Storyist is a powerful writing environment for iOS that lets you create, review, and revise your work wherever inspiration strikes.
“If I could have only one screenwriting app on my iPad, Storyist would be it.” – Taz Goldstein, Hand Held Hollywood.
“I'm currently traveling in Europe and am just now putting the finishing touches on the book that will be published in September. I'm using the Storyist app for my iPad Mini and it's sensational... a real godsend.” – Michael Brandman, Bestselling Author.
With Storyist, you can:
• Produce submission-ready manuscripts and screenplays. Storyist provides a rich text editor with support for comments, images, headers, footers, and style sheets so you can create properly formatted manuscripts and screenplays. And Storyist comes with manuscript and screenplay templates so you can focus on the writing, not the formatting.
• Work with your story at a high-level. Storyist lets you sketch out a story using index cards and then refine it with customizable plot, character, and setting sheets. When you're ready to put words on the page, Storyist can even display your index cards next to your manuscript as you write.
• Review and revise on the go. Have a few minutes? Open Storyist and jot down a note, revise a few paragraphs, or annotate your manuscript with ideas for future changes.
• Keep all your writing organized and accessible. Storyist organizes your novel manuscripts, screenplays, notes, and other project-related writing so you can access them with just a few taps. And the one-tap Dropbox sync lets you quickly access your projects where and when you need them.
Features at a Glance
• Rich text editor with support for fonts, colors, comments, images, headers, footers, and style sheets.
• Automatic manuscript and screenplay formatting with familiar tab and return key shortcuts.
• Support for both the onscreen and physical (Bluetooth) keyboards.
• Color-coded index cards.
• Customizable story sheets.
• Sync with iCloud or Dropbox.
• Easy import and export using iTunes, eMail, the Open In menu, and the iOS 8 document picker.
• Support for Storyist for Mac, RTF, Plain Text, Fountain, Scrivener, and Final Draft FDX files.
• Ability to export text files as PDF.
• Wireless printing with AirPrint.
• Courier Prime font for screenplays.
Enhanced support for iPhone X.
Ratings and Reviews
I have used other writing apps including Scrivener but this is the one I go to. It’s so easy to use. I find the others too complicated and not very user friendly. This one I can easily find my current novel among the others I have started. I can organize my materials in the provided folders or create my own. I can customize it to the way I work. Highly recommend and I hope the developer never abandons it but keeps adding more features.
So far the best
I tried Scrivener, Final Draft, and Celtx. Final Draft is limited in features and buggy. Celtx is just no, too limited. Scrivener is almost perfect except it doesn’t have full on iCloud support. Storyist has features like Dark Mode and the ability to pinch to zoom. It has iCloud support, title page templates, and great exporting options. So far, its the most powerful scriptwriting app I’ve come across. And I think I’ve explored every dedicated scriptwriting app on the App Store.
This app is great for distraction-free writing, and its plethora of features would be great if they were actually available and/or easy to find and use. Also, it’s not at all easy to turn your draft into a file that can be uploaded, or even shared, elsewhere on an iPad. The website claims the app has features that it either doesn’t have or are not able to be found easily. It worked for me writing my first novel, but I’m looking for a different app before I write my second.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.