Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:21 pm Post
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Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:11 am Post
bturnage wrote:I'm not anyone special. Just a writer, a professional writer that has to churn out lots of words daily to keep my little freelancing business going. I'm not doing it for a lark, or fun, or sheer enjoyment of putting words to page. It's my job, and therefore anything I can use to do my job better, I take it, shake it, and work it to get the results I need. But here's the thing. I'm your customer. I'm telling you what I need. And as fabulous as Scrivener for organizing writing projects, it is not the sole need I have.
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:38 am Post
I adore Scrivener, but it's not enough to help a writer to get out professional quality work on a timely basis. And if your customers say they need collaboration integration, then they'll go somewhere to get it. The days of the lone writer working for two or three years on a manuscript and submitting it to a publisher is gone. Now publishing is writing a book, editing and, formatting then uploading it inside a month. Someone is going to provide a writing and editing platform to do this and when that happens, if it isn't Scrivener, it will be someone else. Then Scrivener users will be like the Mac users of today, (of which I'm one) who cling to a platform they adore but seems to be sinking into obsolescence.
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:18 pm Post
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:27 pm Post
kewms wrote:There are some additional features coming in Scrivener 3 that will help facilitate serial collaboration.
Real-time collaboration, on the other hand, is a very heavy technical and infrastructure lift. Among other things, it requires that the documents in question be stored in a central "cloud" location, with all the complexity that involves. There's a reason why an enormous company like Google is the leader in this space.
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:29 pm Post
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Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:22 pm Post
xiamenese wrote:I collaborate serially with a friend in China simply by having our various projects in a shared Sync (Dropbox being blocked over there) folder. Fortunately we are 8 hours apart, which is a PITA for other purposes, but really good for our collaborating as we are rarely able to access any current project at the same time. If your collaborator is in (nearly) the same time zone, you have to schedule access to the project or rely on the merge facility in Scrivener 3 as mentioned by Katherine.
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:12 pm Post
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Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:26 pm Post
lunk wrote:"Let me introduce, the Lambocopter! The Swiss army knife equivalent when it comes to vehicles!"
... which means it isn't really good for anything, which Devinganger explained in a fantastic way. Specialized tools always out-perform multi-purpose tools when it comes to really quakified work. Ask any carpenter...
Including more and more specialized tools in a single software is like buying a carpenters belt filled with tools. It's likely to hold some of the tools you need but not all, and definitely also a lot of stuff you don't need.
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