The default image used for all technologies on Notebook.ai, but you can replace it with your own uploads.

Creating Technologies on Notebook.ai

Create your gadgets, gizmos, and all kinds of advanced (or primitive) technologies.

Creating technologies on Notebook.ai is easy.

To get started, just click Technologies under the "Worldbuilding" header in the site sidebar. You'll be able to see or edit all of your existing technology pages and create new ones at any time.

searchable Search your technologies

If you've got a lot of technologies, you can quickly get around to the right one with Notebook.ai's full-text search. It searches your entire notebook for anything you wrote about that technology.

You can also filter your technologies by tag, whether you've favorited that page, and which universe it's in.

lock Private by default

Your ideas are valuable. Every technology you create in Notebook.ai is owned by you, completely private by default, and only accessible to you.

But of course, you also have full control over that privacy and can share any technology page you want, however you want, whenever you want.

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Technology notebook pages require an active Premium subscription to create, but users on free plans can view and edit their existing technology pages at any time.

Notebook.ai is your personal worldbuilding notebook; any page you create is yours forever and you'll never lose access to any part of it for any reason — even if you downgrade to a free account in the future.

Get a head start with a rich technology template

Templates on Notebook.ai are what help our unique worldbuilding system better understand your world.

You can fill out as little or as much as you'd like on every new technology. You'll see progress indicators every time you edit it to show where you can make progress on, and our system will intelligently generate questions for you around the site that will automatically save your answers to the proper place on your technology page.

Templates are also fully customizable across every technology in your notebook.

You can browse the default template for technologies here; click any category to see its questions.

  • info Overview

    Name

    What's the name of this technology?


    Description

    How would you describe this technology?


    Other Names

    What other names is this technology known by?


    Universe

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this technology.


    Tags

    This field lets you add clickable tags to your technologies.


  • build Production

    Materials

    What materials is this technology made with?


    Manufacturing Process

    How is this technology produced and manufactured?


    Sales Process

    How is this technology sold?


    Cost

    How much does this technology cost?


  • blur_on Presence

    Characters

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this technology.


    Towns

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this technology.


    Countries

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this technology.


    Groups

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this technology.


    Creatures

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this technology.


    Planets

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this technology.


    Rarity

    How rare (or common) is this technology?


  • speaker_phone Use

    Purpose

    What is this technology used for?


    How It Works

    How does this technology work?


    Resources Used

    What resources does this technology use?


    Magic effects

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this technology.


  • sd_card Appearance

    Physical Description

    What does this technology look like?


    Size

    How big is this technology on average?


    Weight

    How much does this technology weigh on average?


    Colors

    What colors are this technology usually?


  • call_split Related technologies

    Related technologies

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this technology.


    Parent technologies

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this technology.


    Child technologies

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this technology.


  • photo_library Gallery

    This category lets you upload images to this technology's notebook page.


    It's great if you have sketches or artwork for your technology, but also works well for collecting visual inspiration, too!

  • edit Notes

    Notes

    Write as little or as much as you want!


    Private Notes

    Write as little or as much as you want!
    Private notes are always visible to only you, even if content is made public and shared.


photo_library Upload images to your technology

Technologies and other worldbuilding pages all come with a dedicated area to upload and showcase your own uploaded images.

All users start out with 50MB of image storage space available for their notebook (usually around 250-500 images), but Premium users receive an extra 10GB (10,000MB) of storage space for plenty of wiggle room when decking your technology out with all kinds of images.

The images you upload replace any default images the site uses, which makes your notebook truly feel yours when you see all of your fancy technologies!

vpn_lock Focus on technologies from a single universe

Building entire fictional worlds is hard, and it gets even harder when you've got ideas spanning multiple universes or worlds.

Focusing on a single universe at a time is a good example of how Notebook.ai tries to stay out of your way as a worldbuilding tool, while also presenting your ideas front-and-center for you to work on without distractions.

After you've created a couple universes, you can select any one at any time to filter your entire notebook to just technologies and other pages that exist within that universe, letting you focus on just what's important right then.

group_add Invite others to collaborate

Notebook.ai lets you add an unlimited number of collaborators to your universes. Each one has full access to work alongside you on your technologies and other pages within that universe.

If you have a Premium subscription active, your collaborators can also share all of your Premium perks while working in your universe, too!

brightness_4 Work in light or dark mode

Protect your eyes at night by choosing between light and dark themes at the click of a button, available across the entire website.

An example of a writing prompt generated for user's fictional race

router Build your technology piece by piece with personalized writing prompts

Once you've started creating a technology or two, you'll start noticing our worldbuilding tool asking you personalized questions about those technologies around the site.

Whenever you write an answer to any of these prompts, they'll automatically be saved to the relevant field on your technology notebook page and you won't be asked the same question again.



Our users have created
3,638
technologies on Notebook.ai!


of which,
73
were created in the past 30 days!

favorite We're here to stay. :)

Notebook.ai has been around since 2016 and we're still growing. We're dedicated to making the best writing tool for authors out there — so we'll be around (and improving) for a very long time.

description Smoothly transition from worldbuilding into plotting and writing

Every account on Notebook.ai comes with unlimited document storage for you to bring your fictional worlds to life.

There are a variety of writing tools for you to use, building on top of the foundation you lay from a world of technologies and other notebook pages. Each one offers new ways to enrich your world and write better stories within them.

Some ways you can use the writing tools in Notebook.ai with your worlds are listed here:

  • timeline Start working on a timeline and add your technologies to the individual scenes that are relevant to them.
  • description Create unlimited documents and link your technologies to them.
  • description Quickly pull up and reference any aspect of your linked technologies from the Notebook.ai editor without ever leaving your document.
  • layers Group your notebook pages together in new ways by adding them to Collections.
  • ballot Share your technologies to your followers or the world to get comments and feedback.
  • router See in a single place all the timelines, documents, and collections your technology is linked to.