"Great app, simple, inspiring and definitely made for writers." - Alexandre Astier (Writer, Actor, Director)
"Subplot can be a writer's best friend ... 3.5 mice out of 5" - Macworld

Subplot is a story planning system for novelists and screenwriters. Use Subplot to keep track of Who, What, Where, When and Why in your writing projects.

Features: -

- Create plans for novels or screenplays.
- Set deadlines and estimates for completion and let Subplot let you know whether you’re on schedule or not.
- Keep track of details for all the different characters, props, locations, events and story goals for your projects.
Interview your characters. Use Subplot’s expandable Q & A section to work out what makes your characters tick.
- Store and label images for each of your characters, props, locations and events. How about a portrait of your hero, or floor plans of your crime scene? (Images not supplied)
- Build scenes quickly and easily using Subplot’s Scene Builder.
- Use Subplot’s Ideas Board to keep track of any gems of inspiration that you have.
- View detailed reports about your project, including a breakdown of all the scenes a character appears in, the earliest chapter and scene that a character, prop, location or event appears in, as well as a dossier compiling all the information about your project or characters.
- Subplot has been specifically designed to cater for those planning on writing novels or screenplays rather than being a ‘one size fits all’ writing tool.

Subplot is designed to be used alongside your existing writing tool or word-processor. You don’t write your story in Subplot, instead you use Subplot to keep track of what you need to do next.

Have you just added a killer red herring to your murder mystery? Now you need to go back and add details about it to your story. With Subplot, you can easily add your red herring to the relevant scenes in your plan and use Subplot’s reports to judge whether you’ve given the reader enough opportunities to put the pieces together.

Subplot won’t tell you how or what to write, but you can use it to keep yourself on the path to completing your project.

What's New

Version 1.3

Bug fix for issue saving goals under certain circumstances
Added simple Rich-Text-Format (RTF) export option to reports
Added ability to save a copy of the user guide for use outside the app
The alternate row grey shading colour is now lighter in reports

Ratings and Reviews

copying data

The Sci-Fi Writer

the problem with subplot is for it to work efficiently, you have to copy data. but it can still help organize your thoughts, and if you type in your target word count and how much you'll type every day, it'll tell you when you'll be finished. i find this very useful for stting writing goals.

Event Date Problem

LD Rose

Everything that I’ve tried so far is great and it’s an excellent program. I like how everything is organized and I can see how useful Subplot will be once I get all the details of my story plugged in. HOWEVER, the dates on the events are not saving. I do not know if this was the problem that was supposed to be fixed, but if it is, it has not been fixed yet, which is more than a little disappointing. But since, it’s only the one problem that I’ve run into thus far I give it four stars.

Hopefully, the issue will be fixed soon. I plan on using Subplot for all future stories!


Craig Romans
21.2 MB
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
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