According to Adobe, “Adobe Story is an online service that helps you efficiently create scripts or outlines that serve as blueprints for your video projects.” As such, it integrates directly with Adobe’s new Premiere Pro CS5.5 application.
However, you don’t need to purchase Premiere to benefit from Story. In fact, any inspiring writer that has a story to tell may utilize the service and app.
Best of all, the Adobe Story service is free until April 2012. It is available at http://story.adobe.com.
Adobe Story at its core allows writers to map out and write every aspect of a story. This includes the Film Scripts, Character Bios, and Research notes, just to name a few.
Before downloading the free Story app, users need to create and activate a Story account on the website. This account may be your existing Adobe ID, or you can create a new account exclusively for use with the service.
From there, story writing can begin either through the online service or free Adobe Story application (downloadable on website).
Adobe offers a nice set of tutorials, guaranteeing you have the tools need to create your next masterpiece. In fact, upon activating the application, an entire sample project, Paladin, is there for your review.
Each page of your project is automatically synced to the Adobe Story app. This way, you always have access to every aspect of your story right on the iPhone.
Note: You will not be able to use the app until an Adobe Story account is created via the website. Attempting to login using an existing Adobe ID beforehand will give you an error.
In Version 1.0, the Adobe Story app only allows one to comment on each page. In other words, the actual page cannot be edited from within the app.
Still, it’s nice to see Adobe bringing one of its newer services to iOS, even with its limitations.
We suggest any would-be or professional writer try Adobe Story online and download the app. After all, both are free.
The Adobe Story app for iPhone is available in the App Store.