Downloading Storyist 4 for macOS from the Mac App Store

Storyist 4 for macOS is a free download on the Mac App Store. To install it, open the App Store on your Mac, visit the Storyist page, and click “Get.” Storyist 4 will download to your Applications folder.

Starting Your Free Trial

When you first open Storyist 4, you’ll see a window that offers in-app purchases for starting a free 14-day trial and for purchasing the app. To start your 14-day free trial, click the Start Trial button.

Start Trial

You may be prompted to sign in to the App Store to “purchase” the free trial. Don’t worry. The App Store dialog calls it a purchase, but the price is free.

After the trial period ends, you can continue to use the app to view and export your data for free in Viewer Mode. If you want to use the editing features, you can unlock them by purchasing the app. No subscription required!

If you don’t want to start your trial right away, you can do so at any time by clicking the Viewer Mode button in the main window toolbar.

Checking for Upgrade Pricing

If you purchased a previous version of Storyist from the Mac App Store, you are eligible for an upgrade discount. To see the discounted price, you’ll need to have both Storyist 4 and Storyist 3 on your device. If you don’t have Storyist 3 on your device, you can redownload the app from the App Store.


  1. Click the “Check for Discount” link in the trial dialog.

  2. Click Verify Purchase.

  3. Locate Storyist 3.

  4. Click Verify.

Checking for Discount Pricing

You’ll see the discount price and can click Buy Now.

Discount Pricing

After you’ve completed your Storyist 4 purchase, you can delete Storyist 3.

Purchasing Storyist 4

To purchase the app and unlock the editing features after the trial ends:

  1. Click “Buy Now.”
  2. Follow the prompts to sign in to the App Store and complete the purchase.

Restoring Purchases

After you purchase Storyist on one Mac, you can use it on your other Macs for free. To do this:

  1. Make sure your other Mac device is signed in to the App Store with the Apple ID you used for the purchase.
  2. Open Storyist 4.
  3. When the trial dialog appears, click Restore Purchase.