Novel in 30 was designed to be simple and easy to use. If you're unsure of how to do something, look for a button that looks like this: . Tapping that button will bring up the help for the current screen.

If you get really stuck, or have any problems with the app, you can always send us an email at novelin30@gmail.com and we'll help you out. We try to answer all emails as quickly as possible, but we do occasionally sleep.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Help! I launched the app and I'm seeing a gray screen.

Gah - sorry about that folks! The app will occasionally (rarely) do that if there is very little memory left on the iPad. Try shutting down some apps that are running in the background. The easiest way to clean up memory is simply to shut the iPad down completely and then turn it back on.


Now that I'm finished, how can I get my writing project out of Novel in 30 and
into Word / Pages / Scrivener?

There are a few ways to move your work out of Novel in 30:

  • Every time you sync with iTunes, your entire project will be backed up to your computer. Using the document sharing feature of iTunes lets you export your project from iTunes to anywhere on your computer.
  • You can email copies of your writing. You have the option of emailing a single day's work or your entire novel. Your writing is sent as a plain text file attached to the email.
  • If you've got a Dropbox, then you can back your project up to your Dropbox with a single tap. This can be done from the project settings screen (shown below). If you don't yet have a free Dropbox account, then you can create one.

All project files are saved as plain text files, making them usable by any word processing or desktop publishing application.