FocusWriter v1.8.8 Updated

Andrew Lee on 21 Jun 2024
  • 138MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jun 2024
  • Suggested by Pyromaniac

FocusWriter is a full-screen word processor that aims for a distraction-free, immersive way to write and edit. The minimalist interface puts options and tools on the edge of the screen and auto-saves progress. Upon relaunch, the program reloads your last file to make make it easy to jump back into your work.

Alternatively, FocusWriter Portable is stealth and automatically adjusts paths.

Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Leaves multiple Qt-related registry keys.
Unicode support: Yes
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?
  • Restored Windows support for copying RTF
  • FIXED: Broken backgrounds in Windows dark theme
  • FIXED: Extra newline when copying RTF

8 comments on FocusWriter  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

webfork 2018-04-11 22:29

philippe: true. I'll add a note that the minimalism refers to the interface.


__philippe 2018-03-31 15:31

Belatedly noticed FocusWriter's hefty 138MB footprint,
a tad rich for an alleged "minimalistic" word processor...;-)


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.


AndTheWolf 2013-06-30 16:08

Link still points to FocusWriterPortable_1.3.2.1.paf.exe


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…


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

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.


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.


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