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By Storyist Software

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Storyist is a powerful writing environment for novelists and screenwriters.

“I have now written three novels using Storyist and it has proven itself invaluable to me.” – 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.

• 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 clicks.

• Create ePub and Kindle editions of your work.

Features at a Glance

• Word processor with support comments, images, headers, footers, and style sheets.

• Automatic manuscript and screenplay formatting with familiar tab and return key shortcuts.

• Virtual cork board with support for color-coded index cards.

• Outliner.

• Customizable story sheets.

• Imports and exports RTF, Plain Text, Word, Scrivener, Fountain, and Final Draft FDX files.

• Exports ePub, Kindle, and PDF.

• Works great with Storyist for iOS, so you can create, review, and revise your work wherever inspiration strikes.

What's New in Version 3.4

* Support for Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro.
* Additional enhancements for macOS Sierra.
* Miscellaneous bug fixes.


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Customer Reviews

This program is a little better than average, but still needs more to be perfect.

I love a lot of the features of this program. They make novel writing and formatting so much easier than it was before using a standard program like Word or Pages. I am immensely happy with my ability to draft outlines in the form of plot point, adding additional information to them as necessary, and how easy it is to flip from looking at my draft to looking at the points or the character pages. My organization has never been better, and it’s become a lot easier to be more productive. I have gone from taking nearly a year to get myself through a 50k word story to maybe 3 months. For that I will certainly continue to use this program, but I can’t call it perfect because of the goals. They’re fine, but they need to be more intuitive. They keep me accountable, because i can’t stand to see anything other than a sea of green dots for a month, but it would be great to be able to customize them a little more. They interefere with my psyche while I’m editing so I need to turn them off. When I turn them off I get lazier than when they’re on. Maybe there could be a words edited option? If I cut several paragraphs I want to get credit for working with them. Maybe I treat it like a game. So be it. It would still be good to have further goal customization, like adding days off if you don’t write on the weekends, or an editing day/mode. Just my thoughts. Additionally, the program has a tendency to lag from time to time, and I think it’s to do more with the program than with my iMac.

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  • $59.99
  • Category: Productivity
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  • Version: 3.4
  • Size: 10.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor

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