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marcoiac
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Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:35 am Post

I am using the Clam Case with my iPad 4 and loving it. The greatest thing is how you can easily switch from a keyboard/writing mode to a tablet/reading mode. I don't think there is any other product out there that can handle the transition so quickly and smoothly.

It's a great keyboard, the best bluetooth keyboard for iPad I ever tried. I am not the only one saying this. Check the reviews.

My only initial disappointment was that the case is actually white. You don't realize this from the videos and pics on the web. I would have preferred aluminum. At any rate, I got over it now. It doesn't get dirty, and it doesn't look bad. I still think they should make it aluminum/silver, but at the moment you have no choice, it's only white.

It's a little heavy, although I think there is also a weight-size illusion factor (we tend to estimate small things as light and big things as heavy). But it's also very solid.

If I had to go back in time, I'd buy it again.

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Gordon Robb
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Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:00 am Post

Can I ask which clam case you mean? What manufacturer?

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Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:49 am Post

This ClamCasePro

http://is.gd/9yorq8

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Gordon Robb
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Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:49 am Post

Ah, that explains why I couldn't find it. It's US only at the moment. Looks good though.

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Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:40 pm Post

[quote="marcoiac"]This ClamCasePro
http://is.gd/9yorq8[/quote]

[quote="marcoiac"]y only initial disappointment was that the case is actually white. You don't realize this from the videos and pics on the web. I would have preferred aluminum. At any rate, I got over it now. It doesn't get dirty, and it doesn't look bad. I still think they should make it aluminum/silver, but at the moment you have no choice, it's only white. [/quote]

Young marcoiac,
According to the link you have provided, the CCPro is aluminium.

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Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:41 am Post

But it's not! Or better, it's aluminum on the inside, where the keyboard is, but the outside (what you actually see when the case is closed and the keyboard is facing the screen of the ipad) is white. This is why it's a little deceiving.

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Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:45 am Post

Ahh ah! Touché, young marcoiac... touché. ;-))
Take care
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Amcmo
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Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:48 am Post

Those of us waiting with baited breath for the long promised iOS version have a temporary alternative!

While we're waiting for what I'm certain is going to be an incredible iOS app, there's a top solution to tide us over!

I'm using Parallels Access, which is available for both PC (Beta) and Mac.

Only downside, it is a subscription for $85 p/a, but given how much I use my iPad for remote control to the office, it's a good deal, for me. Unlike all the other so-called remote software in the app store, this works perfectly with either platform and you get gesture controls in the end application. With Scrivener, it's as close to actually running the program on the iPad as I imagine you could get.

I've tried them all, and this is a superb app. can't recommend it highly enough.

There's a 90 day trial for PC, until the beta runs out, and 14 days for Mac.

Note: I have no affiliation to Parallels, just a VERY happy user.

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Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:38 pm Post

I tried this with Scrivener as well and, overall, it's a nice solution. I have two main problems with this approach:

1. The resolution on your system changes to match the iPad so things in Scrivener get a little "scrunched" around. Not a big deal if you're used to working with Scrivener on a MacBook Air or Netbook, but users of large monitors might feel a little claustrophobic.

2. The app seems to be very sensitive when entering and leaving controls that use keyboard shortcuts and/or navigation. This causes the on-screen keyboard to excessively slide up on the screen.

But, it's far better than the traditional remote access apps like LogMeIn and Splashtop, both of which tend to stutter with bad connections. I'm not so sure it's worth $80 per computer/year, though. $80/year, for all computers seems more appropriate.

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Gordon Robb
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Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:35 pm Post

With 6-ish weeks to go before NaNo - any update on the possibility of this being available before the beginning of November?

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Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:12 pm Post

Sadly, short of a miracle, it's not going to happen, sorry. Although we are currently testing an iPhone version in-house, it is not ready for public release and cannot sync with the Mac or Windows versions yet. We are gutted too as we really wanted to get this out for NaNoWriMo (2012)...
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Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:35 pm Post

After Scrivener for iOS was announced as being in development in December 2011…
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=16735&hilit=ios

… I bought an iPad (3) in May 2012, primarily with the expectation of installing Scrivener on it soon afterwards.

I so wish I had bought a MacBook Air instead. The cookie crumbles in unexpected ways.

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Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:03 pm Post

Can the iOS version stand on its own? Or will it be a companion to the desktop version? Can it understand the regular Scrivener file format? Or does it use one that plays better with Dropbox?

Thanks.

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Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:22 am Post

How disappointing! I have been putting off writing my novel until I have Scrivener for my iPad. Guess The world will just have to wait a bit longer to enjoy the brilliance of my prose.
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Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:50 am Post

Shall we give the L&L crew a little break? They want to release a product that is as good as Scriv on MacOS, and iOS ain't MacOS. They also had their own personal issues along the way. Let's just wait until the thing is really ready for release. What's the point of asking when iScriv will be out? I am pretty sure they'll be delighted to release iScriv and they'll definitely announce it as soon as the thing is ready. But to do it right, they need to take all the time they need.