Storyist is a powerful writing environment for novelists and screenwriters.

“I have now written three novels using Storyist and it has proven itself invaluable to me.” – Michael Brandman, Bestselling Author.

With Storyist, you can:

• Produce submission-ready manuscripts and screenplays. Storyist provides a rich text editor with support for comments, images, headers, footers, and style sheets so you can create properly formatted manuscripts and screenplays. And Storyist comes with manuscript and screenplay templates so you can focus on the writing, not the formatting.

• Work with your story at a high-level. Storyist lets you sketch out a story using index cards and then refine it with customizable plot, character, and setting sheets.

• Keep all your writing organized and accessible. Storyist organizes your novel manuscripts, screenplays, notes, and other project-related writing so you can access them with just a few clicks.

• Create print-ready PDFs that are suitable for online distribution or printing with a professional printing service.

• Create ePub and Kindle editions of your work for online distribution.

Features at a Glance

• Word processor with support comments, images, headers, footers, and style sheets.

• Automatic manuscript and screenplay formatting with familiar tab and return key shortcuts.

• Virtual cork board with support for color-coded index cards.

• Outliner.

• Customizable story sheets.

• Imports and exports RTF, Plain Text, Word, Scrivener, Fountain, and Final Draft FDX files.

• Exports ePub, Kindle, and PDF.

• Works great with Storyist for iOS, so you can create, review, and revise your work wherever inspiration strikes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

cbarrick ,

Solid upgrade, good pricing

A solid review of a great piece of software. Great features and great integration with iOS app. Even better, no subscription, and a very reasonable upgrade price make it a must get. Highly recommended.

Mykbibby ,

Theme Editing is a Disaster

The default dark mode is so foolishly backwards. It makes the page black, and the background dark grey. No dark mode in history functions that way—the colors very, very obviously need to be reversed in order for dark mode to be even remotely usable.

However—the theme editor is completely broken. There is no way to override the settings without throwing off the text color. Every theme customization results in either white text on a white background or dark text on a dark background, depending on whether dark mode is enabled. It is simply impossible to achieve the very simple thing that needs to be done in order to begin writing with this program.

Please fix this! I upgraded from 3 to 4 specifically for the purpose of night mode. But this is so poorly thought out and implemented on such a rudimentary level that I feel like a total fool for buying it. It's a simple fix away from being great, but that fix better come soon...

Developer Response ,

Hi Mykbibby, Storyist's dark mode appearance (shown in the screenshot gallery above) uses Mojave's default text and background colors. Many apps, including Apple Mail and TextEdit, use the same settings. If you prefer different colors, you can change them by opening the Storyist Preferences window, clicking the Appearance tab, and adjusting the paper and page background colors. If you'd like some assistance setting up your theme, please send a short email to the support address. We'd be happy to help. You might also find the "Dark Mode Tips" blog post on the website useful.


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macOS 10.13 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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