Shaxpir Feature Ideas

  1. 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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  2. 1 & 2-way Connections

    2 way connections. Connecting A to B will also connect B to A. Maybe a setting that user can choose between to be able to do both 1 way or 2 way connections.

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  3. keyboard shortcuts

    keyboard shortcuts for standard operations like creating a new document are very important. Quite apart from assuaging the demands of old keyboard warriors like me, it's much more accessible than mouse navigation.

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  4. Disabling Sync

    It would be great to be able to use this product in offline mode exclusively, for those users who don't want any of their writing on your servers.

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  5. 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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  6. Custom Themes

    Please give us the ability to create our own themes. Additionally, being able to share and download other's themes would be great. At present, none of the prepackaged themes are very conducive to writing for me- they don't really follow any "good for reading" or "good for writing" visual rules, are too bright or too stark for my eyes. I would much rather just control what's good for my eyes nyself.

    29 votes
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  7. Ability to colaborate

    I do most of my work in collaboration with others. This is a great program, but it does me almost no good if I can't share it with someone even if they also have Shaxpir.

    45 votes
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  8. Ability to work well with NON-fiction manuscripts

    Your software looks wonderful! I would like to see added capabilities to work with non-fiction manuscripts.

    Thank you very much for your kindest consideration of my suggestion.

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  9. Integration with Grammarly

    While I'm all for you improving your existing spelling and grammar check, I'd love to have the option to integrate with my existing grammarly account so I get the manuscript grammar checking I'm used to, so it already incorporates my grammarly custom dictionary, and so that I grammarly does it's wonderful tracking!

    58 votes
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  10. 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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  11. Accents and Macrons

    I am not entirely sure whether or not this is already a feature, and if it is...I can not figure out how to use it.
    I believe we should be able to type letters with accents or macrons.

    17 votes
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  12. 4 votes
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  13. Footnotes

    The ability to create something along the lines of footnotes would be useful. I have read enough to know I am hardly the only fiction writer that uses footnotes on occasion.

    11 votes
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  14. Custom formatting styles

    I like creating quick styles I can easily apply to all of my documents. Scene breaks, internal monologue, LitRPG elements like stats, "music" when characters sing, etc. It would be nice to create a library of these and easily apply them alongside "paragraph" and "heading 1".

    18 votes
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  15. 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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  16. User manual ?

    Eventhough Shaxpir's seems pretty straight forward, is there or do you plan to issue a user manual soon ? Just to leverage each functionality the correct way. Many thanks in advance for your reply.

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  17. 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

    12 votes
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  18. 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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  19. MS Word Export with copyright/title/pagination footer (or header)

    My writers' group asks us to make sure our name, title and page numbers appear on each page. Many of us are writing for paid publication, so we put a copyright notice on each page too. Currently I post-process my Shaxpir MS Word export to include such a footer. It would be convenient if Shaxpir would do the processing for me, though.

    10 votes
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  20. Google OS

    Shaxpir available on the Google OS

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