Plottr - Public Roadmap

Planning

New Starter Templates

Features (2)
  • StoryEngines - Joseph Nassise
  • Three Story Method - J. Thorn

Timeline Template Switcher

After you've chosen a templatet, the ability to go back and start over or to choose another template.

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Custom Character Categories

The ability to create your own custom categories within the Characters tab

Features (0)

Custom Styling / Color Schemes

Features (2)
  • Custom Colors
  • Custom Fonts

Import Options

Ability to import a file into Plottr (e.g. MS Word)

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Revisions & Drafts

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Web App

A web version of Plottr that works in your browser

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Translation

Features (5)
  • Easily Switch between Languages
  • Translation into Spanish
  • Translation into Russian
  • Translation into German
  • Translation into French

Up Next

Scrivener Integration

Users need a way to start writing easily in Scrivener after planning their story in Plottr.

Users need a way to take their first draft written in Scrivener and pull it apart into Plottr and work it out visually

Features (3)
  • Export to a Scrivener File
  • Import a Scrivener File
  • Sync Plottr File with Scrivener File

iPad App

A full version of Plottr that works on iPad

Features (0)

Community Templates

Ability to upload / download custom templates from other members

Features (0)

Snowflake Pro Integration

Features (1)
  • Import a Snowflake Pro File
July 2020

Export Options

Decide what you want to export from your Plottr file (e.g. only the timeline) and into what file type (e.g. Microsoft Word, Scrivener, PDF)

Features (0)

In Progress

Awesome Little Features

Features (8)
  • Character Categories
  • Add Tags to Characters / Places
  • Spell Check
  • Right click to copy / paste
  • Swap cards by dragging one onto another
  • Drag a Card to a New Chapter
  • Create a New Book with a Template
  • Import from Plottr File

Timeline Improvements

A number of highly requested timeline feature updates, including:

-The ability to create Prologues and still maintain the chapter auto numbering.

-The ability o auto-number without using chapters (e.g. scenes)

Features (2)
  • Prologue / Epilogue
  • Configurable Chapter Labels (with Auto-Numbering)

Act Structure

Users need a way to add a hierarchy to their stories, include Acts/Parts, and multiple scenes per chapter

Features (3)
  • Acts above Chapters
  • Vertical Lines
  • Multiple scenes per chapter
Last updated 11 hours ago
Recently completed
Undo / Redo
The ability to easily undo / redo actions you've taken
Completed 4th July 2020
Releases
16
Jun
Released

v2020.6.15

Character Categories!

Roadmap cards (1)
Copying from Word to Plottr
Fix glitch where some users can't copy text from MS Word into Plottr
Features (3)
Feature
Add Tags to Characters / Places
Feature
Character Categories
Feature
Make copying from Word work
05
Jun
Released

v2020.6.5

Custom Templates!

