How to install FocusWriter fullscreen word processor on Ubuntu

FocusWriter is a free and open source word processor for Linux and Windows. It’s a simple, distraction-free, full-screen word processor. Comes with support for TXT, RTF, and ODT files. You can set daily goals, timers and alarms. It is released under the open source GPL-3.0 license. Some other important features are typewriter sound effect settings, live statistics, and spell checking support in this editor. It also supports sessions, multi-documents and themes.

Install FocusWriter on Ubuntu

FocusWriter is available from Ubuntu‘s Flatpak, PPA, and native deb package files.

Install FocusWriter via Flatpak.

If your system does not have Flat Pack and Flat Hub, click the link below to install it.

How to install Flatpak on Ubuntu

After successfully installing flatpak, reboot your system. Open a terminal application (ctrl + alt + t) and run this FocusWriter flatpak installation command.

flatpak install flathub org.gottcode.FocusWriter

You can run FocusWriter with the following command.

flatpak run org.gottcode.FocusWriter

If you want to uninstall it, do the following:

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 the native deb package file.

Recommended reading: How to install pip on Ubuntu-Python Package Manager

Download Focus Writer

Download the deb package file for Ubuntu based on the version from the link above and save it in the download folder. Then run the following commands one at a time. Here, the downloaded file name is “focuswriter_1.7.6-0 + 1.2_amd64.deb“You can change the following commands based on the 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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