Thank you for downloading the iOS version of LineLearner, I hope that you find it useful in learning your lines.
Below are instructions on the different functionality in LineLearner, but for a quick understanding of how to use it look at the How to learn lines with LineLearner page
LineLearner contains many different screens, and they will be discussed in the order that you would normally use them.
New features in 6.7.1 – 6.7.8
In 6.7.8 the app will now check you have permission to record when you go to the record screen.
You can keep the gap speed normal even when when you increase the speed of other lines. This is done using the switch in the LineLearner section of the iOS Settings app.
In 6.7.1 there is now the option to use a bluetooth remote to control start and stop. This is enabled in the iOS settings app. As most cheap bluetooth remotes that work with camera apps for the iPhone work using the volume up and down buttons you cannot change the overall system volume which this setting is enabled.
Marking lines is also available in 6.7.2, and can be done either by clicking on a line while it is playing, or clicking on an already selected line when it is paused. These marks are to temporarily remind you when you need to go back to a line, but are not kept between sessions.
Tip: When you have finished recording a script, export it so you have a copy in case anything happens to your phone.
At the top of the screen you now have a bar that gives you information about the script as can be seen below.
When you first open the app you will see the following menu bar on the Script tab.
This gives you the name of the current script. The line on the right is where the menu button is when there is a menu. In this case there is no menu on this page. When you first go to a screen with a menu the button will appear as follows.
The three lines means that when you press there you will see the menu appear. The arrow on the left is the back button to the previous screen.
When you press the menu button the menu will show. The menu is different on each page, and so it is important to check out each menu so you know where all the options are. To help you with this the menu will be yellow until you have seen it for the first time, after which it will turn grey as shown here.
When you open a menu it will drop down from the top of the screen and appear as follows. This is the menu from the Script page.
As you can see here you have the option to split the script by filming days as well as by Scene. If you enable this at the top of the screen you will also see the current day as well as the current script as shown here.
At the bottom of the screen you will see the following tab bar.
This will allow you to navigate between the main sections of the app which are as follows.
The script tab allows you to manage your scripts, with the following functionality.
- Editing, moving and deleting days.
- Editing, moving and deleting scenes.
- Editing, moving and deleting lines.
- Character creation and editing
- Assigning lines to characters
- Sharing scripts
- Copying scripts
- Deleting scripts
The record tab allows you to record lines for yourself or other characters, as well as recording stage direction. The following functionality is available from the record screen.
- Record yourself
- Record as any other character
- Record stage direction
- Add new day
- Add new scene
- Playback recorded line
- Re-record line
- Delete recorded line
- Read PDF of script
- Change audio quality
The Play tab is where you start to learn your lines. It allows you to play back all of the lines, or a subset of them, and when you are confident that you know your lines you can turn them off, leaving just the right sized gap into which to speak them. If you can’t remember them, then there is always the Prompt button to help. The functionality includes.
- Loop control, including A-B repeat
- Selection of which lines to play, and how to play them.
- Visual indicator so you know what to expect from your settings.
- Ability to change the size of the gap to give you more time.
- Turning on and off the stage direction.
- Viewing the PDF of the script.
The help tab gives you a number of different help options as follows.
- Quick start guide – a very basic getting started guide
- Full instructions – this guide
- FAQ – frequently asked questions about the app
- Video tutorials – video guides for when you need help
The Share tab gives you the option to share with your friends and cast members how you are getting on, as well as importantly the chance to send feedback to alldayapps so we know about any problems you encounter, or preferably just that you are finding it really useful.