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Graeme Gott
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Jul 24, 2018
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FocusWriter Review

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A simple and distraction-free word processing application
A review of FocusWriter by Tina de Pierre

For those of you who spend a lot of time in front of your PC and often get distracted by everything that's going on in OpenOffice or Microsoft Word, then you may want to give FocusWriter a go.

With FocusWriter, you are given several fewer features and are able to focus solely on the text you're inputting. That is, it doesn't necessarily support all of the graphical features of popular document formats like Word and the layout of the program focuses more on writing text than formatting it with a million icons and an annoying bouncing paperclip.

FocusWriter is designed to be lightweight and free of distractions. It can run in either a windowed mode or in full-screen as you wish. To avoid being completely boring, you can also apply a wide range of free themes available for download from the FocusWriter web site or from the web.

It features some efficiency-minded features such as autosaving, goals by number of words and more. The interface also displays word count and the percentage completed of your daily goal.

FocusWriter is an excellent tool designed for writers and provides a number of personalizations.

FocusWriter features and highlights:
  • 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)

FocusWriter is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from office software without restrictions. FocusWriter 1.6.15 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This word processor software is filed under:
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  • Freeware Office Software
  • Software Reviews
  • Open source and GPL software

Compatibility with this word processor software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of FocusWriter may be available from Graeme Gott.

FocusWriter has been picked by our editors as very good.
FocusWriter has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested FocusWriter 1.6.15 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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