There’s a lot of new stuff improving documents in this release, so I’ll keep this post short and sweet. Everything in this post is available for free to all Notebook.ai users, regardless of their billing plan.

Happy worldbuilding!

Two new ways to organize your stories: tags and folders

The open-ended tagging system used on worldbuilding pages lets you tag pages with anything you want (for example, “Main character” on characters or “cursed” on items). You can now add tags to your documents, too.

Adding tags to a document on Notebook.ai

Tags are a great way to organize your notebook pages, but I’ve received overwhelming feedback to also implement folders. So I did.

You can now create folders…


I’ve gotten a ton of awesome feedback over the years on how to make Notebook.ai a better worldbuilding resource for everyone and I try to prioritize and work through it all as fast as I can.

Unfortunately, a few of those oft-requested features have been held back by a complex web of legacy code added waaaay back when we first added the ability to link notebook pages together.

Well, not anymore.

A new release just went out for Notebook.ai that completely rewrites how the pages in your world link together — and includes a bunch of other highly-requested quality-of-life changes…


Photo by Gabriel Gonzalez

“An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.”

— Isaac Newton, first law of motion

Vincent Agapov was one of the most outwardly-well-behaved boys in the evil Mrs. Durr’s fourth-grade class and probably the quietest kid in his whole grade. He had shaggy, brown hair that he rarely brushed and usually had dirt stains on his face, hands, and knees. He was a good boy, but he didn’t really know how to socialize with others.

He turned…


Photo by Andy Falconer

“But it is my firm conviction that the ‘Hell of England’ will cease to be that of ‘not making money;’ that we shall get a nobler Hell and a nobler Heaven!”
— Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present

I was just six years old when I was first condemned.

It was a Tuesday; a dewy, spring morning in the kindergarten trailer. It’d rained the whole night and I didn’t sleep well; I was still groggy and grumpy by lunch — still trying my hardest to wake up — when I guess I stepped in front of Susan in the lunch line.


Photo by Michael

I visited mon island de Chattel last September,
restationing from the dry land of prattle, Seattle,
and I ended up vacationing accidentally through December,
living off cattle and nuts in a prolonged battle for survival.

You see, when I stepped off the boat,
I felt the ghostly vibrations of my phone’s rattle.
My cutthroat boss Jeff had said, and I quote,
“Fix this small bug upon your arrival.”

But alas, my phone out here was a brick with no bars:
I had no access to work, no link back to Seattle,
And so I set out for higher ground, guided only by…


I wanted these updates to go out a bit closer to Notebook.ai’s birthday celebration, but sometimes things are just ready when they’re ready.

And the new features to Collections are just that — ready! The update just went life and all of the following improvements are available right now.

Free users can create Collections until October 20

Usually, Collections require an active Premium subscription to create. To celebrate you all being awesome, I’m opening up Collection creation to free users until October 20th. Any Collection you create will be yours to manage and collect pages in forever, even after that date.

As usual, users don’t need a Premium…


Photo by Johannes Plenio

The grassy path was long and winding and seemingly never-ending — exactly how he remembered it from his childhood. Abu walked briskly, hoping to be completely through the forest and back on the open road to Jinoda before night set in; dreams of the large, soft bed that awaited him in the Goldbear Inn helped him keep a fast pace despite his fatigue.

It’d been nearly fifty years since he’d last set foot in this forest, but every corner felt ripped straight from his memories; every tree seemed exactly as it was, every turn layered a new feeling of deja…


We’re continuing Notebook.ai’s birthday celebration with another big feature: a much-improved document analysis available now.

Writing on Notebook.ai

In addition to the rich text editor (that now integrates directly with any worlds you build!) and unlimited document storage on Notebook.ai, users with an active Premium subscription also have access to a powerful artificial intelligence fiction analysis engine that’s always growing and improving.

A lot of the smarts behind Notebook.ai that enables the site to understand relationships and contexts within your world also surfaces in analyzing documents. …


A screenshot of the new document editor on Notebook.ai

The first big feature to launch for Notebook.ai’s birthday week celebration is a much-improved document editor. There’s a lot to unpack here, so I’ll just jump right into all the new features available right now.

Andrew Brown

An author—of literature and code.

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