Tracking story elements
What I'm currently missing in all writing software I've ever tried is the possibility to track certain words or phrases and have them automatically tracked in the text. This is especially crucial for stories with a big cast, since it would be extremely helpful to be able to see with a single glance which characters are present in a given chapter.
In an ideal world I'd have the ability to have the text processor highlight all occurrences of a given name (or plot element or item, etc) and list them as tags somewhere at the side of the screen. Shaxpir has the potential to go even a step further, since character files are designed to be linked with other documents from the beginning. Imagine being able to hover the name of a character and seeing a summary of who they are and where they occur in the story. I've wanted this feature so badly I've seriously been looking into writing my own software to do it for me. Surely I can't be the only writer out there in need of a feature like this?
I like the way you think, Siipis.
I’m planning on implementing this in a future version of Shaxpir. Once we get past the BETA period, and roll out some of the more essential features (like export & spellcheck), this is exactly the kind of thing Shaxpir is designed for.