Just started assembling an Aeon doc for a new story, an arc of one of my comic series - figured a bit of real-world stress-testing might throw up some useful stuff.
Which it has. Apologies if I'm duplicating requests from others here.
- First, I have to say I've still yet to see any 'bad' behaviour from Aeon. No crashes, glitches or anything. It seems very stable, which for a 0.1 alpha is impressive!
- Being able to drag characters around would be great. (Being able to change the order in which they're presented left-to-right is essential, even if it's just a menu of some kind, but being able to just grab and drag their names to do this would be even better.)
- In the same area, being able to change the width of character columns would also be good. I have many characters, and I know them well enough that just a single first name is enough for me to know who's who; therefore, I would like to be able to squash them all up so I can see more than 4-5 of them at a time (and that's on a 17" screen...).
- I fell into the 'not confirming notes text' trap; I didn't realise the notes pane was a plain text field like Scriv's synopsis field, and clicked off it to drag an event around (the same one, fwiw) and of course lost all the stuff I'd entered in the field. I know KB fixed/hacked this in Scriv after similar issues, so is there any chance it could be sorted here, too?
- The first click on a timeline/character cross-section brings up the 'observer' symbol, which seems illogical. I would expect that most of the time characters will be a 'participant', so making that the first symbol in the cycle would make sense.
- I know I mentioned colour labels for characters before, but doing this has really brought it home to me how useful it would be, especially in a story with many characters and subplots, where I primarily want to keep track of where and how many times characters appear, rather than tying events together into groups. A thought on implementation; place a colour chip next to each character's name in the top bar. Clicking on the colour chip brings up a dropdown menu with the available colours and a "New label" option at the bottom (which leads to the colour picker/label namer, of course).
Looking forward to the new/next release