Novel Goggles has been tested on Edge, Chrome and Firefox. Other browsers may work. If you experience strange behaviour or sluggish application response, try switching to Edge or Chrome.
If the round-trip latency values displayed at the top right of the Novel Goggles window are greater than 500-1000ms, Novel Goggles may seem sluggish. Ensure that you have a stable broadband internet connection. If you are connected via Wi-Fi, try connecting using an ethernet cable.
Unfortunately, Novel Goggles does not yet support an off-line mode. This feature is planned for a future release.
Novel Goggles has not yet been optimised for use on mobile devices. It is recommended that you use Novel Goggles on a computer with a screen resolution of at least 1920 by 1080 until mobile optimisation has been completed.
This could be caused by a browser zoom level setting or a display scaling setting in your operating system settings. Try changing the browser zoom or operating system scaling settings to see if this resolves the problem. In future, Novel Goggles will be updated to handle these scenarios correctly.
Not at this time but importing functionality is planned for a future release. Although time-consuming, existing manuscripts can be copy-pasted into your Novel Goggles Manuscripts. We recommend doing this scene-by-scene once you have created your Novel Structure.
Novel Goggles makes no claim to any copyright of user-uploaded content. If you generate content and upload it, the copyright remains yours. Note: It is against the terms of service to upload content that you do not own the copyright to.
The databases containing your submitted content are backed up once every 24 hours. Each daily backup is stored for 8 days. While we do aim to keep your data safe, these backups are insurance in the event that something goes wrong on our end.
Yes. Novel Goggles provides export functionality for all user-uploaded content, except for images. Backups are exported in .ngog files, which are simply JSON formatted files with the extension renamed. By default, Novel Goggles will remind you to download a backup of your data once a week.
Your work will remain accessible in a read-only format for at least 3 months after your subscription has expired or been cancelled. After this, your content will be deleted. The Novel Goggles team will remind you via e-mail to export your data before deletion occurs. If you resume your subscription before three months have elapsed, your data will still be accessible to you.
Snapshots of the manuscript content for each scene are already created and stored. We will provide tools to make these snapshots available, similarly to the Manuscript Snapshots already available.
The Novel Goggles Team are continuously working to improve the user experience. One of our focuses during the beta period and initial wider public release will be on page rendering and data synchronisation performance, aiming to minimise distracting loading screens and waiting times.
Novel Goggles has been developed with a focus on providing abundant contextual data for each Scene, Character and Location. While some functionality is usable on smaller devices such as phones and tablets, full feature access will require additional improvements and updates to content layout and responsiveness.
The data backups that you export from Novel Goggles cannot currently be re-imported into Novel Goggles. This functionality will be added in a future release of Novel Goggles.
While your browser probably already does spell-checking and suggestions for you, we plan on integrating some tools to give you more control over how and when suggestions are made.
While your uploaded content is already stored in local browser storage as well as being synchronised with our remote servers, full offline functionality will allow you to edit local content and synchronise with the remote servers when you have access to the internet again.
Currently, Novel Goggles only provides printing functionality for your Manuscript, with fixed formatting rules. While this does allow you to use Print-to-PDF functionality to export your manuscript to PDF, we do plan on adding additional formatting and exporting options to support e-book creation and preparation for publishing your manuscripts.
We plan to add some project planning functionality to Novel Goggles, where you will be able to set targets and deadlines, and monitor your progress as you work on your various creative ideas.
We plan on adding tools to assist with importing your existing data from other formats. Let us know what you would like us to support using the Suggest A Feature button in the Novel Goggles App.
We envision Novel Goggles providing a place where you can ask other users to help you beta-read or edit your manuscripts. The Scene-Specific Notes sections for Scenes, Characters and Locations will provide space for their feedback and the Pace, Tension and Climax progression tools already available will become even more useful with input from other users.