Storybook

Organize plots, characters and scenarios for your next book

They say everybody should write a book, plant a tree and have a kid. I've decided to follow this wise rule of three, but as I'm not sure about the order of elements, I'm going to start by the book. And no other tool could be more helpful in this personal project than Storybook. View full description

PROS

  • Very helpful tool for writers
  • Use a color code for optimized management

CONS

  • No word processor included

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They say everybody should write a book, plant a tree and have a kid. I've decided to follow this wise rule of three, but as I'm not sure about the order of elements, I'm going to start by the book. And no other tool could be more helpful in this personal project than Storybook.

Storybook enables you to organize all the elements regarding your book, namely characters, locations and different plots, including main story and secondary threads. Storybook defines and configures each element on their own, which makes the whole job much easier because it enables you to have a clearer view of your book's structure. Plus, Storybook lets you have multiple active projects (books) as you want, and also organize elements on its interface by following color codes.

Bear in mind that this is no word processor. It's more of an organized database where you keep small bits of information which, once properly developed and linked together, will produce a book.

Whenever you plan to write a book, Storybook is a really helpful tool that will assist you in the creation, management and organization of ideas, characters and locations.

Changes

  • translated to Greek, Swedish, French, Finnish
  • improved object tree
  • fixed bug: Export of Character List fails
  • French translation completed
  • implemented feature column order of strands
  • exported files can be opened directly now
  • New feature: Task List
  • the manage lists for characters, locations etc. has been improved
  • improved layout
  • New feature: scale for book and manage view
  • translated to Finnish
  • New feature: navigation: go to a date
  • improved date localization
  • New feature: navigation: go to a chapter number
  • New feature: Scene text import / export
  • updated H2 Database Engine to version 1.0.79 (2008-09-26)

StorYBook is a free, summary-based open source software for novelists and authors that helps you to keep the overview over the strands while writing a book, a novel or a story. StorYBook assists you to structure your book.

Rather than other products, StorYBook let you write your story with the software of your choice, no matter whether this is OpenOffice, Word or LyX. StorYBook is totally independent. The only links needed are the chapter numbers.

Storybook

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Storybook 2.1.15

— User reviews — about Storybook

  • Soumyanath Chatterjee

    by Soumyanath Chatterjee

    "Promising software but Linux version is full of bugs."

    I used storybook in Windows. I have now migrated to ubuntu. Unfortunately ubuntu version is broken. It gives multiple er... More.

    reviewed on September 21, 2016

  • williamisley

    by williamisley

    "Good free program. There is no paid part anymore."

    I, too, paid for the software. The DRM server is offline. However, the free part of the program is still very good for o... More.

    reviewed on October 29, 2015

  • judithprueittprentice

    by judithprueittprentice

    "I wish I could have my software back"

    I loved it. But I too have lost functionality that I paid for. . More.

    reviewed on June 10, 2015

  • eric.a.medina.737

    by eric.a.medina.737

    "Software can no longer be registered. Only low feature demo available."

    I experienced the same thing. The last time their website was active it said that that were fighting the tax authority f... More.

    reviewed on August 12, 2014

  • Dauvis

    by Dauvis

    "vaporware with DRM"

    This software has digital rights management and the authors have shut down the authorization server that has to give aut... More.

    reviewed on February 16, 2014

  • Robbie5oh

    by Robbie5oh

    "Storybook is awesome for writing a book!"

    I think it is great! I had it before a computer crash, and lost everything. This time I will backup everything. It is aw... More.

    reviewed on December 20, 2013