Ideas strike wherever you are. Be prepared with StorySkeleton, the best story-mapping and organizational tool for iPad and iPhone.

Create the structure for your project with StorySkeleton's snappy and finger-friendly interface. Export to a variety of useful formats, including native Scrivener and Final Draft documents!

• Quickly swipe from card to card, enter text content and descriptions, move cards around -- anything you can think of doing with a regular ol' stack of index cards, and more!

• Export your cards to:
.Fdx for Final Draft 8
.Scriv for Scrivener 2.x
.Opml, a popular mind-mapping format
.Rtf and .Txt for use with any major word processor
.Skel (StorySkeleton native format)

• Import projects from:
- to import files, put them in the Exports folder that is created when you export. If this folder does not exist, export a project and it will be created for you. Within your Dropbox, the folder will be Apps/StorySkeleton/Exports/

The ability to export means StorySkeleton can serve as a launching point for your screenplay, novel, or any other project that needs structure.

• Link to your Dropbox or send project files through Email so you've always got your latest plans and revisions with you. StorySkeleton's Autosave function means Dropbox will always hold the latest version of your project, so when you switch devices you can do a quick import and have your latest changes. And you won't lose your projects if your phone is lost or damaged.

• Easily back up your projects or share them with friends and collaborators.

Using StorySkeleton:
As opposed to apps designed for writing out your entire screenplay on your phone, the idea behind StorySkeleton is to touch-type LESS. You can type cards in short bursts, by writing brief sentences or quick reminders for yourself, wherever you are.

For example, a typical index card might only say "Darth Vader kills Obi-Wan." That's all! Just enough to trigger your mind and move you forward, to give you an impression of the big structure pieces. The title of that card would read, "Act 2: Mentor Disabled" -- and with the custom predefined card types, you don't have to type that part manually.

Then when you export to Final Draft, Scrivener, or any of the other export formats, you can use your full keyboard and your large monitor, and write directly on top of your StorySkeleton index cards, as fast as you can with a full-size keyboard - but with the added speed of having all your structure down, knowing where your'e going and what you want to say.

A lot of work will go into your project before you have a final manuscript. In order to focus your efforts and get your project to that stage as quickly and efficiently as possible, solid structure is essential. StorySkeleton can help you get there.

Please rate StorySkeleton! As an independent developer, every positive review helps so much!

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What's New

Version 2.2.1

* Dropbox bugfixes: Sorry to anyone who has been experiencing Dropbox issues!
* Stacking bugfixes: Fixed some bugs related to moving cards in/out of stacks

Ratings and Reviews

4 out of 5

25 Ratings

25 Ratings

I'm writing again!


Always have 1001 different story ideas popping up here and there. But without actually writing them down, they just went puff! But with story skeleton, I am now able to jot everything down, every single silly ideas & unimportant details (which might become important one day!). I absolutely love the fact that I can do some 'scene cards' without having to actually write the whole thing. My mind seems to constantly jump from scene to scene, so trying to write the whole story chronologically will actually cause me to loose the big picture. I often leave a card with just one sentence on it, or even just a name, or a place. Story skeleton keeps my scenes organized, and I can go back to them any time, even jumping not in chronological order. Suddenly writing becomes a breeze for me and I simply can not put it down!

Very helpful

Chellie's Jewel

Update: this app, like many others will ask you to rate it even if you already have. I have been asked several times to rate this app. I do know if it's the app or my devise. I am using an iPhone 6plus.

First I use Scrivener and I can export the file I am working on to my email and open it in Scrivener on my laptop. I can keep all my scenes separated, named and what act it is in. I can take notes and label all the cards and put as much information on each card. I can even jump around in the story and through the labeling system keep things in order when I export the file into Scrivener.

I don't use the other export files, but there are a few different ones that allows you to work the files through whatever program your using.

There is also a tutorial on how to use the program.

I am not sure what everyone is looking for. They should have a Q and A section for apps so people can ask questions and others answer.

Excellent and Organized


For those who are looking for a light and simple app to organize your writing materials, StorySkeleton is excellent. Scrivener is much more complex and more expensive, so those looking to up their productivity on the cheaper side, this is the right one to get. It is visually appealing and, like I said before, very simple and easy to use. There are also ways to export all your material and back it all up.


David Sweetman
15.2 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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