So glad to hear that exports worked brilliantly for you! I tend to have multiple tabs open when doing cross work between worlds and stories at the moment. But yay! Which format did you go with? :D
I downloaded a word file and liked how it looked. I've done the multiple tabs thing before, but it scares me. I'm afraid I'll do part of the changes on one tab and part on the other and they'll cancel each other out. My brain is the only thing I allow to have a million tabs open at once :)
@jaycano I saw that post. It's a cool idea. I like watching all the changes happen in real time. You guys are doing great!
This is something we are working on. We would like to offer the option to link elements not only to stories, but also to other elements. This will be some sort of internal linking, so you can navigate to the elements at any time and update them, as you can do from a timeline.
On top of that, we will offer a "quick view" option, so when you are editing a chapter or an element you will be able to have a quick access to your notes without leaving the editor.
This is still work in progress, and there are a few other cool things we will be implementing related to this, but it's still very early to give more details about it.
@Shy_Not_Fly17@Blackbird Thank you very much for your kind words! It's your enthusiasm that keeps us going, we love seeing that what we do actually matters. Thank you, thank you, thank you! We've been working on this for a while, so it's great that you are loving it. And there is more to come, of course!
We released yesterday and we will be making the announcements next week. We totally knew that you were outlining a new project, of course, so this is not just an amazing coincidence xD
We are still figuring out how we are going to handle public/private, and generally the pricing model we are going to use. We want to make it as free as possible, while still being able to pay hosting, bills and everything else. This is our passion, and we want to make it accessible to everyone.
For now, don't worry too much about how things will be after the beta, the pricing details are just for guidance and things will probably change a lot. And of course, we will not lock anyone out of the things they did during beta, we'll find a fair arrangement so you can keep enjoying the app when we start charging for it.
In any case, it's good that you told us, now we know that it's something important for you and we will consider it when making decisions. Thanks! :)
If anyone else feels the same way, please let us know.
@typical_demigod I already use Family Echo, but it is limited in some respects because it's built for real people to find people they're related to, not storytelling. For example they don't allow sibling incest...
Haha, yeah, I've had a problem with that before...
It is limited, but it's the easiest free thing I know of, which is why I suggested it. I know there are others, but I don't necessarily have the links to them anymore, and I've never felt like downloading them to try them out, because I'm lazy :P (Also, I'm usually not working with really large families or over several generations.)
First off welcome to Plotist! Your comments have brought a massive smile to my face, but let me answer your questions!
We are still in beta, and many of the features you are requesting are on the docket. Our next version will be out soon (very, very soon) and is the start of the next round of features, and UX fixes. What I can reveal is that one of our biggest goals is to allow collaborative projects and will be in a future version.
What we can recommend while waiting for collaboration features is to try the following: have the group share the account. While this is not the most perfect of elegant solutions, you can make the project private, and everyone will be able to see the timeline, elements, and notes. The one thing we suggest is to only have one person modifying the timeline at a time, as it does not track across sessions.
Just know that the ability to collaborate is one of the biggest features we are going to be working as that is a big goal for us.
Hope this helps! And bring any questions you have to us and suggestions as well. In the end, we make Plotist for ourselves second and our users first.
Thanks for the suggestion, @alastairluft! At the moment it's not possible to export to a file, but it should print correctly from the screen. We will add this to our feature requests and see what we can do about it; exporting, especially for printing, should be available.
In the meantime, if you're using Chrome (and I guess there will be equivalents for other platforms) you can use this excellent extension for taking screenshots of websites: Full Page Screen Capture. It effectively transforms any website into an image.
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