The Writer’s Scribe


What's New in Version 8.0

✦ Standard and Pro licensing.

✦ Collections for grouping stories, poems, songs, articles, etc. into a single submission.

✦ Complete rewrite of all documentation to include onscreen tutorials, User Guide, full PDF-based tutorials, a separate Administrative Guide, and an Index.

✦ Extensive improvements to the UI, new icons, and innumerable improvements to the user experience.

✦ Bug Fixes - Extensive and exhaustive bug fixes to make the product solid.

✦ Attributes in the Pro version to support extensive customization of all strings and the ability to enable/disable features used throughout the product.

✦ Dashboard improvements.

✦ Document sequencing to control the order in which documents are kept within objects.

✦ Template improvements.

✦ Monkey Bread Software (MBS) integration when MBS is purchased seperately.



✦ A notebook metaphor for an easy-to-use interface.

✦ Progress Graphs on the Home tab and Submissions tab, allowing you to quickly access the progress of a submission.

✦ Pre-defined filters to quickly view the information most important to you, along with the ability to disable these filters so they do not interfere with custom-saved queries.

✦ The Home screen supports modes for an individual Author or for a Publisher.

✦ A Workflow tab has been added to provide a convenient location for all task-oriented screens and wizards.

✦ Contact management system to associate a contact with items, including the contact's role in relation to each item; for example, to indicate a contact is an Author or a co-author for a Story.

✦ A multi-user Template capability with Tag support to create and apply mail merge-like capabilities to generate customized queries and responses quickly.

✦ All Documentation, for all languages, is now fully integrated into the application to provide a full index of help on features, and to display help within the context of each screen.

✦ A Daily Word Count may easily be entered and tracked on the Author Home tab.

✦ Pre-loaded with 900+ Publishers. This includes the ability to download updates and stay current on markets that open or close!

✦ Easy three-step resubmission feature. Match the genre of your work to the genres accepted by the publisher, while preventing simultaneous submissions and meeting word count limits, along with several other checks.

✦ Alerts so you can follow up on your submissions.

✦ GDPR Support : anonymize a Contact, export all data and files for a Contact, fully delete a Contact, mark a Contact as a European Citizen, mark a Contact for having provided opt-in permission and when, specify a Data Protection Officer contact link, and provide your customized Privacy Policy as stated in the application.

✦ Dashboard : a single screen that takes an "expert's" look at everything in your data and allows you to take action on each topic. It is what your agent-in-a-box would tell you what to do.

✦ Database Engine upgrade : moves from FileMaker 17 to FileMaker 18. This gives you the best and latest support for Operating Systems for years to come.

✦ Multi-User support. Allows multiple users to simultaneously use the application. Multi-user requires a separate FileMaker Pro Advanced, or FileMaker Server product and license.

✦ Provides multiple views for most tabs, making it easy to view, edit, or browse your information.

✦ Compose queries for email submissions with a file attachment, for use in a Web form, or to print out. A mail merge-like template makes it quick and easy to compose and send your your submissions.

✦ Compose responses to queries with templates to quickly generate a professional communication to prospective authors.

✦ Store your binary documents in the database for easy retrieval.

✦ One-click Send to your Kindle button for stored documents.

✦ View all activity with a standard Day/Week/Month/Year Calendar.

✦ Hyperlinks to jump to another tab to view details.

✦ Drag-and-drop support to easily add a Story based on a file, or to add documents to an object using a file.

✦ Color coding so you can see the status of submissions and alerts at a glance.

✦ Custom labels so you can use the terminology of your industry. Change “Stories” to “Songs”, or “Publishers” to Producers.”

✦ The application remembers what you were previously viewing when you switch between tabs.

✦ Load Stories from files. This bulk load capability can save hours of data entry by importing files directly from your computer, using the directory structure on your file system to group files to attach to stories.

✦ Track rights.

✦ View Word Clouds of Stories.

✦ Proof stories on the Macintosh with the Read Aloud feature.

✦ A collection of 23 reports keeps others up-to-date on your business, the business of writing.

