Dark Room: The FREE Software that practically MAKES You *Focus* (Concentrate)!

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http://they.misled.us/dark-room

Hello fellow Warriors, if you have problems with *focus* (or concentration) like I sometimes do, then the above software will definitely help you out, especially if you are taking notes or *writing articles*! This will definitely help you to get the "bright lights" and "background noise" OUT from your view, so that you can think *clearly* when writing content for blogs, articles, eBooks, you name it!

Let me know how it works out for you guys, because it certainly has been treating me well!

Peace, I think this is my *first* post where I actually gave something *back* to The Warrior Forum, LOL!
#concentration #download free software #focusing #free article software #increase productivity
  • Profile picture of the author breakdance
    LOL, I'm surprised nobody said anything about this software, because it'll definitely help you out when it comes to be more *productive* with your articles/content...
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  • Profile picture of the author Kelly Verge
    I can see how it could help. Think Notepad Lite.

    Things I like:
    It's portable.
    It's tiny.
    It has multiple monitor "support." (You have to edit the config file to enable it - basically it will black out your second monitor.)

    Things I don't like:
    The text starts too high - there should be a top margin.
    The download link on his page is broken. I downloaded from CNet.


    I've been using RoughDraft at Bev's suggestion and like it, but this would probably help when I'm in a creative "funk."
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    • Profile picture of the author breakdance
      Originally Posted by Kelly Verge View Post

      I can see how it could help. Think Notepad Lite.

      Things I like:
      It's portable.
      It's tiny.
      It has multiple monitor "support." (You have to edit the config file to enable it - basically it will black out your second monitor.)

      Things I don't like:
      The text starts too high - there should be a top margin.
      The download link on his page is broken. I downloaded from CNet.


      I've been using RoughDraft at Bev's suggestion and like it, but this would probably help when I'm in a creative "funk."
      Yeah Mr. Kelly, this software will DEFINITELY help us out with the "creative funk", especially since it helps us to "tune out" and focus solely on writing content (and/or taking notes)!

      I hope that they *update* this software though, because the text does start *too high*...Other than that, it's cool with me!
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    • Profile picture of the author breakdance
      Originally Posted by JustinHart View Post

      haha that's funny... reminds me of the DOS days
      LOL, you ain't lying Justin, but I'm glad that we don't have to "program" everything, like we did in the days of DOS, ROTFL!
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  • Profile picture of the author breakdance
    Dang, I thought that more Warriors would've checked this software out already!

    Concentration/Focus wouldn't be much of a "problem" anymore, either.

    Oh well...
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  • Profile picture of the author acrasial
    Is there a word count in this program? That is what I could really use, as I am only allowed so many characters for the kind of work I do with writing...?

    If so, then that would be perfect, thanks,=====> OMG it does have word count...!!!!!!!!!!!! cheez! thankyou so much!!!

    and actually I believe the reason this would work so well to begin with, is because it is easiest to see green naturally. While the real green that is easiest on our eyes is lighter, it is still not a far cry off, and I believe that is one reason why this program is working so well as well... simply because the mind and eyes can identify well with it, concentration wise, because it causes the least strain as well...(according to some researchers)


    for experienced people, this program would work excellently... but for people who need other windows open, reminders, DATA and other KEYS to work... then yes, I could see this being a hassle...

    But as an article writer, this works fine, once you know what it is you should write about (and that's not hard if you are always writing on it)... so I am really loving this at the moment!!! Thanks AGAIN!
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    • Profile picture of the author breakdance
      Originally Posted by acrasial View Post

      Is there a word count in this program? That is what I could really use, as I am only allowed so many characters for the kind of work I do with writing...?

      If so, then that would be perfect, thanks,=====> OMG it does have word count...!!!!!!!!!!!! cheez! thankyou so much!!!

      and actually I believe the reason this would work so well to begin with, is because it is easiest to see green naturally. While the real green that is easiest on our eyes is lighter, it is still not a far cry off, and I believe that is one reason why this program is working so well as well... simply because the mind and eyes can identify well with it, concentration wise, because it causes the least strain as well...(according to some researchers)


      for experienced people, this program would work excellently... but for people who need other windows open, reminders, DATA and other KEYS to work... then yes, I could see this being a hassle...

      But as an article writer, this works fine, once you know what it is you should write about (and that's not hard if you are always writing on it)... so I am really loving this at the moment!!! Thanks AGAIN!
      Fa' Sho' Bro', this program is *cool*, especially with the "Matrix Green" background and text, which helps us to "zone in" on writing content!

      Thanks for the review, and the "Thanks" as well! You are the *first* person to do that for me!
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      • Profile picture of the author acrasial
        Originally Posted by breakdance View Post

        Fa' Sho' Bro', this program is *cool*, especially with the "Matrix Green" background and text, which helps us to "zone in" on writing content!

        Thanks for the review, and the "Thanks" as well! You are the *first* person to do that for me!
        Post more stuff, that contributes to the forum...then you will get thanks...!!

        Post stuff that just asks, and takes from the forum... and you will not- this is what I have learned!

        But damn this is useful! I am happy, because it has my beloved WORD COUNT....lovely loves it!!!


        *COUGHS* perhaps anyone else finding this thread useful, could do the same... and there is a button for this...called "thanks"!!
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        • Profile picture of the author breakdance
          Originally Posted by acrasial View Post

          Post more stuff, that contributes to the forum...then you will get thanks...!!

