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Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:41 pm Post

Hi. I'm new to Scapple and really like it. While I don't believe everything I read on the internet :) , someone mentioned that Scappel was no longer being developed. Before I invest time into learning the app, I just wanted to make sure its still a priority and on the development roadmaps.

Thanks!!

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Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:38 pm Post

Your Internet source was wrong, as you suspected. :)

While L&L are not *currently* developing on Scapple, that is because they are currently focusing on releasing Scrivener 3.0 for Mac, after having spent time focusing on Scrivener for iOS. They have, however, indicated that they do intend to come back to Scapple when time permits and that they do have plans for it, even if they are not sharing the details of those plans with us right now (and having learned from the iOS experience, are DEFINITELY not giving dates, even interim/temporary dates).

The real question is -- does Scapple *as it it right now* meet your needs? If so, great -- buy it and use it. Although we've come to expect a constant flurry of updates from our applications, there are those rare gems that get a level of "good enough" that don't need that constant string. Scapple is not without its issues, but a lot of people find it "good enough."
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Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:55 pm Post

Excellent!! That's great to hear. It does work incredibly well for me as it stands, although there are some additional features I'd like to see, and figure they'll probably be added. I'll go ahead and learn it, especially as it integrates well with Scrivener, which I also use.

Like many others, I think L&L sw is some of the best around. Thanks.

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Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:37 pm Post

"Scapple … has not been forgotten! Scrivener has taken a front seat for a long time, but once Scrivener 3 is out, we intend to spend some quality time with our Scapple code."

(from a blog by Keith Blount, 26-7-2017)
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Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:26 pm Post

I hope they carry on supporting it but don't develop it too far. I like it as it is: simple, quick to use, and would hate to see it have so many features that it loses the very reason many users like Scapple - its simplicity.

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Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:59 pm Post

There’ll be a very nice (free) update to Scapple for macOS at the same time as Scrivener 3 is released. Nothing complicated, but a freshened-up inspector and UI and a very cool new way of applying note styles and creating styled notes.
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Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:10 am Post

KB wrote:There’ll be a very nice (free) update to Scapple for macOS at the same time as Scrivener 3 is released. Nothing complicated, but a freshened-up inspector and UI and a very cool new way of applying note styles and creating styled notes.


I registered on this forum just to say AWESOME to this. ^^^^

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Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:57 am Post

Double the joy.

Strange how we are so happy. I remember when a Pilot pen and a college rule notebook were all I needed.

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Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:43 pm Post

There’ll be a very nice (free) update to Scapple for macOS at the same time as Scrivener 3 is released. Nothing complicated, but a freshened-up inspector and UI and a very cool new way of applying note styles and creating styled notes.

Very good news. Looking forward to a spruced-up inspector and new way of applying styles!

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Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:40 am Post

I am new to Scapple as of June 26, 2018. I love it. This is the way I think. I am able to capture and modify ideas quickly and they're in a computer file. Untill now, all my thinking was done with pen and paper, which creates a mess very quickly.

After only a few hours of use I've identified one need that I can not live without. Scapple needs a Binder. I need to be able to break my thoughts into chunks and arrange (organize) those chunks. Now I have to create a folder and create various Scapple files in the folder. This is okay, but tedious. A Binder would solve all my thinking and organizing issues.

Thank you for a great product.

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Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:28 pm Post

I need to be able to break my thoughts into chunks and arrange (organize) those chunks.

It depends on how you define chunks and how much hierarchy you require. Scapple is not designed to easily implement hierarchy. If you want that, you might look at something like Freeplane.

But if all you want is to group Scapple files together in more or less flat groups, you could create a kind of "binder" Scapple file and drop in links to your other Scapple files. You could group the links, stack them, put shapes around groups of links, whatever works for you. You could also take screen shots of your Scapple files, reduce them to thumbnails, and use those in your "binder" Scapple file as visual cues.

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Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:52 am Post

I can see the utility of a Scapple Binder. In lieu of such, I've found it useful to keep related scapples together in the Finder and open them all in tabs, whereby the tab field works as a "binder".
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Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:00 pm Post

Seeing as how we’re all using the word ‘binder’ here, what about organising your Scapple files in a Scrivener project? :)

If that’s the whole point of the project, you can select the Research folder and use the View ▸ Outline ▸ Hoist Binder command to ignore Draft and Trash. Now you have a clean workspace to work from. Organise using the corkboard, outliner, labels, keywords, etc. When you want to load a board and edit it, hit the ⌃⌘O shortcut, or click the load button on the right hand side of the editor footer bar.
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Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:24 am Post

AmberV wrote:Seeing as how we’re all using the word ‘binder’ here, what about organising your Scapple files in a Scrivener project? :)

If that’s the whole point of the project, you can select the Research folder and use the View ▸ Outline ▸ Hoist Binder command to ignore Draft and Trash. Now you have a clean workspace to work from. Organise using the corkboard, outliner, labels, keywords, etc. When you want to load a board and edit it, hit the ⌃⌘O shortcut, or click the load button on the right hand side of the editor footer bar.

Brilliant. Simple. Simply brilliant - and it simply works brilliantly well.
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