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FAQ

Here are some frequently-asked questions

  1. My Windows Computer says it won’t open Plottr
  2. My Mac says it can’t open Plottr
  3. Why can’t I save my file?
  4. Can I write my story with Plottr?
  5. How is this better than Scrivener?
  6. What devices does Plottr work on?
  7. Why can’t I get the free trial?

1. My Windows Computer says it won’t open Plottr

Look for a link that says “More info”. When you click that, it will show a button that says “Run anyway”.
Plottr is not currently code-signed because that costs hundreds of dollars. In the future, I plan to code-sign it.
[updated!] It IS currently code-signed, but the way that works is it requires several (hundreds?) people to use Plottr first before that warning goes away. Get your friends to use Plottr and eventually that will be gone. Thanks!

2. My Mac says it can’t open Plottr

Either change your preferences in System Preferences > Security > Allow apps
Or run the following command in the terminal to allow Plottr

 cd /Applications && sudo xattr -r -d com.apple.quarantine Plottr.app 

It should no longer give you this warning. If it is, you may have an older version. Get yourself the newest version and enjoy.

3. Why can’t I save my file?

Most likely you’re on the free trial. The free trial lets you use all the features of Plottr, but is designed to help you decide to get the full version.
Look out for the secret discount code in the free version to get the full version a little cheaper and when you decide to get it, go here: Plottr full version

4. Can I write my story with Plottr?

Nope. It’s only for the planning stage, not writing. Maybe in the future …

5. How is this better than Scrivener?

Plottr doesn’t try to do what Scrivener does. It doesn’t let you write your story, it’s all about planning and plotting out your story.
Scrivener never felt like it was good at timelines, storylines, or multiple plot lines. Plottr is the best at those things.

6. What devices does Plottr work on?

Plottr currently works on Mac & Windows desktops and laptops. It also can work on Windows tablets.
It does not work on mobile phones or tablets (Android or iOS). Not yet at least …
[updated!] There is a beta version for iPhones (not tablet yet) available. Message me if you want to be a part of it.

7. Why can’t I get the free trial?

You have to enter in $0 yourself.
The site I use to be able to download Plottr and the free trial is called Gumroad and it has that silly requirement for free things. It’s designed for you to give a tip for free things … but I don’t want you to give me a tip for the free trial. Just type in $0. I’m sorry