First of all, I would like to thank the developers working on the Scrivener project for creating an interesting and unique platform! My perception until now is that Scrivener seems as an ideal tool that is able to boost productivity and efficiency, especially for researchers in academia that usually work with long manuscripts and ideas!
For two weeks, I'm learning and experimenting with this highly versatile product so as to fully migrate all my writings into Scrivener.
However, there exist some crucial points that keeping me from purchasing the Windows and Mac bundle:
- MacOS and Windows OS communication : I have noticed that current versions of Scrivener for MacOS (3.0.1) and Windows (18.104.22.168) are not compatible with each other, i.e. I cannot open a scrivener file in Windows that is created in MacOS and uploaded in OneDrive. Is this a bug?
- Equations : if I am getting it right, the only way of writing equations in a Scrivener manuscript is to buy a MathType license and link it with Scrivener, but this is a commercial product. So, is there any other free alternative to that?
- Mendeley and Scrivener : is there any straight-forward way of importing Mendeley references into Scrivener?
- Latex and Scrivener : searching for efficient routines to follow when working in Scrivener, I get that a standard workflow is to create a manuscript in Scrivener and then export it to .tex for further formatting in a Latex editor. Is there any manual for that process so as to avoid back and forth?
- Automated lists of tables/figures/references : an automated process that will produce a document listing all tables/figures/references residing in a Scrivener project will be a time-saver capability!
- Sharing Scrivener templates : I think that creating a place where users can upload/download Scrivener templates that they have created would be amazing! For example, I would really like to find a Scrivener template for a Master or PhD thesis in Mathematics/Physics/.. or other fields of research.
Thanks again for your great effort!
Some background info: PhD researcher and cross-OS user (Windows and Mac)