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FocusWriter for Windows

  • Free

  • In English
  • V 1.8.6
  • 3.6

    (194)
  • Security Status

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Kristina Schulz
Kristina SchulzUpdated a month ago

Tailor your writing experience with this word processor

FocusWriter is a free business and productivity software created by Graeme Gott that offers a simple and distraction-free writing environment. This platform is designed to help writers concentrate on their work by providing a clean, minimal interface that hides all the menus and options away from sight. 

With FocusWriter, you access its array of features by moving your mouse to the edge of the screen, which makes them pop up only when you need them. It keeps a simple look like other word processors — such as Google Docs — but when you're not using it, it stays out of sight.

Comprehensive goal-oriented tools

FocusWriter supports the most common text file formats used for writing. This means that users can open and save documents as plain text (.txt), Rich Text Format (.rtf), which retains basic formatting, and OpenDocument Text (.odt), which is used by many open-source word processors. This versatility ensures that writers can work with files created in other programs and that their work can be accessed by others outside the application.

Writers can set timers and alarms, which is especially useful for those who like to work in writing sprints or need to remember to take breaks. It also allows users to set daily word counts or time goals. Moreover, it comes with a spell-check feature so that users need not worry about spelling errors, and rather focus on the substantive quality of their output. 

This software puts emphasis on productivity and efficiency as it enables users to work on multiple documents at once and switch between them easily, which is helpful for writers working on several projects simultaneously. Furthermore, it expands accessibility for non-English speakers, with its 20 language options. It must be emphasized that the software only supports Windows, MacOS, and Linux-operated devices at the moment.

Keeping your writing goals on track

In conclusion, FocusWriter is a practical tool for writers who want to minimize distractions and stay focused on their writing. With its intuitive interface, support for multiple file formats, multiple language options, and other convenient features, it offers everything a writer needs to stay on track with their writing goals. Whether you are a professional writer or someone who enjoys writing as a hobby, this software is definitely worth a try.

PROS

  • Supports a variety of file formats
  • Spell-check tool
  • Timers and alarms
  • 20 language options

CONS

  • Exclusively compatible with Windows, MacOS, and Linux

Also available in other platforms

Program available in other languages


FocusWriter for PC

  • Free

  • In English
  • V 1.8.6
  • 3.6

    (194)
  • Security Status

User reviews about FocusWriter

  • Kobac

    by Kobac

    I just read a review of this program elsewhere and it mentioned that there *was* a spell-check function under the Tools tab. It even showed a screensh More

  • Lubna Sayeed

    by Lubna Sayeed

    not a good app since it doesn't have most of the features with latest versions which is now available with any upgraded features.

  • Keith Gledhill

    by Keith Gledhill

    Great piece of software that has increased my writing outpu by 150%. Well done people

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

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

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Super-clean, attractive interface; great for journaling and pure writing .
    I use FocusWriter along with about 5 other word processors. With mo More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    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 More


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