Wow!Systems today is proud to release Haven 1.0, a new writing tool for Mac OS X. Haven helps both amateur and professional writers to get inspired, allowing them to get focused on their writing, stimulating their creativity and creating a peaceful mind-set, while offering bullet-proof creative writing aids. Haven transports the user to a multitude of ambiances, offering a place to write in several distinct localizations.
Writing itself is not a language but a form of technology. Based on this fact, Wow! tried to conceive and develop a better way to use this fabulous technology called writing. We investigated, talked to writers, creatives, scientists, students, regular folks, and the crazy ones. We have prototyped, got inspired, frustrated and blocked. We finally came up with the needed concept, the main idea.
There are many writing tools but what writers really need is a good place to write. For the creative, the junior, the senior, the discrete, the obsessed, the hipster, the geek or just for yourself. We’ve created Haven, software that is not just a tool, but a place to write. As a place to write, Haven offers several different locations/themes as well as some of the most used creative writing techniques and tools!
Select from several places to write. From snowy Jutland to mysterious Kyoto or the vibrant Berlin, there are 8 different animated themes with corresponding music ambiance included.
Get rapid inspiration in order to create your character. Appearance, occupation and traits are suggested randomly as you click.
Using another well-known technique, this generator puts two characters at a random place, situation and under a given plot.
This creative writing technique makes you focus on a random word in a subliminal way. A 3D word appears to float around to help you brainstorm.
Myths & Legends:
According to your location (theme), this feature will display mythical stories about that place.
Use this feature to be more productive by establishing writing goals and setting up timers.
Roll these abstract dice to generate words in three categories for creative story writing: mood, object and terrain. Invent new storylines through abstract brainstorming using the given prompts.
Meditate and feel inspired by classical literature related to your writing location (theme). All bundled on a neat 3D paper wrap.
Choose your favorite font style (4 of the most used fonts by writers are included), change or turn off ambient soundtracks and keystroke sounds. Quickly share your creative texts by email or social media channels.
* OS X 10.10 or later
* 64-bit processor
* 360 MB
Pricing and Availability
Haven 1.0 is $9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category.