly, which is a total win when you like writing in random places as soon as there's a few spare minutes.
Now if only there was a Linux client ...
As for this particular project, I don't like that it runs in a browser, which likely means I can't use it when I'm offline ... for instance on a 10 hour train ride like I spent recently.
But I really love the typewriter noises. I have NoisyTyper installed on my laptop and it's marvelous.
I'm not a huge fan of the sound and the sliding panel could be animated a little bit faster. I would also personally vote on dark text on a white background.
All in all you've done a good job. Keep it up.
Other than the sounds, the actual aesthetic of the app is quite nice. A light theme would be appreciated, but overall fine.
iA Writer is a similar desktop app that I use for most of my writing: http://www.iawriter.com/
It's a text box.
Just because some things are unjustly "middlebrow dismissed" does not mean that all "middlebrow dismissals" are unjust.
I'd love to see your weekend project after your coffee but before your morning dump...
I find the color scheme and sound combination very pleasing. Maybe I'll write some project documentation with this :)
i actually found the sound effect awkward and unnecessary because the app is called "_Distraction_ Free Writing"