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    •   Free online training video: http://www.LearnOutline4D.com



    It's a remarkable new visual outliner that lets writers brainstorm, create, structure, and organize their ideas. Usually, I don't buy into the software developers' self-aggrandizing hype; but it turns out they are being modest. For writers, this program rocks!


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    Outline 4D - Download (Windows)

    An Outliner on Steroids with a Timeline View & Element Tracking

    To download a 5-day trial version of Outline 4D, click here. (for Windows Only)

    Powerful Outlining

    Outline 4D gives you the most powerful way to outline, plan, and present your ideas! It is a remarkable outlining program that lets you brainstorm, create, structure and organize your ideas. In addition to a traditional vertical outline format, Outline 4D has a horizontal timeline format that is vastly superior to index cards, blocks, and traditional outlining systems.

    Visualize Your Project

    Outline 4D has limitless space for your big ideas. The software enhances the research and organization of your writing, helps you visualize your project and outline structure, and speeds the process of brainstorming and creation. It lets you create virtual index cards that contain unlimited text: from a few words to hundreds of pages.

    Structure Your Ideas

    Structure your ideas with Outline 4D's powerful Outline View or remarkable Timeline View to get a stronger visual sense of your outline. The Tracking Feature allows you to track anything you want in your project, as well as show connections between events and characters, objects or key words, revealing the rhythms and patterns of your project in seconds. Outline 4D lets you see your outlines like never before!

    Visit LearnOutline4d.com to see overview and training videos.

    Powerful Outliner

    Outline 4d screenshotOutline 4D's Outline window provides a familiar word processor interface that lets you write in a familiar top-to-bottom manner, similar to other outliners. Each bullet-point in an outline is called an Event. Add and remove events, edit them, promote or demote them (change their indent in the outline), move them around the outline, and selectively hide or show portions of the outline. Get to know the basic features and youíll be an outlining pro. It's easy. View additional screenshots: [screenshot 2] [screenshot 3] [screenshot 4]

    See How All The Pieces Fit Together

    Panoramic TimelineOutline 4D lets you create the elements of your project and arrange them on a timeline. See what events make up your project, as well as how many minutes (projects, movies, Television) or how many pages (novels, other stories) each event occupies. Zoom back for a full panorama of your entire project and ìsee the forest for the trees,î or zoom in to focus on the smallest detail.

    Take spontaneous ideas and place them at any point in your projectís timeline ñ even if you donít know what comes before or after that piece! Add the building blocks of your project in any order and immediately see any gaps!

    Limitless Space for your Big Ideas

    Limitless SpaceOutline 4D lets you create virtual index cards that contain unlimited text. Create items that range from a few words up to hundreds of pages. Project elements are easily manipulated and rearranged, regardless of their length.

    Visualize and Outline Using Any Structuring Method

    Outline StructureOutline 4Dís hierarchies let you organize your project from the broadest strokes down to the smallest detail. You can visualize structure using almost any writing system developed. Levels, tracks and event names are configured easily by you, making it simple to follow the methods of your favorite writing instructor. Build templates from which to develop your project, or use any of the pre-made templates that come with Outline 4D.

    Track Important Aspects of your Project

    TrackingVisually track almost any kind of information in your project, such as people, places, benchmarks, ideasóvirtually anything you want. Outline 4D even can search your project for specific keywords and make connections automatically as you write!

    Click a button and Outline 4D highlights portions of your project connected to selected tracks. Instantly see where specific items or concepts appear in your project. Itís the ultimate way to get an overview of your project.

    Print an Impressive Map of your Project

    PrintingOutline 4D lets you print wall-sized maps of your project. You decide the number of pages you want your project to fit onófrom a single sheet to many sheets, depicting the timeline of your entire project. You can even print your projectís timeline on a large, continuous sheet of paper using a large format printer (available at many copy centers). Of course, Outline 4D also prints standard reports that show the text of your project in standard outline form.

    Connect to other Powerful Writing Tools

    Dramatica Pro and Movie Magic ScreenwriterOutline 4D is designed to work with Microsoft Word, and other Write Brothers software: Dramatica Pro, Dramatica Writer's DreamKit, and Movie Magic Screenwriter. Dramatica users can quickly import a Dramatica project file, making the initial writing, illustrating and weaving of your project a snap!

    For the screenwriter or playwright, Outline 4D can take your project text and with the click of one button export it to Write Brothersí Movie Magic Screenwriter, the most powerful screenplay word processor available. Within seconds your script is automatically paginated according to professional screenplay standards, ready to print and distribute to readers.

