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dimkanovikov 06-12-2017 05:32 AM

Re: Open source software for screenwriters

I'm glad to publish the next update of KIT Scenarist 0.7.1 rc4, which included a number of improvements and fixes:
fixed the problem of creating a project in the cloud, with no connection to the Internet;
the amount of used space in the cloud is now displayed in the user cabinet;
the problem with checking spelling in abbreviations has been fixed;
fixed the problem with deleting comments related to the text that was erased;
improved rendering of the script editor in pagination mode;
and other minor improvements and bug fixes.

I want to say thank you for everyone! Your bug reports greatly helps to fix error much faster, although, frankly, not always the reports help to understand everything about the issue... Sometimes it is just necessary to know how to reproduce this or that bug, so please, do not be angry if I suddenly interrogate with a passion for the topic "how did you do it?" :)

Have a nice day and creative mood!


dimkanovikov 07-06-2017 04:21 AM

Re: Open source software for screenwriters

We took another small step forward and prepared the version KIT Scenarist 0.7.1 rc5. It included the following improvements:
fixed the problem with the putting of folders at the third and more deeper level of nesting;
improved responsiveness of the program when creating a new project;
improved display of scene colors in the scenes navigator (now the scene has one main color, and all the others are considered secondary);
added the ability to view the full text of the scene right in the navigator, you need to hold down Ctrl (Cmd on Mac) and then move the mouse cursor over the scene, the text of which you want to see;
improved the algorithm for preserving the names of the characters and the scene headings;
improved highlighting the current block in the script.

In addition, this update adds a compact mode (Settings - Application - Compact mode) for monitors with low resolution and those who like more compact interfaces. And for screens with a resolution of fewer than 1360 pixels in width, the use of a two-panel mode is prohibited, for the reason that it simply does not fit into such a small screen. Screenshot:

There is also good news for owners of old Macs who do not want to update the operating system to the latest version - now together with the main version for Mac OS X we will release a version based on old libraries with the code name granny :) It will work on Mac OS X, starting with version OS X Lion 10.07. The only thing that in this version there will be some known problems, for example now, shortcuts didn't work properly for changing paragraph style in some cases. Otherwise, the granny version should work without significant differences from the main version for Mac OS X.

P.S. Now updates do not come out as often as we would like ... But it's not that we abandoned the project, in fact, we are hiding! Now we are very interested in the development of mobile versions for both Android and iOS and I think that within a month or two we will publish mobile applications. Mobile applications will be paid. At the start, a price will be equal to 99 Rubles. At the beginning, they will include the ability to edit script text, import and export from/to any sources (Dropbox, iCloud, Google Drive, etc.). You can work in the application with projects located both on your device and with cloud projects in our service (of course, with the possibility of collaborative editing). And after we release mobile applications, we switch to the desktop version, so much has accumulated, that our hands are scratching to take it! :)

dimkanovikov 07-30-2017 11:43 AM

Re: Open source software for screenwriters

A lot of time has passed since we started working on a mobile version, but it's time to share the first results of this work. Happy to introduce you to the Android version!

The first version includes next features:
creation of projects on the device and in the cloud service;
viewing screenplay text and editing it in accordance with industry standards;
view the list of scenes and navigate the text of the script;
import scripts from the fdx, fountain, docx and kitsp formats from any installed application;
export scripts to pdf, fdx, fountain docx and kitsp formats in any of the installed applications.

The first version is not yet complete. In the next month or two, there will be a few updates that will add, at a minimum, a built-in help and an opportunity to edit title page.

Like I said before, the mobile version will be paid. Starting with 99 rubles.

You can download the app via or you can search the Play Market on our application name.

Well, as usual, guys, if you see any problems, glitches, bugs, or suggestions, I'm ready to discuss everything and make the app even better.

Let's go!

P.S. Version for iOS in work and we really want to release it as soon as possible. So don't worry, folks, it's near to be done.

dimkanovikov 08-08-2017 02:49 PM

Re: Open source software for screenwriters
Hey, guys!

We have a lot of news today!:)

First, the event of the day - the version for iOS has already been approved to the AppStore and it is available for download! It turned out that Apple has recently switched to accelerated application reviewing and now it lasts not 2 weeks, but 1-2 days! So guys, who were waiting for this moment - he came! I'm very happy and congratulate all of us on the release of the KIT Scenarist version for iOS!!!

Next is not very good news - we have got a mistake with the cost of the application, it turned out that in the AppStore we can not set the price yourself, and we can only use default price grids, as a result, the first version for iOS will cost not 99, but 149 rubles, I apologize for my ignorance in this matter, in the future I will be more attentive.