Roadmap cards (1)
Custom Templates
Features (1)
Feature
Save File as Template
Add idea
Considering
Would love to see years, months, days so can figure out overarching plot/event timeline within a single book and across an entire series.
Last updated 3 days ago
Considering
A List of Objects like Characters and Places. So we have more Infos for our McGuffin or all the other objects.
Last updated 2 days ago
Planning
Enable manual sorting of Characters/Places. Drag and Drop would be nice :-)
Last updated 18 days ago
Considering
I would love to be able to reorder the custom attributes on the character pages.
Last updated 18 days ago
Considering
Point of View (Character and Style) for each card. E.g. [Harry Potter 3rd Intimate], [Kvothe 1st], etc.
Last updated 3 days ago
Considering
I'd like to see an ability to duplicate a card, or an entire plot line, with all its info intact.
Last updated 18 days ago
New idea
Add Template to an existing Character.
Last updated 22 days ago
New idea
A Todo-List would be great. So we can track an plan our progress in Plottr.
Last updated 22 days ago
Considering
Promote notes to card and demote cards to notes
Last updated 18 days ago
New idea
Ability to add a category in notes where you can add nestable notes with the ability to drag and drop to reorder. IE... Ships---Ship 1---Ship 2
Last updated 18 days ago
New idea
Relationship attributes: clickable links to other characters (so you can specify e.g. a father/son relation)
Last updated 9 days ago
New idea
Would love to see character age progression and character-specific related plot points over a whole series.
Last updated a month ago
New idea
Custom categories for characters
Last updated 15 days ago
New idea
Add an "Add New Character" at the bottom of the page or a return to the top. It is currently cumbersome with a series full of characters.
Last updated 22 days ago
New idea
Being able to click multiple scene cards at once and add attributes to the group would be handy.
Last updated 15 days ago
New idea
Plottr & .opml files to share files between Scrivener, Scapple, OmniOutliner, SimpleMind, Outliner.
Last updated 22 days ago
New idea
Templates for whole series, so each book corresponds to a beat in a story type.
Last updated 18 days ago
New idea
Copy a scene card from one book (or from the series view) to another timeline/book/view.
Last updated 15 days ago
New idea
Ability to create a template for scenes
Last updated 13 days ago
New idea
An auto-save feature that can be set to save every [choose a number] of minutes
Last updated 3 days ago
New idea
Be able to hide individual plot lines. Not having to add tags to filter out all lines but one in order to focus on that specific line would be great.
Last updated 3 days ago
New idea
I would love to be able to create a separate timeline dedicated to plotting out the backstory for my series.
Last updated 3 days ago
New idea
Option to move top menu bar (Project, Timeline, etc...) to the side. Graphic in each menu option for faster identification (like in Manuskript).
Last updated a month ago
New idea
Export a single timeline
Last updated 15 days ago
New idea
To change the color of the [SAVE] button when changes have been made and not yet saved. Back to green when saved.
Last updated 13 days ago
New idea
Would live to be able to use Alt + a letter to jump between pages - character (Alt c) timeline (Alt t) etc. - like in word, to avoid using the mouse.
Last updated 13 days ago
New idea
Option to Pin or Freeze Plotline Titles and Chapter Titles. Large projects are difficult to navigate in the Timeline view.
Last updated 9 days ago
New idea
Drag-and-drop scenes within chapter up and down to indicate the order of presentation. Retain storyline color to the boxes.
Last updated 9 days ago
New idea
Word count in the text editors
Last updated 9 days ago
New idea
A secondary timeline view for unchronological storytelling, that can be used in conjunction with the default chronological view.
Last updated 3 days ago
New idea
Display primary character name(s), tag(s), or place on scene cards in Timeline.
Last updated 3 days ago
New idea
When switching away from and back to the Timeline window, remember the previous scroll location within the window.
Last updated 3 days ago
New idea
Option to display tags at the top of the pop-up next or beneath the title, when hovering over scene-cards in the timeline view
Last updated 3 days ago
New idea
Add custom attributes to scene cards (and optionally notes)
Last updated 2 days ago
New idea
When creating from a template, have the option to convert template main plot cards into chapters
Last updated a month ago
New idea
Template: 22 Steps - John Truby
Last updated 17 days ago
New idea
Make the chapter/card title visible in the lefthand sidebar when hovering over it to make it easier to find the scene in question at a glance.
Last updated 18 days ago
New idea
When entering a timeline card, tab directly from the title to the description box without stopping at the format toolbar.
Last updated 18 days ago
New idea
Card on the timeline - when I title it and press enter again, the card should open.
Last updated 15 days ago
New idea
Functionality to generate character names, planet names, etc.
Last updated 17 days ago
New idea
Ability to make scene cards viewing area smaller when opened
Last updated 3 days ago
New idea
Keyboard shortcut to paste text unformatted (Ctr-Alt-V)?
Last updated 13 days ago
New idea
Add a template for The Story Grid foolscap (by Shawn Coyne) and include "the 15 critical scenes".
Last updated 9 days ago
New idea
Turn the first image of characters, places, objects into stickers on a card starting bottom right moving left and up, PoV character top right
Last updated 9 days ago
New idea
Short Story Template: Any chance of adding templates for short stories?
Last updated 9 days ago
New idea
Change the colors of single chapters within the same story line
Last updated 9 days ago
New idea
Dynamically add character names, tags, and places when selecting them in a chapter (vs having to switch the tabs)
Last updated 3 days ago
New idea
When you add a Character or Location in a scene card, have the sort order inherited from the Character/Location entry sort choice
Last updated 3 days ago
New idea
When adding new fields to existing custom templates, it should be possible to "update" the template without having to save as a new template.
Last updated 2 days ago
New idea
I would like to be able to add a "shortcut" to a doucment of my choosing in a scene card & or Chapter.
Last updated 3 days ago
New idea
When a new tag is created, move the focus directly to the next new tag to avoid having to pick up the mouse.
Last updated 18 days ago
New idea
Functionality to send plot outline via email (or WhatsApp, iMessage, etc.)
Last updated 17 days ago
New idea
A web-share function (like Google docs) for co-writers who are working together.
Last updated 13 days ago
New idea
A web-share function so co-writers can see real time entries as they work together.
Last updated 9 days ago
New idea
Have the toolbar hover at the top of the screen, wherever you are in the document, instead of being static and disappearing as you scroll down.
Last updated 9 days ago
New idea
Minor irritation. Plottr on big screen of 2-screen system. "Save As" goes wonky. Asks me to exit, reopens on small screen.
Last updated 9 days ago
New idea
Image editor (e.g. re-adjusting of image in cut-out + ability to click on it for entire image)
Last updated 3 days ago
New idea
Timeline Manual Zoom: Enable Manual Zoom/Pinch Zoom for Macbook touchpads, and Zoom Percentage Selection in small increments.
Last updated 2 days ago
New idea
Include a list of default "common tags" for all new projects (ex: pov: 1st, setting: exterior, etc.).
Last updated 2 days ago
New idea
Filter keyword results by both OR conditions (current function) and AND conditions (when results require all selected conditions met).
Last updated 2 days ago
New idea
Would love the option the highlight and use strikethrough in the text editor.
Last updated 2 days ago