Story Tracker makes keeping track of your submitted stories, novels, poems, scripts, and articles easy. Never wonder again where or when you submitted your work. The information is all right there on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch!

Whether you're a working freelance writer, a hobbyist, or something in-between, Story Tracker is a valuable addition to your writing toolbox. Many magazines, journals, or other markets for your work don't allow simultaneous submissions. When you're juggling dozens or even hundreds of stories, it's easy to make an embarrassing mistake. Keeping track of it all can soon become a nightmare.

Here's what you can do with Story Tracker:
* Track submissions of all your writing: stories, poetry, novels, articles, scripts, screenplays, and more.
* Store details and guidelines for any market accepting written submissions: magazines, book publishers, journals, agencies, websites, movie studios, or even one-off writing competitions or anthologies.
* Add details for each story, including title, word-count, genre, and notes.
* View total income earned for each story.
* 'Trunk' stories to hide them from the story list when creating submissions.
* View the submission history for each story, sorted by date.
* Displays story status icons.
* Add details for each market, including title, genre, editor, deadline and more.
* Launch email or phonecalls directly from market details.
* Highlights approaching market deadlines on the market list.
* Hides closed markets from the market list when creating submissions.
* View submission history for each market, sorted by date.
* View response times for each submission.
* Add details for each submission, including story, market, sent/response due/response dates, withdrawn status, and notes.
* Response due dates are calculated automatically based on market response time and submission sent date, or can be overridden.
* Past due submissions are flagged with an exclamation mark on the story and submission screens.
* Past due submissions are highlighted on the submission list.
* Store income earned for each submission.
* Database statistics.
* Protect your data with a passcode lock.
* Database backup, restore, import and export over WiFi to your computer's web browser, Story Tracker for Mac, and Story Tracker for PC.
- Transfer the complete database between devices (iPad / iPhone / iPod) over WiFi via Story Tracker SDBI-format support and AirDrop.
- Supports iTunes file-sharing to transfer the database between device and computer.
* CSV format support to import/export your Story Tracker database to and from desktop spreadsheet applications.
* iPad support at no extra charge!

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What's New

Version 3.3

- Improved iOS 11 support.
- Added iPhone X support.
- Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
9 Ratings
9 Ratings
G Scott O

Early Review

Began using the app two or three weeks ago. Makes building a database of potential markets easy. With a glance, one can refresh one's memory of where work is going (don't know yet about submittal history). There seems to be room on the top page to put a few critical notes about the market, such as reading period for lit mags or how to contact any market. Some glitches (can't clear a red entry. Don't know what it's for).

Developer Response

Markets are highlighted in red when the deadline for that Market approaches. To clear the highlighting, either change the Market deadline, or modify the Market Deadline Highlighting options in the app (Tools -> Settings within the app). The settings are 'Highlight x units before' and 'Clear past deadlines'.

Submissions will be highlighted when the Response Due date has passed. To clear the highlight, enter a Response and Response Date for that Submission, or don't enter a Response Due date to begin with.


Well done

Exactly what I was looking for. One small suggestion: a check box to indicate whether a market accepts simultaneous submissions.


Not Being Updated, Doesn’t Sync

This app works okay, has an old-style interface, but can’t sync to other devices and hasn’t been updated in a long time — and those only minor. Looks like it’s gone.

Developer Response

The app is very much alive. I’m still working on the iPhone X support, though the app works fine on iOS8 through iOS11 on other devices meanwhile. Data transfer between devices is supported via AirDrop and has been for several years. If you select Backup Database and the device supports AirDrop, you'll see an AirDrop button appear. Tap that, then the button representing the device to transfer to, and the database should transfer to the other device. This is much easier than the browser-based approach described in the FAQ. That approach should only be necessary with older devices.


Andrew Nicolle
5.7 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2009-2018 Andrew Nicolle


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