A quick look at our roadmap and what you can expect coming to LivingWriter

We are constantly improving LivingWriter with suggestions from you, the writers. However we are doing it the smart way.

We don't like writing apps or any tools that are bogged down with unecessary features. We take our time to meticulously integrate features into LivingWriter so that they are intuitive as well as refreshing.

Soon we will be launching a vote system for our subscribed users to push up to the front the features they care about most. Our promise is to listen to these suggestions and make sure they're at the forefront of development, always.

Coming Soon

  • Tracking Changes UPGRADE Track changes while working on a story together with your writing partner.
    Now Updating Incrementally 99%
  • Custom Themes UPGRADE More than just dark mode and light mode. Customize everything in LivingWriter to your personal favorite colors.
    Now Updating Incrementally 99%
  • Google Font Integration FEATURE Have the entire Google Font suite at your disposal.
    Now Updating Incrementally 99%
  • Device Previews NEW FEATURE See how your book will look across various devices.
    Now Updating Incrementally 99%
  • Custom Templates New Feature Add your own custom templates to the outlines list.
    Now Updating Incrementally 99%
  • Apple Pencil Support NEW FEATURE Work on LivingWriter with Apple Pencil and Handwriting Support
    Now Updating Incrementally 99%
  • Screenwriting NEW FEATURE A suite of screenwriting formatting options and features.
    Now Updating Incrementally 99%
  • Offline Mode on Desktop App NEW FEATURE Work offline on your desktop and backup your work to your PC and cloud simultaneously.
    Now Updating Incrementally 90%
  • Footnotes and Endnotes FEATURE Ability to add footnotes and endnotes to your stories.
    Now Updating Incrementally 90%
  • Enhanced Self-Publishing NEW FEATURE Adding onto existing self-publishing tools. Mobi export and send straight to kindle for viewing.
    ETA DATE: Feb-23-2023 80%
  • Story Element Relationship Tree FEATURE See your element relationships in a visual interactive tree
    Now Updating Incrementally 75%
  • Zotero Integration FEATURE Integrate with Zotero for bibliographies, citations, and more.
    Now Updating Incrementally 65%
  • Split-Screen NEW FEATURE View multiple chapters in a split- view.
    Now Updating Incrementally 65%
  • Community and Feedback FEATURE Changing the way you get feedback and interact with the writing community.
    Now Updating Incrementally 65%
  • AI Writing Prompts NEW FEATURE AI Writing suggestions inside LivingWriter to clear your writers block.
    Now Updating Incrementally 65%
  • Writing Services PARTNERSHIP Partner with major companies to provide you in-app writing services. Including editing, cover art, designs, agent contacts, and more.
    ETA DATE: Coming Soon 35%

Recently Completed Features

  • iOS and Android COMPLETED
    Complete LivingWriter is now available as iOS and Android applications.
  • Desktop Version COMPLETED
    Complete A standalone desktop writing software version of LivingWriter.
  • Import Story Elements COMPLETED
    Complete Story elements that transcend above just one story. For series writing, clones, and more.
  • Global Scratchpad COMPLETED
    Complete Instead of just chapter notes and story element notes. Now you’ll have an easily accessible area for Story Notes and General Notes.
  • Inline Commenting COMPLETED
    Complete Highlight a block of text and add searchable tags and comments to it.
  • Canva Integration COMPLETED
    Complete Design your book covers and images through our partnership with Canva.
  • Plot Grids and Timelines COMPLETED
    Complete Do more with the LivingWriter Board. Additional areas for timelines and plot grids.
  • Story Element Stats COMPLETED
    Complete Stats for where and how often story elements appear in your chapters and outlines.
  • Even Better Images COMPLETED
    Complete Add more than one image to each story element.
  • Typewriter Scrolling COMPLETED
    Complete A fancy scrolling system keeps your story in the middle of the screen.
  • Expanded Story Elements COMPLETED
    Complete Allow adding additional sections to story elements and chapter sidebars.
  • Goals, Targets, Stats COMPLETED
    Complete Add goals and targets per chapter or story. Intuitive writing deadliness and statistics.
  • Cover Images COMPLETED
    Complete Get motivated by adding cover images to your stories page.
  • Version History COMPLETED
    Complete View old versions of your novel and restore them. Keeping current and all newer versions too.
  • Grammar Checking COMPLETED
    Complete Full integration with the award-winning Grammarly grammar checker.
  • Share and Co-Author COMPLETED
    Complete Share your stories with your friends and even collaborate real-time on a story together.
  • Dark Mode COMPLETED
    Complete The option to switch LivingWriter in and out of Dark Mode to make it easier to write at night.
  • Focus Mode COMPLETED
    Complete LivingWriter now comes with a focus mode. Once enabled, just start typing and the UI will slowly fade away.
  • Sections and Groups COMPLETED
    Complete Store your outlines, chapters, subchapters in sections and groups.
  • Research Board COMPLETED
    Complete A separate board to store all your research, images, and extra files pertaining to your book.
  • Backup to Google Drive COMPLETED
    Complete Backup your words to Google Drive and Dropbox directly from LivingWriter.
  • Tagging Chapters and Elements COMPLETED
    Complete Allow various forms of tagging chapters and elements for easier tracking.
  • Relationships COMPLETED
    Complete The ability to assign and tag relationships to story elements.
  • Enhanced Search COMPLETED
    Complete Upgrading the current search and replace. Search through all stories, notes, and elements intuitively.
  • Story Folders COMPLETED
    Complete Create folders on the stories screen to group multiple stories together.
  • Global Defaults COMPLETED
    Complete Change all your default formatting preferences globally instead of just by story.
  • Story Element Organization COMPLETED
    Complete A new way to organize all your story elements and search through them.
  • Chapter/Story Element Templates COMPLETED
    Complete Save your story elements and chapters as custom templates for re-use.