Shaxpir Feature Ideas

  1. Character - is detail template possible?

    I do know that there are templates out there for character descriptions. I might want to remember that the character has blue eyes, not brown, and that they are a particular height and weight, and gender. And, frankly, I don't want to have to remember to add this information each time I'm developing a new character. I'd rather have a template that I can fill out. If I leave information off, that's my choice. But, if I forget to add something, simply because I didn't remember, then it could be disastrous for the story.

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  2. Connections - Could we have connections to files and URLs?

    There is an ability to connect with pictures. There is an ability to connect to other parts of the document. However, I don't see any ability to connect to something like a PDF, a word document, or especially to a URL that might be critical to the story that we are writing.

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  3. Color text formatting would be useful

    I would find it useful to be able to highlight text at certain points in my story development....not necessarily for printing, but for my own recognition of something that might need additional work before publishing.

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  4. Connections: Is a mindmap snapshot in future plans?

    Seeing a single connection between A and B might be useful to the author, but seeing all of the connections in a visual (picture) format at one time would be an immense improvement.

    Is that something that is possibly on the list of future improvements? Could it be?

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  5. Genre writing environment themes for inspiration

    I love the way you have set this up to be a complete writing environment. Meaning all my writing is created and kept in this one environment, and I no longer will have to create separate document files for each writing project. As such I would love to be able to meld function with inspiration. Like desktop themes of old, I would love to be able to set different writing environment themes bases on the most popular genres, aka Mystery/Suspense, Romance, etc.

     These themes would be complete with animated desktop, and soundtracks to use as white noise.(i love writing with
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  7. Improvement - Add new "sub section" at the context (cursor position) level

    I created my book title, and then created the first chapter. Then, I wanted to create a dozen, or so, "scenes". The goal was to arrange all of these into the outline format of Part 1 of the book.

    What I discovered is that no matter where I placed my cursor....no matter what level I was at...any new "scene" was created at the story level, and then had to be dragged into its hierarchical position (outline position).

    It would be helpful if I could highlight a level, and then insert new scenes as children of that level, rather than having…

    5 votes
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  8. Export excert to blog

    This would be really nifty!

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  9. Connections - adding a new connection is not intuitive

    It's easy enough to add the heading of "Connections", but adding the actual connection is not intuitive, since the links (small plus and minus) signs) are not visible until one hovers over that particular area with the mouse pointer.

    I fiddled around with the Connection link for 5 minutes, before my pointer rested over that area of the page long enough to see the small plus and minus signs.

    The same is true for deleting a connection. User won't see the delete link until and unless they happen to hover their cursor pointer just over the end of the connected…

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  10. You should pivot, be the Frame.io, Figma, Framer, etc. of writing tools.

    You could do it... I'd help you if you want.
    I'm also a web developer, heavy front-end, UX dev, etc.

    I think you could benefit from an overhaul with focused UX and focus on collaboration phases that real indie authors really need. A bigger focus on external integrations needs implemented as well.

    Exporting needs to be a huge focus as well.

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  11. Be able to write in spanish

    I would like to write in spanish and have the right characters (now a an extra character is inserted before the accented letter)

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  12. HOME screen statistics gone?

    I always liked the statistics (how much words you wrote at what pace in such and such a time span) on the HOME screen but as of today 05/10/18 it's gone. Is the feature still available for the free version?

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  14. Page Previews depending on format

    Page previews depending on formats (epub, docx, etc)

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  15. The delete does not delete

    I open the chapter and selected the trash can, and am asked: Are you sure you want to delete the chapter named but there is no yes/no option next to the question. You have to scroll to the end???

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  16. Docx export not working.

    I can export my novel to html (I am using the free edition) and it will show it exporting to docx, but I only get the title and a table of contents that has only "summary" in it. There is only 3 pages exported of a novel that is almost 14000 words

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  17. I find this is not working for me.

    I have used Final Draft, Very intuitive. I have user Scrivner, steeper learning curve, but ample how-to videos that make any task doable, I have used a number of writer tools and I have found they are not better than a basic word processor. Yours has possibilities, but I need better import export capabilities, more feature that I can use. (grammar assist, story-specify dictionary, etc) As is, I will continue the beta test, but would not pay $7.99 PER MONTH.

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  18. Why is this so slow?

    tour click on manuscripts and it takes forever to load

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  19. Shaxpir Authors & Books Count

    Right now there isn't much of a collaborative Shaxpir community. I don't know who else uses the software, what their preferring writing genres are, how many books they've written/published, etc... I suppose one day there may be a forum for all of us to get together, but in the meantime I thought it would be cool for the Shaxpir logon process to include [A] the number of users actually using the software, and [B] the number of projects (books) currently stored in the Shaxpir cloud.

    Why, do you ask? Because this would be a reminder to everyone logging on that…

    7 votes
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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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