From The Odyssey to The Avengers, stories hinge on good characters. Without heroes to care about and believable villains to vex them, plot is just a bunch of stuff that happens. Persona aims to help writers organize information about their characters while using archetypes to discover what makes them tick –– and how they can interact in dramatically juicy ways. But like a well-meaning tragic hero, Persona is undone by glaring flaws.
Screenwriting tool Montage wants to make your job easier, so it even includes a sample script that acts as a tutorial. Reading through the antics of “Monkey” will get you started with minimal irritation.
StoryMill is all about writing novels, and its features keep longer projects on task. The app manages scenes, characters, locations, tasks, and research notes in its source list. Unlike Scrivener’s Binder, the source list doesn’t actually display individual items underneath each category. Those appear on a separate list, and clicking each category to see them seems like a cumbersome extra step. The actual writing is done in the main text/notes window. A pane for metadata completes the screen layout.
When mention of the Mac App Store first came about, you might have had some feelings of uncertainty. How will this new venture translate over to our Macs? But worry no more. A familiar face in Mariner Software is ready to embrace the new Mac App Store tomorrow with open arms, by having six (count 'em six) apps ready to rock and roll at your disposal!
For many cooks, nothing compares to the joy of pulling out their favorite cookbook and turning to the dog-eared, slightly splattered page containing that perfect recipe. Find out if there is a better way to share your culinary delights with the world.