Tomato Typewriter - Write without writer's block

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About this app

** This app is free and ad free **

There are two modes of operation.

- Timed (Pomodoro mode)

Set a time length for your session, set a break and its frequency and then sit down to write. The app will not let you save content until you are done with your target.

- Untimed (Free writing mode)

Set a target word limit for your session and start writing. No clocks, no timers, no breaks. This mode is for those people who prefer running outdoors over running on a treadmill.

Bonus : You can also set punishments to fire when you stop typing! This can be anything from your phone making noises to the app slowly eating your content if you are idle for too long!

That's our reinforcement mechanism to keep you focussed.

You can choose the time limit for being idle and the type of punishment.

Once your session is complete, the app automatically saves everything you type on the clipboard so that you can paste your content into your favourite text editors later.

This app is inspired from the web application write or die. (writeordie)

Happy Writing!
Updated on
Nov 12, 2020

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117 reviews
July 27, 2020
I've been using this app for a year now, and it's been so useful in my writing. The pomodoro timer is amazing, I really can't recommend it enough. But it seems like the latest update created some bugs. The app doesn't crash anymore, but the font size only goes from "big" to "humongous" now, and the in session progress bars are gone, no matter what settings you use. Without these bugs, this is a 5 star app. Even with them it's perfectly useable, but I hope they'll be fixed soon.
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Zest Works
July 27, 2020
Hey ! We're so glad you like the app. Thank you so much. We actually fixed a bug so that the editor now respects the font size settings. Please try reducing the size in the settings menu. About the progress bar, we can definitely fix that for you in a jiffy. Can you send us a screenshot to Team
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May 14, 2020
I love it. I managed to reach the 2k goal easily with this when I've been struggling to do so while using a normal word processor. I know 2k isn't that much but baby steps, I guess. However, the app can be a bit glitchy sometimes. I haven't had crashes while writing, but I do get crashes when I press the hamburger menu symbol sometimes or occasionally when I just open the app.
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Zest Works
June 11, 2020
Hi, can you please update to our latest release and try this again. We've fixed a ton of bugs. Please contact us at if the issue persists. Thanks.
A Google user
November 26, 2019
While a good app if you need a kick in the butt to get going...the option for annoying sounds to play when you stop is slightly misleading. It isn't irritating. It's terrifying. Here I was, a simple writer going about my business, lying in bed in a dark, silent room, when I pause to think for a few seconds. Suddenly, a deep, borderline demonic voices rings out, proclaiming: "You!" Needless to say my attention returned to my phone, but not to write. Otherwise, this app is great!
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Zest Works
November 29, 2019
We're really sorry about that! Should we reword "annoying" to say terrifying or is that mode not really useful at all? Let us know and we can put up an update for you. You can reach us at

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