Storyist is a powerful story development tool for novelists and screenwriters. With an intuitive interface that puts you in control, Storyist provides: A word processor with a page layout view and support for headers, footers, and style sheets, A storyboard with customizable story sheets for tracking your plot, characters, and settings, A project manager with fast, project-wide search capabilities to keep your writing organized and accessible.
Full-Featured Word Processor
Storyist for Mac includes the word processing tools you expect from a top-notch writing application.
Storyist provides stylesheets for common manuscript and screenplay formats, but that doesn't mean you can't create your own. Using the built-in style editor, you can customize your manuscript to reflect your personal preferences.
Whatever happened to “what you see is what you get?” There is nothing like seeing your words on the page and Storyist has the tools to put them where you want them
Images, Comments, and More
Storyist also includes support for images, comments, spell checking, smart quotes, headers and footers.
Storyist comes with a screenplay template and provides several powerful formatting features to help you get your ideas on the page.
Tab and Return key shortcuts make changing between standard screenplay elements as simple as typing a key or two.
As you type, Storyist collects your scene introductions, locations, times, character names, and transitions and auto-completes them for you when you need them.
Plays Well With Others
Storyist imports and exports Final Draft FDX and Fountain scripts, so you can share your work with other screenwriters.
Do you start a new project by writing an outline? Want to outline an existing manuscript or screenplay to get a better understanding of the structure? Storyist provides an outlining tool that let you quickly get a high-level view of your story.
Story Development Tools
Sometimes you want to put a face to a name. Storyist lets you cast your novel or screenplay with images from your photo collection or the web. You can also view, edit, and arrange your scenes as color coded index cards on a cork board.
Story Sheets are editable forms tailored for novel writing and screenwriting. You can use them to record information about various aspects of your story. Storyist comes with Story Sheets for plot, character, setting, and section. And Story Sheets are customizable so you can capture the information you want to capture.
The Project organizer keeps all of your writing organized and accessible. One click takes you to your manuscript, a story sheet, or a notebook entry. And the project-wide search capability lets you easily find what you've written when you need it.
Storyist comes with templates to get you up and writing quickly. Have a writing system of your own? You can create a template to use on other projects or share with other writers.
Word Count Tracking
Storyist can track both a daily word count goal, and a project word count goal. You can use the Project Info inspector to set these goals and track your progress.
A text shortcut facility lets you define multi-part text snippets (bits of text) to be inserted with just a few keystrokes. Default snippets make it a snap to write dialog without having to type the punctuation characters.
Use the Appearance preference pane to customize fonts, colors, and backgrounds. And on Yosemite and later, Storyist provides a "dark mode."
Import and Export
Want to share your Storyist manuscript with others? No problem. Import/Export formats include Rich Text Format (.rtf), HTML (.html), Text Only (.txt), Open Office (.odt), Microsoft Word (.doc and .docx), Scrivener (.scriv), Final Draft (.fdx and .fcf), and Fountain (.fountain).
What's New Version 3.1.1:
- Storyist now imports metadata (index cards) for a Scrivener text file even if the underlying text file is not present in the Scrivener project.
- Storyist for Mac no longer presents the "note can't be found" message after you delete a file from a project in Storyist for iOS. Previously, if a project file was displayed when you quit Storyist for Mac and then deleted in Storyist for iOS, the next time you opened the project in Storyist for Mac, you'd see a dialog saying the file could not be found.
- Storyist again displays the Find bar when searching large text files. In version 3.1, Storyist displayed the Find panel for find operations on text files over a certain size.
- Paper sizes are no longer set to have a very small size when connected to certain printers.
- Storyist no longer crashes in certain circumstances when resolving a sync conflict.
- Storyist no longer becomes unresponsive when switching between some custom workspaces.
Requirements: Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.9 or later