updated 08:40 pm EST, Wed January 16, 2008
Mariner ships StoryMill 3
Mariner Software has released StoryMill 3.0, the latest release of its writing software. The software combines a word processor and database as well as offers "timeline view" feature to help writers manage the creative process from inception to publication. The software features the ability to track, tag and filter characters, scenes, locations as well as the ability to research with StoryMill's unique dynamic outline. Writers can visually and interactively display their story across time with StoryMill's timeline view and place annotations on the project.
"If you use a Mac and are a writer, StoryMill undoubtedly will have interest." said Michael Wray, President of Mariner Software. "With a ton of intuitive features, and the ability to manage the creative process as a whole, StoryMill will appeal to writers at every level."
Other features include a word frequency tracker, cliche finder, daily writing goals (with the progress meter), and built-in support for tracking submissions to editors and agents. Writers also have a number of different ways to view their work. The Universal Cocoa application is compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 or later; it is available for $50 ($5 discount for download) in English with other languages expected to follow shortly.