Changes in this release include:
- A new dark theme has been added. Switch it on from the Settings dialog.
- Daily word counts are now recorded and displayed in a new section.
- New word count options added to the Actions & Tools menu.
- The bookmark icon has been changed.
- Various bug fixes.
The previous couple of releases have been all about improving usability and fixing bugs. Today I’m moving on from that and adding two significant new features. The first is the dark theme — something that I have no interest in but that I know is a big deal for a lot of writers. The dark theme can be switched on from the Settings dialog, and removes all white backgrounds, allowing you to work and write on dark backgrounds with light coloured text.
This is the first theme I’ve added and depending on feedback I may add some more down the road. More on the dark theme here. If you’re going to be using this theme, read the contents of the above link and pay attention to what’s said about pasting from external documents.
The second big addition in version 3 is the daily word count totals. More on that here. I wasn’t planning to add this to Atomic, as there was so little interest in “TimeKeeper for Word”, a product with similar features I built a couple of years ago, but I wanted it myself, and I think it may be useful to a lot of writers.
If anyone’s interested in why I’ve jumped from version 2.3 to version 3 – a database change in Atomic Scribbler requires a major version jump, and the word count features required such a database change.