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What are people saying about Liquid Story Binder

Michalush :) Cool! I missed it when it was offered at "Giveaway of the Day".
Here's another chance to grab it :)
Windows users sulking over not having Scrivener should try out LSB (or buy a Mac...)
Mar 4 2008 at 3:38am Copy Link
Victor Noagbodji It's simply amazing.
Mar 10 2008 at 5:22pm Copy Link
Steven White Slow is normal for connection through an anon server.

I dislike the 12 months licence that then requires renewal. Limited period is not mentioned on this page.
Mar 10 2008 at 9:23pm Copy Link
Jesse Wall Once purchased, all future upgrades are free. Your purchased license does not expire.

Jesse Wall
Black Obelisk Software
Black Obelisk Software - Mar 11 2008 at 5:09am Copy Link
Jimmy Redox I bought my first Mac to use Scrivener, a great program for writers but I spend time on PCs, too. I'm getting LSB to use when I'm stuck on Windows. C'mon, people! $15.95 and ALL future upgrades are free?! If you have even the slightest interest in this program how could you possibly go wrong?
Mar 11 2008 at 6:00am Copy Link
Tom B. Looks like a powerhouse! I can think of many uses, such as multimedia writing projects, organizing and storing my programming code snippets along with screen shots of what those snippets do, journals and more. Can't resist this great price, so I'm buying now even though it will be a few weeks before I have time to learn the program. Thanks!
Mar 11 2008 at 11:16am Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin I've been using this program since I downloaded it from GOTD and have been hoping it would show up here so I could afford to purchase it. I was VERY happy to find it on the upcoming list this morning and can't wait until the deal day arrives. This is the most versatile application of its kind that I have found. While there are a few things I would change, I have no doubt the "authors" will get to it soon. Liquid Story Binder is constantly being upgraded and improved and I have great faith in its future.
Sep 29 2008 at 3:19am Copy Link
V K I've tried LB for a couple of weeks. It's a brilliant concept, but the human factors are a nightmare. Among just a few problems:
*Great flexibility means great confusion - the tools are scattered illogically between different menus (and different menus in different menus).
*Horrible documentation - the tutorials help - slightly - they will tell you how to start planners, listings, timelines, but there's almost nothing about how to use them.
*Worse Help - more than half the things I searched for through help didn't find a reference, and the rest hit primarily (not exclusively) on trivial information that I had already figured out on myself.
*Not WINDOWS - the program is not windows standard. You cannot go full screen, for example, by double-clicking the top window frame. The save key is F12, not Ctrl-S and so on.
*Command line interface. Most of the best features, dossiers, timelines, outlines, are crippled by an ugly command-line interface. You cannot edit information where you're using it (in the timeline, outline, etc) but have to use the text bar at the bottom.
There are many things LSB has done right (avoiding proprietary editor formats, for example)., but due to its shaky interface and poor documentation, I will probably not purchase the product.
Oct 20 2008 at 9:03am Copy Link
PauloQ Q I have to agree with VK Says. LsB is probably the best software I have seen, but its very hard to find how to work the brilliant tools LST have. Poor menus, help doesn't work , not intuitive , etc.
Once you find how to work with it, it will be a dream. But the learning curve is very hard. It seems a software made by nerds, you know. They think everything is simple. A tip. LSB; hire someone who don't know the software, see for yourself the problems the person have, and then change it. Just do this. No more upgrades needed.
BTW, you can hire me. My first language is not even english, so you will need to understand me. Thats what you need to make a customer happier. Understand them. Me. PauloQ
Keep it up
Nov 20 2008 at 2:19pm Copy Link
SM Payne To both of those last comments, I was originally bothered by the shortcuts, then I found out that I could configure my own hotkeys. And full screen can be shortkeyed to. Most right clicks will get you excellent context menus. I personally love the bottom editing on dossiers (my file type of choice), but truly, whatever floats your boat.

If you want to reccomend to Jesse (the designer) what menus would make better sense to you, go for it. He's working on the new version as I type.

I personally figured out the entire software in a day or two without referencing tutorials except the three steps (to figure out where to dump all my previous "fodder" which was builders by the way). I found it very intuitive and could not live without it.
Dec 12 2008 at 5:15am Copy Link
Paula Gill By far the most flexible, creative, and powerful writing software I've ever used. I had to take a year off from my writing due to work and a really big move, and it was so easy to dive back into my WIP. Everything I needed was there in LSB, so well-organized and just waiting for me. Thanks for a great product!
Jun 23 2009 at 1:08pm Copy Link
Bob R Does LSB have the capability to "hide" and "reveal" text (I forget the technical name the outliners use)?

Also, how well does LSB handle outlining, particularly moving topics up or down?

Thank you.

Bob R.
Jun 30 2009 at 11:42am Copy Link
Ellen Easton-Nelson I've had a horrible disaster and I need help. I bought LiveJournal writing software. I installed it on my laptop but didn't back it up by burning it to CD. Then I had to redo my laptop due to a virus. At that time, I contacted you and you gave me a link to re-download it and the key for it.

OK, so that time I did burn it to CD and I had that in a bag I carry when I travel, so I didn't think more of it. Well, last week I had to restore my hard drive on the laptop again because of a virus but I didn't burn another CD because I thought it might just transfer damage to the new hard drive and besides, I thought there wasn't any need. After all, I had saved it on CD, hadn't I?

Now I'm getting ready to participate in the Novel in a Month they do in November for NaNoWriMo every November. I've discovered there's no backup CD!!! I left it in the bag and I lost the bag when I went on the train to Seattle last month! I called the hotel and the train station but nobody turned it in. In a way, thank god the laptop wasn't in it because I had it in a different laptop bag but in another way, it's a disaster because I've lost the software CD!

Could I please, please get another download and key? This time I swear I'll make three or four backup CD's and stash them in various places so if I lose one, at least I'll have more if the computer has to be restored again. I don't often have the money to buy things for myself because I'm raising grandkids but I splurged on this writing software from you and I loved it.

I don't know what month I downloaded it but it was before the last New Year, I think. Or maybe a little after. It was when you had the special on it for $20.
Oct 22 2009 at 3:01am Copy Link
Ellen Easton-Nelson I have two email addresses:

I use the gmail one most.

I remember last time you told me to download the software again from the website and you just gave me the key to make it fully functional so I'm going to go download it again and I hope you'll give me the key again.

Waiting to hear from you.
Oct 22 2009 at 3:04am Copy Link
John K. Smith I wait for the next sale of this kind by Black Obelix and then I will buy it. Many people (as I) start to buy their x-mas presents already in November.

