Description:

A fullscreen, distraction-free writing program. You can customize your environment by changing the font, colors, and background image to add ambiance as you type. FocusWriter features an on-the-fly updating wordcount, optional auto-save, optional daily goals, and toolbars that hide away to allow you to focus more clearly; additionally, when you open the program your current work-in-progress will automatically load and position you at the end of your document, so that you can immediately jump back in.

Changelog:

Version 1.6.4 20 days ago

Updated AppData installation directory
FIXED: HiDPI blurred text backgrounds were offset and scaled
FIXED: HiDPI backgrounds were not centered properly
FIXED: HiDPI centered backgrounds were also scaled
Translation updates: Chinese (Taiwan), Finnish, German, Indonesian

Version 1.6.3 3 months ago

* Updated included hunspell
* FIXED: Line spacing was ignored when pasting in new documents
* FIXED: Pasting text always made document rich text
* FIXED: Possible delay on start when creating non-native printer
* Translation updates: Chinese (China), Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian

Version 1.6.2 5 months ago

* Generate binary translations at build time
* FIXED: Focused text did not handle first-line indent
* FIXED: Was not properly loading Qt translations
* Translation updates: Armenian, Dutch, Italian, Lithuanian, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Swedish, Ukrainian

Version 1.6.1 6 months ago

* FIXED: Incorrectly handled non-heading text in OOXML.
* FIXED: Misspelled words did not follow heading style.
* FIXED: Did not always close OOXML paragraph properties correctly.
* FIXED: Did not correctly store RTL in OOXML.
* FIXED: Reported conflicts for empty shortcuts.
* FIXED: Switched to incorrect tab to show conflicting shortcuts.
* Translation updates: German, Romanian.

Version 1.6.0 7 months ago

* Added always showing interface
* Added headings
* Added new default themes
* Added removing user-installed dictionaries
* Added shortcut for typographical apostrophe
* Added support for ODT Flat XML files
* Added support for high DPI displays
* Switched to QSoundEffect
* Updated dictionaries
* FIXED: Daily progress did not reset when run longer than a day
* FIXED: Printer margins were too big
* FIXED: Was replacing session files with command-line files
* FIXED: Did not add new default symbol shortcuts
* Translation updates: Arabic, Armenian, Catalan, Chinese (China), Dutch, English (United Kingdom), French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Spanish (Mexico), Turkish, Vietnamese

Version 1.5.7 8 months ago

* Switched to cross-compiled builds for Windows
* FIXED: Did not play sounds for key presses with Alt modifier
* FIXED: Could not change shortcut to disable focused text

9 months ago

2016-06-22 version 1.5.6:
* Updated included hunspell
* FIXED: Did not remember some default formats
* FIXED: Replace all did not update spellchecking
* FIXED: Themes still did not always forget changes
* Translation updates: Afrikaans (South Africa), Danish, Esperanto, Hebrew, Lithuanian, Spanish

2015-09-04 version 1.5.5:
* Added support for pasting RTF in Windows
* Switched back to dynamic builds for Windows
* Updated dictionaries
* FIXED: Themes did not always forget changes
* FIXED: Treated every paragraph as a scene when divider is empty
* FIXED: Switched tabs during autosave
* FIXED: Allowed pasting and saving invalid null character
* Translation updates: Catalan, Esperanto, Lithuanian, Portuguese (Brazil)

2015-06-13 version 1.5.4:
* Relax version check of ZIP to handle broken ZIP files
* Remove deprecated code for unsupported Mac OS X versions
* Switch to static builds for Windows
* FIXED: Broken shortcut for disabling focused text in Windows
* FIXED: Word count did not handle dashes correctly
* FIXED: Did not use correct line endings in Windows
* FIXED: Incorrectly sized icon for daily progress
* FIXED: Crash when importing themes
* Translation updates: Esperanto, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian

2014-08-17 version 1.5.3:
* FIXED: Find did not take smart quotes into account
* FIXED: Style hierarchy was not always loaded in ODT
* FIXED: Ignored text sections in ODT files
* FIXED: Was not reading styles for OOXML files
* Translation updates: Hebrew, Portuguese (Brazil), Swedish

2014-07-20 version 1.5.2:
* FIXED: Regression with RtfWriter encoding characters in Windows
* FIXED: Windows installer did not install shortcut for all users
* FIXED: Finnish spellchecking did not work in Windows
* FIXED: Incorrect handling of mimetypes in copy-paste
* FIXED: Keywords in .desktop file should be separated by semicolons
* Translation updates: French, Hebrew, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil)