    Outline 4D™ Rave Reviews

    If you were to ask the guys at [Write Brothers], Inc. about their latest product [Outline 4D], they would tell you that It's a remarkable new visual outliner that lets writers brainstorm, create, structure, and organize their ideas. Usually, I don't buy into the software developers' self-aggrandizing hype; but it turns out they are being modest. For writers, this program rocks!

    scr(i)pt magazine

    As the complexity of interactive entertainment grows, Outline 4D and Dramatica could very easily become a necessary tool for any game designer. Both packages allow the game designer to flesh out detailed game concepts, characters and puzzles at the start of a project...

    Kris Jackson, Game Designer
    Heavy Iron Studios

    On the surface, Outline 4D is an outlining program, but that's where it begins. It is an electronic index card system, and it is a timeline, and it is a brainstorming device, and it is just about the most versatile and creativity enhancing program I have encountered.

    Tom Kane, screenwriter and novelist

    Words of Praise from more Outline 4D Users

    As far as I'm concerned, the addition of the Outline Mode has just catapulted Outline 4D into the stratosphere.

    I love Outline 4D. The Outline mode has boosted an already highflying program right into orbit. The program's flexibility, abundance of modifiable tools, and aesthetic appeal allows my imagination, working methods, and idiosyncrasies to blossom in an environment truly supportive of the creative act. I've developed a method of working that involves just about all of Outline 4D's tools, and I wonder how I ever structured anything before I had access to Outline 4D's layout, tracking, and text-manipulation tools.

    My compliments to the excellent work you've done on version 2 of Outline 4D. It's a huge improvement, both in features and in ease of use. I like the fact that it'll now automatically estimate running times for scenes. A very smart and flexible program.

    Outline 4D 2.0, with its Outline view and new tools, has turned my head around. Initial story planning and structuring will always be one of Outline 4D's great strengths, but now there is more, much more, that can be accomplished with it. Because the complete text of a story can be laid out vertically in Outline view, the enticement to keep imputing text past the planning stage is enormous. And with the Timeline view always available, restructuring of scenes, even late in the writing process, can still be accomplished with ease. I now see myself taking novel length works all the way through to the last draft with Outline 4D, only transferring the text to a word processor for formatting and the final polish.

    One thing I absolutely love is the ability to switch easily from showing Titles Only to Titles and Content to Content Only. I can use Titles Only to work on the story structure then use Content Only to actually write my story.

    In general, the outline view promises to be extremely useful. It seems like magic to be able to enter or edit something in the outline and have it show up in the timeline mode -- and vice versa.

    Windows (only)

    • CPU: 133 MHz (200 MHz recommended)
    • Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, or Vista
    • 32 MB RAM
    • 20 Megabytes of Hard Disk Space
    • Video display resolution of 800 x 600 (SVGA) or greater

    Additional Info

    Requirements

    Windows (only)

    • CPU: 133 MHz (200 MHz recommended)
    • Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, or Vista
    • 32 MB RAM
    • 20 Megabytes of Hard Disk Space
    • Video display resolution of 800 x 600 (SVGA) or greater
    Screenshots

    Powerful Outliner

    Outline 4d screenshotOutline 4D's Outline window provides a familiar word processor interface that lets you write in a familiar top-to-bottom manner, similar to other outliners. Each bullet-point in an outline is called an Event. Add and remove events, edit them, promote or demote them (change their indent in the outline), move them around the outline, and selectively hide or show portions of the outline. Get to know the basic features and youíll be an outlining pro. It's easy. View additional screenshots: [screenshot 2] [screenshot 3] [screenshot 4]

    See How All The Pieces Fit Together

    Panoramic TimelineOutline 4D lets you create the elements of your project and arrange them on a timeline. See what events make up your project, as well as how many minutes (projects, movies, Television) or how many pages (novels, other stories) each event occupies. Zoom back for a full panorama of your entire project and ìsee the forest for the trees,î or zoom in to focus on the smallest detail.

    Take spontaneous ideas and place them at any point in your projectís timeline ñ even if you donít know what comes before or after that piece! Add the building blocks of your project in any order and immediately see any gaps!

    Limitless Space for your Big Ideas

    Limitless SpaceOutline 4D lets you create virtual index cards that contain unlimited text. Create items that range from a few words up to hundreds of pages. Project elements are easily manipulated and rearranged, regardless of their length.