If Black Obelix would come up with a sale in November, people would probably buy more than one copy of the software to have a nice x-mas present for friends or family members.
Oct 26 2009 at 6:47am Copy Link
Sam Howley Hi,

The comments seem to have been cleared so I am posting this again :

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Jan 12 2010 at 8:28pm Copy Link
Gary Hawk Is it compatible with Windows 7? It doesn't say it is here, but on the software's website it says it is. Please clarify.
Jan 6 2010 at 6:11pm Copy Link
Jesse Wall Liquid Story Binder XE is Windows 7 compatible. Before purchasing, download Liquid Story Binder XE and give it a try.
Black Obelisk Software - Jan 7 2010 at 5:13am Copy Link
Bob S Can you describe whether/how Liquid handles "hoisting?" Two-pane outliners allow one to place topics in the right-hand pane, body in the left-hand pane.

I would like a text editing/writing tool that does "in-line" hoisting - e.g., the text beneath a heading or sub-heading can be collapsed or expanded, without leaving the main window. When a topic is collapsed, only the heading shows. When expanded, both the heading and text body are shown.

Does Liquid do anything like this?
Jan 12 2010 at 4:13pm Copy Link
Bob S Looks like the "Outline" feature allows one to do this, as well as nesting of sub-topics.

Does the Outline mode offer "full fledged" editing (e.g., fonts, highlighting, etc.) or is it limited?

Thank you.
Jan 12 2010 at 4:19pm Copy Link
Brian W @Bob S, you can go to the Black Obelisk website and download a fully functional trial, play around with it for a while, and buy if you like it. You just get a product key when you buy from here that you can enter in and be good to go.

This is exceptional software for writers. It does have a bit of a learning curve. Like, you actually need to read the tutorials and you will have to click through the help files a bit. I have tried quite a few other applications for writers, but this one is the most versatile and allows the most customization. You will need to develop a system that works for you, and then all the pieces will make sense, and you'll love it.

I currently have LSBXE open with a Workspace that has the following: Listing (used as Table of Contents), File Listing (to access unsorted documents), the bulk of the screen occupied by a Chapter, a Planner on the right (which I use as a glossary of names--a Builder would also work for this), and a small space below that with a Gallery of images I reference (tree diagrams, character look-a-likes, etc).

It's great being able to have easy access to EVERY chapter you've written in one window. Try doing that with Word and see how crazy you go. When I finished my book of 30+ chapters, I used the manuscript builder function in my Listing to create one file exportable as .doc, .rtf, .txt, or .html.
Jan 12 2010 at 6:10pm Copy Link
Bob S LSB Developer - just tried the Outliner in LSB.

Two things I find very peculiar:
(a) there doesn't appear to be a "drag and drop" feature that allows one to move topics around; instead, only arrows for moving topics up/dow, right/left in the outline - is that correct?
(b) When I moved a topic ahead of another topics (e.g., from #3 to #2), the topic moved, but not its subtopics. Is there a way to "lock" subtopics to their parents? This seems counter to what one would want and expect - how do you move an entire section - item and its children - at once?
Jan 13 2010 at 3:06pm Copy Link
Bob S I like the hoisting feature that allows one to collapse/expand subtopics. Nicely implemented... I couldn't figure out what the orange symbol next to a topic signified, however.
Jan 13 2010 at 3:08pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Due to the overwhelming response Black Obelisk Software has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 13 2010 at 4:00pm Copy Link
Jesse Wall Outlines allow you to color code selected items. Choose 'Color' from the Outline's 'Content' menu. To move Outline child / subtopic items, collapse the child items first using the parent plus (+) sign. Sorry no drag and drop.
Black Obelisk Software - Jan 14 2010 at 4:44am Copy Link
Lonnie G I can't seem to purchase this.  Everytime I click on purchase, it goes to, "I want this"?
Jul 19 2010 at 11:26pm Copy Link
B User Did the price just jump up?

Jul 20 2010 at 12:00am Copy Link
DrTeeth @Sandur

I think it has, I just chimed in to ask the same question. Discount was 60% IIRC. A bit sneaky...never seen that happen here on BDJ before.
Jul 20 2010 at 12:39am Copy Link
Jim Maioriello Interesting software concept.  Is this product a workspace for organizing work developed in other programs, or is does it provide the tools for creating outlines, mindmaps, lists, plans?  Is there a hierarchy for these objects used by the program?  If so, is there a summary of that hierarchy available? This appears to be a lot of functionality and layers to the program.  Must have taken a while to develop this?  How long has it been in development?
Jul 13 2010 at 1:39am Copy Link
Jesse Wall Using many custom tools, Liquid Story Binder XE helps writers plot, plan, outline, brainstorm, organize and write. These tools include Outlines, Checklists, Storyboards, Timelines, Mindmaps, Galleries, Playlists, Dossiers and Journals. These tools (as well as many others) are specifically designed for Liquid Story Binder XE. Liquid Story Binder XE has been under development for five years.
Black Obelisk Software - Jul 13 2010 at 5:30am Copy Link
Louis H Very nice to find this here. I was introduced to this program via GAOTD and simply never got around to purchasing it after I had to move to a new computer. This is a great price and I will be picking up a copy next Tuesday.

Nice to know it fully integrates with WordWeb, another program offered a short while back here on BitsDuJour!
Jul 15 2010 at 6:27am Copy Link
Alan Carr I think this could be very useful to me, though at present I have no idea how to use it. I'm a sales copywriter, and as such I often have a heap of notes and research documents while putting together the structure and content of a salesletter, brochure etc. Can this import and export Word documents? It seemed to be trying to export an image bitmap file when I fiddled with it earlier? If it can only copy and paste such text, does it maintain true formatting, including docx files? Which, of the bewildering array of options, would you recommend for my use? Ideally what I'd like is a primary document in the middle, with notes and such down the side/s, to save constantly switching tabs or documents. I do NOT need images, yet everything I poke at seems to be offering an image gallery as much as text areas (I haven't poked much yet, as I don't have time to explore what looks like a vast program). Also, when purchasing, how many computers can I use it on? I regularly work with 3 different computers and a laptop. Is that a problem? Cheers, Alan
Jul 15 2010 at 6:23pm Copy Link
Jesse Wall For importing and export, Liquid Story Binder XE uses basic RTF. Paste content directly into Liquid Story Binder XE from your current word processor. I would suggest using a Builder to organize your research notes. Builders combine multiple rich text documents sorted into a single file with titles, descriptions and color indexing. Use one Builder for each project. Use a like-named associated Chapter as your primary document. See this online Builder tutorial... http://www.blackobeliskso...lders.html For your own personal use, Liquid Story Binder XE may be used on as many systems as you like. Try installing Liquid Story Binder XE on a thumb drive for portable use.
Black Obelisk Software - Jul 16 2010 at 5:11am Copy Link
_*_ Jesse, from your post above allowing LSB to be installed on multiple computers, it seems like your program may not have any DRM attached to it; is this case?
It would be refreshing to find such a piece of software today.
Jul 18 2010 at 4:18pm Copy Link
Jesse Wall Liquid Story Binder XE uses a simple, hassle-free registration system.  No DRM.
Black Obelisk Software - Jul 19 2010 at 5:53am Copy Link
_*_ Jesse, I am not even sure what I might use it for but you make me want to support your effort with no DRM software.  There are way too many that have gone the limited activation method that only results in hassles for honest customers.

