By DenVog, LLC
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Index Card is a corkboard writing app that makes it easy to capture, organize, and compile your ideas. Whether you are an author, screenwriter, or academic researcher, Index Card can help you become a more efficient, organized writer. Download Index Card and discover why thousands of iPad owners are already using it.
-- "I love your program!!!! Great for screenwriting." -
Jesse Alexander, Emmy-winning Co-Executive Producer, LOST
-- "A fabulous app that helps me create and organize my business keynote speeches." -
Micah Solomon, #1 Bestselling Author
-- "Love your app. I am using it now to structure my new feature script." -
Måns Mårlind, Writer / Director, Underworld Awakening
Get Started Quickly
• Capture your ideas and store notes as they come to you
• Organize the flow of your project using a familiar corkboard interface
• Assign color labels to flag scenes, characters, or status
Flexible and Powerful
• Develop multiple separate projects
• Edit card title, synopsis, notes, text, color label and more...
• View in corkboard, outline, or column mode (great for breaking acts)
• Select background, font style, and font size to display
• Track card, word, and character counts
• Enable the Long Text field for extended writing
Made for Touch
• Touch and drag a card to reorder
• Tap a card to open it for editing
• Swipe the editing screen to navigate through your project, one card at a time
• Scroll the card list to browse your entire project
Create and Edit Your Story
• Write and edit using the onscreen keyboard or an iPad compatible external keyboard
• Use the extended keyboard to quickly enter punctuation, symbols, and navigate text
• Index Card automatically saves your work as you make edits
• Changes are reflected every time you export
Share Your Work
• Export as RTF or Plain Text, readable by most word processors
• Share .indexcard files with other Index Card iPad or iPhone users
• Copy projects to Dropbox, or directly to your Mac or PC using iTunes File Sharing
• Email projects without leaving the app
• Sync with Scrivener Mac OS X writing app (card title, synopsis, long text, sort order)
• Present on an external HDMI display using your iPad 2 and the Apple Digital AV Adapter
• Print from your iPad using an AirPrint enable printer
• Best App for Index Card Writers - Best iPad Apps: The Guide for Discriminating Downloaders
• Index Card is “Superb” for Screenwriters - Cult of Mac
• Invaluable to writers. - AppStorm
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• More info at: www.IndexCardApp.com
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What's New in Version 3.4.1
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I often feel like Goldilocks when reviewing apps. Some do way more than I want them to and become crammed full of things I don't need or want. Other apps don't have enough useful features to get done the task that I want to use it for. Every once in a while, along comes an app that is PERFECTION For my purpose and this is one of those rare apps. I write on multiple (and I do mean MULTIPLE) pads, papers, and notebooks as well as using a little voice recorder. It is how I have been collecting my thought for at least 15 years. There is no order or format to any of it other than each note s a piece of my novel. Using the Index Cards app, I have been able to dictate my notes so that they are all now in typed digital format and easily shuffled around and expanded upon. For example, the front of an Index Card may have a very general title and a few notes about that umbrella thought. Then, and I love this feature, I can flip the index card over with a single click and it magically becomes a yellow legal pad where I can flesh out the entire idea based on the umbrella title and original thoughts noted on the front of the card. It is simple to learn and use. It makes the writing process a lot more fun than without it!
I would give it a constellation of stars for a rating if I could!
Best iPad companion for Scrivener
The best reason for preferring Index Card to sync with Scrivener is that it carries over the document notes from Scrivener as well as the main text field of the note (and Index Card does this in a cute way: the document notes appear on the flip side of the card, accessed by clicking on a large arrow on the top right of the note screen).
I am an avid user of Scrivener (I use it on a Mac), which is by far the best tool for writing drafts of long, complex documents that I have found since I discovered Neil Larson's MaxThink more than 25 years ago. I have used a number of sync partners with Scrivener on the iPad -- SimpleNote, Notational Velocity and Nebulous Notes among them. Index Card is by far the best solution I have found.
I have only one request to the developer: Please enable iOS 7's Dynamic Type feature. Index Card allows one to alter the type size within the app, but for my old eyes (I am 72) even the largest type size is a bit small.
In any case, this is an elegant, beautifully designed app which is a joy to use.
I originally purchased this app to replace a manual cork board where I was arranging notecards for a novel that I'm writing. I was going to only use it for the main ideas and then write my story in Microsoft Word.
I'm still doing that and more. With the long notebook feature, I'm finding that I can do more than just keep a few notes. So far, I've been able to write my chapters entirely in this app. Of course I'm still using Word as my final output program, but I'm using this little gem of a program for the majority of the initial work.
If you use a manual notecard system of any kind, scrape it and get this app. Organizing and changing the flow of the story is as easy as moving the cards around. And, you can group multiple cards together as chapters if you want. I love this program, and is one of the few apps that I use on a daily basis.