Good to see that this is getting an update after such a long time now.
I read about this app on TUAW and they gave it such a great review that I thought I really had to take a closer look, and on first glance it looks pretty awesome actually.
Here’s part of the app store description:
Anyone can Write! Writer’s Studio gives you the tools you need to create amazing personal eBooks or presentations! Fill your work with Text, Art & Graphics. Set Timing and Layout page by page to perfect your Book, then Publish! Now! Today!
“if you want to create personal, rich media e-books or presentations, Writer’s Studio is a good call!” – TUAW
Share your work with the World instantly. Save to iBooks, post to YouTube, Email .mov file or PDF, even Save to Photo Gallery, or Play to Apple TV via AirPlay!
Powerful Text & Paint tools are ready to help you create. Import Photos or Graphics for use as Clip Art. Writer’s Studio gives your dreams the freedom they deserve!
Even add a Soundtrack! Voice, Music and Text to Speech are available right in the App to help you create just about anything you can imagine!
Perfect for Story Books with narration, student & professional Presentations, even event Books for Weddings, Birthday’s, or Anniversaries. Perhaps you might Create and Layout the next great novel!
And what’s more it’s only $0.99
I’ve been meaning to write something about this for a while now. It looks like a good app for managing your writing with,
Storyist is a powerful writing environment for iPad that lets you create, review, and revise your work wherever inspiration strikes.
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. When you’re ready to put words on the page, Storyist can even display your index cards next to your manuscript as you write.
- Review and revise on the go. Have a few minutes? Open Storyist and jot down a note, revise a few paragraphs, or annotate your manuscript with ideas for future changes.
- 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 taps. And the one-tap Dropbox sync lets you quickly access your projects where and when you need them.
Features at a Glance
- Rich text editor with support for fonts, colors, comments, images, headers, footers, and style sheets.
- Automatic manuscript and screenplay formatting with familiar tab and return key shortcuts.
- Support for both the onscreen and physical (Bluetooth) keyboards.
- Color-coded index cards.
- Customizable story sheets.
- Easy import and export of Storyist, RTF, Plain Text, and Final Draft v8 files via iTunes, Dropbox, and the Open In menu.
- Wireless printing with AirPrint.
The app is priced at $9.99.
iPads at the Apple Store
I read about this app over at HHH (Hand Held Hollywood).
Apparently this app will:
- Reveal the craft of story telling in an informal and easy to read style
- Show you how to clarify and define your idea
- Teach you how to extract the subject line – the action and character of your idea
- Structure your story line into a dramatic beginning, middle and end
- Guide you through your story line from inception through completion
- Mentor you in creating fully realized characters
- Support and direct you in writing a professional treatment
But you can read the rest at HHH.
I have to say that the UI for Auteureist is one of the things that does put me off using it although I think that the functionality is moving in the right direction, so it is good to hear that the developer is thinking about it and accepts that it needs to change.
An interesting experiment in using the iPad as a laptop replacement specifically for writing. I thought it might interest a few people into writing using the iPad.
Update on the writing app Auteureist from the developer. PDF export hopefully coming next and he’s looking for beta testers.