Thank you for treating your customers as trustworthy and not like pirates waiting to steal your hard work.
Jul 19 2010 at 11:26am Copy Link
S. S. Hi,

is there a possibility or a plan to give your apllication a plugin api?
In oder to expand the way one likes itself.

Thank you
Jul 19 2010 at 10:33pm Copy Link
bvssunnydale Hi, I purchased this last year but haven't gotten around to actually installing/using it yet.. (very sad, I know).. is there a portable version of this? Thanks.
Jul 20 2010 at 2:40am Copy Link
Jesse Wall At one time, I did consider a plugin system for Liquid Story Binder XE -- something that would allow users to pick and choose features and download them separately.  In the end, I decided against it, preferring the simplicity and control of an all-in-one package.  Feature requests are welcome.
Black Obelisk Software - Jul 20 2010 at 4:16am Copy Link
Jesse Wall Liquid Story Binder XE can be installed on any portable device.  LSBXE will automatically adapt to drive changes, running in portable mode when required.
Black Obelisk Software - Jul 20 2010 at 4:19am Copy Link
Stephen Cohen Is this the XE vesion?
Jul 20 2010 at 5:29am Copy Link
Ron K Sorry to bring up the portable thing again, but does LSBXE only behave as a portable app if it's on a removable drive? Or does it know, or is there a way to tell it to be in 'portable mode' even though it's on a fixed disk? I use portable apps where possible, but they're generally in a folder on a hard drive rather than left on a USB stick. Thanks for your help, and either way, I'm buying two licenses, but I'd still like to know.
Jul 20 2010 at 6:16am Copy Link
Jesse Wall Yes, this is Liquid Story Binder XE.  Version 4.71.  All future upgrades are free.
Black Obelisk Software - Jul 20 2010 at 6:35am Copy Link
Jesse Wall Liquid Story Binder XE will run in portable mode if installed on any drive other than your main C:\ drive. However, if you install LSBXE in "C:\Liquid Story Binder XE\" you can trick Liquid Story Binder XE into running in portable mode. In portable mode, LSBXE is self-contained and will not use the designated Windows Local Application Data folder to store its library settings.
Black Obelisk Software - Jul 20 2010 at 6:44am Copy Link
Jesse Wall One further note concerning portable mode... Liquid Story Binder XE allows you to store your LSBXE 'Library' anywhere. Your entire Library (or seperate portions of your Library) can be stored on a portable drive and accessed by a standard, non-portable LSBXE installation. LSBXE even allows you to manually move your Library using Windows.
Black Obelisk Software - Jul 20 2010 at 6:53am Copy Link
_*_ Jesse, thanks for the great deal.  Not sure what to use it for yet, but I do want to support developers that make DRM free products.  Thanks
Jul 20 2010 at 9:37am Copy Link
Bill D For what it's worth, I purchased this SW in 2007.  I downloaded the latest version today and entered the previously purchased reg key -- SW version replies "no longer valid".

Buyer beware, future upgrades are not free from this company...
Jul 20 2010 at 4:33pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Due to the overwhelming response Black Obelisk Software has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jul 20 2010 at 5:00pm Copy Link
Joel Kens @Bill D, Are you sure about "future upgrades are not free"?
Jul 20 2010 at 7:34pm Copy Link
Merrilee Faber I can confirm that if you already have the program installed and registered, you can simply download the latest version, install and you have immediate access.  There is no need to re-enter any registration codes.

See some more LSB tutorials here -> http://notenoughwords.wor...nstorming/
Jul 20 2010 at 9:44pm Copy Link
Jesse Wall Liquid Story Binder XE does indeed have a free lifetime registration policy. All upgrades and updates are free. Occasionally, due to piracy concerns, I need to change the registration system. If your registration key fails to work because of these changes, simply email me your old key and I will supply you with a new one. See the LSBXE download page for quick upgrade instructions... http://www.blackobeliskso...nload.html
Black Obelisk Software - Jul 21 2010 at 4:13am Copy Link
DrTeeth I just had to buy this software.

1) The programmer is VERY responsive
2) We all have a story in us...this may help mine come out <g>. It is a brilliant concept.
3) No DRM.
Jul 21 2010 at 11:16am Copy Link
Bill D I sincerely apologize to everyone for stupidly stating that I could not upgrade my copy of this SW. Upon further investigation I find that my copy came from Give Away of the Day many years ago.

Well, by trying to upgrade my GAOTD version I have lost my registration priveleges. This is certainly just desserts.

This SW has served me well and I recommend it to everyone interested. I am embarrassed that I have been using this software and forgetting that I received it gratas from Black Obelisk many years ago via GAOTD.

Mia Culpa! 
Jul 21 2010 at 4:02pm Copy Link
Louis H Bill D.... that is the same time and giveaway where I first met this program. I never got around to actually purchasing the program after I changed computers last year and thus was very happy to find it offered here at a great discount.
Jul 21 2010 at 4:10pm Copy Link
Deanee L Does this coupon never expire? Say, if I wantedto wait a week will I still be able to use this?
Jan 8 2011 at 9:38am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Deannee - Bits du Jour runs 24 hour daily deals you have until Midnight eastern time to get the deal. The clue is in the name "du Jour" from the French "of Day"
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 16 2011 at 5:24pm Copy Link
Milan Topolic Yeah,

thank you very much. I need this urgently for writing down my
e-drum world patent robbery story and preparing the legal proceedings. This will be a great help.
Jan 18 2011 at 4:21pm Copy Link
lisba f Good question, Milan. How about multilingual?... Unicode?
Jan 18 2011 at 7:30pm Copy Link
Jesse Wall I am sorry to say the Liquid Story Binder XE's unicode support is limited. Of all the LSBXE file types, only Chapters seem capable of handling unicode properly -- again, with varying limitations. Hopefully, someday, I will be able to correct the issue.

Various language packages, including spell check dictionaries can be downloaded here...

