One night last week I talked to a relative on the phone. It was early in the evening and she had just returned from Wendy’s. Wednesday is chili night. She had chili and coffee; both for less than $3.00.
That struck me as interesting because I did a Starbucks run after lunch and that cost me almost double. For coffee. I suppose there are distinct differences between the coffee at Wendy’s and the coffee at Starbucks to justify the price tag differential, but it got me to thinking about pricing.
There’s also an interesting trend among Mac word processors. There’s Word; a gargantuan beast of feature bloat. There’s Apple’s Pages, which is the 21st century way to use a word processor. And, there’s the Starbucks way.
No, Starbucks doesn’t make a word processor, but many Mac word processors use Starbucks as their business model. Take a look at OmmWriter Dāna II for the Mac that epitomizes the ‘less is more’ mantra.
OmmWriter Dāna II relies on the minimalist approach to writing so you can focus on what you write (or, have already written), and not worry about features to learn, menus to master, or any other screen distractions.
I could give you a long winded review of OmmWriter Dāna II’s list of features. If there were any. Well, that’s not fair. OmmWriter is distraction free. And features are a distraction. What makes OmmWriter unique is the background audio sounds and the minimalist writing environment.
Both are akin to Starbucks barista expertise and the long menu of custom coffee options vs. Wendy’s single offering. In other words, less is more. You get less with OmmWriter Dāna II and you pay more, but what you get is mostly unique. Concentration is difficult these days, so any app that helps you focus on the task at hand (writing) is worth a few bucks, right?