Cross-platform Distraction Free Writing with FocusWriter

Nov 4, 2010 - 6 Comments

distraction free writing

Sometimes the hardest thing about writing is remaining focused, which is increasingly difficult in the digital world of mass distractions. Social media, alerts, notifications, there’s constant noise blasting our direction and ready to distract you.

Using distraction free writing software can really help eliminate the interruptions that exist elsewhere on your computer, and the open source FocusWriter fits this bill nicely for Mac users, but it’s also available for Windows and LInux too.


FocusWriter is a full-screen distraction free writing space that has a lot of great features including autosaving, spell checking, live statistics on character and word count, and goal tracking. The entire interface is customizable and the rest remains hidden away unless you mouse over portions of the screen to access things like document tabs, saving, find and replace, goals, and the scrollbar.

FocusWriter is a free distraction free writing app for Mac, Windows, and Linux

FocusWriter is a free download, open source, and cross-platform compatible.

There are Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows versions available to download at the developers site for free.

Then, just launch the app, and start writing!

We have covered WriteRoom in the past which is another solution, but since version 1.0 the developer started charging for it.

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Posted by: Manish Patel in Mac OS X

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  1. Mark says:

    that’s a horrible screenshot

  2. marn says:

    and how about ommwriter?

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