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Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:42 pm Post

our goal is not to recreate what Scrivener provides on the Mac or a PC, but rather to give our users on these platforms of viable and seamless experience whenever they step away from the desk. If you want to jot down an idea you have on the subway using your iPhone, you should be able to do that and have it in your project notes when you get back to the office or home. If you cart around a keyboard with your iPad and have a great idea for how a scene ought to unfold, you should be able to haul that out in a coffeehouse and hack away on it, having that scene right in the master outline of your Draft when you get back.


That's exactly what I'm hoping for!

Longtime Scrivener user / forum lurker, first time caller. Thanks for all the hard work you guys are putting into the iOS version of Scrivener. I can't wait to have it on the go, and I think you guys have a good grip on what most users probably want out of a mobile app. Writing and editing are mainly what I'm doing right now, and access to all my drafts and notes would be wonderful. For now, I'm making do with exporting my manuscript as an EPUB, then reading it on my commute and highlighting / making notes for editing on the go. (I'm far enough along in my project that I can do that now-- outlining on the go involved a notebook, the paper kind, quelle horreur!)

But I always come back to Scrivener desktop, because no matter what else I try (and I've used Storyist, Textilus, and dozen or so other iPad apps in junction with Scriv), nothing compares to the original. I can't even think straight in the other apps.

So... yep! Just keep doing what you guys are doing. Love your work, and I'm so obsessed with this software that I read the forums pretty much every week. Thanks for taking the time to talk to us. :)

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Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:24 pm Post

actually the Mac version was originally created on a 1024x768 machine

yeah, mac, not windows and certainly not an eepc netbook. I hate this piece, too small for everything and slow and not at all mobile.
And my eyes may be getting worse ;)
Love my iPad though, even though I have a mba 13 now.

If not iCloud (good) what else will you use? Please not only dropbox.

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Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:04 pm Post

Yes, only Dropbox, certainly for 1.x. Or you can just manually import and export the project using iTunes, of course.
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Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:34 pm Post

katevee wrote:Longtime Scrivener user / forum lurker, first time caller.


Welcome aboard, katevee! Thanks for all the kind words. It sounds as though Scrivener for iOS will do exactly as you wish. We're honing it in read-only mode now on the iPhone, then it will be on to getting all of the editing working without breaking, then revising the interface for iOS 7, then getting it jazzed up for the iPad... Actually the iPad version is going to be like having more than one version of the iPhone version running but linked together in neat ways. It's hard to explain but is going to be very cool (I hope so anyway!).

Thanks again!

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Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:39 pm Post

KB wrote:It's hard to explain but is going to be very cool (I hope so anyway!).


I'm sure it will be cool.. everything you do seems to be cool :) I just wish I had enough writing talent to do your software justice ;)

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Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:08 am Post

ilottg wrote:For a preview of what could go horribly wrong if not done properly, pop on over to Mariner's discussion board for MacJournal for IOS. Arrrgh, horrible.


Gods, yes! I had to ditch MacJournal, as the syncing was just painful. Seamless syncing via DropBox is certainly possible - YNAB (You Need a Budget) does it very nicely, with transactions just appearing automatically on, say, your Mac a few minutes after they're added on the phone.

At the moment I use Notebooks to sync manually with Scrivener, and it can be a bit painful (I've lost work by syncing devices in the wrong order!), so I really appreciate any efforts that L&L make to avoid this issue.

Also, on the plus side, if Scrivener for iOS won't be out for a while yet, that gives me no reason yet to "upgrade" to iOS 7 :)

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Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:54 am Post

Oh man... I am so moist with anticipation. The ambient humidity around me is.... Unspeakable.

The only thing I really REALLY want is the brilliant scrivenings feature. Just looooooove that in the desktop version. Write like an idiot and then slice, dice and organize after.

You guys are keeping that right? :[]

Anyway... As you can see... I'm quite ready. Just say the word and I will be spamming the app store's buy button!

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Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:27 pm Post

Just booted up iMac... feeling like'yeuuurrrkkk!!". Read your post, jin, and haven't stopped chuckling to myself. :-)) Thanks for the giggles, pal.
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Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:53 pm Post

You should beta out the iPhone/iPod Touch version of it once you get editing working so we can break, er, test it for you. I use my iPod Touch 5 and a BT keyboard for maybe 20%-30% of my drafting as is, so I could probably pound 15-20 thousand word worth through test versions every month, and I'm sure there's a few folk around here with far more ambition who wouldn't mind helping ... just a thought ;-p

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Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:30 pm Post

Just to add my tuppence worth. All I want is a programme that can access my Scrivener project(s) and allow my to add/edit and create new stuff. Totally suitable that it works with Dropbox as that's how I work now, between my PC and laptop.

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Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:05 am Post

It's not possible to do a public beta of iOS software, without asking everyone to jailbreak their devices, because that would essentially amount to distributing software outside of the App Store, and we wouldn't want to have that going on now, would we. :wink:
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Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:28 am Post

AmberV wrote:It's not possible to do a public beta of iOS software, without asking everyone to jailbreak their devices, because that would essentially amount to distributing software outside of the App Store, and we wouldn't want to have that going on now, would we. :wink:


Doh! I completely forgot that. I'll wait with patience till it's released.

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Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:45 pm Post

Any idea when?

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Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:33 am Post

I emphatically implore you to include the name generator function to the iOS app. There are times I find myself writing by hand in a notebook and need a name on the fly while I'm away from the computer. Another suggestion might be a random town name generator and a business name generator for those who struggle with naming things in our stories.

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Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:13 pm Post

Just FYI (no pressure to do a beta test before you're ready) there is no reason to jailbreak to do beta tests on iOS, there are several methods including a few easy-to-use/ free services that take almost all the work out of the process like Test Flight https://testflightapp.com/ (best known and well regarded) or Hockey Kit http://hockeykit.net/ (open source).