Shaxpir Feature Ideas

  1. Be able to flag chapter/scenes by character POV, action, subplot etc.

    I would like to be able to see at a glance which character's POV each chapter is and things like whether it is primarily an action chapter or background or character building etc. Maybe themes and or subplot. If it is at a glance via color or symbol or something, I could see if I was getting too many of the same type of chapters bunched together, things like that. Being able to easily pick which chapter's are a character's POV is also important. Seeing the overall flow is, too.

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  2. story read back to me aloud?

    Sometimes when I'm rewriting, editing, or proofing my mind misses glaring mistakes because my mind automatically puts in the word or phrase I wish as I am reading it. Because I know what "Should" be there, my brain reads it as I intend, not as it would "really" read to someone who doesn't know the plotline, or that I mixed several different versions of a story into one, and mixed some of the details in an illogical manor. Having text to speech feature, even if it's not the most human sounding voice, can help me catch those mistakes. It would…

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  3. Undo Button

    I think you need an undo button, unless you already have one and I just can't find it. It is great that work is regularly saved, but sometime I make a mistake and erase something or change something that I just want to immediately undo.

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  4. Total word count per part.

    I would like to be able to click on a Part and see the total word count of chapters within that Part, rather than having to add it up manually.

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  5. Insert pictures into the body text of a chapter

    Concept art is great, but some stories have illustrations in the body of the text.

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  6. Font Display Size

    Hi. I use a WQHD monitor and the display font and size is almost too small to read. It would be great to have an option to adjust the display font size and color.

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  7. Google OS

    Shaxpir available on the Google OS

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  8. a way to reset word counts

    I imported some older work from another writing program and it shows 96K words written for that day. is there a way to reset that so it doesn't show that huge one time import?

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  9. The new - soon to be - grand speed master of the universe - namely, Google OS on the web.

    Hey Jason!

    Thanks for getting in touch and congrats on your new Pixelbook :)

    Unfortunately, Shaxpir is only available as a desktop application right now, for Macintosh and Windows, so it's not going to work on Chrome OS. In the long run, we do have plans to make Shaxpir available on the web, but it'll be a while still before it's ready.

    Sorry to disappoint!

    Benji


    Dear Benji Smith,

    If you do make Shaxpir available on the web you would open the door to over six million Chromebook users who would pay an arm and a leg to gain access…

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  10. export

    Why are the export lacking so much? I mean, I get we need to try to keep it as simple as possible... but... so much post editing would be required by your tool that it makes it virtually unusable?

    I think indie-authors will just publish a ton of books with Red Chapter headings because they aren't going to pay a formatter / type-setter to do this stuff.

    I'm guessing this tool is expecting its authors to find a formatter / type-setter to clean it all up... or?

    There are like zero tools that make compiling / formatting dead simple... would…

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  11. Ability to Organize Connections

    Is it just me or can one not arrange connections once they are established on a page? Each idea/article/short story, etc. has several connections and after a while I wanted to standardize the way the connections were listed but I was not able to move them up or down to list them the way I wanted to see them.

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  12. Use Local Drive

    Save content to the local drive without encryption and allow users to select local drive as backup and restore in case of a disaster. This should avoid the sync issues and allow us to save more current work that has not been synced with the server.

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  13. Linguistics stats by chapter

    Having the ability to view the vividness or passiveness of your writing at specific chapters would enable you to acknowledge your strong points and work on the areas that could use the most help.

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  14. way to not count notes or character profiles in total word count

    I would like a way to not count the words in notes or character profiles so that there is a more accurate count for the words in the book. Other programs have this feature and it is nice to know what is actually in your manuscript, and not just disjointed ideas for the story

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  15. ANSWER YOUR SUPPORT EMAILS

    ANSWER YOUR SUPPORT EMAILS

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  16. Store passwords locally

    I was trying to write on the plane, but couldn't log into my account because it needed internet to verify my password. This defeats the purpose of having offline capabilities.

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  17. Flagging sentence parts - Adjectives in particular

    This may be too difficult to accomplish, but would be tremendously useful and a major value add - to be able to flag all adjectives (or verbs, adverbs, etc) in a piece of text. My adjectives frequently need toning down in revision, and it would be amazing to have them highlighted.

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  18. I would like to be able to track submissions from within the software.

    It would be nice to be able to track what story was sent to which agent/publisher, how long it has been out. Their response. payment, what kind of story did I send them.(short story, novel, memoir, what was the word count, genre? Agents contact info) I would love to make this my one stop writing shop and forget about loading down my computer with all the different software.

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  19. Inspirtational quotes from famous writers?

    Perhaps it would be a finishing touch to have random quotes from famous writers, or about writing to have as a daily pep talk on the page that lists our story projects. Perhaps a running banner at the top of that page or the page that calculates our writing averages?
    Just a thought.

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  20. Track Changes

    Many editors use the track changes function to edit. If your software had a track changes integration and color coding (maybe) for later drafts it would be a step above the leading software. Google Drive also has a similar integration.

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