Thursday, 25 December 2014

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and a happy new year to everyone - thank you to all who have given my apps a try this year.

It's the time of year where everyone starts to make plans for the new year - from "absolutely, definitely going to the gym", or saving for a holiday, or most appropriately, finishing a novel, or starting a novel.

So, if you're thinking of writing in 2015, or have a book you need to finish, I hope you find the time and inspiration to get it done in 2015.

Happy writing!

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Time marches on

Crumbs, it's one year since Plotline launched on the App Store, for the iPad. In that time, there have been two versions of iOS released!

You may notice that Plotline still uses the older, iOS 6 user interface, rather than the flat version that introduced iOS 7. It's kind of deliberate - I really like the fact that buttons look like buttons in iOS 6, and that having a texture and style to the app makes it a bit different, rather than the quite garish, bright colours of iOS 7 and 8.

If you haven't used Plotline before, give it a try - I use it for my own writing. Plotting, outlining, and generally arranging things in a way that suits how I work. And at the end of the process, it all gets exported to Scrivener, ready for the actual writing.

Sadly, due to the way App Store submissions work, any update to Plotline will have to bring it in line with the current iOS 7/8 flatness regime, but for now I'm very fond of the "tangible" appearance/nature of the app, and I hope you all are too.

Happy writing!