Writing is hard. Focus is everything. Distraction is a killer of creativity. At least it is for me. That’s why I’ve been a huge fan of writing tools that hide all the unnecessary toolbars and buttons and give me just a serene background and a column of text. That’s what Eboocz is. It hides all unnecessary stuff. The book-, section- and context column are only used every now and then. And if you use Eboocz full screen, which is my personal preference, you won’t even be bothered by the toolbar and the menu. They’re hidden until you need them.
TIP! Remember essential keyboard shortcuts. For instance Ctrl + CMD + F, or ^⌘F in shorthand. With this shortcut you can easily toggle to fullscreen and back again. And then there are the shortcuts for showing the columns:
⌘1 for showing only the Writing Column,
⌘2 for showing the Writing Column and the Section Column,
⌘3 for showing the Writing, Section and Book Column,
⌘4 for toggling on and off the Context Column
Distraction-free also means we don’t bother with layout. Eboocz is for writing. You won’t be distracted by toolbars that want to seduce you to think about fonts, colors, alignment, special characters and other obscure functionality you’ll never use. You’re a writer, not a typesetter.
That doesn’t mean you can only write a flat text ebook with no formatting at all. There is a simple way to add basic formatting through Markdown and of course there are styles. But remember these shortcuts and you’ll see that they will make your distraction-free writing life much easier.