uFocus Contact

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    1. I can improve the contrast a little bit, but other users requested in the past that in dark mode it should be lower so that the text does not appear too bright. I will try to find a compromise.

    1. You can create a new document with the standard macOS procedure: by selecting File > New (Cmd-N) or if you have a library open Library > New Document (Cmd-Shift-N).

  1. Hello Nicolas,

    I recently noticed a bug that wasn’t there before. When I change the font (and/or the font size), the text color goes black. In dark mode, this is easier to see as the text almost disappears, but even in Sepia, you can see the default text color become darker.

    I either change the theme and then go back, or I turn on/off the highlighting mode to fix it temporarily. It’s not a major issue obviously but still wanted to let you know.

    Thanks!
    Sagan K.

    1. I will fix this in the next update. I’m glad for reporting any kind of issue (regardless of how small it might be) or suggestion.

    1. No, unfortunately no uFocus version for Linux is planned. I’m one guy doing this in my free time and it’s already hard enough keeping up to date with one operating system, I hope you understand.

  2. Hi,
    I’m running Mac OS 10.14 on a Mid-2012 MacBook Pro. Since I have upgraded to uFocus 3.6.8 the application does not open. Can you help me download the version 3.6.7 while this issue is looked at?

    Thanks!

      1. Thank you the quick repair. I just installed uFocus 3.6.9 and it works great on my OS X 10.10.5 system. No problems with anything on the “View” menu–themes, fonts, text sizes, editor sizes, everything works great. Thank you so much.

  3. Hello:

    I’m so sorry. I’m having trouble with uFocus 3.6.7. I have a Mid-2009 2.53 Ghz MacBook Pro (Model MC118LL/A – A1286) with OS X 10.10.5 and all of the latest updates.

    Although it’s always available as an update in my copy of the Apple Mac App Store, I am having trouble with running uFocus 3.6.7. Everything works in it just fine unless I choose “Dark Theme,” “Font,” “Text Size,” or “Editor Size” from the “View” menu. Then the application locks up and crashes. OS X is unaffected.

    I have an older copy of uFocus 3.5.5 and everything works. I’m able to choose all of these choices from the “View” menu that I cannot make in uFocus 3.6.7..

    If there’s anyway I can be of help, please let me know. And thank you again.

      1. Thank you. You’re very kind.

        uFocus 3.5.5 works terrific. It’s a really nice piece of software, but I keep getting notifications to update to v. 3.6.7 and I can’t make that jump yet.

        If there’s anything I can help with, please let me know. I really appreciate the work that you’re doing. Take care.

        1. You should be able to update to the newest version, the bug you reported previously is now fixed.
          By the way, I tried replying to your email but I always receive a delivery failure notification.

  4. Hi again! I’ve been making good use of uFocus. Thank you again for your quick response last time 🙂

    I noticed that, with typescrolling on, every time the end of line is reached, the scroll bar briefly flashes. Technically this makes sense as far as the OS is concerned. It is, however, distracting to see the side of the screen flash every few seconds.

    I recognize this is likely challenging to hide. However, if you could find a way, that would be amazing!

    Thank you.

    1. Sorry, I really should stop speaking so soon! This problem is alleviated by making sure the text is scrolled up to its highest position. Anything lower causes the scroll bar to appear briefly when each new line is reached. Not difficult to work around.

      1. I’m always happy to hear about any suggestion and issue that you might have, because this allows me to improve the app and make it appealing to even more users. I never noticed the scrollbars flashing when typewriter scrolling is enabled, so it’s good that you bring this to my attention. I will certainly fix this in the next update.

  5. Hi,

    I’d like to request a bug related to Library search box.

    I mostly use the dark theme. However, sometimes I switch to the light theme from the dark.
    In the light theme, typed text is white-colored so it is not visible in the search box.
    Switching to sepia and reverting back to light theme solves the problem.

    Below is the link for the screenshots.
    https://zgr.d.pr/moxddl

    macOS 10.14.6
    uFocus latest version

    Thanks

  6. Hello,

    After an embarrassingly long hunt, I’ve finally found the distraction free writer for me. Thank you!

