I am enjoying using Story, but there are a few further suggestions I'd like to give.
I've been noticing that after typing a characters name, followed by dialogue, hitting enter takes me back to 'Action'. I've used a few other screenwriting programs before and most of them have the enter function automatically go to character after dialogue, and I have become quite accustomed to it. Is this something which will be implemented in future releases?
In some of these previous programs I've used, I've also come across settings which allow you to assign the action to perform once you hit enter or tab after finishing a line, i.e. it would allow me to specify: after typing 'character' name, the enter key will format to 'dialogue'. I was able to completely format how I used enter and tab for each specific level of my script, and I found that relatively helpful. Perhaps another suggestion.
I think it had already been brought up, but auto capitalizing the first letter of a sentence is a basic must have in my opinion. I think it's already been addressed and confirmed, so that puts my mind at ease.
Finally, I'd like the revisions ability expanded. It is currently good, but not great. I'd like the ability to have multiple levels of revisions, and have entire pages colored based on entire scene revisions etc. Also asterisks in the margin to allow for quick tracking of revisions is another great function.
I've seen that 3x5 cards has been address already, which is good.
EDIT: I'd also like to see more production go into the character bios. Perhaps an actual card as opposed to just a word style document.
Thanks for using Story and providing your valuable feedback.
Capitalization of the first letter of a sentence, and multiple level of revisions is part of our backlog. We can also explore providing a preference to set "Action" and "Tab" actions, and we'll add it to the backlog.
What features are are using in Story? What is your expereince and what are pain points? Your feedback will really help us.
I've been mostly enjoying my experience thus far. Of my annoyances with Story, the most annoying thing for me thus far is having to select 'Character' after I hit 'Enter' after dialogue. I've used a few programs over the years and it was automated to go straight back to Character after I had finished with the previous characters dialogue in all of them. Nothing takes me out of a writing mindset quicker than having to stop and figure out which button or hotkey to press to get to where I want, which I'm sure is something any writer can agree with.
Secondly, I like the idea, but not the implementation of the coloured dots in the scenes outline. Because I tend to write using a large number of characters, this more often than not turns into a muddled arrangement of nothing more than the top 8 people with dialogue in any scene/s.
Thirdly, as I mentioned above, character bios are an indispensable tool to me. I currently use Celtx character database to keep track of those which I use in Story. Celtx isn't the best implemented, but for what I need it to do, it does it well, and gives me lots of room for detail.
Other than these small things and what I mentioned in my first post, I think Story is progressing in the right direction.