FocusWriter is a Cross-Platform Distraction Free Word Processor

By Akemi Iwaya on January 26th, 2011

Are you looking for a good distraction free word processor with built-in cross-platform goodness? Then FocusWriter is one you should definitely take a closer look at.

Once you have started FocusWriter up for the first time you can easily access the toolbars and menus by moving your mouse to the top or bottom of your screen. When you are ready to start working simply move the mouse back towards the center and they will automatically hide again.

Features of FocusWriter:

  • Hide-away Interface
  • Themes
  • Live Statistics
  • Daily Goals
  • Spell Checking (can also add new dictionaries for other languages, available from
  • Document Tabs (multiple documents open at the same time)

FocusWriter comes with one basic default theme so you will definitely want to set up a few themes of your own to create that perfect writing environment.

FocusWriter is available for:

  • Windows
  • Linux: Ubuntu (PPA), Arch Linux, Fedora (OBS), Gentoo, Mandriva (OBS), openSUSE (OBS)
  • Mac OS X
  • Other: OS/2

Download and Install FocusWriter [FocusWriter Homepage]

Bonus: There is also a portable apps version of FocusWriter available for download!

FocusWriter Portable []

For more distraction free writing goodness make sure to see our coverage of WriteMonkey here:

Enjoy Distraction-Free Writing with WriteMonkey

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 01/26/11
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