• FocusWriter — Don’t get distracted by squirrels and things


    Deanna McElveen

    By Deanna McElveen

    We have so many distractions on and near our computer screens that it can be a real chore to stay focused when writing. Whether it be an article, a family Christmas letter (we still do those), or a novel, you have to concentrate if you ever want to be done and see the sun again.

    FocusWriter by Graeme Gott has been around since 2008 (same year OlderGeeks.com was born) and is one of the most popular freeware programs for writers. FocusWriter can’t keep the bluebirds away from your window or turn down your TV, but it is very good at keeping things on your screen from distracting you.

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (19.26.0, 2022-06-27).