FocusWriter Text Editor


FocusWriter text editor is a simple, distraction-free writing environment.

 It utilizes a hide-away interface that you access by moving your mouse to the edges of the screen.

This allows the program to have a familiar look and feel to it while still getting out of the way so that you can immerse yourself in your work.

 It’s available for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X, and has been translated into many different languages.

A great feature is that the program autosaves your progress and reloads the last files you had open to make it easy to jump back in during your next writing session.

FocusWriter text editor.


  • TXT, basic RTF, and basic ODT file support.
  • Timers and alarms.
  • Daily goals.
  • Fully customizable themes.
  • Typewriter sound effects (optional).
  • Live statistics (optional).
  • Spell-checking (optional).
  • Multi-document support.
  • Sessions.
  • Portable mode (optional)
  • Translated into over 20 languages.

Supported Linux distriutions:

How to install via a terminal window:

First download here.

cd Downloads

Press Enter,

sudo dpkg -i focuswriter_1.7.5-0+1.1_amd64.deb

Press Enter, done.

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