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An Update on the iOS Version of Scrivener

Given the number of tweets and messages we get enquiring after the progress of our iOS version (thank you everyone for your enthusiasm!), I wanted to give everyone a quick update, since there have been some important developments recently. As many of you know, development started on Scrivener for iPad and iPhone early in 2012, […]

Scrivener Licensing for Universities & Businesses

Some time ago, I wrote a blog post about ‘Becoming a Sales Affiliate for Scrivener’ http://www.literatureandlatte.com/blog/?p=98. This detailed how you could go about becoming a member of a virtual sales force for Scrivener, earning a 20% commission in the process. This method of getting a little something back as you spread news of Scrivener still […]

The Mac Monochrome Trend – A Plea For Keeping Things Colourful

On Twitter today, someone posted some mock-up screenshots of their ideas for improving Scrivener’s interface: http://dribbble.com/joostvanderree/projects/42516-Scrivener-UI-concept (In his own words: “Based on the Scrivener. It’s an app with great functionality for storytellers. UI could be improved in my opinion. This is my approach.”) Everyone has their own opinion about this or that UI, because visual […]

iBooks Author and Scrivener for Mac

Just a few quick notes on iBooks Author, as understandably we’re already receiving questions about the best way of going from Scrivener to Apple’s new e-book publishing tool. To answer the most obvious question first, I’m afraid it won’t be possible to provide a direct export to iBooks Author, as the .iba format is proprietary […]

Scrivener for iPad and iPhone in Development

We’ve been dropping hints for a while, but can finally make an official announcement: Scrivener for iOS is now in development. I’ve said all along that I wouldn’t develop an iOS version myself, any more than I would have tried to code the Windows version myself – with such a small team, I think it’s […]

Scrivener 2.0.5 Now Available on the Mac App Store

Scrivener is now live on the Mac App Store! A big thank you to those who have been wanting to buy Scrivener from the App Store and who have waited eagerly to do so – we really appreciate it. And kudos to whoever the reviewer at Apple was, too, as he or she gave us […]

Iron, Lion, Zion

(The title of this post literally has no relevance except that it has “Lion” in the title.) So, Apple previewed Lion yesterday, and made some rather interesting announcements along the way. Although my heart initially sank when the Mac App Store was announced – out of fear that it may be a portent that the […]

PlainText for the iPad and Scrivener 2.0…

Jesse from Hog Bay Software (who created WriteRoom and TaskPaper) informs me that PlainText for the iPad and iPhone is now available (for free) from the app store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id391254385 It’s a beautiful-looking text editor, but the really cool thing is that it syncs with Dropbox. This means that it can be used with the upcoming […]

Scrivener 2.0 and iPad Syncing with Simplenote

David has posted a sneak-peek preview of Scrivener 2.0′s syncing with Simplenote for the iPad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=US&v=oRlhoJr02aE (Simplenote works with other platforms too, of course.)

Scrivener 2.0 – Coming Soon (No, Really)

In my last blog post, I talked about all the things that weren’t coming in Scrivener 2.0. Now it’s time to talk about some of the goodies that are coming. Right upfront I ought to say that the focus has been very much on improving Scrivener’s existing feature-set by better integrating various aspects of the […]