    I’m not sure if this is intended or not, but typescrolling, at least on my computer, keeps the line roughly 2/3 of the way down the page. Preferably this would be higher, for neck strain reasons, but it’s certainly not the end of the world!

    More pressing I think is the app state between launches. Currently the app opens to the file open window and then opening any file shows it in a default small window. It would be really great if uFocus remembered the open windows before quitting, so that for example the previous document would return to fullscreen if that is how it was before quitting.

    These are only humble feature requests, not bugs! Thank you so much for this amazing software.

    1. Oh, a followup for my blunder: I had my system settings wrong! Windows are restoring as expected now. 🙂 Sorry about that.

    2. I will increase the top and bottom margins to be 1/2 of the screen height in the next update, so that you can position the cursor in the middle of the screen.

  7. Hello from the heartland of America. (well, the midwest anyways)

    I love uFocus. Truly, I’ve only had it installed for about two weeks and already the program has fixed the one fatal flaw that prevented me from making it my “go-to” text editor. (it was that jumping whenever I pressed the spacebar.”

    Now there is another issue, it’s with Version 3.6.3 (66).

    I am getting a “this app suddenly quit” error. The app didn’t really suddenly quit, it just thinks it did. As far as I can tell it’s working fine, but the error shows up just the same.

    I understand how much effort goes into making an app work flawlessly, it’s the holy grail of any application. Now listen, the jumping when I pressed the spacebar was a deal-breaker, but now that’s fixed! I am ready to replace Microsoft Word with uFocus, truly. I just wanted to point out the error that makes the program think something went wrong when really nothing did.

    I imagine you are a small team, working endlessly to chase down these bugs, I feel you. (that’s an American expression meaning, “I sympathize with what you must be going through.” You are very close to making the perfect word processor, and that in itself is a monumental achievement. Add this accomplishment to the mere fact this app is free and you have secured your place among the greatest apps there is.

    If there is a way to donate to your team I will find it and make a contribution. You see, I’ve been using Microsoft word for 8 years on this computer, and now I am being told it won’t work with the next update to iOS. That is what brought me to uFocus. I tried many other word processing programs, but uFocus has proven itself to be supreme, especially since the update that stops the page from jumping when I press the spacebar.

    I only inform you of the “suddenly quit” error as a formality It is NOT a deal-breaker, like the jumping text was.

    If I may make one observation it is this: Next to my laptop there is a manual typewriter. It’s a Remington Quiet-Writer circa 1955. I love typing on my Quiet-Writer but I lothe (hate) re-typing what I have written, that’s what lead me to using microsoft in the first place. Now, in my search for a replacement of Microsoft word I searched many apps, one I found was called, um, Origin. ( Who really cares? it’s paid app.) The one, and I mean “singular” thing Origin does that uFocus does not do is “focus” the text in one place while the user types. Let me give you an example as this is hard to explain. When I am typing on the typewriter the letters are being stuck right in the middle of the page. Meaning, my typed words are fixed and the “paper” moves around them. In most word processors the page is compiled with text moving left to right, just like a word processor. But, and I mean BUT, in my search for a new word processor to replace Microsoft Word, I noticed how “familiar” the feeling was to have the text stay still and the page move around it. If you are still confused as to what I mean try out the Origin app, the paper stays still and the words are created right in the center of the page, just like on my Remington Quiet-Writer (Circa 1955).

    If you can figure out a way to “move the paper around the text” like a typewriter (and like the cheesy “give us $5 to unlock more word count documents” Origin you would rule the day. (Which is another American expression that means “kick ass”.)

    So there you have it. I look forward to writing my next big thing on uFocus and I will gladly support you and your future app development.

    Cheers from Minneapolis, Minnesota. USA.

    Anthoney Baker

    1. The crash was fixed in the newest update. I will see what I can do to offer a mode where the cursor always stays fixed on screen, but I cannot promise anything at this point.

  8. Hello there. I love your application but it has one very-very annoying thing that breaks down Focus philosophy. Especially after update! Every time when you push space the whole text makes little jump and that scroll thing on the right always appear. I do not know why you do not solve it because it is so annoying that I can’t even use it anymore. Whole text always jumps and distract you. Besides this, the application is perfect!

    P. S. I also would like to see XXL text size option. It would be great!

    Thanks for attention.

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