Scrivener USB Pill now available

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Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:33 pm Post

micro SD to an adapter and you may not need much customization…

Let me think about that.

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Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:59 am Post

[quote="AmberV"]I'm going to take a wild guess and say that there are no bulk USB branding companies jamming flash circuits onto feathers. You truly never do know, though![/quote]

So this is an opportunity to capture a new niche market!

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Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:55 am Post

Scrivener USB Pill? I want one.

I want one so I can throw my keys down, and all my writing mates will say, "Oooh, what's that?"
I'll remind them of all the times they've passed over my scriv-related blog posts because they're still clinging to that mass-produced-like-locusts operating system, and finally they'll convert to Mac, of course...
(Or just be really jealous. Ha!)

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Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:24 am Post

I so want that. I would have ordered a boxed version of Scrivener in the first place, but there wasn't one yet (I just like a hard copy of anything, make me feel like I really have something). More than the pill itself, I would love to have the reference book. Or some sort of Owner's Manual.

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Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:11 am Post

Broken Thought wrote:I so want that. I would have ordered a boxed version of Scrivener in the first place, but there wasn't one yet (I just like a hard copy of anything, make me feel like I really have something). More than the pill itself, I would love to have the reference book. Or some sort of Owner's Manual.


Hello Broken Thought,

It has taken us a while to offer Scrivener as a physical product. Apologies about that.

You can download the Scrivener 'Reference Guide' directly from here: http://www.literatureandlatte.com/misc/ ... erHelp.pdf. This is available along with other material on our support webpage: http://www.literatureandlatte.com/support.html.

All the best,
David

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Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:13 pm Post

I would so buy that pill.

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Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:19 am Post

Thanks for that link DMJ.

I understand it took awhile to deliver on a boxed version. I'm just glad that it finally happened. I was also wondering is there any plans to for a pill or CD version for Scrivener 2.0? I most likely won't get one for the current version, though I would like to, because I already have purchased the download version.

If there is a Boxed version for 2.0 I would love to pick that up instead of a download.

Also, Is there a chance we might see Scrivener in stores now that there is a boxed version?

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Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:18 am Post

There will almost certainly be a CD version of 2.0, although I doubt it will be boxed so much as whatever eSellerate provide for their CD orders... It won't be available in stores for a while, though, as that requires a distributor. We will most likely look into that at some point, but I'm not entirely sure a boxed version in stores will be worth it; I have heard a as many negatives about this route as positives...
Thanks and all the best,
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Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:03 am Post

I can see how having it in stores would not be worth the hassle. Thanks to DMJ and KB for your replies. Keep up the good work. I love your product.

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Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:04 am Post

Review in The Unofficial Apple Weblog

http://www.tuaw.com/2009/06/26/friday-f ... scrivener/

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Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:52 pm Post

Thanks for pointing that out. What a great review - it made our weekend.
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Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:24 pm Post

I really enjoy using the trial version, and want to purchase, but am keen to get the software on physical media as my new laptop is not connected to the internet. The USB Pill looks ideal, but my new laptop is a MacBook Air, and from the pictures I doubt it will fit in the USB port. If it does great, but could this be made clear? If not, providing the software on CD without any download needed would be very much appreciated!

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Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:31 pm Post

Hi,

Thanks for wanting to buy. The USB is standard USB, so it will fit any USB port, but the pill is wide, probably wider than a MacBook Air, so you would probably have to elevate it a little to insert the USB. However, we do also have a CD option available, so you could choose that.

Thanks and all the best,
Keith

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Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:34 pm Post

Is it not possible to get an extension USB lead which would allow you to connect the pill to an MBA USB port. I have one which came with a thumb drive here in China. They are very common, mostly because many Windows boxes put their USB ports in places which require you to go through contortions to insert or remove a device.

That said, having an MBP and an MBA, I have never had to use it, though I was given a card reader which would require its use, though I don't use that either.

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Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:29 pm Post

The USB is only needed to install the software, not run it so I am not sure what the concern might be other than the initial thickness. As Mark suggests, those USB extensions are the way to go. You should be able to get them from any office supply store (look for them near the mice and keyboards).

Keep in mind the download is "free" and the USB media is really only a backup method. A cool delivery device, but really not needed. I still want one. In a 2GB version. Actually an 8GB version would be nicer, but why push my luck.

 

 

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