A notification ping, a quick Ctrl+Tab swap to another website and back. Distractions are common when writing in a web browser. I find that focus can be maintained with the WordPress desktop app.
A new post becomes distraction free environment, a direct link between you and your website. The interface is identical to your post editor styles so you’ll be editing and writing within a familiar environment. Even down to the keyboard shortcuts (SHIFT+ALT+H). I find this is a welcome alternative to the standard dashboard.
The app is GPL2 licensed but comes with a caveat requiring self hosted websites use the Jetpack plugin. 🙁