How to install FocusWriter Fullscreen Word Processor on Ubuntu

FocusWriter is a free and open source Word Processor for Linux and Windows. It is a simple distraction-free full screen word processor. It comes with TXT, RTF, and ODT file support. You can set daily goals, timers and alarms. It is released under open source GPL-3.0 License. Some other important features are you can set Typewriter sound effects on this editor, live statistics and spell-checking support. It also supports Sessions, Multi-document and themes.

FocusWriter Fullscreen Word Processor

Install FocusWriter on Ubuntu

FocusWriter is available via Flatpak, PPA and native deb package file on Ubuntu.

Install FocusWriter via Flatpak:

If you don’t have flatpak and flathub on your system, then install it via clicking below link.

How to install flatpak on ubuntu

After the successful installation of flatpak restart your system. Open your terminal application (ctrl+alt+t) and run run this FocusWriter flatpak installation command.

flatpak install flathub org.gottcode.FocusWriter

You can run FocusWriter via below command.

flatpak run org.gottcode.FocusWriter

If you want to uninstall this, then run

sudo flatpak uninstall org.gottcode.FocusWriter

Install FocusWriter via PPA:

Open the terminal app and run these PPA commands to add the PPA and install FocusWriter on your system.

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

Install FocusWriter via Deb:

You can also install FocusWriter via native deb package file.

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Download FocusWriter

Download deb package file for Ubuntu based on your version from above link and save it on your Downloads folder. Then run below commands one by one. Here for me the downloaded file name is “focuswriter_1.7.6-0+1.2_amd64.deb“. You can change below commands based on your downloaded file name.

cd Downloads
sudo dpkg -i focuswriter_1.7.6-0+1.2_amd64.deb
sudo apt install -f
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