"But if, when it comes right down to it, full screen is your holy grail, and the ultimate antidote to the bric-a-brac of Word, then you must enter the WriteRoom, the ultimate spartan writing utopia."
— Virginia Heffernan, New York Times
"Unlike practically everything else in our digital lives, WriteRoom's minimalist interface implies a truly flattering proposition: It's you, not the software, that matters."
— Jeffrey MacIntyre, Slate
"Green text on a blank, black screen, with a square, blinking cursor. This was how most of us wrote on a computer in the early 1980s, and it's resurfacing a quarter of a century later."
— Rob Pegoraro, Washington Post
"WriteRoom’s minimalist interface also frees you from the nagging urge to fiddle with margins, fonts, and other settings, leaving you with nothing to do but write."
— Nathan Alderman, MacWorld 4.5/5 Rating
"It’s a primitive application, to be sure — I suspect completely by design — but it may be just what the doctor ordered if you need to get your head out of your butt and put some words on the page. I can see myself spending a lot of time in WriteRoom."
— Merlin Mann, 43Folders.com
"A perfectly balanced, indispensable part of any Mac writer’s toolkit."
— Craig Grannell, MacFormat.com
"A Great App for Easily-Distracted Writers… Like Me"
— James Floyd Kelly, Wired.com