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Changelog

The latest updates to Plottr

v2021-02-24

Improved

  • Enable saving templates from any book in a project

Fixed

  • Custom templates ordering issue

v2021-02-23

Fixed

  • Character notes editing issue

v2021-02-22

Fixed

  • Outline card editing issue
  • Display project templates properly
  • Add back “renaming” ability in the dashboard
  • Fix template picker dark mode

v2021-02-19

New

  • Templates for scene cards (with starter templates and custom templates)
  • Better zooming experience

Improved

  • Responsive Navigation
  • Edit/Delete templates from the dashboard
  • Dark mode setting in the dashboard
  • Click anywhere in a rich text editor to focus keyboard input
  • Scene card popover now appears on the correct side no matter where you scroll on the timeline
  • Display template versions in the About section

Fixed

  • Notification bell is in a better spot in the dashboard (and clickable)
  • Notification bell is the right color in dark mode
  • Arrow keys don’t scroll the timeline while in custom attribute dialog
  • Fix import from URL in the scene card dialog
  • Deleting a book works properly
  • Fix free trial auto updating
  • Fix saving meta data in custom templates
  • Fix exported scene cards sometimes getting out of order

v2021-01-29

New

  • Custom scene card attributes
  • Filter scene cards by custom attributes

Improved

  • Export to Scrivener now includes Characters, Places, & Notes
  • Rename files from the dashboard
  • Preferences/Options tab changed to Settings
  • Notification bell on the dashboard

Fixed

  • Drag & drop books in the project works correctly now
  • Rich content editing issues with lists and other small issues
  • Canceling the scene card dialog cancels changes correctly

v2021-01-13

New

  • Dashboard dark mode

Improvements

  • Dashboard files tab is more responsive
  • Improved scrolling for scene card descriptions

Fixed

  • Fix the project tab scrolling down to the bottom
  • Word exporting fixes
  • Rich content editor heals bad formatting
  • Error logging in one spot
  • Updating the file structure for recent projects
  • Fix unresponsive dashboard for some
  • Updated help menu links
  • Fix log not defined errors
  • Fix error that only allowed one recent project for some
  • Other very small fixes

v2020-12-31

Fixed

  • Small dashboard bug fixes

v2020-12-21

Fixed

  • Character attributes save-as-template issue
  • Timeline frozen column and row issue

v2020-12-17

New

  • Plottr In-App Dashboard

Fixed

  • Lots of small issues
  • Image selecting issue

v2020-12-1

Fixed

  • Show descriptions when a link is the only thing
  • Give book cover images a max height so they don’t cover the buttons
  • Trial mode not starting for some users
  • Give users the ability to reset their license in case of an upgrade

v2020-11-25

New

  • Custom character categories
  • Switch Languages easily
  • The Timeline remembers where you were scrolled

Fixed

  • Added back the “Insert a link” button in the rich text editor

v2020-11-11

New

  • Reorder custom attributes

Improvements

  • Linux beta

Fixes

  • Paste in the rich text editor uses new lines properly
  • Paste and Match Style works in rich text editor
  • Dark mode switching works better
  • Scene reordering fixed
  • Unicode character exporting to Scrivener
  • Title and Subtitle buttons in rich text editor
  • Undo from menu when in rich text editor
  • Reordering plotlines in series view is consistent

v2020-11-03

New

  • Linux test version

Improved

  • When using Save As, don’t close the original file

Fixed

  • Numbered and bulleted lists in the rich text editor
  • Blank cards on hover in the vertical timeline
  • Long titles for chapters, plotlines, and scene cards
  • Asking to verify license multiple times on Mac
  • Backups failing silently in some situations
  • Failing to report errors in some situations

v2020-10-23

New

  • Import from Snowflake Pro
  • Project Templates
  • Snowflake Method templates (Plotline template and Character template)

Fixed

  • Saving templates with scene stacks
  • Template Picker styling
  • Template Picker closing after choosing character template
  • Tag List scrollbar

v2020-09-25

New

  • Font Chooser in the text editor

Improvements

  • No longer add ‘copy’ when you Save As

Fixed

  • Pasting lists into the text editor
  • Null tag bug
  • Not showing descriptions in some cases

v2020-09-14

Fixed

  • Deleting custom attributes

v2020-09-11

New

  • Strikethrough text
  • Colored text

Improvements

  • Redesigned Image Gallery
  • Use Image Gallery in paragraph text

Fixed

  • Tint button when creating a new tag

v2020-08-31

New

  • Clear the timeline

Fixed

  • Pasting images from html

v2020-08-20

New

  • Export the Series View

Improvements

  • Style tweaks on the toolbar on smaller screens

Fixed

  • Handle errors more gracefully

v2020-08-14

New

  • Scrivener Export!

