Scapple for Windows was released this past week, and I am lovin’ mine. 🙂
Usually when I’m in the middle of planning out a novel, I’ll have notes all over the place: blizzards of paper drifting over my desk, doodles on napkins, plot points jotted on Post-its, and recorded epiphanies on my cell. Scapple is the ultimate tool for replacing that clutter with one organized ever-changing document, whether you call it mind-mapping, brainstorming, or pre-planning.
Scapple is made by the same people who developed Scrivener–the best writing and editing software, EVER!–but it is WAY easier and quicker to learn to use, plus you can drag notes between both programs. Basically, you jot your ideas down, with options for connecting them with lines and arrows, or grouping them any way you wish. Pictures and documents can added as well. You can customize the background of the ‘boards’ with your own backgrounds, change the note borders and fill colors, really set thing up any way you wish. Pretty awesome, huh?
I’m using it to sketch out my next NaNo novel. Who else is lovin’ Scapple?