Focus Writer vs Webster’s Thesaurus
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FocusWriter was the weakest writing app I tested. It’s nothing else, but just an alternative to Microsoft Word. It’s literally a text editor. That’s it. There are many other alternative writing tools like the world’s leading spell checker Grammarly. There isn’t anything special that I could mention other than the fact that it’s the only writing software (in this test) which is absolutely free. However, you pay the price by not having all the essential features you saw in the above applications like versioning, storyboard, writing templates, etc. So, does it have anything good that could make it worth at least for a trial? Well, there are some plus points.
A straightforward, noise-free writing environment is FocusWriter. The application uses a hide-away interface that you may access by dragging your mouse to the boundaries of the screen. This keeps the program's appearance and feel familiar while still allowing you to focus entirely on your job. It has been translated into other languages and is available for Windows and Linux. A simple text editing application called Focus Writer was created with folks who are easily distracted in mind. The program enlarges to fullscreen so that you can only see its interface. Focus Writer is open source, multiplatform, and free. It provides real-time statistics for words and paragraphs, dictionary support, tabbed organization, and the option to establish daily goals. The ability to customize the interface's backdrop, text, papers, and other elements with different colors to better fit your needs and foster the ideal writing atmosphere is another of the feature's most intriguing aspects. If you're looking for a solid writing tool, Focus Writer is what you need.
This is the most simple and well explained meaning or definition of a word. It is easy to understand the word meaning.
The thesaurus that works hardest for you! Webster’s New World Roget’s Thesaurus opens up the world of words and leads you to a more precise and more effective communication. You will find thousands of synonym entries including the broadest and most useful word comparisons and the greatest number of examples of any thesaurus, with more grammatical and usage information along with a greater variety of related terms completed a structure, arranged in alphabetical order so you can find synonyms with ease. NEW! Translate words in any other Android app with the Tap to Translate feature, and do it in style with any of the four colorful new themes. Also includes advanced search and language tools that have become the staple of quality language apps from MobiSystems, Inc. SEARCH TOOLS - effortlessly find words thanks to a clear, functional, and easy-to-use interface. Designed to provide the most comprehensive search experience the dictionary combines several search tools to match or suggest what you are looking for, including: • Search autocomplete helps find words quickly by displaying predictions as you type • Keyword lookup allows you to search within compound words and phrases • An automatic ‘Fuzzy filter’ to correct word spelling, as well as ‘Wild card’ ('*' or '?') to replace a letter or entire parts of a word • Camera search looks up words in the camera viewfinder and displays results • Voice search function • NEW!Tap to Translate entries in other apps • Share word definitions via installed apps on your device LEARNING TOOLS - engaging features that help you further enhance your vocabulary. • Designed to give you the freedom to structure your studies the way you see fit the 'Favorites' option allows you to create custom folders with lists of words from the vast library of entries • ‘Recent’ list to easily review looked-up words • Learn a new word every day with our ‘Word of the day’ option • Home screen widget provides random words at a glance • Split screen support for Android 7 allowing you to use dictionary together with other apps ***This is a fully functional 30-day trial version*** Get even more with PREMIUM: • Permanently unlock the complete features list • Offline mode - look up words without an internet connection • Premium Support – Get expedited support for any app-related issues • Ad-free
"Does what it says, and does it well." PROS -It lets you choose a background -It lets you choose your preferred language for spellchecking -It really does let you focus more on your work than everything else -It auto-hides the task-bars, for better concentration -It has themes -It counts words CONS -The default 'typewriter sounds' found under preferences can be very annoying at times, and I found it better to disable it SUMMARY The program does what it says, and does it well. It has a few features of a heavier text editor like OO Writer or MS Word, but it's lightweight like wordpad, but most importantly, you can hide the task-bars to save writing space, instead of having to remove the task-bars which is a pain when you want to change settings.
- Sphint Jan 18, 2011
"Easy to use, no gotchas" PROS - Everything stays out of your way until you need it - Great themes and customization - Portable file formats (Open Document, RTF, plain text) gives you flexibility and choice - Italics and bold actually look like italics and bold, something not always present in other full-screen writing programs CONS - If you don't pay attention, it's easy to miss the menu bar. Just move your mouse pointer to the top of the screen. This isn't really a con, but I'm pointing it out here and in the summary below so that no one else misses it (like the guy that gave this program one star because it had no menu). SUMMARY NOTE: Access the menu bar by moving your mouse cursor to the top of the screen. Everything else is pretty self explanatory. I recommend a good font, such as Deja Vu Sans Mono or Consolas, and choosing a color scheme that's comfortable and readable for long term use. Use a dark background and not-too-bright font faces, bring the font size up a little if you need to, and write.
- S.Hall Aug 27, 2013
"I really like this! I'm glad I found it." PROS This is a small simple program but has great features to help writers. It has the top two things most people want in a word processor; a spell checker and a word counter (counts pages, paragraphs and characters too). It lets you choose your own pictures for the background theme, etc. I like the typewriter sound effect, but it can be turned off if you don't want it. You can set up a word limit per page. I really like that you can set up a daily goal of writing a certain number of words or set up a timer for a certain amount of time allotted for writing. It lets you know what percentage of your daily goal has been met so far. That's cool. CONS None that I can think of. SUMMARY I almost skipped downloading this program because it only has a 2 and a half star rating. Some guy gave it a one star. I'm glad I checked it out for myself because the guy obviously didn't read what the program is about. The whole point is to hide the menu so the writer can focus on writing; hint thus the name of the program "Focus Writer". The program may have been changed since he downloaded it, because now there is a menu that is hidden at the top, but you can get to it and minimize or exit the program without a problem. This is a good program for basic, quick word processing. But it's really great for people who write and want to improve or increase writing skills.
- sandiesays Jan 16, 2012
I wanted a simple thesaurus, not a dictionary. I didn't want texts, alerts, notifications, and ads asking for $13 in 30 days. Honestly, sometimes these app developers just can't see that people are willing to pay for the simple things... No one wants to highlight a word, from Fourier to choose this app, switch to that app and search for an alternate meaning after 3 screens. Simply frustrating. Deleted.
- JE J
I just can't seem to open this app, and ONLY THIS APP, without it going into AIRPLANE MODE!!! HUH??? So, obviously, I cannot use it. Wish I could give it Zero stars. In the meantime, the entire screen is covered in ads, and if I DO TRY to change it from airplane mode, no matter where I click, I hit an ad. Just a terrible app!!!
- Tracey Jensen
The first qnd only word I looked up was duality being unsure of the spelling I tried a possible ways and got nothing so I went to Google to look up the spelling qnd once I knew I had yhe correct spelling I returned to the app to see how it compared and it kept saying there was no results. So 8f it can't find such a simple word I can only imagine that so many more have to be missing making it useless since if the word word searched is within the app its probably missing others with similar mean
- Kenith Reed
|Straightforward user interface
|Better Customer Service than any other apps
|Can run on Mac, Windows & Linux computers
|No writing templates
|No way to save previous versions of a copy
|Cannot share content and collaborate with others
|Traditional ‘Cut and Paste’ method
|Limited export formats
|Simple to use
|Can used with any reading materials
|Limited free trial
|Doesn't have a "how to" feature
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