It provides writers something that they desperately needed, a simple yet powerful way to organize all their thoughts and ideas. Prior to StoryO, there really wasn't a tool out there that did this, at least not in this way, and it became evident during our early evaluation program, just how much writers loved using it and how much it helped them.
Studio City, CA (PRWEB) September 22, 2009
Jungle Software (http://junglesoftware.com) today announced the immediate availability of StoryO™, a dynamic story outlining and organization tool for writers.
StoryO provides a virtual sandbox where writers can outline their story, enter ideas onto electronic index cards, arrange and group them into sequences, create timelines and flesh out characters, various plot lines and other aspects of their story.
"StoryO is incredibly unique in terms of what it brings to the table" says Aaton Cohen-Sitt, President of Jungle Software. "It provides writers something that they desperately needed, a simple yet powerful way to organize all their thoughts and ideas. Prior to StoryO, there really wasn't a tool out there that did this, at least not in this way, and it became evident during our early evaluation program, just how much writers loved using it and how much it helped them."
StoryO is for professional and aspiring writers, students, bloggers, journalists, technical writers and educators and can be used for screenplays, stage plays, novels, short stories, news articles, essays, term papers, non-fiction works and more.
Story Outline - Outline your story with a built-in, standardized set of topics and questions, or create custom sets of topics and questions to use as you work with different types of projects.
Timeline - Create story timelines with color-coded segments and break them down into sequences. Drag & drop sequences to re-order the timeline, then save each sequence to create multiple versions of a timeline.
Index Cards - Use index cards to record scenes, events, plot points and other details. Color, resize, arrange and save them in various orders within a sequence to create story structure. Attach pictures and characters for even more detail.
Character Development - Create a library of characters, including profile and background information, artistic renditions and more. StoryO comes with over 50 built-in character images - from hero to villain and everything in between.
Other features, such as the "Pitch" module which creates slide presentations based on StoryO content, and powerful export and integration features, which exports pre-formatted StoryO content to Microsoft Word®, Final Draft® and Movie Magic Screenwriter™, make it easy to get a writer's early constructs out in a way that is presentable to others and in a manner that they can build upon during the next phase of their writing process.
StoryO integrates seamlessly with Jungle Software's popular film production software, Gorilla Pro (version 4.6). StoryO index cards import directly into Gorilla as breakdown sheets, which now have an "index card" window where the StoryO content resides. Users can view StoryO content as a reference and can modify the content directly in Gorilla if desired.
"StoryO is a well thought out piece of software, it's interactivity with the latest versions of Final Draft® and Gorilla™ make it an invaluable tool that will soon become a standard of the trade." - Robert B.
"Flexibility in the story outline is KEY to distinguishing this product from the others available on the market. I like the idea of being able to customize the outline questions - every writer has his/her favorite paradigm." - Jane C.
"I started this project on Sunday and I'm already on page 27 … the application helped me solve a number of conflicts in this project … StoryO is turning out to be a real asset to me." - David M. (written on a Tuesday)
"StoryO provided me with the things I needed to make for a good pitch that has been sent out in first draft and returned to me with gold stars. ... now on to the next revision." - Marianne J.
StoryO and Gorilla 4.6 are immediately available. StoryO is priced at $79.95 (U.S. suggested list price). Gorilla 4.6 is a free upgrade for Gorilla 4.5 users. Gorilla 3.0 and 4.0 customers can upgrade to Gorilla 4.6 for as little as $49. Customers can purchase StoryO or Gorilla 4.6 direct from Jungle Software or from one of our authorized resellers.
Jungle Software provides filmmakers and storytellers of all levels and genres with a full range of software solutions, including Gorilla Pro film production software, the Instructional DVD "Independent Filmmaking Using Gorilla" and StoryO story organization software. Jungle Software is headquartered in Studio City in the heart of Los Angeles - the entertainment capital of the world.
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