Scapple for Mac - Beta Testing Has Begun!

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Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:18 pm Post

Great, thanks Keith. Cannot wait!!! Haven't made the plunge into Mountain lion yet.

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Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:46 pm Post

You aren't missing much. :) Just a Quick Look plugin.
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Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:59 am Post

Ha! Thanks, Amber (for the help as well). Mountain Lion just wasn't compelling enough for me upgrading yet. Of course I will, but not for a little while.

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Sat Oct 20, 2012 3:31 pm Post

[quote="KB"]Scapple doesn't run on anything lower than Lion anyway.[/quote]

Is this a recent change?

viewtopic.php?f=42&t=20396

"System Requirements
Scapple requires an Intel Mac running OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or above."

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Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:14 pm Post

Bybie wrote:
KB wrote:Scapple doesn't run on anything lower than Lion anyway.


Is this a recent change?

viewtopic.php?f=42&t=20396


No, that's me mixing up big cat names after a long day. :) Scapple does indeed run on Snow Leopard and above, *not* Lion and above.
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Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:25 pm Post

[quote]Scapple does indeed run on Snow Leopard and above[/quote]

Good! I'm happy that you are not joining the unfortunately growing trend of dropping support for anything prior to Lion. Thanks.

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Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:08 pm Post

This is certainly what I have been looking for, as mindmapping software is too prescriptive. I'd pay $10 for it from the App Store.

One useful improvement would be to enable changes to the connector styles using the inspector/contextual menu, in the same way you can change text boxes. It's OK to do it by drag and drop but keyboard shortcuts isn't how I normally like to work.

A few more text box shapes would also be handy - particularly a circle and an ellipse.

And, of course, an iPad/iPhone version would be brilliant. I tend to make notes on those rather than the Mac these days, then use Scrivener to flesh them out. That'll be for another day, though, I assume.

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Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:04 pm Post

At the moment, each note dragged and dropped into Scrivener creates a separate index card on the corkboard (at least when I tried it). As the idea of Scapple is partly to link ideas, it would be good to have the option of selecting a group of notes on a Scapple worksheet and have them all appear on the same index card instead of each having an individual card.

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Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:32 pm Post

If you want to do that, the easiest way would be to copy the notes in Scapple, make a new binder item in Scrivener and paste into the text editor. That is actually the main way to get data out of Scapple. The ability to drag in individual notes and have them remain individual things in Scrivener was really just meant to be a nice thing on top of that, since otherwise it would be extra work to split things apart.
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Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:03 am Post

Hi,

I installed Scapple, created a file, but now I can't find it on my system. Intriguing. Reinstalled it today to no avail.I use Lion. Please help.

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Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:51 am Post

What does "it" signify in this case, the software or the Scapple file? If the software keeps disappearing, make sure it is fully installed in the Applications folder. I'm not sure why it would keep disappearing as it is just distributed in a Zip, but if you have some utility that routinely cleans your download folder that might be it. For all the rest, Spotlight is the best way to find things you've lost track of.
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Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:47 am Post

[quote="AmberV"]If you want to do that, the easiest way would be to copy the notes in Scapple, make a new binder item in Scrivener and paste into the text editor. That is actually the main way to get data out of Scapple.[/quote]

Thanks. That works. Might be worth adding a line to the quick start guide with a bit more detail about how to extract notes for those like me (probably the dim minority) who don't immediately see that you can collect all the notes and copy them in that way. Admittedly I usually do the "play with it to see what works" thing, but actually the quick start guide is almost perfect in its brevity and, as a result, I actually read it.

Like the ability to bring in documents and images. It would be cool if one could also import icons, and dictated notes in MP3 and WMA formats in due course.

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Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:47 pm Post

You can drag in images and icons already, but there are no plans for supporting other media files - that would make maintaining a fast file format much more complicated.
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Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:09 pm Post

[quote="KB"]You can drag in images and icons already[/quote]

I have no problem dragging image files - several formats (jpg, png, tiff) work fine - but dragged icons (icns) don't "stick" and if I use Get Info/Copy to get at an icon, Paste isn't available in Scapple.

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Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:43 pm Post

Dragging in .icns files works fine for me - have you tried with more than one .icns file to see if it is just a problem with a specific icon?
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