StoryBox Update #2

Today, in a way, is sort of a big milestone in the brand new life of StoryBox. All of the basic features are in and working. You can write a novel in it, start to finish, using the Storyboard (I’m probably using the term incorrectly here) to outline your scenes, and then using the rest of it to write. You can move scenes around, mark the various stages of completion, and even export the manuscript out to a text file.

What’s left are all the tedious things that turn a potentially good piece of software into a great piece of software. Search, crosslinks, context menus and usability features, and a host of other things that I hope will make it one of the best apps in it’s class.

In the screenshot below, you can see a few things, like the dockable multi document interface, the fact that the colors are different (themes!), Session and Project word count goals. The little scrollbar below each document window lets you zoom the text. All the side windows can be placed wherever you want, and set to auto-hide. I’ve tried to keep the UI flexible enough so that you can work the way you want to work.