FocusWriter v1.6.10 Updated

billon on 21 Feb 2018
  • 138MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Feb 2018
  • Suggested by Pyromaniac

FocusWriter is a minimalistic, full-screen word processor that aims for a distraction-free, immersive way to write and edit. The program auto-saves your progress and then reloads the last files you had open to make it easy to jump back into your next writing session, as well as a variety of other features to help you focus on your writing.

Alternatively, FocusWriter Portable is stealth and automatically adjusts paths.

System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Leaves multiple Qt-related registry keys.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download "Windows (Portable)" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FocusWriter.exe.
What's new?
  • Default to Flat ODT for cache files.
  • Reduce time between cache writes to 5 minutes.
  • Fixed:
    • Fade effect broke alerts;
    • Fade effect hid text on load screen.
  • Translation updates: Greek.

6 comments on FocusWriter  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

ChemZ 2011-02-18 20:11

Distraction-free writing similar to q10.

Difference is FocusWriter supports RTF (must be turned on in options to use formatting) and about 18 megs.


Loner 2011-09-15 00:48

GUI not user friendly, you are stuck with full screen option which does not have the feel other such writer programs.


JohnTHaller 2011-09-15 01:49

Loner: That's the point of this editor. It's for distraction-free writing.

V1.3.3 Rev 2

Erkhyan 2012-01-28 10:16

I fail to see what makes FocusWriter's user interface less user-friendly than that of Q10 of WriteMonkey, the two other similar programs I can find. By the way, FocusWriter isn't stuck to full-screen either: just press F11…


AndTheWolf 2013-06-30 16:08

Link still points to FocusWriterPortable_1.3.2.1.paf.exe


JohnTHaller 2013-06-30 17:03

AndTheWolf - It's fixed. Some editors keep pointing to static URLs instead of the download page for some reason. So, when it's updated, the download winds up wrong.


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