FocusWriter Original

Office Apps

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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.
Last changelog:

Version 1.7.6 1 year ago

* FIXED: Did not load locales with underscores
* FIXED: Compile failure due to missing header
* Translation updates: Slovenian, Swedish, Turkish


2 years ago

Hey probonopd, thanks a lot for making this Appimage !!!!!!! For others that might bump into this, it's here Really appreciate it, buddy ...... works like a charm!



2 years ago

It would be awesome if there were an Appimage of FocusWriter!



8 years ago

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.




8 years ago

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


Version 1.7.6 1 year ago

* FIXED: Did not load locales with underscores
* FIXED: Compile failure due to missing header
* Translation updates: Slovenian, Swedish, Turkish

Version 1.7.5 1 year ago

* Updated Windows dictionaries
* Updated Windows deployment
* Translation updates: Ukrainian

Version 1.7.4 1 year ago

* FIXED: Broken emergency cache in Windows
* FIXED: Daily progress did not show star background with some themes
* Replaced deprecated code
* Translations: Catalan, Swedish

Version 1.7.3 1 year ago

* FIXED: Was not loading KDE icon theme
* FIXED: Headings menu was incorrectly shown in German
* Replaced deprecated code
* Translations: Friulian, German, Korean

Version 1.7.2 2 years ago

* FIXED: Minimum sizes for page counts were too high
* FIXED: Window icon didn't work in Wayland
* Require Qt 5.9
* Improved loading locales
* Translation updates: Friulian, Korean

Version 1.7.1 2 years ago

* FIXED: Did not launch when incorrect lock file was found

Version 1.7.0 2 years ago

* FIXED: Daily progress percentages were not locale aware
* FIXED: Scene list text was incorrect with Qt 5.12
* Show current streak for previous day
* Improved detection of running instance
* Updated included hunspell
* Updated dictionaries
* Translation updates: Czech, Dutch, Hungarian

Version 1.6.16 2 years ago

* FIXED: Could not always save to remote drives
* FIXED: Could not browse shortcuts in Windows file dialogs

Version 1.6.15 2 years ago

* FIXED: Automatic high dpi support
* Translation updates: Galician, Spanish

Version 1.6.14 2 years ago

* FIXED: Regression where emergency cache didn't run
* Renamed NEWS to ChangeLog
* Translation updates: Bosnian

Verison 1.6.13 2 years ago

* Updated dictionaries
* Updated Unicode symbols database
* Replaced deprecated code
* Extra warnings only shown in debug build
* Improved Linux deployment
* Improved macOS deployment
* Improved Windows deployment
* Translation updates: Dutch, French, Portuguese

Version 1.6.12 3 years ago

* Ignore empty cache files
* Remove auto save
* Translation updates: Slovenian

Version 1.6.11 3 years ago

* FIXED: File monitoring prevented saving in Windows
* Translation updates: Danish, Slovenian

Version 1.6.10 3 years ago

* Default to Flat ODT for cache files
* Reduce time between cache writes to 5 minutes
* FIXED: Fade effect broke alerts
* FIXED: Fade effect hid text on load screen
* Translation updates: Greek

Version 1.6.9 3 years ago

* Updated dictionaries
* FIXED: Could not save to network devices
* Translation updates: Igbo, Slovenian

Version 1.6.8 3 years ago

* FIXED: Could not compile with Qt 5.10
* FIXED: Did not handle ODT line position with two values
* Translation updates: German, Indonesian

Version 1.6.7 3 years ago

* Updated dictionaries
* FIXED: HiDPI blurred text backgrounds were scaled
* FIXED: Window margin was always the size of the scrollbar
* FIXED: Always indented first line when printing

Version 1.6.6 3 years ago

* FIXED: Did not always install translations in Linux
* FIXED: Unneccessary compiler warning about switch fallthrough
* FIXED: Did not show headings when automatic spellchecking was disabled
* FIXED: Foreground incorrectly placed when load stretched themes
* Translation updates: Czech, Armenian

Version 1.6.5 3 years ago

* FIXED: Data loss when program crashed
* Updated included hunspell
* Updated dictionaries
* Translation updates: Greek, Swedish

Version 1.6.4 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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

4 years 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
* Added Hungarian translation
* Improved Finnish and Spanish translations
* Bug fixes

2011-12-04 version
* 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

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