FocusWriter is a easy to use, lightweight, and reliable writing program which works with Linux based operating systems like Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and Fedora. It can be a better alternative than using a more basic text editing program like Leafpad because FocusWriter has spell check, and other important features like a writing goal counter.
FocusWriter is designed to keep writers focus on writing, and not distracted by other programs, and settings and features on FocusWriter. FocusWriter is a fullscreen program which covers the whole screen like a fullscreen video or presentation file being displayed on your monitor or TV.
I used FocusWriter on the Raspberry Pi 2 running Raspbian Linux, and found it to be very reliable, and fast even on more limited hardware like the Raspberry Pi 2 with a mobile CPU, 1GB of RAM, and less storage space like 4GB. FocusWriter rarely crashes, or freezes when I use it in Linux. FocusWriter also uses very little storage space on Linux, so it is great for computers with low storage space. FocusWriter only takes a few seconds to startup and run faster than most full-sized word processors with more features.
I like FocusWriter’s fullscreen and simple user interface which is not distracting to look at because the buttons are hidden until I need to use them. It is possible to change the margin sizes, and typing space sizes. The background image/color, background color for the typing area, text color, text size, font style, and other on-screen features can be changed easily in FocusWriter. [continue reading…]