Mac News Briefs: Storyist writing software now at version 2.0
By Macworld Staff
MacworldJUN 18, 2009 6:44 am PDT
Storyist Software has updated its story development tool, the aptly named
Storyist, to version 2.0. The program, which features word-processing and organizational features, now adds a new “collage” mode to help visualize connections between story elements, a full-screen view, multiple windows, and support for comments and bookmarks.
Other changes in Storyist 2.0 include a color-coded outliner, support for images in documents, and an improved project manager for mapping out story ideas.
Storyist 2 requires Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later. A downloadable version costs $59, but a combination download and boxed software set including a CD and printed manual costs $79. Registered users of Storyist 1.x can upgrade for $29; those who purchased Storyist 1.x since September 1, 2008 can upgrade for free.—Dan Moren
Setup assistant simplified in Sync’Em update
Derman Enterprises released an update to Sync’Em, introducing a simplified setup assistant to the utility for synchronizing contact and calendar information between Microsoft Exchange, Google, and Apple’s Contacts and Address Book apps.
Sync’Em 1.30 also tackles bug fixes as well and introduces a work-around an Exchange Server issue and a limitation with Google contacts.