Developer: Storyist Software

Current Version: 3.5.1

Last Updated: 3 months ago

Download Size: 11 MB - Download


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.


Release Notes:

* Fixes a crash that occurred in certain circumstances when opening Apple Help on macOS High Sierra.

* Fixes an issue with incremental find that occurred​ on Sierra 10.12.5 and 10.12.6.

* Importing a table of contents from PDF books now imports the complete table rather than the just the template.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 3.0.4
Review by Angrysocialist

So far so good/update - This is a solid book writing program like ibooks author or Scrivener. Unlike these two, Storyist does have a companion ipad app. It is a bit clunky to use, going through Dropbox, but it is still there and it works. With luck, the developer will someday make the ipad app join the Storyist program in the cloud, but until that hopeful time, Dropbox is the way to go. It is great to write books on the ipad/desktop/laptop like I have to do. Other than those described here, there are features which I wish could be added, like indexing, bibiliography formats, etc, but this is minor stuff. If you want a good book all-in-one book writing app for IOS/yosemite and on the go, Storyist is it. I enjoy this program. Update: Storyist recently added the icloud version to the iPad now, which makes this heaven for a writer who constantly switches from Mac/ios platforms. You no longer have to work through dropbox. I gave it another star. This is a great multi-platform book writing application and I am doing that now on it.

Found helpful by 14 out of 15 people
Version 3.1.2
Review by monkglenn

LOST 10 HOURS WORK: TWO TIMES - LOST ALL MY DATA. Doesn’t work on both iPad+Macbook Pro that I have, which run everything else. No warning of loss of data, no warning of saved data. It’s like being blind and being pickpocketed at the same time. It is not worth a penny of it’s price. Total loss. Anybody can foul up a new app and so when all my new work, after a day of writing was lost, I did not assume anything. I returned to the app and from memory, as best I could, reentered the data as new. I used a new file name, and saved my work, not just waiting on the app to auto-save. ALL MY WORK WAS GONE AGAIN WHEN I CAME BACK THE NEXT DAY. After double and triple checking all possible errors, I entered in some test only text, saved it, and by golly this zero-stars app lost all my data again. I was not showing up on my Macbook, nor on my iPad, neither the iCloud nor the DROPBOX save worked. How can this be possible? I only know one thing: This was a really bad app and I lost not only the money for the steep price but I LOST ALL MY WORK. Luckily I’d backed up my work from the second run so all I have to do is put it in Scrivener, or any other program that uses this same architecture. THAT THIS PAWNS ITSELF OFF AS A NEW APP is a stretch, and the cross device compatibility is not new, and it doesn’t work.

Found helpful by 60 out of 73 people