2014-06-24 version 1.5.1:
* Added keywords to .desktop file
* FIXED: Spelling underline was broken
* FIXED: Incorrect MIME type for Office Open XML
* FIXED: Incorrect version number string
* FIXED: Compile issues with Qt 4.6
* FIXED: Regression with sound effects on Windows
* FIXED: Regression with default cursor width on Windows
* FIXED: Regression where menubar was not shown in Ubuntu
* Translation updates: Spanish (Mexico), Korean, Swedish

2014-06-17 version 1.5.0:
* Added daily progress dialog
* Added default themes
* Added blurring behind text area
* Added drop shadow behind text area
* Added duplicating themes
* Added keyboard shortcuts to move between paragraphs
* Added option to disable byte order mark
* Added basic support for Office Open XML files
* Added Windows installer
* Include dictionaries on Windows
* Improved theme dialog
* Improved background color when loading theme
* Stopped clearing document cache across runs
* Synchronized location for open and save dialogs
* Switched to hunspell
* Switched to QtZip
* Refactored daily progress
* Refactored document cache
* Refactored spell checking code
* Translation updates: Armenian, Czech, Dutch, Greek, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Japanese, Romanian, Serbian, Turkish, Chinese (China)

2014-04-10 version 1.4.6:
* Bug fixes

2014-03-25 version 1.4.5:
* Bug fixes

2013-05-31 version 1.4.4:
* Added Indonesian translation
* Bug fixes

2013-04-06 version 1.4.3:
* Fixed emergency cache for new files

2013-03-27 version 1.4.2:
* Updated Turkish translation
* Bug fixes
* Added support for Qt 5

2012-11-28 version 1.4.1:
* Bug fixes

2012-09-22 version 1.4.0:
* Added scene list sidebar
* Added focusing text
* Added line spacing in themes
* Added symbols dialog
* Added monitoring files for changes
* Added editable keyboard shorcuts
* Allow changing formats in save dialogs
* Switched to enchant for spell checking
* Check spelling in background
* Removed included dictionaries
* Added Slovak translation
* Added Japanese translation
* Added Simplified Chinese translation
* Bug fixes

2012-06-12 version 1.3.6:
* Added Danish translation
* Fixed emergency cache

2012-01-16 version 1.3.5.2:
* Added Hungarian translation
* Improved Finnish and Spanish translations
* Bug fixes

2011-12-04 version 1.3.5.1:
* Added Dutch translation
* Bug fixes

2011-11-09 version 1.3.5:
* Compress exported themes
* Bug fixes

2011-10-16 version 1.3.4:
* Added basic ODT support
* Add Greek, Swedish, and Ukrainian translations
* Bug fixes

2011-06-27 version 1.3.3:
* Added emergency file cache
* Replaced icon and load image
* Improved Mac integration
* Switched to SDL_mixer instead of libao
* Added Russian translation
* Added German translation
* Bug fixes

2010-12-28 version 1.3.2:
* Added rounded corners to themes
* Added Czech translation
* Bug fixes

2010-10-28 version 1.3.1:
* Added typewriter sound effects
* Added Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, and Spanish translations
* Bug fixes

2010-09-23 version 1.3.0:
* Added text formatting
* Added smart quotes
* Added session management
* Added timers and alarms
* Added importing and exporting themes
* Added selected text statistics
* Added dictionaries for supported languages
* Bug fixes

2010-07-01 version 1.2.2:
* Added portability support
* Switched to native file dialogs
* Updated keyboard shortcuts
* Updated included libraries

2010-01-22 version 1.2.1:
* Added French and Portuguese translations
* Added changing text area's horizontal position
* Added disabling anti-aliasing
* Bug fixes

2009-07-12 version 1.2.0:
* Added spell checking
* Added document tabs
* Added menubar
* Added toolbar customization
* Added document statistics
* Added second wordcount algorithm
* Added option to use block cursor
* Improved file saving
* Bug fixes

2009-05-31 version 1.1.2:
* Use UTF-8 character encoding

2009-05-10 version 1.1.1:
* Fixed goals selection bug

2009-04-19 version 1.1.0:
* Added daily goals
* Added support for themes
* Added find and replace
* Changed default centering
* Bug fixes

4 years ago

netean

I've used Q10, WriteMonkey, Darkroom, Pyroom a couple of the Chrome Web apps that do a similar job. But I always end up comparing them to this and I wonder why I keep bothering to test the others as they always come up short. This is a great tool, does everything I need, runs in every OS I use and portably on usb stick. Just great. Thanks for making it.

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4 years ago

gottcode

Thanks, I'm glad you like it so much!

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