Writing Software Updates

Mon, Aug 3, 2009

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Writing Software Updates

There are a couple of writing software updates out which I’d like to make you aware of. The first is for Liquid Storybinder, the second for SuperNotecard.Liquid Story Binder now has a mindmapping module, whilst Supernotecard has a new split screen workarea.

Liquid Storybinder 4.21

Liquid Storybinder, my own writing and project software of choice (if I had a Mac, I’d probably be a Scrivaner user) has lately had a version update to incorporate a mindmap module in rudimentary form.

The latest version, 4.21 has the new mindmapping features, which you can read about off the website itself – Liquid Story Binder (affiliate link.  You receive updates for life once you’ve purchased a Liquid Storybinder License and downloaded your first installation.

As a huge proponent of mindmaps for writers, I can see how having a rudimentary mindmapper inside of your writing program may well help many writers, similar to how some smart phones have some mindmapping applications for on-the-run thought linking.

However, I, like many who do use Liquid Storybinder, only use certain modules to help with the project management, organisation and actual writing. I’ve learnt personally to use Liquid Storybinder in ways that suit my own writing style and methods, and probably won’t personally use the mindmapping function internally. I have plenty of other mindmapping programs onboard for those times when I do need to use them, and for those looking for more mindmapping functions, there are plenty of good free or commercial mindmapping products out there also.

LSB Mindmap


  1. Liquid Story Binder (affiliate link)
  2. Mindmapping Software for Writing (Diigo list)

SuperNotecard 2.9

Mindola’s Supernotecard is a popular notecard software system. It comes in formats for the Mac, PC and now even the iphone. Decks of cards can be stacked for organisation, and the program comes with some example structures for novelists, and a version for screenwriters also.

Notecard and corkboard type programs are always popular with writers for organising scenes, material, ideas, or even chapter contents for novels or books. Liquid Storybinder (above) actually possesses a corkboard card type module inside of it, but again, similar to mindmapping, I prefer to do that kind of planning outside of my writing platform. For me, Supernotecard is an interesting solution, even more interesting now with the latest version – 2.9.

Here are some of the improvements that you’ll find:

1. Split Screen

Now you can divide the project into a top and bottom display to work on different aspects of your composition at once. Use the bottom to show the details of a card while the top shows where it sits in relation to the other items in the deck. Or keep references, categories or flagged items visible while you arrange cards.

2. Important New Deck Display Options

The deck display now includes options to show or hide the deck title and description fields. The deck display and application toolbars can also be hidden to simplify your work space.

3. Better Drag and Drop Between Screens

Now that you have more spaces in which to work, we have made it easy to drag items from one area to the next. Move a card from the bottom project explorer to a spot in the top project explorer. Similarly drag and drop items from one spot in the deck display on the top to another on the bottom.

4. Leopard Compatibility

This version of Supernotecard for Scriptwriting now supports updates to Mac OS X, and other Mac features.

The latest version of Supernotecard 2.9 is available as a free update for current 2.x licensed holders. You can download a trial version from the Mindola website.


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3 Responses to “Writing Software Updates”

  1. Linda Says:

    Thank you for the review on LSB. I’ve had the 3.61 version for some time and was not aware of the release of new versions. I have since downloaded the newer versions and am having fun disovering its new features.

  2. Natalie Allan Says:

    Thanks for the reviews on this. I’m always looking for new software to test for my own projects. I’ll give LSB a go and see if it serves me!




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