Improvements

  • Renaming custom attributes doesn’t make it appear to lose your data
  • Warning when deleting custom attributes
  • Restrict certain custom attribute values

Fixed

  • Using template when adding plotline bugs
  • Exporting bugs
  • Darkmode – custom attributes dialog bug
  • Places image sizing bug

v2020-07-30

New

  • In-App Notification Center for better communication

Improvements

  • Free Trial now auto-updates
  • Alphabetized lists of Characters/Places/Tags when attaching

Fixed

  • Word export problems
  • Project tab scrolling
  • Default file names for exports and Save As
  • Screenshot PNG file type
  • Darkmode styling of the delete confirmation window

v2020-07-21

New

  • Prologue support
  • Multiple scenes per chapter (part 1)

Improvements

  • Drag & Drop Outline
  • Error handling
  • Outline render performance
  • Timeline filter persists

Fixed

  • Scene card displaying bug
  • File > Export bug

v2020-07-03

Improvements

  • Undo / Redo
  • Click on a book cover to go to its timeline
  • Sort characters & places alphabetically in filter lists

v2020-06-25

New

  • Spell check suggestions
  • Spanish Translation

Improvements

  • Right-click for copy/paste
  • Better daily backup
  • Instrumented statistics
  • Better deleting dialog

Fixed

  • Windows unresponsive bug
  • White text on a white tag
  • Adding a series plotline in vertical timeline view
  • Plotline titles limited to 50 characters to fix vertical timeline view
  • Deleting first book
  • Auto beat numbering

v2020-06-17

Improvements

  • Better error reporting
  • The trial asks you to create a file

Fixed

  • export bug
  • darkmode in a few places

v2020-06-15

New

  • Character Categories

Improvements

  • Paste from Word correctly (and other places)
  • Add Book and Tags to your Characters and Places
  • Notifications when there’s an update available
  • Ability to unlink links

Fixed

  • Clicking on URLs now opens the link in a new window in your browser
  • Template import bug

v2020-06-05

New

  • Custom Templates!

Improvements

  • For books with images, don’t show the title
  • Template wording tweaks
  • Template Picker’s dark mode styling
  • OS notifications for things instead of popup boxes
  • Activate License link in free trial

Fixed

  • Template importing as a new plotline

v2020-05-27

Improvements

  • Tags now display Save button when editing
  • Removed confusing “Attached To” message in Characters and Places
  • Changed heading under Project tab to “Series”
  • Better new window sizing
  • Character / Places / Notes scrolling performance, plus add new button at top of screen
  • Export from the Outline tab

Fixes

  • More obvious .docx file type on export
  • Book Switcher bug
  • Blank note display
  • Dark mode styling
  • Image bug ? “imageExtensions is not defined”
  • Null line handling
  • Reload on unresponsive

v2020-05-19

New

  • “New from Template” option in the dialog to open a file or create a new file

Improvements

  • More info in error reports
  • Better Rich Content Editor performance

Bug Fixes

  • Blank card color changing when changing a plotline’s color
  • Scene card editing occasional bug
  • Ask to Open or Create dialog bug when files have moved

v2020-05-10

New

  • Drag an image file from your computer onto any description field (as many as you like)

Improvements

  • Series tab changed to Project tab
  • Better error reporting

Bug Fixes

  • Plotline title wrapping
  • ScrollLeft bug
  • Add separation character between characters/places/notes in export
  • Better fix for numbered lists export

v2020-05-06

Improvements

  • Add a link to the Facebook support group in the Help menu

Bug Fixes

  • Small bug fixes from error reports
  • Line reordering bug
  • Exporting numbered-lists
  • Template as a new plotline weird scene card behavior

v2020-05-05

Improvements

  • View Device ID from Menu (Plottr menu)
  • Use file name as series name and book 1 name when creating a new file
  • Check for updates earlier in the startup process
  • Error reporting around template loading

Bug Fixes

  • Handle slow internet connections when loading templates
  • Migration to fix up bad file states from older files

v2020-05-04

Improvements

  • Add link to documentation from the Help menu

Bug Fixes

  • Migration bug from old files
  • Guided Tour grammar error
  • Another template loading bug
  • Character template export error

v2020-05-03

Bug Fixes

  • Template loading bug

v2020-05-02

Bug Fixes

  • New file error

2.0 – 2020-05-01

New

  • Series bible
  • Advanced templates
  • Images for characters, places, notes
  • Daily file backups

Improvements

  • Timeline / Scene Cards
    • Chapter auto-numbering
    • WYSIWYG text editor (replacing Markdown)
    • “Scenes” are now labeled “chapters”
    • Tour
  • Notes
    • Editing notes works like characters and places? ? ?click to edit, save to close it
  • Outline
    • Characters and places display on scene cards in outline view
  • Places
    • Paragraph type custom attributes
  • Menu
    • Help menu opens in a real browser so those pages are easier to use
    • “Save as?” opens the file immediately
    • View license key from menu
    • Export tab
    • Recent documents tab
  • Styling Updates
    • Timeline
    • Characters and places
    • Notes
    • Dark mode
  • General
    • Better error handling (no more flashing)
    • Persistent window screen size after file is closed and reopened

Bug Fixes

  • Dark mode error with new files
  • Windows bug verifying license
  • Mac bug on first-time launch
  • Number of note attachments
  • Outline filtering
  • Autofocusing with multiple paragraph custom attributes in characters
  • Fix exporting descriptions (not just a big format-less paragraph)

1.0 – 2017-10-01

 

Our Features

Visual Timelines Plottr 2.0
Drag & Drop Editor
Plot Cards
Scenes
Plot Lines
Color Picker
Multiple Views
Sort & Filter
Story Bibles Plottr 2.0
Series Bible
Characters
Places
Custom Attributes
Images
Notes
Tags
Time-Saving Tools Plottr 2.0
Starter Templates
Automated Outlines
Custom Templates
Export to Word & Scrivener
Autosave
Autoupdates