After a busy month of July, we’ve continued mowing down our feature list — with a couple notable updates this August, along with some smaller tweaks and improvements.
Let’s take a look!
Introducing Scrivener Export
We’re excited to share the long-awaited ability to export your Plottr file directly as a Scrivener file!
The exported Scrivener file currently contains the following data:
- Chapters and Scenes in order
- Scene Card Details
- Plotline Details
This is the first part in our planned Scrivener integration, with the ability to import Scrivener files to Plottr to come. We also plan to support configurable exporting in the future, so you can choose what is exported.
You can export your file one of two ways:
- Click “Export” on the toolbar and choose the Scrivener option
- Go to File > Export > Scrivener
Clear the Timeline
Want to start your Timeline over from scratch? With the latest update (v2020.8.31), now you can!
We’ve heard from many authors who like to experiment with different ideas or templates for outlining their books… but don’t want to spend time manually removing all of their chapter and plotline data.
With the “Clear” button, you can now easily remove all of the chapters, plotlines, and scene cards from your book’s Timeline at once so that you start over with just a couple of clicks.
To clear the Timeline:
- Click “Clear” on the Timeline toolbar
- Confirm that you’d like to clear the Timeline
IMPORTANT: Your Characters, Places, and other non-Timeline / Outline sections will NOT be cleared. This functionality only affects the current book’s Timeline. You can also Undo this change.
Discover Our Demo Library
Want to see Plottr’s features in action? We’ve created a library of demos featuring a growing number of classic works, including:
Now you can see the way Shakespeare might’ve outlined his work… if Plottr had been available in 1601 ; )
We also have a number of other handy smaller updates we made this month, including:
- Export Series View: You can now export your Series View as an outline in MS Word or Scrivener.
- Custom Attributes Fixes: You can edit your Custom Attribute names without appearing to lose data.
- Documentation: Our documentation (an always moving target) has been overhauled.
To discover more details on our updates from August, you can review our changelog here.
What’s Coming Next
While we should have some smaller updates, September will be primarily focused on our next big project: the release of a dedicated Plottr iPad app, along with significant functionality improvements to the iPhone app (with Android support coming soon afterwards).
These updates will allow you to edit your desktop Plottr files on your tablet or smartphone — and vice versa!