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Adding 'All' to a section

On the table of contents notebooks have the word ‘All’ in the dropdown when filtering but the section list does not for user-created sections. Luckily users can add this manually themselves: Go to Tools|Options Select Notebook Layout Find the notebook you want and click on it Above (Add Section) enter All and then press ADD […]


Spellchecking tools are available on any note. Spellchecking What does it do? YourOtherMind has an editable list of words (US English only currently) that can be used to check for spelling mistakes. This list is also used to generate random sentences and names. How To Use It Open the editbar and choose Features|Spellcheck. Applies To […]

Fullscreen Writing Mode

Allows writing in an uncluttered, fullscreen environment with all the power of YourOtherMind available but kept out of sight. Fullscreen Writing Mode What does it do? Allows the writer to focus on the current text. Several advanced formatting tools are also available only in fullscreen mode such as access to cosmetic color changes (i.e., white […]

Version System

Keeps copies of the richtext in notes. Version System What does it do? Archives ‘drafts’ or versions of stories or other documents stored in YourOtherMind’s notebook. How To Use It Invoke the editbar (ctrl + f) and select Features|Versions. The user will be brought to a screen with a list of existing archives (if any). […]


(Click on image for non-blurry) The editbar is available from any note and has find, replace, and other several editing features (spellchecking, grammar watch, and more). Editbar What does it do? How To Use It Press Ctrl + F to open it. The user can immediately enter text and press enter to initiate a find […]


Allows for exploring ideas and fleshing out stories during the planning and revision phases Storyflesh What does it do? Storyflesh is a place to view existing ideas and lists that the user has already created in YourOtherMind but in a brainstorming setting. In version 8.2 Storyflesh features a character trait builder. In future versions scene […]

8.3 (planning)

When version 8.2 is launched, this page will describe the planned features and improvements for version 8.3. The estimate release date for this update will be early 2010, depending on whether there is continued interest in YourOtherMind. Please add your requests to the comments field! Features new for 8.3 [wlist category_name=”8.3″ order=desc orderby=title limit=40]

Run YourOtherMind from a USB drive

(image source) Run YourOtherMind from a USB drive or an alternative directory. Run From USB Drive What does it do? By default YourOtherMind stores all of its information in “My Documents\keeper\” Some users prefer to keep their YourOtherMind data on a USB drive and take it with them (using it on other computers). Others like […]

Review: Creating Emotion in Games

Creating Emotion in Games by David Freeman This was a fantastic book, not just for writing in video games, but for writing in general. There’s great game theory in here and strong techniques for applying the many lessons prose and screen writers have learned to game design and writing. And even for games with limited […]

Deadlines and Reading Periods

Markets can be flagged as having reading periods so it is convenient to know which markets can be submitted to at any given moment. Deadlines and Reading Periods What does it do? When submitting stories an indicator shows up letting the user know if a market is not open for submissions. On the dashboard the […]