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by Vermonter17032
Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Ulysses III
Replies: 124
Views: 11783

Re: Ulysses III

No doubt, plain text is inviting for some writing projects, especially in the early stages. However, I've never understood the supposed advantage of semantic formatting. I mean, I get the theory of it, but the practicality never really resonated with me. All that said, I like the new Ulysses, becaus...
by Vermonter17032
Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Windows To-do list manager?
Replies: 13
Views: 445

Re: Windows To-do list manager?

If a cross-platform option appeals to you, you might take a look at Organize:Pro

http://www.taskfabric.com/

There is also the free application, Task Coach:

http://www.taskcoach.org/
by Vermonter17032
Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: How does it go from Word to Scrivener?
Replies: 9
Views: 867

Re: How does it go from Word to Scrivener?

I think the answer to your question about whether or not to import your Word-based draft into Scrivener might depend on what stage you are at with the draft. If you're largely happy with the organization and are just massaging the text, keep working in Word. But if you find you're unhappy with the o...
by Vermonter17032
Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Alternative to One-Note
Replies: 4
Views: 543

Re: Alternative to One-Note

In my view, the best choice as a OneNote replacement on a Mac is Curio. I wrote about that in the review I did for Mac Appstorm. If you're interested, you can read it here: http://mac.appstorm.net/reviews/office-review/curio-a-workshop-for-your-creative-projects/ I reviewed the newest release just l...
by Vermonter17032
Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Media Request: How has Scrivener Changed the Way You Write?
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Re: Media Request: How has Scrivener Changed the Way You Write?

Scrivener has changed the way I write, because it actually encourages me to write. Writing, of course, is a labor and will always be so, but with Scrivener I finally have a tool that lets me work the way I want to. I write software reviews (for Mac Appstorm) as a hobby. Scrivener takes the drudgery ...
by Vermonter17032
Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Ipad Mini and Writing
Replies: 31
Views: 6106

Re: Ipad Mini and Writing

I don't have any experience with the regular sized iPad, but I am starting to get the hang of thumb typing in landscape mode on the Mini. I have short fingers, but wide hands, so touch-typing on the on-screen keyboard is kind of out of the question. The screen is clear enough so reading the text is ...
by Vermonter17032
Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Folding Text
Replies: 10
Views: 833

Re: Folding Text

So far, Folding Text is a bit of a disappointment to me. There's a lot of potential here, and I suspect that further development will greatly improve the application. Primarily, I find the limited export options very unsatisfactory. If you're going to create an editor that uses a sorta-kinda markdow...
by Vermonter17032
Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Scapple Beta Testing (macOS)
Topic: Scapple for Mac (née "TheBoard"/"Vellum") - feedback wanted
Replies: 129
Views: 11155

Re: Vellum for Mac (previously "TheBoard") - feedback wanted

Haven't made any attempt to see if any of these names are taken (probably they are):

Scrivlet
IdeaBridge
WiredNotes (the idea being that the notes are wired together)
ScribeWire
IdeaWire

Anyway, just a few (lame?) thoughts.
by Vermonter17032
Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: Just finished The Swerve
Replies: 0
Views: 385

Just finished The Swerve

The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt may have a bad title, but it's very entertaining. It's about the rediscovery in 1417 of Lucretius's On the Nature of Things by an Italian book hunter by the name of Poggio Bracciolini. Greenblatt's assertion is that the Epicurean philosophy espoused by Lucretius was ...
by Vermonter17032
Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Final Draft Writer for iPad
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: Final Draft Writer for iPad

I don't love low prices for software. If I value the application, I want and expect to pay a reasonable price for it. That's the only way to ensure that development continues. The idea that all software needs to cost less than $10 is idiotic, and yet I continually see comments (not necessarily here,...
by Vermonter17032
Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Novel Editing Software for Mac?
Replies: 14
Views: 631

Re: Novel Editing Software for Mac?

Can't answer your question, but I can say this: Scrivener for Mac is 50 times the program that the Windows version is.
by Vermonter17032
Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: help me out, recommend a killer nonfiction book for me...
Replies: 66
Views: 5758

Re: help me out, recommend a killer nonfiction book for me...

I just finished David Roberts' "Finding Everett Ruess," which is part biography, part mystery and part personal narrative. Long a character of almost mythic stature, Ruess was a 20 year old painter who disappeared into the high desert of Utah in 1934 and was never seen again. Roberts does ...
by Vermonter17032
Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: OPML: Tinderbox -> Scrivener
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Re: OPML: Tinderbox -> Scrivener

Yes, thank you!
by Vermonter17032
Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: StorySkeleton - create Scrivener projects on iPhone!
Replies: 11
Views: 703

Re: StorySkeleton - create Scrivener projects on iPhone!

Nice looking app. I just downloaded to my iPod Touch. Seems like a versatile and handy tool. I don't write fiction, but it seems adaptable to nonfiction.