OSX apps to discipline your desktop
Even if you’re not hooked into the ADD world of Twitter/Pownce/Jaiku, you’ve got email, web, and probably a dozen open windows and applications all screaming for your attention while you’re trying to get work done. Here are some apps that will tell them all to shut up and try talking one at a time:
Think by Freeverse: Hides everything except your one chosen app behind a dark translucent backdrop. Free.
Spirited away by drinkin.com: Hides windows if they’ve been unused for a certain period of time.
Writeroom by HogBaySoftware: A text editor that fills your entire screen, including the menu, black, and leaves you with nothing but a blinking cursor. Criticized by Niko for cashing in on retro nostalgia, but, well, it twangs the right heartstrings for me.