Black Obelisk Software - Jan 19 2011 at 3:20am Copy Link
William User In the Bits Du jour newsletter it said this was $15.95 , I assume the newsletter is wrong?
Jan 20 2011 at 12:36am Copy Link
Lupke Brother I bought this software some time ago. In reviews about this software you allways read it is a bit overwhelming at first. That's thrue, but when you look 5 minutes further you'll see this is very good software. Great support and a lot of tutorials on the black obelisk website. A bargain for such great software. I recommend it very much. This software gives you more than average writing software.
Jul 8 2011 at 2:37am Copy Link
Pat Weber Does anyone know if any new features have been added since the last time BDJ offered this software?
Jul 8 2011 at 5:12am Copy Link
Mitchell Kastner I use two pane outliners to write briefs and academic articles.

LSB has an outliner and a mindmapper. Assume that the parts of an LSB are called "items" (and "sub-items", etc). After I create an item in an outline or mindmap, can I create or attach a document to the item? Two pane outliners and all mindmappers permit a word processing document called "notes" in mindmappers. Does LSB? It appears not. It appears that "Chapters" are the organizational metaphor that are created in the Planner, but it does not appear that Planner permits tree-like hierarchical organization of Chapters or the creation of SubChapters and descendants therefrom.

This would be a terrible disappointment to me because the software otherwise appears brilliant for my uses.
Jul 8 2011 at 6:21am Copy Link
Jesse Wall Try using a Listing. This will allow you to sort all your files in collapsible tree format.

Black Obelisk Software - Jul 8 2011 at 9:11am Copy Link
Jesse Wall There have been at least two updates since our last BDJ sale. See the change logs listed on the right hand side of our main webpage...
Black Obelisk Software - Jul 8 2011 at 9:18am Copy Link
Pat Weber Do I need to purchase another license? Or is there an upgrade path available for those who have the software?
Jul 8 2011 at 10:58am Copy Link
Jesse Wall With registration, all future upgrades and updates of Liquid Story Binder are absolutely free! If you've already purchased Liquid Story Binder XE and wish to upgrade, simply visit our website and download the latest version. See our download page for further details...

Black Obelisk Software - Jul 8 2011 at 11:45am Copy Link
Pat Weber THANK YOU SO MUCH! That is GREAT news!
Jul 8 2011 at 11:50am Copy Link
Jan-Christoph Ihrens I'd really be interested in LSBXE, but not only for creative writing - I think many of the features could be very helpful for writing technical documentations, too.

Using MS Word as external editor I was able to get around some of the technical limitations of the internal editor, but there's still one thing that doesn't seem to work: I'd like to insert images, but the images I added using Word are simply ignored. Is there a way to accomplish this?

I'm sorry if it can be found in the tutorials or in the manual - today I just don't have the time to search for it...

Thanks in advance!
Jul 8 2011 at 2:00pm Copy Link
Jesse Wall I have wanted to add embedded images to LSBXE since starting the project. Sadly, due to programming limitations LSBXE currently uses only basic RTF.
Black Obelisk Software - Jul 8 2011 at 2:09pm Copy Link
Jan-Christoph Ihrens Thank you very much for your quick reply!

Do you still have it on your to-do list or did you give up on this? Since you offer free upgrades for life, it would be enough for me to know that this feature will be integrated one fine day. ;-)
Jul 8 2011 at 2:32pm Copy Link
James Kenney OK, I have no idea how exactly I will use this software, but I feel that I will, and also want to support the developer.
Now I have LSB and Scrivener for windows!
Jul 8 2011 at 2:52pm Copy Link
Jesse Wall Liquid Story Binder is still a work in progress. Although I can't promise that LSBXE will someday include embedded content, it is on my to-do list. Don't feel pressured to buy now -- we go on sale all the time. Thanks for all your support.
Black Obelisk Software - Jul 8 2011 at 3:09pm Copy Link
Ian G I just bought this software after trying it for a few days. I tried it because I read these posts.. I'm impressed with the exchanges from the developer himself... its exactly what you want to see when buying a small company software.. a hands on engaged team that believe in their product.. (you'll always get your moneys worth).

I tried the software.. and was a little surprised by how much time I had to spend on it to 'understand' it.. after a couple of days watching tutorial vids and playing with it I completely understand it.. its excellent!

I can use it to write articles, novels, and varuous other low research pieces but I can also now easily compile due diligence for technical writing, biographies, and other non-fiction projects as it allows you to include your research and factual data in various ways.

It also has a robust character development tool that will come in very handy for video game plot writers and imaginative science-fiction writers.

...And thanks to I managed to purchase a license today for $27.10 Total inclusing taxes (Canadian)

Bood for you Black Obelisk!.. You are attracting a lot of impressed writers to your product.. seeling it cheap (its worth much much more lets face it) is entrenching it as a robust but affordable piece of software.. I'm sure we will gladly pay for main updates as they come out at these prices for years to come.. Writers write for life.. its in our blood.. so hats off to you for a great product and clever and hands on marketing!

Ian in Langley BC
Aug 6 2011 at 2:02am Copy Link
Ben Nguyen is this program now unicode compliant? i want to use it to type vietnamese. thanks
Apr 9 2012 at 10:47am Copy Link
JM Villar Will this be going on sale again soon? I have never used BitsDuJour, so I'm not sure what the site really means by "Deal Coming Soon." Any ideas?
Apr 14 2012 at 2:18pm Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ JM Villar

We can't give you any more information than that. If you click the "I Want This" button you can receive an email when it hits the schedule.

BitsDuJour Admin - Apr 14 2012 at 2:19pm Copy Link
James Evans @ JM Villar
This program was previously offered at 43% discount and 70% discount is the cheapest I have seen. Liquid Story Binder (LSB) is an excellent writer's program plus many other uses as well. Click on the "Loaad 76 Older Comments" above your post and you will see candid user's comments of pros & cons. It does take about 2 days to get comfortable with the program. Don't let that scare you away -- you will be rewarded for your time. Now, about Bits du Jour since you're new here.

It's just about the best place on the web to try out software and obtain it at smokin' prices. HINT: You don't have to wait for "Coming Soon!" Below the "I want this" green button above is a red arrow pointing down to "Download Trial." You can get it TODAY, test drive if FOR FREE, and see if it's for you. The developer is a good guy, supports the product better than the big software companies AND, I can say this from experience: LSB is equal in quality and capability to another writer's program retailing for $270 (brand concealed to protect the guilty.)
Apr 17 2012 at 9:37am Copy Link
Hitman Yes, it is highly rich in features, but it does not support Unicode (well, you can type Unicode characters, but then you encounter all kinds of issues, like failure to select text, and other apparently random behavior, etc), this is never a problem for English-only writers, but if you are bilingual, then you need a different program that supports Unicode well.
Apr 18 2012 at 11:25am Copy Link
Pavi Johnson This software is a fully featured, flexible "canvas" for writing a story. It has a learning curve, but is totally customizable with many tools not seen in other programs.

