Easy on the eyes and the brain, but rich in FEATURES!
Easy Writing Canvas
Writing is artistic, and Penstra is the perfect, clutter-free canvas. Your brain and book will love our 2-screen approach. A screen for writing and a pull-down curtain for structuring. It’s beautiful, elegant, and efficient!
Enjoy a no-nonsense, fast-action, brain storming tool. Think up a new topic, scene, chapter, character, or location. Write down some ideas, sort them in a logical order, and boom, you’ve got a beginning to work from!
Download our mobile apps from the iOS App Store (Coming Soon) and Google Play. Writing, on-the-fly notes, and a special app-only feature where you can share with readers and get their feedback right inside your Penstra writer.
Spell-check is always on and suggests fixes. You can also quickly assess any word’s structure, antonyms, synonyms, usages, pronunciation, and definitions. Look up words quickly without losing your writing place.
The Best Support
Contact us at any time in multiple ways. We actually want to talk with you! We care very much about your writing experience and helping you produce a great book. Email, chat, and social contact access is all available.
You can take notes right next to any paragraph. Remind yourself of something to do or make a note for a different section. Next time you see that section of writing, your note will be waiting there for you.
No Hunting Around
Instead of hunting down your notes, they come to you in the exact spot you need them. Plot and structure notes, research, feedback, edits, profiles, and narrative strands all find you. It’s a good kind of scary.
All Devices, All Good
Penstra works where you work. PC, Mac, all major browsers, iOS, and Android. Stay on track with our fully featured web app from any browser, or download one of our mobile apps for on-the-go convenience.
Your books are safer in Penstra than your own computer. Backups are critical. We back up everything in many places, many times. Revision histories, auto backups, exporting, and data recovery all protect you.
Build your topics, characters, locations, scenes, and literally anything else you want. Use the visual sorter with grouping to see how your world is structured. The more you see it, the easier it is to manage!
Your research findings stick by their source. No matter what you are working on, it’s relevant research is easily accessed. Manage research notes, upload docs, and keep track of resource links right in place.
Full Screen Mode
Toggle to a writing only, full-screen mode. Watch your notes and navigation disappear, and simply focus on writing. Toggle back when you need to. Full-screen mode is a great option for writing sprints.
Share any chapter, scene, character, or location profile with whomever you want. This is not required, but a great way to get feedback. Their feedback shows up in your editor right where they meant it to.
Fastest Plotting Tool
Map your main plot points by chapter and scene, then add narrative strands and tracks to easily keep track of everything. Sort their order and visualize your entire book’s structure all from one place.
Restore to any point in time. Penstra automatically keeps a revision of your writing every time you complete some work. Easily review revisions and choose to restore if needed. Feel safe in Penstra. PREMIUM ACCOUNTS
Export All Formats
Get your book ready for Kindle, Google Play, Nook, or any other major library or printer. You can export your book at any time in Word (docx), ePub, PDF, or Mobi. Exporting is fast, simple, and powerful!
See your word count and writing time statistics. Keep track of how many minutes and words you type on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. See the word count of any chapter or scene to know how long it is.
You can easily upload and embed images right inside your book. Format their size and position to make your pages come alive. You can also upload directly to any research or profile note. PREMIUM FEATURE
Type a character’s name and see what happens! Your plot points, reminders, feedback, profiles, topic notes, narrative strands, summaries, and more all appear exactly where you need them. It’s a little like magic!