Another packed release for you. I’m excited about this one because it includes some new functionality to make managing Novlr more convenient it also makes it immeasurably more pleasant to use in my opinion. Go and click the settings icon in your Novlr and explore the new tabs and designs. Here, have a video tour of what’s new:
Try and break it please
As with all new features, we have tested it as much as we can with our tiny team of three but if you find any bugs or anything that you don’t think is working right, just drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us @novlrtweets.
What’s in this release?
This release is a complete redesign of the settings screens. Including the addition of some new functionality in there. The easiest way to see what’s new is to log in and look around or watch the video above. I’ve pulled out a few key changes below.
You told us you found the export screen frustrating to use when you had more than one novel. We moved export into a simple export button in your novel list and now only have integrations (Drive & Dropbox) in a separate tab.
You now have novel word counts and data in one tab and your writing progress in another. Some of you aren’t interested in writing data (which is when we capture how many words you actually write – taking out pasted or imported words and counting deleted words) and others among you are data monsters. It made sense to split them.
Grammarly compatible (sort of)
There was a bug in Novlr where having Grammarly installed caused the cursor to jump around the page. It is an issue that Grammarly are aware of and other editors of this type have similar issues, so we are hoping we can work with Grammarly to come up with a solution soon. In the meantime, having Grammarly installed won’t now break Novlr, Novlr will work, but Grammarly will be off. This is step one. Hopefully soon, we will have full compatibility and you can have the best of both worlds. Any developers out there, feel free to take a look at the links above and have a stab at fixing it!
We have added a new quick contact form from within the app in case you want to get in touch, report a bug or need to talk when you crash into the wall of writers block. We’re here for you.
More bug fixes
Yes, every release has a tonne of these in. In this release are:
- Italics & bold disappearing in .docx export
- Paragraph spacing sometimes not coming out correctly on import
- Some saves not recording correct word counts which threw stats out
- Other changes to stats calculations (we are making tweaks all the time – please report any inconsistencies to help make them better)
- We sped up page load
So that was February/March, we’ll be releasing new features every month.
Influence what we build next by adding your votes to the features roadmap and discuss how you would like to see them built. Can’t wait to see what comes next.