Although I have been using other applications to plan and write, LSB offers a dedicated writing environment with more advanced features at a fantastic price - I am purchasing, and at this price there is absolutely no reason not to!

Best, /Pavi
Apr 19 2012 at 12:18am Copy Link
Oscar You don't accept Paypal?
Apr 19 2012 at 2:20am Copy Link
Yudha Yan Kusuma Paypal please..
Apr 19 2012 at 4:09am Copy Link
peter hayes G'Day,

Is there another payment portal that accepts Paypal?, seems odd that Plimus does not as there are Paypal logos on the page!
Apr 19 2012 at 4:46am Copy Link
DrTeeth Bought this a while ago, seems that development has stopped. There used to be regular updates.
Apr 19 2012 at 9:27am Copy Link
JM Villar Aw yeah! I am feeling much excitement for this upcoming sale!
Apr 19 2012 at 9:28am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Unfortunately we're no longer able to offer PayPal payments with the Plimus e-commerce system. If you Goggle "Plimus PayPal" you can find a lot of discussions on why this has happened.

We're not happy about it either!
BitsDuJour Admin - Apr 19 2012 at 9:30am Copy Link
Oliver Solano Hi BDJ/Black Obelisk

I just purchased this but I dont want it for myself I want to give it as a gift for a friend.

I assume there is no issue with this, since I wont be installing it on my own PC, but the registration and payment was done by me.

Can you confirm if ok?

Apr 19 2012 at 9:49am Copy Link
Jesse Wall Hi Oliver,

No problem whatsoever. LSBXE registration keys are not directly tied to the purchaser or to a specific installation. Feel free to give your purchased license as a gift.

Jesse Wall
Black Obelisk Software
Black Obelisk Software - Apr 19 2012 at 10:33am Copy Link
Jesse Wall Hi Everyone,

Due to recent changes made by Paypal, Plimus requires developers to open a Business account with Paypal in order to receive Paypal purchases. Due to the hassle involved, I've decided not to include Paypal as a payment method.

Sorry for the inconvenience...

Jesse Wall
Black Obelisk Software
Black Obelisk Software - Apr 19 2012 at 10:35am Copy Link
Oscar Schnaith The focus of my work is research papers in the area of humanities. I would like to know if this application will cover my needs, or there is another one, like Scribener that would fit better my work. Thanks in advance.
Apr 19 2012 at 12:23pm Copy Link
Jesse Wall Hi Oscar,

Liquid Story Binder is primarily a novel writing application. The lack of footnotes / endnotes makes writing research papers difficult. That being said, Liquid Story Binder is great for organizing and outlining. Try using LSBXE to sort your research notes before writing.

Jesse Wall
Black Obelisk Software
Black Obelisk Software - Apr 19 2012 at 12:49pm Copy Link
Eddie "Your order for Liquid Story Binder-Full Version License cannot be processed"
Too bad. I have Scrivener on my Mac and wanted to give this one a try. Never had a problem with Plimus prior to this. Unfortunately PayPal is not an option.
Apr 19 2012 at 6:44pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Sorry about no PayPal, our hands are tied on that one. Any other payment should go through, give it another shot.
BitsDuJour Admin - Apr 19 2012 at 9:02pm Copy Link
Oliver Solano @ Jesse, Thanks for your answer. I'm sure my friend will enjoy this gift.
Apr 19 2012 at 11:49pm Copy Link
G Nowhere Dont know if my first email went thru but just missed the 70% by minutes. was travelling all day. is it still possible to get it at that otherwise i guess i can wait til next time...David
Apr 20 2012 at 12:20am Copy Link
Sarah Zaengle How long does it take to get a confirmation email? I placed the order this afternoon, got a phone call from my credit card company asking if this was legit, still no confirmation email,and now I'm worried.
Apr 25 2012 at 6:04pm Copy Link
Jesse Wall Hi Sarah,

You can contact me directly here...

Send me your order details and I'll check the status of your order.

Jesse Wall
Black Obelisk Software
Black Obelisk Software - Apr 26 2012 at 8:52am Copy Link
Todd Scheitler I have been using LSBXE for several years now and I highly recommend it to any and all writes. Once you get past the learning curve it really does allow you to focus on your writing and if your like me and have a disorganized mind it is the perfect solution for gathering your thoughts so that you can recall them later when writing.

Thanks Jesse for an Awesome!! program.
May 23 2012 at 10:36am Copy Link
Brad Windham This comment has been deleted due to a violation of the rules
May 24 2012 at 6:33am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Brad,

The PayPal issue is because of a problem between Plimus (the e-commerce provider) and PayPal. Black Obelisk are not at fault here, there's plenty on the web if you want to read more about it, just google "PayPal Plimus".
BitsDuJour Admin - May 24 2012 at 9:45am Copy Link
Eddie I'll just add that Plimus was problematic this time. As mentioned, when I tried to make my purchase I got ""Your order for Liquid Story Binder-Full Version License cannot be processed"

I've made other purchases at BdJ using Plimus and never had this problem before.
May 24 2012 at 10:12am Copy Link
marko ifebo Bonjour.
Ce logiciel peut-il être utilisé pour la langue Française ?

Good morning.
This software can be used for the French language?
Thank you.
May 28 2012 at 9:15am Copy Link
Laura Prystanski
Sep 14 2012 at 6:03am Copy Link
Software Babe PayPal is not one of the accepted payment methods, so I think I will pass and wait until it is. I only purchase using PAYPAL. Sorry.
Sep 17 2012 at 9:16am Copy Link
Eddie Tex Powerful software, great price and a viable alternative to Scrivener. The lifetime updates is a huge bonus. That said, the lack of support for unicode has kept me using Scrivener for my needs. It's also a bit disconcerting that no updates have been made in 1.5 years.
Sep 17 2012 at 10:20am Copy Link
Joe Doe What cra**y payment processor you do use! "Order pending Plimus review"? What the...? You need really to move to PayPal.
And I wonder if my sale is going to make it through... :/
Sep 17 2012 at 10:27am Copy Link
DrTeeth As a previous purchaser here, I would also be interested in when development will re-start.

Sep 17 2012 at 11:38am Copy Link
John Stracoth As I haven't found any discussions about items changing to the "selected" color when the mouse just passes over, I assume this is a rare and annoying bug. Any idea what causes it or how to fix it?

