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FocusWriter 1.8.5

FocusWriter is a simple, distraction-free writing environment. Learn what's new on this latest version. Click here if the download does not begin automatically.

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More about FocusWriter

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: Did not play sound effect when pressing enter
  • Fixed: Played sound effect when opening files
  • Fixed: Missing version number
  • Translation updates: Dutch
  • Fixed: Could not change language in portable mode
  • Fixed: Crashed during paste from context menu
  • Fixed: First line indent was lost on empty paragraphs
  • Always write RTF as Latin1
  • Replaced ICU with iconv
  • Improved Linux deployment
  • Translation updates: German, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Swedish

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