Procrastination and random distractions are the root of many writing woes. It’s so easy to write three sentences and celebrate your accomplishment by scrolling through Twitter for an hour or put off that assignment until the eleventh hour. The last-minute approach might work for those who enjoy the pressure, but if you’re the type who needs to get focused, then there’s an app for that.
We learned from Boing Boing that designer and programmer Manuel Ebert created The Most Dangerous Typing App—and it truly lives up to its name. The app allows you to either select from randomly generated prompts or freestyle your own words on a daunting blank space. You can select a variety of timed sessions from 3 minutes up until an entire hour and even go into “hardcore mode” (we really don’t wanna know what that means) if you really want to get work done. If you take even the slightest of breaks during your session, your work will disappear Infinity War-style and a big red message pops up to call you a failure. You will NOT feel so good, indeed.
It may seem harsh, but all hope is not lost. There’s an option to resurrect your work in a Word or PDF document and start over with a new timed session. The Most Dangerous Typing App might be a great way to get creative thoughts flowing with prompts or to simply back on the writing grind. Most people love a mini-challenge and beating the time lock is a potential thrill (or absolute terror) to push past procrastination. Does it really work? There’s only one way to find out.
If you’re ready for this app to drag you, then head over and see how long you can make it before the red screen of disappointment destroys your confidence.
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