Write or Die 2 Updates

Write or Die 2.0.8


  • UI update, no more brown
  • Bumped autosave interval to 10 seconds
  • Updated to latest version of nw.js
  • Up and down buttons for more precise control of timegoal
  • New Keyboard shortcuts
    • Cmd-Q: autosaves and quits
    • Ctrl-S: Quicksave
    • Cmd/Win + Arrow Keys: Change timegoal (left/right) and wordgoal (up/down)
  • Preliminary code added for wordcount leaderboard, more on this soon


  • Stats now work properly
  • Fixed potential crash with reward mode
  • Fixed celebrate mode
  • Grace period readout added

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Next Version


  • Total Time stat added for more accurate wpm calculation
  • Opt-out of Leaderboard by setting nickname to blank
  • Test compatibility with Dragon and other dictation software, not sure if possible.
  • Show leaderboard ranking in app
  • Integrate with Undeadlines

Write or Die: New Features

I promise that sometime soon I’ll post something that’s not blatant self-aggrandizement, really.
I’ve been gradually upgrading Write or Die based on a lot of great feedback from users.
New Features

  • Victory Sound: When you have reached either your word goal or your time limit, a majestic victory song will be played. This now only plays once, thanks for letting me know all of you who were getting annoyed with too much victory.
  • Variable Grace Period: This has been requested since I put out the first version and I’m pretty sure I got it working seamlessly. There are now 3 modes that affect how long the delay is between the last word typed and the consequences. Forgiving gives you a little longer than normal, 13 seconds to red, 23 to consequences. Harsh is the normal mode, 7 seconds to red, 17 to consequences. Due to surprising demand, I’ve added Evil Mode, which give you 1 second till red and 10 till destruction.

 Enjoy, and let me know how you like the new features or if there are any problems.