‘Skrywer’ is a new distraction-free text editor for Ubuntu users. It doesn’t have a lot of options, but it comes with few built-in ambient sounds (ocean waves, forest, raining, fireplace & a night outside) and I found them to be quite inspiring :).
It also lets you change between few font styles & sizes, 4 built-in typing sounds, 6 background images (can be used without one), change the opacity & size of the typing area (including moving it) and Undo/Redo the changes. You can save your documents into the PDF format as well.
It has a simple tool-bar that shows up when you move your mouse pointer around the top of the screen, although the buttons do look a bit ugly to be honest.
The ambient sounds are somewhat short and thus you’ll experience a short delays while a sound is being re-played. Anyhow, if interested, you can install ‘Skyrwer’ on Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10 & 12.04 LTS by searching for ‘skrywer’ on the Ubuntu Software Center.
Manually changing the background …
If you want, then you can use its configuration file for manually changing the background (including the background sound & the font). For that, open your Terminal window & enter the below command.
sudo -i gedit ~/.config/skrywer/skrywer.conf
Then under the option ‘lokacijaPozadine’ (it’s in Bosnian, means ‘Background location’ — thanks Google Translate), simply replace the path of your image with the existing one.
Once done, save your changes and exit the editor, and the next time you open ‘Skrywer’ the manually set image should be used as the default one. Enjoy!.