Story Planner for Writers 4+

Outline Novels & Screenplays


    • 4.6 • 302 Ratings
    • $9.99



Story Planner is an easy-to-use and yet powerful tool for plotting novels, screenplays, and any fiction story.

It works great for writers, screenwriters, producers, directors, RPG masters … All kinds of storytellers! And it offers quick and intuitive story organization, with sync on all your devices and export options to help you write the best stories wherever you are.

No matter if you are a professional writer or just starting. With Story Planner, outlining will be the easiest, fastest, and most fun part of your writing process.

• Create custom projects to plan fictional stories
• Organize projects by tags
• Archive projects to keep them around, but out of your way
• Take notes of your ideas within each project
• Easily switch between the different parts of your project

• Get all the elements of your stories linked to each other
• Create detailed characters and locations
• Add images to make a more complete profile
• Organize the plot lines of your stories and assign them a color
• Divide your structure into acts, parts, chapters, or episodes
• Develop the structure scene by scene
• Write your scenes in any order and reorganize later with Drag & Drop
• Track different threads using plot colors and tags
• Assign tags to any element in the story for a better organization
• Quick search and filter tool
• Split-View on your iPad
• Multiple windows on your Mac
• Keyboard shortcuts to boost your productivity on your Mac and iPad

• Look over the whole structure with the Revision Mode
• Check the stats to better understand how your story works
• Set goals and track your progress
• Configure the widgets to see the progress bar on your home screen (on iOS)
• Turn on the info buttons to learn more about the parts of the planning and creative process
• Light and dark modes
• Set your favorite color theme

• Story Planner is private: We cannot see your projects, in any case
• Protection by code or Face/Touch ID
• Automatic backups

• Sync your projects via iCloud and access them on your Mac, iPad, and iPhone (iOS and macOS versions available separately)

• Compile to a single document for sharing or printing
• Choose the parts of your project you want to export
• Choose the appearance of the exported files
• Print or create PDF files
• Export to Word
• Export to Scrivener 2 and 3
• Export to Final Draft
• Export to Ulysses (with the Word files option)

• Story Planner does NOT include in-app purchases
• When you buy the app, you have access to all features
• We won't bother you with in-app subscriptions, ever
• Universal for iPad and iPhone.
• macOS version available separately

You can check our Youtube Channel to watch Story Planner in action. You can also visit our website for more information or contact us via email or Twitter. We are always happy to assist you.

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• Twitter: @StoryPlannerApp

We put thousands of hours into developing and improving Story Planner. We read every single one of your reviews and always consider your suggestions, so don't hesitate to write to us if you have any thoughts on improving the app. And if you enjoy using Story Planner, please take a minute to leave us a review. Thank you! :)

What’s New

Version 5.5.9

*** Bug fixes in 5.5.9 ***
· We have fixed the problem opening the app in some versions of MacOS.

We keep working every day to bring you news, but also to make the app improve and work better and better.

You can follow our news or send us your feedback via Twitter at @StoryPlannerApp and via e-mail at
Thanks, and happy outlining!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
302 Ratings

302 Ratings

mels0991 ,

Terrific app

I started using the application on my phone to record story ideas as they come to me throughout my day's events. I went ahead and purchased the app for my computer as when I realized the sync feature good save me a lot of time transferring the information from my phone to my computer. With the exception of a small glitch regarding multiple windows opening ( doesn't affect the function whatsoever, mainly just an annoyance) the app is amazing and super convenient. they contact me within 24 hours of reporting the glitch with a solution awesome customer service. if you're serious writer save yourself from disorganized pen and paper notes and get this app well worth the small investment to stay organized and refer back to ideas you didn't have time to follow up on originally. :)

Developer Response ,

Thank you very much for your comment. It is really appreciated. :) Happy writing!

BeardedLadyNatsu ,

Has potential

NOTE This will only communicate with Scrivener if you have paid for the version 3 update!!

I write with Scrivener, and part of the reason I purchased this software was because you can export your project directly into Scrivener. I created an outline with Story Planner and enjoyed a lot of the features. However, when I went to export, it gave me options for Scrivener 2 (what I currently run) and Scrivener 3 (a paid update of that software, which I do not have). I created a Scrivener 2 export, which then wouldn't work in my version of Scrivener. I understand this issue is related to Scrivener's functionality as well. Instead I tried to export my outline as an RTF and just import that into Scrivener, but the export only shows previews of text, so it was basically useless- my details about what I wanted to happen in a scene cut off after the first two lines!! Instead I had to dual screen and then copy/ paste from one program to another, which was time consuming and not was I was expecting when I paid for this program.

Bottom line- I enjoyed creating an outline using this software, but it stopped being easy to use as soon as I wanted to actually use that outline to write in another program. There is basically NO information about actually exporting your project on their site (a blurb paragraph). Their website doesn't have as much info as I'd like, and as an annoying large number of glaring typos, considering it's a software for writers.

Trixie G ,

Used Every Day

I'm a multi-published author and I use Story Planner every day. I don't use it exactly as it's designed, but it works very well for me. The only problem I have with it (and the reason it has 4 stars rather than 5) is the lack of font control. It would be very, very helpful to be able to use bold, italics, strikeout, and font and line colors. Otherwise, it's very useful and I get a lot out of it.

Comment in response to developer feedback:
Updating and improving apps is part of being a developer. Providing new features grows your customer base and encourages current customers to stay with you rather than seeking out an app that is actively making their product better. While I really like Story Planner, I look for alternatives every now and then just to see what's out there. One of these times, you're going to lose my business because your product is stagnating.

Developer Response ,

Hi there! Thank you very much for your comment. It's really appreciated. We agree with you that using bold, italics, etc. would be great, and that's one of the features we want to add in the future. However, we are a small company, and we cannot implement the new features as quickly as we would like. But we believe in the feedback from our users, and we take into account all your suggestions. So don't hesitate to write to us if you have any further suggestions or if you want to tell us more about how you use the app. Your feedback helps us a lot to keep improving Story Planner.

App Privacy

The developer, SCVisuais, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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