Developer: AFK Creative
Current Version: 1.2
Last Updated: 12 months ago
Download Size: 11.5 MB - Download
Character Folio is an easy-to-use program for anyone that wants to capture information about a character they’re creating. Whether you’re a novelist, a screenwriter, a game designer, or even a writer of comic books, Character Folio allows you to store a wealth of information about your characters in one easy-to-manage location.
From blood-type to biography, special abilities to biggest secret, Character Folio gives you a simple, organised, tabbed structure to keep track of all your character's details.
- Store multiple characters per folio - have a folio for each of your projects.
- A tabbed folder of information for each character, providing easy access to all their data.
- Six main information sections: Vitals, Personality, Health, Beliefs, Biography, and Notes.
- Store information about multiple special abilities.
- Family and social relationships including loved ones, friends, enemies, and social groups.
- 'Scrap Notes', for any additional information and fields specific to your story or project.
- Eight reports detailing all the data captured about your character, including print and PDF options.
- Image Library, store multiple images against each character.
Character Folio is designed to get you thinking about your character. It isn’t designed to hold every last drop of information about them, as that would be impossible, but hopefully it gives you a start on designing rounded and believable people to populate your stories. Character Folio also doesn’t adhere to any particular character creation methodology; you’re free to store as much or as little information as you like.
Note that Character Folio is not an automated character creation tool - any details for characters are thought up by you, the author.
Most Helpful Reviews
Absolute brilliance - This doesn't just work for fictional characters (though it does that splendidly). It is a great tool for describing anyone in detail and seeing whether you really know someone as well as you think you do, literary or otherwise. For non-fiction, this can work wonders - how helpful it is to have a full report on the characters that you're recalling right in front of you, instead of having to hope that the information will just come to you when you need it. I can't even think of all the different ways this app could help in writing. Just to warn, though, if using real people be sure to respect privacy and use aliases where appropriate.
More Reviews for Current Version
Nearly Perfect - This has been a big help for me as a writer. The only thing I wish they did is allow the characters to be grouped according to aliases rather than proper names. E.g. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman instead of Clark Kent, Bruce Wayne, Diana Prince. This would be a huge help to those who want to create their own superheroes.