FocusWriter 1.7.2

FocusWriter is a simple, distraction-free writing environment.

42.2 MB
4.9 20 votes

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


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

What's New:

  • Fixed: Minimum sizes for page counts were too high
  • Fixed: Window icon didn't work in Wayland
  • Require Qt 5.9
  • Improved loading locales
  • Translation updates: Friulian, Korean
  • Fixed: Did not launch when incorrect lock file was found
  • Fixed: Daily progress percentages were not locale aware
  • Fixed: Scene list text was incorrect with Qt 5.12
  • Show current streak for previous day
  • Improved detection of running instance
  • Updated included hunspell
  • Updated dictionaries
  • Translation updates: Czech, Dutch, Hungarian

Supported languages:

  • Česky
  • Deutsch
  • ελληνικά
  • English
  • Español
  • Español (México)
  • Suomi
  • Français
  • Italiano
  • Polski
  • Português
  • Português (Brasil)
  • Русский
  • Svenska
  • Українська

Previous versions:

FocusWriter 1.6.7 for Windows