Sep 17 2012 at 3:39pm Copy Link
Joe Bowling You really should make an arrangement with PayPal. Every time I use PayPal the payment goes through very smoothly without a hitch.
Nov 11 2012 at 4:35am Copy Link
Petr I just checked their website and they have a 50% sale, resulting in a non-Bits-DuJour price that is lower ($22.98).

I am also interested about developement plans? Or is this destined to become obsolete software?

I would like to see an ability to update to Evernote.
Any thoughts about such things?
Jan 23 2013 at 12:40pm Copy Link
DrTeeth Last updated 17th Feb 2011.
Feb 9 2013 at 1:50pm Copy Link
Philip Turner No Download link sent. I had to go to the Black Obelisk site, download from there and then enter the registration code...Not the cleanest transaction
Feb 11 2013 at 1:53am Copy Link
Karl M. Is it still English only?
Feb 11 2013 at 3:30am Copy Link
Drew Vogel It has been forever since Liquid Story Binder has been updated (noted above by DrTeeth). However, it's a VERY strong program for writers, assuming you can mount the learning curve (which appears near-vertical when you first start using it).

I would love to see additional feature enhancements to the program -- heck, even assurance that the developer is working on it at all, but it is very useful as it is.
Feb 11 2013 at 6:19am Copy Link
Michael Paul This promotion interests me greatly. As an aspiring writer I have been contemplating purchasing Scrivener which my brother-in-law uses. But this substantial discount could swing me towards this software. One question though: I have seen this software elsewhere with an XE appended to it. So, what is the difference between Liquid Story Binder XE and just plain old Liquid Story Binder?
Feb 11 2013 at 7:02am Copy Link
Jesse Wall Liquid Story Binder XE can be downloaded here...


Or as a ZIP file here...

The XE versions replaced the non-XE versions years ago.

Our menu translations and dictionary packs can be found here...

Black Obelisk Software - Feb 11 2013 at 8:43am Copy Link
Michael Pless LSB is a very strong, useful program, with a very helpful mailing list and some interesting tutorials available.

Learning curve is very steep, but it rewards the effort.

It does need updating, and I am told Jesse took 2012 off to write his own novel.

I own a license and use the program every day. It doesn't crash, nor has it ever lost my work. Some parts of it like the mindmap are best left alone but there are many exceptional tools in the program.
Feb 11 2013 at 1:34pm Copy Link
Jack G I haven't gotten any kind of registration code, email or anything since buying it. How long does it take? I did check my spam folder...

It is listed in my purchased section.
Feb 12 2013 at 9:50am Copy Link
Michael Paul Perhaps you could try copying and pasting the registration code listed in your purchase section? I too purchased the product and received my. registration code by email within minutes. But then I am not signed up with Bits du Jour. I wonder if they do things differently for signed up members.
Feb 13 2013 at 1:45am Copy Link
Drew Vogel @Jesse Wall: Can you direct us to any roadmap/timeline for enhancements to LSB?
Feb 13 2013 at 5:54am Copy Link
Lupke Brother Fantastic software. You can do more with this software then using scrivener, writing outliner for word et cetera et cetera.

But... it definately needs a 2013 GUI. It's about time for some adjustments...
Jul 26 2013 at 4:39am Copy Link
DrTeeth Not been updated since 17th Feb 2011.
Aug 2 2013 at 1:46pm Copy Link
Lupke Brother Yes, correct, but it still remains the champion among the writing software.

IMHO serious writers should really consider this programm. And don't be fooled about stories about a steep learning curve. You don't write a book in a week do you? And the best of all is that Liquid Story Binder can be installed on a flash card or USB drive. Take your writing wherever you need to go.
Aug 3 2013 at 4:35am Copy Link
Stephen Cohen That version is this?
Aug 3 2013 at 6:08am Copy Link
Lupke Brother Current Version 4.93, Released February 17th, 2011
Aug 3 2013 at 7:02am Copy Link
r8eedwer I guess even though it's a very minor update or upgrade if such version change is made to the application, I believe many more customers might get much more interested getting a new copy of the application since everyone's working environment has been changed to Windows 8 and Mac OS X Mountain Lion which have with newer standard and a 'sense' even to run a single application on their stand alone pc.
Aug 3 2013 at 7:46am Copy Link
DrTeeth I have no doubt the program is good, but I just have a 'thing' about buying software that has not been updated in a long time. I have bought this program, but have never used it. I do buy programs here that I might use if the offer is too good to refuse - and we all have a book inside us LOL. When the program WAS being updated, it was done quite frequently so the lack of updates in over two years sends a clear message in the absence of developer comments.
Aug 3 2013 at 8:27am Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin I have an older version of this program that works just fine, but I'm going to buy this newer one. It offers so much and you can use as much or as little of it as you like. Personally, I like that the GUI hasn't followed the path of gigantic toolbars with monster icons. While writing I want to see as much of the text as possible.
Aug 3 2013 at 12:44pm Copy Link
DrTeeth @ Kelly

You should not have to buy the latest version. Your registration info should be good for the lifetime of the product IIRC.
Aug 3 2013 at 2:33pm Copy Link
Rick Truell DrTeeth: "and we all have a book inside us LOL."

It was a dark and stormy night. Dr. Teeth stood on the deck of his rustic summer cottage looking out across the lake. The sun was just about to set, and the sky was alive with shades of orange, red and purple. Lightning stabbed to the ground nearby and a clap of thunder rolled through the night. A flying salmon leapt into the air in the distance, hung motionless for a second and then splashed silently back into the lake. ...

Aug 3 2013 at 7:55pm Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin Yeah, I know, but I got the first version for near to nothing and have used it since 2008. Even emailed them with a couple of questions that were quickly answered. I don't mind paying this tiny price. the program is worth much more.
Aug 4 2013 at 5:45am Copy Link
DrTeeth @ Rick


...when suddenly, the legendary 'Lady of the Lake' appeared. She walked in a sultry manner, her wet clothing clung to her as she slowly and deliberately emerged...
Aug 4 2013 at 8:37am Copy Link
Lupke Brother haha, you guys made my day. The start of the first international written Bitsdujour bestseller. Let's open a new forum thread and write a few lines every day. Would love to see the outcome of this...
Aug 4 2013 at 9:39am Copy Link
Lito @Lupke why not :)

... The wind howled in a seemingly perverse way while at the same time caressing her as she moved. The sun began to set as an icy blue moon rose into the darkening sky ...
Aug 4 2013 at 5:59pm Copy Link
Rick Truell @ DrTeeth: LOL. Well, now we've gone from outright ludicrous (mine) to somewhat erotic (yours)! I think we'd better stop before someone heads it towards pornographic!

