Scrivener for Windows... On its way.

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Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:24 pm Post

Thanks for speedy response. Cashing out another 45$ for using Scrivener 2 on a cheap Win netbook is still much less than buying a MacBook Air. Looking forward to this, it's only a pleaure to know my Windows friends will soon be able "to Scrive".

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Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:38 pm Post

Thanks! The Windows version will actually be $40 - because its feature-set will be more like 1.54's (even though its interface has many of 2.0's refinements), we're keeping the Windows version at the 1.x price for a while, until it's caught up in a year or so.
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Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:10 am Post

Yeah, but will it import Pages?

;-)

Seriously, congrats. I'm just trying out dragon naturally speaking for the pc side of my mac--will the new Windows Scrivener be able to work with it?

Also--will it run on Windows XP?
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Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:22 am Post

Oops. Sorry, I see it WILL run on Windows XP. I'll search more thoroughly next time.

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Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:44 pm Post

Sad day ! What other unique software can I tease window users with ? My Mac just became well..normal . One more reason to consider the great crawl back to windows ?

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Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:49 am Post

[quote="KB"]So... Feedback and suggestions on the best way to handle the forum are certainly welcomed, as we want to make it as easy as possible for everyone.[/quote]

Well, here's a suggestion: User profiles on the Forums should have tick boxes for what platform(s) the user uses Scriv on. This info should show up in the forum postings made by that user. In this way, whenever it seems relevant, a reader can easily discern whether a poster would be speaking (by dint of familiarity) to the Mac version or "the other version."*

It would also seem to make sense to automatically assign all forum members who's forum accounts predate the announcement to the Mac platform -- as a convenience to existing forum users and to help make it happen overall.

--Greg

* (One small bit of business: While the info might easily be incorporated in the by-line area for the user, this has the drawback of possibly making past posts misleading in cases where a user switches or adds platforms (Mac, Win, Wii, etc.). So, ideally, the info would remain a static feature of the post.)

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Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:39 am Post

Hi Greg,

This is a good idea and something I had been considering myself. Unfortunately my knowledge of the dark art of customising PHPBB boards is rather limited, so it's something we'll have to look into!

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Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:46 pm Post

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Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:12 pm Post

[quote="cmenice"]Yay! Super super super....excited. I can't wait to hand you my money Keith. You deserve it.[/quote]

I agree, I'm ready to hand over my money now. This would help me with two things:

1. It would ( hopefully) remove the start-up pop-up reminding me it's a Beta.
2. It would give some assurance I can continue to use the Beta after the post-NaNoWriMo cut-off date (18 Dec) and not have to go Scrivener-less cold turkey between 18 Dec and Jan/Feb when the numbered version of WinScrivener is finally released.

I know it's a Beta, I know I want to buy it, can I buy it now?

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Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:23 am Post

I was fairly impressed with the analysis here...

in so many words, Dilger talks about a topic I've watched play out right before my eyes here with Scrivener...

See his article about why Apple would make a Windows App Store here: http://www.roughlydrafted.com/2010/11/1 ... r-windows/

(I don't know why it wouldn't allow bbcode).

The discussion about porting cocoa development as well as the curated approach on windows all made a ton of sense against so much of the bits and pieces of desires I've seen posted here.

More importantly, I thought Keith, more than any of us, might see some kernels of insight here that would match thoughts he's probably had during Scrivener's development to today.

Don't worry Lee, I don't think this means that your work will be wiped out any time soon, but that the day is coming for cocoa dev in both worlds!

NEXTstep might actually be here yet.... I can't wait until windows users are grumbling about the Apple NStextutil the way us mac folks know it! hahahahaha! After all, let none of us forget that NS was cross-platform before Apple focused on strengthening and building.

In fact, I think the Intel move, and now such a bold move by Apple onto the windows platform would be to exercise the one last key feature of NEXT that Apple has not yet fully exploited.