Less = More.
That’s the concept of Zenware the software category of reducing the increasing amount of clutter clogging our computer screens. Jeffrey MacIntyre had a good article in Slate magazine about it. Via Webworker Daily.
The philosophy behind zenware is to force the desktop back to its Platonic essence. There are several strategies for achieving this, but most rely on suppressing the visual elements you’re used to: windows, icons, and toolbars. The applications themselves eschew pull-down menus or hide off-screen while you work. Even if you consider yourself inured to their presence, the theory goes, you’ll benefit most from their absence.
ADDers are known to be easily distracted so I though some of you might be interested in this method of reducing the temptations to distract out on several programs while you’re working on one. Since many ADDers are known to be running several programs at once, let alone several browser windows in several browsers, sometimes you may want to take a break from all that multitasking with a bit of Zenware.
Webworker Daily gives a useful list of those Zenware apps. More are in the comment section