@ Lupke Brother, @ Lito: Well, I didn't intend on starting a crowd-sourced book, best-seller or otherwise. DrTeeth's comment about everyone having a book in them just tickled my perverse imagination, so I started with the "standard" book opening and then threw in as many inconsistencies as I could think of in something that short...the point being that, contrary to his comment, *I* *don't* have a book in me :-)
Aug 4 2013 at 8:14pm Copy Link
dinesh kumar Hi,

I wish you guys have an option to pay with paypal, I really want to have this sweet piece of sw.

Aug 4 2013 at 11:39pm Copy Link
DrTeeth The website has been updated! Relax, it was just to remove the date of the last release - it was nearly 3 years' ago!
Jan 1 2014 at 7:26am Copy Link
Jesse Wall Sorry for the website deception, the date of Liquid Story Binder's last update has been replaced. With apologies...

Jesse Wall
Black Obelisk Software
Black Obelisk Software - Jan 1 2014 at 9:00am Copy Link
Irena Stokrot Hi,I became interested in this program,but
I need to be able to write this program in Polish.
Interface can be in English.
- Halina,
Jan 2 2014 at 7:15am Copy Link
Jesse Wall The Black Obelisk Software website has a Polish language package for LSBXE.

Download here...

Black Obelisk Software - Jan 2 2014 at 7:41am Copy Link
Irena Stokrot Thank you very much for your quick reply and include a link.
Jan 2 2014 at 8:17am Copy Link
Dale Rose @Jesse: are there any plans for an update in the foreseeable future? I've been eying LSB for awhile, but I'm hesitant to invest the time and energy in working with a new software package for writing if there are no plans to keep it maintained in the future. Thanks.
Jan 4 2014 at 12:31am Copy Link
Morris Jones I was looking at this software also and Dale brings up an important issue. I too am hesitant to buy a software package with no plans to maintain and update the product. Three years is quite a long time to have done nothing. Unless this software package was written with no software bugs and future features have been added already... I am amazed!
Jan 4 2014 at 4:29am Copy Link
Jesse Wall Hi Guys,

At this time LSBXE is no longer under development. I've long since come the the conclusion that LSBXE needs to be completely re-written in order to make any further significant updates.

That being said, LSBXE is still actively supported. I'm always here to answer your questions.
Black Obelisk Software - Jan 4 2014 at 7:40am Copy Link
Dale Rose @Morris: Jesse's response notwithstanding, I've been a member of the LSB discussion group for quite some time after joining to ask a couple of pre-sales questions. The consensus among LSB users is that LSB is pretty feature-rich and future prepared -- there's been no great demand for an update due to missing features or serious bugs. The only potential issue is a tablet version, and some users are using it on tablets of various sorts with varying results. LSB has a free demo, so if it fits your needs, it may still be a great option for you, at least until something new comes along. LSB users are mostly of the opinion that it beats the other major products hands down. I tend to agree -- I still haven't bought anything myself because I keep coming back to this product.

@Jesse: Thanks for the honest and straightforward reply! I may take the plunge anyway because your user base seems so satisfied with LSB and despite a year or so of looking at other products, nothing else seems as functional. I hope one day you can muster the time and energy to re-write the code and release a new version!
Jan 4 2014 at 10:52am Copy Link
Gde Swart OMG you people! Such hand-wringing. Its not even $14.
I picked this up last time it was on BDJ. It is a well thought out, versatile and dare I say innovative piece of software. The learning curve is small and the included tutorial/help is very well done. I'm running it on Win7-64 and I've yet to experience a problem with it. It plays well with other software that I use. If no one helps out the small developer there will never be a new version.
Jan 4 2014 at 3:04pm Copy Link
DroidLuvr While I always like to see software actively developed and supported, I also have been running this with no problems on my Win7-64bit laptop... I purchased it the last time around at BDJ and am satisfied with the purchase, despite the lack of development, because I have had no issues with it at all! Also, the developer seems very responsive to supporting this although since I haven't had any trouble, I've never really needed support :)

I would recommend it for anyone looking for this specific type of software!
Jan 4 2014 at 4:18pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Black Obelisk Software has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 5 2014 at 12:11am Copy Link
Louis Gedo I'm running a registered version 4.93 of Liquid Story Binder XE. What version is today's LSB sale?
Jan 5 2014 at 10:56am Copy Link
DrTeeth 4.93 - we both have the latest version.
Jan 5 2014 at 4:01pm Copy Link
R Master This is one of those software packages that I have no immediate use for, but is too good of a deal to pass up. Installed quickly, with no problems, is totally portable (USB Stick) and works well (In the 20 minutes I have been playing around with it).

Lots of features for the money, menu is a little different but easy to use and intuitive. I hate having to update software too much - like monthly - just to have it work. As long as this program works for years to come, I don't care if it is not brand new

Not having built-in help files is a pet peeve of mine - but this program even has its own built in help files that a lot of more expensive programs lack - sending you a pdf of referring you to online help instead, which is inconvenient. Nicely done.

Thanks for this great software offer!
Jan 6 2014 at 3:34am Copy Link
SKY Great program. Simply amazing to have a tool like that for creative people head full of thoughts. Makes life much easier and much more enjoyable. Just got it, will comment more later. Do NOT MISS IT! You'll be sorry you did. Take my word for it.
Jun 5 2014 at 1:56pm Copy Link
DoctorG I'm wondering if somebody can tell me what kind of storage system this program uses for your data, i.e., single file, multiple file, database, etc? I ask because I often write on more than one computer, and the data format will dictate my options: either to store LSB's data files on a centralized file server (e.g. network or 'cloud'), or to synchronize the data file(s) between the different computers. So it will be helpful to know my options ahead of time. Thanks in advance to anyone who can shed some light on this.

I'm currently using Anthemion "Writer's Cafe" for writing projects, but LSB looks intriguing and I'd love to see how it compares.
Apr 2 2015 at 2:21am Copy Link
Mark Feldman According the the LSB forum there will be no more updates, fixes or support. Why would you be selling this?
Apr 5 2015 at 9:00pm Copy Link
DoctorG Do the devs/publisher of Liquid Story know that it's being sold here? I'm fine with them wanting to profit from software that hasn't been updated since 2011, but it's a shame that no representative from their company could be bothered to answer a simple question from a prospective buyer.
Apr 5 2015 at 11:45pm Copy Link
MSWallack It's been more than 8 years since any updates to the software and 5 years since the developer said:

"At this time LSBXE is no longer under development. I've long since come the the conclusion that LSBXE needs to be completely re-written in order to make any further significant updates.

That being said, LSBXE is still actively supported. I'm always here to answer your questions."

