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Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:09 pm Post

No angry emails or tweets from this user either; quite the opposite, I want to wish Jen and Tammy the best of luck on the iOS version. Thank you for the blog post, and sorry things are bad for Jen.

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Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:48 am Post

Thank you for the update, and for making yourself vulnerable and true. Quite appreciated!

I have a question.

As a heavy scrivener user, I use it a lot to catch ideas on the fly. In these moments, a mobile interface like an iphone or ipad become very precious because you don't have to carry your heavy laptop. I like to catch ideas when I travel, when I read, and even when I run in nature. In this moment, I don't need a fully operational scrivener. I just need to grab a raw item that I will integrate later in scrivener in its right place. Therefore a simple iOS app to catch ideas would cover 90% of my mobile needs, and I tend to think that many users share the same case.

So here comes my question: what about a simple "grab and send your idea" app? This app would just let you collect and edit items and then send them to a queue in your scrivener file. Could it then serve as an early temporary, intermediary iOS release?

Sorry if my question seems silly and not realistic.

Good luck!

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Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:13 am Post

Simplenote (or other similar apps) will do that for you:

http://www.literatureandlatte.com/video ... teSync.mov

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Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:57 pm Post

[quote="Briar Kit"]Simplenote (or other similar apps) will do that for you:

http://www.literatureandlatte.com/video ... teSync.mov[/quote]

Only with the Mac version of Scrivener - I'm on Windows.

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Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:19 am Post

The best option I have found for the windows version is to use Byword, or any plain text editor for iOS that syncs with Dropbox. I create a text file for each chapter then pin it as an outside resource in Scrivener to the respective chapter. Then while I am away from my PC, I can continue where I left off. Once back at the PC all I have to do is open the outside recourse file within Scrivener, and copy/ paste into my manuscript.

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Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:48 am Post

I think for my next novel - likely NaNoWriMo in November - I'll still use Scrivener for the initial planning, corkboarding, outlining, shuffling of scenes, and writing of the first draft.
But then I'll output as a word doc and do the next drafts with Cloudon on my iPad and LibreOffice on my PC - syncing via Dropbox.
My publisher needs a Word doc anyway for his proof and copy editing.

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Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:58 pm Post

Best wishes to Jen.

Welcome to Tammy!

Bummer on the iPad 1 exclusion, even though I understand.

I've waited so long for the iOS version that my machine is no longer valid. :( But my internal optimist (eternal?) tells me iOS Scriv may be a valid excuse for obtaining a newer model. :)

Cheers,

Casey

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Mon May 20, 2013 10:47 am Post

It's great news knowing that Scrivener for iOS is still under development, and that you haven't quit on the project. I have tested almost every possible iOS writing apps, as well as almost every Mac and Windows writing applications, and I always go back to Scrivener (my first love, by the way). I'll be really glad when it's ready, since I will be able to just stick to Scrivener.

This year has been great for me, so far (my first son was born; great experience, bad for writing, though), so maybe I will add Scrivener to my list of 2013 gifts.

My best wishes for the team. Thank you for your efforts. They're really appreciated.

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Mon May 20, 2013 11:38 am Post

Congratulations on the birth of your son ... even if it has got in the way of writing. You'll get back to that ... eventually.

<grin>

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Mon May 20, 2013 4:42 pm Post

cor_stellae wrote:This year has been great for me, so far (my first son was born; great experience, bad for writing, though), so maybe I will add Scrivener to my list of 2013 gifts.


Congratulations! That's great news! (Although, as you say, children are pretty bad for writing.)

Scrivener for iOS is coming along nicely again - we're way behind where I would have liked to be, but getting back on track and it should certainly be on your list of 2013 gifts. :)

Thanks and all the best,
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Tue May 21, 2013 3:19 am Post

[quote="KB"][quote="cor_stellae"]
Congratulations! That's great news! (Although, as you say, children are pretty bad for writing.)
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"There is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall,” wrote the critic Cyril Connolly in 1938, two decades before becoming a father himself. What must it have been like for the baby in that pram? To grow up as the daughter of the man who wrote that?

To find out, see:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/book ... eview.html

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Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:30 am Post

I was just wondering, as I build up for this year's Nano, if there is any word on the possibility of an iOS version of Scrivener - particularly one which will sync with the windows version.

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Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:27 pm Post

We very much hope it will be ready for NaNo. We recently took on another developer to get things finished, and things are proceeding well again - we lost a lot of time owing to external circumstances, but it is looking great and we hope to have some updates soon.

All the best,
Keith
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Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:04 am Post

Looking forward to having this for NaNo to try out. That being said, my last three NaWriMo novels were done by sitting down every morning at my PC, no distractions, just hammering out 2000 or so words a day. I suspect I may not have the same focus if I'm wandering around with my iPad. Scrivener on it may be better suited to making additions/corrections while out and about - still a very valid use.

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Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:16 am Post

[quote="KB"]We very much hope it will be ready for NaNo. We recently took on another developer to get things finished, and things are proceeding well again - we lost a lot of time owing to external circumstances, but it is looking great and we hope to have some updates soon.

All the best,
Keith[/quote]

that'd be great. If it's still in beta by Nano I would love to beta test it for you. I wrote half of my last Nano on my iPad, even though getting the text into Scrivener was a nightmare. Just make sure it's going to be one that plays nice with the Windows version. :)