    Visualize and Outline Using Any Structuring Method

    Outline StructureOutline 4Dís hierarchies let you organize your project from the broadest strokes down to the smallest detail. You can visualize structure using almost any writing system developed. Levels, tracks and event names are configured easily by you, making it simple to follow the methods of your favorite writing instructor. Build templates from which to develop your project, or use any of the pre-made templates that come with Outline 4D.

    Track Important Aspects of your Project

    TrackingVisually track almost any kind of information in your project, such as people, places, benchmarks, ideasóvirtually anything you want. Outline 4D even can search your project for specific keywords and make connections automatically as you write!

    Click a button and Outline 4D highlights portions of your project connected to selected tracks. Instantly see where specific items or concepts appear in your project. Itís the ultimate way to get an overview of your project.

    Print an Impressive Map of your Project

    PrintingOutline 4D lets you print wall-sized maps of your project. You decide the number of pages you want your project to fit onófrom a single sheet to many sheets, depicting the timeline of your entire project. You can even print your projectís timeline on a large, continuous sheet of paper using a large format printer (available at many copy centers). Of course, Outline 4D also prints standard reports that show the text of your project in standard outline form.

    Connect to other Powerful Writing Tools

    Dramatica Pro and Movie Magic ScreenwriterOutline 4D is designed to work with Microsoft Word, and other Write Brothers software: Dramatica Pro, Dramatica Writer's DreamKit, and Movie Magic Screenwriter. Dramatica users can quickly import a Dramatica project file, making the initial writing, illustrating and weaving of your project a snap!

    For the screenwriter or playwright, Outline 4D can take your project text and with the click of one button export it to Write Brothersí Movie Magic Screenwriter, the most powerful screenplay word processor available. Within seconds your script is automatically paginated according to professional screenplay standards, ready to print and distribute to readers.

    Reviews

    Outline 4D™ Rave Reviews

    If you were to ask the guys at [Write Brothers], Inc. about their latest product [Outline 4D], they would tell you that It's a remarkable new visual outliner that lets writers brainstorm, create, structure, and organize their ideas. Usually, I don't buy into the software developers' self-aggrandizing hype; but it turns out they are being modest. For writers, this program rocks!

    scr(i)pt magazine

    As the complexity of interactive entertainment grows, Outline 4D and Dramatica could very easily become a necessary tool for any game designer. Both packages allow the game designer to flesh out detailed game concepts, characters and puzzles at the start of a project...

    Kris Jackson, Game Designer
    Heavy Iron Studios

    On the surface, Outline 4D is an outlining program, but that's where it begins. It is an electronic index card system, and it is a timeline, and it is a brainstorming device, and it is just about the most versatile and creativity enhancing program I have encountered.

    Tom Kane, screenwriter and novelist

    Words of Praise from more Outline 4D Users

    As far as I'm concerned, the addition of the Outline Mode has just catapulted Outline 4D into the stratosphere.

    I love Outline 4D. The Outline mode has boosted an already highflying program right into orbit. The program's flexibility, abundance of modifiable tools, and aesthetic appeal allows my imagination, working methods, and idiosyncrasies to blossom in an environment truly supportive of the creative act. I've developed a method of working that involves just about all of Outline 4D's tools, and I wonder how I ever structured anything before I had access to Outline 4D's layout, tracking, and text-manipulation tools.

    My compliments to the excellent work you've done on version 2 of Outline 4D. It's a huge improvement, both in features and in ease of use. I like the fact that it'll now automatically estimate running times for scenes. A very smart and flexible program.

    Outline 4D 2.0, with its Outline view and new tools, has turned my head around. Initial story planning and structuring will always be one of Outline 4D's great strengths, but now there is more, much more, that can be accomplished with it. Because the complete text of a story can be laid out vertically in Outline view, the enticement to keep imputing text past the planning stage is enormous. And with the Timeline view always available, restructuring of scenes, even late in the writing process, can still be accomplished with ease. I now see myself taking novel length works all the way through to the last draft with Outline 4D, only transferring the text to a word processor for formatting and the final polish.

    One thing I absolutely love is the ability to switch easily from showing Titles Only to Titles and Content to Content Only. I can use Titles Only to work on the story structure then use Content Only to actually write my story.

    In general, the outline view promises to be extremely useful. It seems like magic to be able to enter or edit something in the outline and have it show up in the timeline mode -- and vice versa.

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