So buyer beware...
Jul 10 2019 at 11:32am Copy Link
Chuck The website was updated at some point to include Windows 10 as an OS, but otherwise no actual program updates in years. The program has a LOT of options; maybe too many options. As such, it comes with a relatively steep learning curve, but may be worth the risk and small price relative to other comparable writing software.
Jul 11 2019 at 12:18pm Copy Link
No Name I just assumed that it was done. I've had no problems with it, and it's been pretty rock solid for my uses. If you just want the editor, there's also Momentum Writer which just includes that for a minimal experience for free: http://www.blackobeliskso...index.html
Jul 13 2019 at 9:39am Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin The thing about Liquid Story Binder is that it has EVERYTHING, timeline, storyboard, mindmap, and more. Use them all or only use the ones you need. At $11.48 it is a steal.
Jul 14 2019 at 12:15pm Copy Link
Colin McAllister I am intrigued by the "recording" feature, as I'm writing training material for online use. I thought it might be good to include a recording to some sections, to add a quick bit of additional info to what is being read onscreen.
I made two recordings and have searched for them without success. I tried "recordings" under "help", but that says nothing about where recordings are saved to. I tried "saving", but I'm still no wiser. I give up...

Where does LSB save recordings to? Anyone know?
Apr 28 2020 at 8:32am Copy Link
Dave Moffatt I purchased this software but my malware/antivirus software tells me the site is infected with a Trojan and that I shouldn't download anything from the site. Can you please explain?
Apr 28 2020 at 8:33am Copy Link
Jesse Wall I just checked the download. It sounds like you are getting a false positive from your Antivirus software.

Are you downloading directly from the Black Obelisk Software website?


Virus Total confirms LSBXE is clean...
Black Obelisk Software - Apr 28 2020 at 10:40am Copy Link
Mark Feldman Is this the same version the developer walked away from a few years ago. Has it been updated? Will it work with Windows 10?
Apr 28 2020 at 12:11pm Copy Link
Dave Moffatt Yes I am trying to download directly from blackobelisk site, malwarebytes tells me the site itself, not the download, has a trojan.
Apr 28 2020 at 1:15pm Copy Link
Jesse Wall Although still fully supported, Liquid Story Binder XE is no longer under development. It works under Windows 10. If you want to make sure it works on your system, download the trial version -- it's exactly same as the full purchased version.
Black Obelisk Software - Apr 28 2020 at 1:24pm Copy Link
Robert User >"Although still fully supported, Liquid Story Binder XE is no longer under development."

My concern is that the websites shows: Last Update: February 2011 and the Changelog does not have dates when the changes were made. The last update was nearly 10 years ago.

Still "fully supported" does not give me an easy feeling that this product has much of a future. There has to be a reason why the product is not still being developed. Is it due to a different product, or has the primary developer been lost? We would like to know. Otherwise, it sounds more like this is a "sell as many as we still can, while we can" but without any guarantee that users that find errors will get those fixed. There is no way of guaranteeing that just because the trial installs and works today that there could not be a problem later on. Users will have no one to go to get those problems taken care of. So, rather than "fully supported" what are the intentions for the future of this software and the company, and how can users be assured of purchasing a product that will work for them 10 years from now?
Apr 29 2020 at 10:05am Copy Link
Jesse Wall As the developer of Liquid Story Binder XE, in all honesty, I can't guarantee that LSBXE will still be up and running in 10 years. At this time, I have no plans to return to programming, no plans to update the software. Please, do not purchase LSBXE if this concerns you. I'm proud of LSBXE. I'm glad people still enjoy the software -- even after all these years.
Black Obelisk Software - Apr 29 2020 at 10:37am Copy Link
Robert User >"As the developer of Liquid Story Binder XE, in all honesty, I can't guarantee that LSBXE will still be up and running in 10 years. At this time, I have no plans to return to programming, no plans to update the software. Please, do not purchase LSBXE if this concerns you. I'm proud of LSBXE. I'm glad people still enjoy the software -- even after all these years."

Thanks Jesse Wall. I appreciate your response, and I do understand. Sometimes, programmers want to retire too. Assuming you are retiring, best of luck to you in the remaining years.
Apr 29 2020 at 12:43pm Copy Link
Jon Spain I just bought this today and MalwareBytes quarantined it!
Jul 9 2020 at 3:50am Copy Link
Mitchell User Two days ago I downloaded and installed the program and it runs perfectly well under Windows 10. (I had to turn off my virus protection to download the file and convince Windows that the program was harmless.) I was able to register the program with a password from the license I purchased in 2011. So what if the program has not been updated in several years? If it does the job very well, it is valuable at this reduced price.
Jul 9 2020 at 3:52am Copy Link
Steve User Does anyone know if this runs on Windows 10? The specs only mention upto Win7.
Jul 9 2020 at 4:01am Copy Link
Jesse Wall Just checked the downloads, everything seems to be fine. MalwareBytes seems to be giving us a false positive -- not sure why.

See these Virustotal reports on the Liquid Story Binder XE download for confirmation...

LSBXE runs fine under Windows 10.
Black Obelisk Software - Jul 9 2020 at 6:46am Copy Link
Jon Spain Many thanks, Jesse, really helpful, I switched off MWB for 2 minutes and installed and then restarted MWB which can be a little too enthusiastic.
Jul 9 2020 at 6:58am Copy Link
V M When was the last update with this software?
May 31 at 12:01pm Copy Link
Louis H @V M,

Not sure of the exact date when the last version was released, looked and found no copyright date, but the most current version is 4.93. I bought this deal back in 2016, forgot about it. Contacted the company yesterday and they sent a new SN# within a short time. I'm using it again, on a Win 11 system, with no current problems noted, but it's only the 2nd day of reusing it. I don't know if the vendor will be around during this promotion, but as a user, if you have any questions, if I can I would be glad to check things out for you that my workflow may not normally use. (P.S. - I don't have a currently working printer so if your questions involve printing, I'm afraid I won't be any help at the present time.

Please note there is a 30 day money back offer. It's a full featured trial. Nothing that is disabled. It's only that if you have not purchased it within 30 days, it stops working. Current sale at the website is half off for $22.98 if you miss the BDJ deal.

If the vendor had not been able to find my old registration info, I would have paid the current BDJ price again, as i remember really enjoying the program years ago.

Malwarebytes did give me some trouble. It complained, but I looked deeper and at Virus Scan results. (Before and After installing.) I'm satisfied there is no real problem.
Jun 1 at 5:28am Copy Link
Wearsie Jackson @V M-

From their website: "Last Update: February 2011"

.....more than a decade ago!!! YIKES!
Jun 1 at 5:28am Copy Link
Jacen For languages is there only English I do see dictionaries but can not access them
Sep 6 at 3:34am Copy Link

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