This Writing App Deletes Your Work if You Stop Typing
March 14, 2016 | filed under Apps, Interaction, Participation, Technology
Writer's block? Sadly, we've all been there and much to the disarray of our various colleagues, unfinished works, and missed opportunities. Thankfully, a cure has been found. Named quite appropriately as The Most Dangerous Writing App, this new program has one simple rule.
“DON’T STOP. IF you stop typing for more than five seconds, all progress will be lost.”
If you stop, even for a second, the edges of the screen become tinged with red. The longer you go without typing, the redder the edges become, until, after five seconds of inactivity, your progress is unceremoniously erased. Forever. It may seem a bit harsh, but the simplest solution is sometimes the hardest to follow through with. Just write. Nothing else.
The Most Dangerous Writing App forces you to write under pressure and nothing else. It's the work of Manuel Ebert, who describes himself on Twitter as a “Ex-neuroscientist, data wrangler, designer, and engineer.” He’s also a founding partner of Summer.ai, a small data consultancy agency. Ebert made The Most Dangerous Writing App on his own time, and released it for free. Try it now - if you can handle the pressure.