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A most awesome tool to outline and write novels, stories, scripts and keep track of all your characters, locations, notes and ideas

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What is NovaScriber?

A most awesome writing tool Create novels, short stories, research papers, notes.

Track progress on individual documents and your entire project. Relate documents and items to people, places, plot points and actions.

NovaScriber offers you a full set of functionalities to ease your writing and simplify all the data around complex projects.

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WRITE THE WAY YOU WANT Grow your novel or plan each scene carefully in a detailed outline. Keep notes as you go; change structure; fill in the details as your story becomes more clear. NovaScriber does not force any specific way of working.

USE THE POWER OF INHERITANCE Each element in your project tree inherits information from its parent. Characters linked to a chapter will also show in the scenes and locations linked to a scene will also be reported as "related elements" in the chapters above, giving you insight of what you used and sparing you time when each scene in a chapter features the same set of main characters.

KEEP TRACK OF ALL YOUR ELEMENTS Characters, locations, events, plot points are inherited from parent-nodes (folders, chapters) can be linked to each scene and each document and viewed directly from that location, either in the side-bar or in a popup. Several different views, including the publish preview, can be used to see what happens where with whom, why.

BUILD YOUR TIMELINES AS YOU GO The moment you tag a chapter or scene with a time period, it will show in your time line. Here as well, no restrictions are made. You decide the format.

SYNCHRONIZE AND COLLABORATE You can set multiple locations for backups and synchronization, via network-drives and services like DropBox and Google Drive.

BE SAFE NovaScriber saves all your changes as you go and creates hourly and daily auto-backups. So if you delete or lose something important that was there more than an hour ago, you will be able to recover that text.

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Write your story
Manage document images
Use and recall daily and hourly auto-backups
Map complex issues in diagrams
Keep your overview on chapters and scenes, outline your story on a higher level
Keep track of characters. locations, plot points ans more
Create re-usable styles for your Word documents and epubs
Split your view and place the publish-preview next to your writing
Add comments with a snapshot of the paragraph, for later reference.
Publish manuscript to ePub and manuscript, outline and notes to Word
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NovaScriber information

  • Developed byPeter Kaptein
  • LicensingProprietary and Free Personal product.
  • PricingSubscription that costs between $1 and $5.
  • RatingAverage rating of 5
  • Alternatives74 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

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As a SF writer I very much like the NovaScriber system to gather research, ideas and notes all in one, easy interface that allows me to organize the timelines, plots and characters.

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Mind blow writing tool and it is free.

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Both free but NovaScriber is better

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