Category: Productivity
Grandview - Focus Your Writing And Eliminate Writer's Block

Grandview - Focus Your Writing And Eliminate Writer's Block

       Mac OS

Big. Bold. Clear. Forget your usual text editing apps, Grandview is different, stripping back words to show each letter in large format as you write.

For those that struggle to write, Grandview helps you analyze words one letter at a time. Experienced writers also benefit from its paucity of features while helping to unblock writer’s block by eliminating blank white screens.

An exercise in simplicity, Grandview has no unnecessary features. No distractions. No gizmos. Just the tools to write easily and enjoy each letter up close. And read and reflect on words by changing the color of the background and text.

On finishing the sentence, a full stop reveals the completed sentence, but the beauty is in the writing process. Not just the finished piece.


"Grandview is a running start to writing."

-Thomas Wong at

"As close to stream of consciousness writing as I have ever experienced in a software environment."

-David Ozab at ATPM

Grandview Features:

• One word at a time
• Review each sentence upon punctuation
• Normal text editing
• Ten recent notes saved to menubar
• Focus On Horizon Mode - cursor stays in center of screen
• Margin Settings
• Word View Word Size Setting
• Customize everything - fonts, colors, sizes
• Hot Key Activated/Hidden
• Clipboard Autosave Option
• Choose Which Display for Multiple Displays*
• Works with TextExpander
• "No Reverse" Option - (@*&#y Rough Drafts)
• Save/Load as .txt


Press ⌘ + ⌥ + 5 to enter full screen writing from any application you’re in.

Once inside you can toggle between

1.viewing words one at a time as you write them or
2.viewing as simple text in whatever size you want
(⌘+⌥+ =)

No dock icon. Just a little guy, in the menu bar.

You can configure your hot keys however you like them.

And YES, there's a hotkey so you can quickly enter REGULAR VIEW. If you aren't a believer in the Grandview method ;)

Oh and you can configure it to only take up one of your screens if you have multiple displays, leaving the other active for you to continue using.

What's new

New Icon
Some "tweaks"


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Last changed:
Aug 06, 2013
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Current Version Average Rating:
3.00 (17)

All Versions Average Rating:
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Grandview - Focus Your Writing And Eliminate Writer's Block 3.00 out of 5 based on 17 ratings.