✦Accessibility enabled via Mac and JAWS on the PC.

✦ Easily export and import files to spreadsheet files and other formats. Pack and Send supports selecting Publishers or Markets, creating a spreadsheet export, and attaching it to an email to send to friends and fellow writers, all with just a couple of mouse clicks.

✦ Import Publishers and Alerts from a Spreadsheet file, updating your existing records, or adding only new records. This allows you to easily import Editorial Calendars as Alerts for your upcoming articles.

✦ Multi-language (14) support, including : English, French, Italian, German, Swedish, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional*, Portuguese*, Hebrew*, Russian*, and Arabic*. In addition, the product may be further customized with Translation Overrides.

*Note: the underlying database application engine supports: Worldwide English, French, Italian, German, Swedish, Japanese, Dutch, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Korean,and Brazilian Portuguese, so menus and other applications elements may not display the selected translation if not included in this list.

✦ Reading and Exclusion Period tracking for publishers with automatic updates to the Publisher open/close status.

Feature by LicenseStandardProfessional
Stories Allowed250Unlimited
Publishers Allowed (Private) + ~900 pre-loaded250Unlimited
Submissions Allowed300Unlimited
CustomizationLimited to Value SetupFull
Import/ExportRestore from File onlyFull
Import from File or Files in a DirectoryNoYes
Global Publisher UpdatesNoYes
Publishers Home TabNoYes
Submission Inbox WizardNoYes
Multiple User SupportNoYes
Language Translation OverridesNoYes

System Requirements

Operating System     /     Minimum     /     Recommended

Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro (version 1809)
    - CPU: 1 GHz or faster x86 for x64-bit processor
    - RAM: 1 GB min: 2 GB or more recommended

Windows 8.1 Pro and Standard editions
    - same

Windows 7 SP1 Pro and Ultimate editions
    - same

Mac OS X 11.1 Big Sur
    - RAM: 2 GB RAM min: 4 GB or more recommended
    - For runtime only on Filemaker 18, otherwise version 19 is required.

Mac OS X 10.15 Catalina
    - RAM: 2 GB RAM min: 4 GB or more recommended

Mac OS X 10.14 Mojave
    - same

Mac OS X 10.13 High Sierra
    - same

iOS 12 FileMaker Go 19
    - iTunes or Finder12.x

ScriptMaster Plugin

The ScriptMaster Plugin from 360 Works, version 5.3 from November 20, 2019, is used on the Mac and PC versions. This in turn uses Java. This plugin is NOT required to use the product. For operations requiring a File dialog as an Administrator, this plugin will present a File dialog for selecting files. You may skip using these dialogs and directly enter in the full path of these files. These plugins are not needed for users that do not make use of the Administrative functions.


Java is not required for the Macintosh and PC, however it greatly improves the use of file related functions. It is NOT required for the iPad or iPhone. Java is used to provide File Dialogs for imports, exports, and restores from a backup. Java is a separate install from the application.

Microsoft .NET

Microsoft .NET framework version 4.6 or later required for Windows.

The Writer’s Scribe Development and Quality Assurance team developed the software using Mac OS 10.15.6 Catalina and MS Windows 10 Pro. The other configurations listed above are per the requirements of the underlying database product: FileMaker Pro Runtime 18. Please download the Trial Version of the software and use it on your computer to ensure compatibility.
iOS is not supported for earlier iOS versions. It has been tested with an iPhone X, and an iPad Pro. Please test the product on your target platform before purchasing. Memory limitations on iOS may impact the stability of the product.


Trailer version 7.0


All videos listed below are accessible through the Help and Documentation built into the application. Closed captions are used and may be enabled. For use by non-English customers, please use the auto-translation capabilities in YouTube to get the full value out of the videos. For these videos, we did not use language-based annotations, allowing the Closed Captions to fully explain the content so we did not obscure the videos with text when used for Help or Documentation.

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View Modes

Search for Records

Quick Find

Pre-defined Filters

New Record

Delete Record

Working with FileMaker Go

Document Management


How do I set up the application in my preferred language?

Restore from Backup or Prior Version

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