Friday, February 20, 2015

How To Install Focus Writer On Ubuntu 14.04 14.10 Linux Mint 17.1

FocusWriter is a simple, distraction-free writing environment. It utilizes a hide-away interface that you access by moving your mouse to the edges of the screen, allowing the program to have a familiar look and feel to it while still getting out of the way so that you can immerse yourself in your work.

The latest veresion is 1.5.3

It’s available for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X, and has been translated into many different languages.


  • 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)
  • Translated into over 20 languages

  • Changes in version 1.5.3
    • Released on August 17th, 2014
    • 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

To install Focus Writer just run the following commands via your systems Terminal.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gottcode/gcppa
 sudo apt-get update
 sudo apt-get install focuswriter

That's it please enjoy this great Software.

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