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Wednesday
Jan132010

Story Tracker app for writers



For those who want to keep track of their story submissions on their iPhone and iPod, Andrew Nicolle has just updated his Story Tracker app for writers.



I have the app on my iPhone but haven't had a chance to really check it out thoroughly because I'm not submitting short stories/articles right now. According to the Storytracker Web site, here's what you can do with the app:

- Check the status of your stories, markets, and submissions at a glance.
- Use the index to jump through long lists of stories and markets fast.
- Add or remove stories, markets and submissions with ease.
- Add details for each story, including title, word-count, genre, and notes.
- View total income earned for each story.
- 'Trunk' stories to hide them from the story list when creating submissions.
- View the submission history for each story, sorted by date.
- Add details for each market, including title, genre, editor and more.
- Use the embedded web-browser to quickly check on market websites.
- Launch email or phonecalls directly from market details.
- Log whether a particular market is open or closed to submissions.
- Closed markets are hidden from the market list when creating submissions.
- Quickly check whether you already have a submission at each market.



- View submission history for each market, sorted by date.
- View response times for each submission.
- Add details for each submission, including story, market, and sent/response dates.
- Log whether a market has rejected, bought, or published a story submission.
- Store income earned for each submission.
- Statistics show totals for: stories, markets, and submissions, stories that have never been submitted, or have been abandoned (ie trunked), submitted stories still out to market, rejections, sales, and publications.
- income earned.
- Always remembers what screen you were looking at last.
- Saves changes on exit, or when interrupted by a phonecall.
- Database backup, restore, import and export over WiFi to your computer's web browser.



Found out more at:
http://andrewnicolle.com/storytracker/


Reader Comments (3)

You've always so helpful! I follow you on twitter, and love the links you post! Thank you for that, you're blog has become a regular read for me, and I just wanted to stop and thank you for being so active and involved.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAisley Crosse

Thank you, Aisley! :-)

Debbie

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterInkygirl

You know, I was thinking about how useful an app would be if it could help me track story submissions. I don't know if I'd spend my hard won money on it (read: ramen can be all three meals of the day), but it certainly demands some consideration. Thanks for sharing!

January 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMLKabik

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