The next news about the Android version. Today, we published an update that fixes program crashes when importing scripts from Dropbox in some cases.

Well, the latest news is dedicated to pirates and those who decide to use their services. We got information that the apk-files of the Android-version appear on the network. We were ready for this, so we decided to present you a gift - a version of the program which wasn't installed from the Google Play Market, will continue to work. Except for one small nuance - sometimes the program will delete a random script from the phone. Be ready, pirate life is full of dangers !;)

So, this is the link to download iOS version from AppStore.

Have a good day, my friends!:)

dimkanovikov 08-13-2017 03:25 AM

Re: Open source software for screenwriters
Salute, guys!

We have an update - meet the version of KIT Scenarist 0.7.1 rc 6!

And in it:
improved synchronization of research documents in the cloud service;
fixed the problem of closing the save file and open file dialogs in Mac OS X when working with cloud projects;
fixed the problem with the fall of the program when switching between mind maps in research;
fixed the problem in the work of hot keys in mental maps;
fixed a lot of bugs in the cards due to which there were "ghost" cards, fixed problems with undo and redo, the cards disappeared, etc. If you had same problems with your projects, in order for the cards to work normally, you will have to create a new project and put a script into it;
fixed a problem with export to MS Word, when review marks contain links;
fixed the problem with displaying the current script editor template, in some cases, it was displayed incorrectly;
the double dash is no longer emphasized as a spelling mistake;
now when importing, app checks that the imported file exists and not empty, if something went wrong, the import is interrupted;
added processing of the case of merging characters: if you decide to merge two characters into one, you can now change the character's name to the desired one and two characters will be merged into one, descriptions of both characters are also merged;
have been added translations to Farsi and Chinese.

Also, we signed Mac OS X version, so, now it should allow using application without any restrictions.

I wish everyone a nice day and a sunny mood!

dimkanovikov 08-20-2017 06:44 AM

Re: Open source software for screenwriters
Hi, people!

The next update has already been published!

And in it:
the problem of reopening mind maps has now been completely fixed;
fixed a small regression from the previous version with the display of the scene numbers in the script editor;
one more bug when scene numbers was zero is fixed (I hope this was the last problem associated with this);
another problem with the synchronization of projects with collaborators through the cloud was found and fixed;
the dialogs for adding cards, scenes and design elements have been slightly improved.

It seems that version 0.7.1 will soon be rightfully called stable!:) Meanwhile, we are moving on to work on the next version of KIT Scenarist 0.7.2. In it, many improvements and useful tools will come to us. As I prepare, I will publish small reviews of various innovations.

In addition, we are waiting for a couple of updates to the mobile version, which will add the ability to copy/paste/search for text, the ability to edit the title page and help. And then more and more updates :) I feel, in the future, a mobile version will need a separate site or, at least section on the site.

Well, for now ... download the update and go to tell your incredible stories!

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dimkanovikov 08-27-2017 10:04 AM

Re: Open source software for screenwriters
Hey, guys.

Today we have a small update. It includes fix for crash on projects opening and improved cloud service working (fixed one bug and improved cards sync).

I wanted to say thank you to everyone who supports us today! Your bug reports, criticism, and suggestions make the program better together with us! Thank you very much for this, friends!

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dimkanovikov 08-31-2017 01:33 AM

Re: Open source software for screenwriters
Good morning, guys. And we have another small update of KIT Scenarist 0.7.1 rc9.

It fixed some problems with cards and improved the synchronization of cards stamps in the cloud service.

I wish you productive day!:)

dimkanovikov 09-18-2017 01:47 PM

Re: Open source software for screenwriters
Hi, guys!

I hope you are not bored here especially without news and updates!?:)

The silence was because I had a vacation from the main job, but I was so relaxed that even a taken laptop for daily two-hour work on KIT was gathering dust all this time... But now I well rested and ready for new accomplishments! Now, for sure, we'll rock!

P.S. And how do you relax? It turns out? Or do you, like programmers, always work in the background in the head, even during the rest?

dimkanovikov 10-05-2017 07:30 AM

Re: Open source software for screenwriters
Guys, hello everyone!

And we have a small update of KIT Scenarist 0.7.1 rc10. In him:
- fixed the problem with blinking scene numbers in some cases;
- fixed the problem with spontaneous changes of the editor's notes color;
- fixed the problems of synchronization of script text with editor's notes;
- a script template for the Chinese has been added.

And we have already started work on the first beta version 0.7.2, and interesting long-awaited functions are getting closer and closer! :)

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