FocusWriter

FocusWriter 1.4.3

A stripped down, relaxing writing program

Do you spend a lot of time writing on your PC? For many people, Microsoft Word is the default application for writing text, but it has many more features than most people need. Focus Writer is a lightweight basic text writer, designed to be free of the distractions of complex word processing applications. In fullscreen mode, there are no toolbars of windows, just a background and your text - so it can help people writing who need to concentrate View full description

PROS

  • Add your own background picture
  • Create a a workspace that is comfortable for you
  • No installation required

CONS

  • Will only open and save TXT files
  • No spell check

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Do you spend a lot of time writing on your PC? For many people, Microsoft Word is the default application for writing text, but it has many more features than most people need. Focus Writer is a lightweight basic text writer, designed to be free of the distractions of complex word processing applications. In fullscreen mode, there are no toolbars of windows, just a background and your text - so it can help people writing who need to concentrate

Focus Writer can be windowed or full screen, and the ribbon of buttons at the top appears when you mouse over the area. Its basic features include a find tool - you can search for a word in your text and replace it. The themes button allows you to create custom themes, with your own background, font and so on. In preferences you can turn on auto save and also set goals for the day - by time or number of words, useful for professional writers. Rolling the cursor over the bottom of the window brings up another ribbon, with basic file information - title, word count, percentage of daily goal and the time.

If you need complex formatting, or to add images or tables to your work, this in not the right kind of application Focus Writer is solely for text, and nothing else which may suit writers, but will probably be too limited for many people. It doesn't feature a spell checker, either. Despite this, if you need a distraction free writing program, Focus Writer works very well, and its customization tools are really good.

Focus Writer will helps to create a quiet atmosphere on your computer, perfect for writing without distractions.

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FocusWriter 1.4.3

— User reviews — about FocusWriter

  • Perap

    by Perap

    "The best word processing program ever!"

    The best word processing program ever! 99.9% of the time used for writing is simply writing, formating, adding pictures... More.

    reviewed on February 4, 2016

  • kjbaumgarten

    by kjbaumgarten

    "Super-clean, attractive interface; great for journaling and pure writing "

    I use FocusWriter along with about 5 other word processors. With modern machines, you can easily have multiple word pr... More.

    reviewed on September 28, 2013

  • a.macdonald.iv

    by a.macdonald.iv

    "FocusWriter, where have you been all my life?"

    I've been looking for a lightweight, no-nonsense writing program for a while that doesn't bog the user down with gratuit... More.

    reviewed on February 5, 2013

  • normannunn

    by normannunn

    ""No Spell Check"?"

    I see you have not used the program when you say no spell check. It has a very good spell check. Use F7 as you do on ... More.

    reviewed on April 25, 2011

  • noVacancy

    by noVacancy

    "Gabriella <3 FocusWriter"

    I am so in love with FocusWriter, I vow here and now that nothing will ever come between us. Its simple, no-distraction,... More.

    reviewed on March 16, 2011