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Four years ago I met Mike who’s been developing ilys.com. It has always been a paid service but now (and at least until the end of 2020) he’s making it a public service.

The crux is…

You set a writing goal (X words) and when you write you only see the last letter you just typed.

This helps to get into flow.

I just tried it again (a few minutes ago) with 120 words and here’s the result…

Writing like that feels pretty good and it kills the inner censor/editor.

I hope it’s helpful for you.

@naii

I link the idea (thanks for sharing!) and too a short look at it, but: it's an #online-service, did I get that right?

I personally can't imagine being force to be online when writing!
(I actually find myself more produktiv/focused with a workflow like this:

1. internet off.
2. write. (#offline = without distraction)
3. internet on.
4. publish.

@Joachim_Rees

Yes, it’s an online service.

Thanks for sharing your preferred workflow. Based on that, what do you think of getfreewrite.com?

And would you use a native app (that works like ilys.com) but you you could use it on your computer to write offline?

I’m always looking for ways to expand my other project (freewritecamp.org) with tools and services and offline-freewriter could be neat and helpful. I can put it on my todo list.

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