          Post stuff that just asks, and takes from the forum... and you will not- this is what I have learned!

          But damn this is useful! I am happy, because it has my beloved WORD COUNT....lovely loves it!!!


          *COUGHS* perhaps anyone else finding this thread useful, could do the same...
          Most definitely, and my bad for calling you "bro", I should've called you "Sis", LOL!

          But *everything* you said above is *true*, fa' real!
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    • Profile picture of the author KatyaSenina
      Originally Posted by acrasial View Post

      for experienced people, this program would work excellently... but for people who need other windows open, reminders, DATA and other KEYS to work... then yes, I could see this being a hassle!
      exactly that's the downside to it, so I won't use it
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Regier
    Totally amazing!! I have been looking at different programs like this for a while but this one is the best I have seen so far!!!

    Thank you so much for link!
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    • Profile picture of the author breakdance
      Originally Posted by Kevin Regier View Post

      Totally amazing!! I have been looking at different programs like this for a while but this one is the best I have seen so far!!!

      Thank you so much for link!
      Mr. Regier, I bet you'll be able to push out more content in *less* time now!
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  • Profile picture of the author garyk1968
    Yep awesome and as a Mac user I downloaded writeroom on which its based, a hark back to the good (and simple!) old days.
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    • Profile picture of the author breakdance
      Originally Posted by garyk1968 View Post

      Yep awesome and as a Mac user I downloaded writeroom on which its based, a hark back to the good (and simple!) old days.
      Yes Indeed Mr. Gary, Yes Indeed!
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  • Profile picture of the author madison_avenue
    Thank you for this breakdance! It looks like a neat piece of software.
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    • Profile picture of the author breakdance
      Originally Posted by madison_avenue View Post

      Thank you for this breakdance! It looks like a neat piece of software.
      Thanks Madison for giving this software a chance!
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  • Profile picture of the author breakdance
    Originally Posted by mohammad111 View Post

    Trust me this program is extremely simple and something more than awsome.

    Thanks for showing me this.
    Mr. Afaq, I knew you would like the software, LOL!
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  • Profile picture of the author JordanFrancis
    Hey, this is a neat little app. Thanks for sharing.

    Any ideas what the 4 little icons are for, found on the right side of the screen? Don't appear to do anything for me.

    EDIT: Ah... now I see. They're scrolling buttons.. whoops! Didn't have enough text on screen to make use of that before...

    I see you can go and edit preferences by hitting Ctrl + , (comma) so you could tweak the colour if you want to.
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    • Profile picture of the author breakdance
      Originally Posted by JordanFrancis View Post

      Hey, this is a neat little app. Thanks for sharing.

      Any ideas what the 4 little icons are for, found on the right side of the screen? Don't appear to do anything for me.

      EDIT: Ah... now I see. They're scrolling buttons.. whoops! Didn't have enough text on screen to make use of that before...

      I see you can go and edit preferences by hitting Ctrl + , (comma) so you could tweak the colour if you want to.
      Thanks Mr. Jordan for downloading this software!

      BTW, what *color* did you change the background text to? Me personally, I like the "matrix-style" green, LOL!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jassa
    I'd be interested in this software but the link doesn't work and I don't think there is a reference to the name of it anywhere ...how did you all manage to download it?? :confused:
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    • Profile picture of the author breakdance
      Originally Posted by Jassa View Post

      I'd be interested in this software but the link doesn't work and I don't think there is a reference to the name of it anywhere ...how did you all manage to download it?? :confused:
      Hey Jassa, I just clicked on the link and it *worked* for me, LOL! Try again, but if it doesn't work for you, I'll try to get it to you/y'all some other way...
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    • Profile picture of the author Seattle Mike
      Jassa;

      Go to cnet.com and click the downloads button. Then search "Dark Room" in windows software section.

      Very nice simple writing platform. I like it.
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  • Profile picture of the author cryptone24
    you know some of the best tools for marketers are the simplest. I am all for focus and consistency mate. I have a war with my inbox, browser and facebook every day,

    I love it, love it. Thankyou
    ...and am a big matrix fanatic, reminds me of being up in the middle of the night in college.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joel_Cowen
    It's funny how the simplest things can be the most effective. Thanks.

    Joel
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  • Profile picture of the author Jay Jennings
    A few versions ago I added that to Article Architect -- you can see it in action in this short video (it's at about the halfway mark).


    And you can go into Preferences and change the colors to be anything you want.

    Jay Jennings

    PS - Of course, AA isn't free, but there is a 50% off WSO going on right now. =
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  • I really enjoy this tool. Perfect for writing copy and avoiding distractions!
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  • Profile picture of the author ramkarthik
    I have used DarkRoom before and liked it.

    But recently it has been replaced by a software called Q10, which is also free but looks better for me.

    You can check it out here: Q10

    These types of software can make a significant difference, if you are a person who gets distracted easily.
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    • Originally Posted by ramkarthik View Post

      I have used DarkRoom before and liked it.

      But recently it has been replaced by a software called Q10, which is also free but looks better for me.

      You can check it out here: Q10

      These types of software can make a significant difference, if you are a person who gets distracted easily.
      Even better! Thanks!
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