FocusWriter – Distraction Free Writing Environment – Released version 1.6.0


FocusWriter is a simple and open-source distraction free fullscreen word processor for Linux Desktops.

FocusWriter can hide entire desktop contents e.g launcher, unity menu, system notification bar and gives a distraction free writing box with eye-soothing background. This desktop app is very useful for writers, authors, journalists who can use their time effectively without worrying notifications and other distraction.

FocusWriter - Different Theme

While running, FocusWriter gives various menu options while moving mouse to each extreme side. The options are hidden to enable the distraction free writing environment and visible using mouse hover.

Feature Highlights

  • TXT, basic RTF, and basic ODT file support
  • Timers and alarms
  • Daily goals
  • Fully customizable themes
  • Typewriter sound effects
  • Auto-save
  • Live statistics
  • Spell-checking
  • Multi-document support
  • Sessions
  • Portable mode
  • Multiple language support

Top Menu Bar

FocusWriter - Top Menu Bar

FocusWriter – Top Menu Bar

Left Side Bar

FocusWriter - Left Side Menu Bar

FocusWriter – Left Side Menu Bar

Bottom Menu Bar

FocusWriter - Bottom Menu Bar

FocusWriter – Bottom Menu Bar

How to install

To install FocusWriter in Ubuntu, Linux Mint and other Ubuntu derivatives, run below command.

64 bit

sudo dpkg -i focuswriter_1.6.0-3_amd64.deb

32 bit

sudo dpkg -i focuswriter_1.6.0-3_i386.deb

If you find any dependency error while running above command, run below:

sudo apt-get -f install

After installation, find FocusWriter under Office menu item.

For other downloads, visit official page.

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  • surja

    Looks interesting.

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