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Storybook was a free Open Source novel-writing software project: for creative writers, novelists and authors.

In October 2013 it was withdrawn and the web site closed up. Many people had paid for "Extra Features" in Storybook 3.2 Pro and Storybook 4 Pro and were left unsupported. (Suddenly ... The project was dead and Software Santa had to pull down one of the most useful novel writing applications he had ever listed ...  :'( )

UNTIL ... one of the people who was working on the original project posted the open source code HE still had as a "New" project called oStorybook and made ALL the Features that had only been paid "Professional" features available as a regular part of the FREE Download!

IF you HAD Storybook before and you want to Upgrade to Storybook Pro for FREE toss out Storybook and go get oStorybook instead!

https://ostorybook.tuxfamily.org/index.php?lng=en

https://sourceforge.net/projects/ostorybook/files/latest/download


Requires Java Version 8 or Later

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Storybook - No. 1 Open Source Novel Writing Software!

oStorybook is one of the best software for writers

Storybook is a Libre Software for writers, essayists, authors. Used from the draft to the final work, with oStorybook you can never lose the history of the field of view. oStorybook helps you to maintain control over the various developments of your story.
oStorybook help you to structure your work

The management of characters, locations, scenes, items, tags and ideas takes place in a single and coherent whole. A simple interface allows you to define each element and each scene while maintaining a permanent overview of your work through understandable and practical tools. With Memoria each element can be connected to other elements in each stage



General overview

oStorybook comes with 4 views:

    The Chronological View shows the scenes sorted by date. Each strand has it's own column.
    The Manage Chapters and Scenes view shows all chapters and their assigned scenes. Scenes can be moved and renumbered by Drag-and-Drop.
    The Book View shows all chapters and their assigned scenes sorted by chapter and scene numbers, as you would read it in the final book.
    The Reading View shows the text as in a final book. Strands can be shown or hidden.

oStorybook helps you to keep the overview, especially helpful for complex stories with two or more plot-lines (strands). Imagine it as a kind of a interactive, dynamic mind map.

    Strands (Plot-Lines):
Each scene belongs to a primary strand. Optionally, other related secondary-strands can be linked to a scene.
    Characters: Add, edit or remove characters and assign them to scenes. A character's gender can be male or female, or you can add your own genders, too.
    Locations: Add, edit or remove locations and assign them to scenes.
    Tags and items: Tags and items can be assigned to scenes, locations and characters. The time frame can be defined by setting a start scene and end scene. A table overview shows all assigned objects.
    Chapters: Define your chapters and assign scenes to them.
    Parts: Large projects can be split into well-arranged parts.
    Object Tree: A hierarchic tree shows all characters, locations, tags and items as well as chapters and their assigned scenes. Below the tree all important information about the selected object is shown. If scenes are missing or exist twice, a warning informs you.
    Global Ideas: While writing authors have all kind of ideas that come up suddenly. No more Post-it needed! With the "Global Ideas" feature, you can save your ideas anytime and assign them to the levels "Not started", "Started", "Completed" and "Abandoned".
    Adjustable view: All views can be re-sized to fit to screen or to get a better overview. Even more working space is available if you hide the information panel with a simple click on the tool bar.
    Task List and Navigation: The task list shows all scenes with a status other than "done". With the "Go to date" respectively "Go to chapter" navigation you can easily jump to the desired date or chapter-number.
    Spell Check: Your text can be checked for spelling. New words can be added to your personal user directory.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/ostorybook/

https://ostorybook.tuxfamily.org/index.php?lng=en

Download for YOUR system:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/ostorybook/files/latest/download
« Last Edit: January 22, 2020, 01:07:35 PM by Software Santa »

 


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