Install Focuswriter 1.5.2 on Ubuntu 14.04

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. It’s available for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X, and has been translated into many different languages. When you open focuswriter, your current work in progress will automatically load and position you when you last left off so that you can immediately jump back in.



  • 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

Focuswriter 1.5.2 update

  • 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)

Install Focuswriter 1.5.2

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gottcode/gcppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install focuswriter
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