Simple Android app?

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Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:39 pm Post

Thom247 wrote:@Katherine

Is there a link to the scratch solution and how to set up?

I'm not sure what you mean by "the scratch solution." It's really pretty simple: configure Scrivener's Scratch Pad to put its files in a location accessible by your Android editor.

In Mac Scrivener 3, the location is defined in the Scrivener -> Preferences -> General -> Scratch Pad tab. In Mac Scrivener 2, it's the Scrivener -> Preferences -> General pane. In Windows Scrivener, it's Tools -> Options -> General.

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Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:57 am Post

I know this is an old thread but I was searching to see if there was a public beta of an Android version. I switched in November back to Android from iOS and really enjoyed using Scrivener on my phone.

Android has an amazing text editor called Jota+ it can open basically any format.

Scrivener files open fine although you will see some weird formatting code. Really only ever used it to view files but I'm pretty sure if you edited a Scrivener file it would still open fine in the desktop version.

There are connector apps for all the cloud data services as well.

Jota was weirdly one of my reasons for wanting to switch back to Android because I missed the ability to edit plain text files on iOS. All the options I tried were terrible.

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Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:42 am Post

Haven’t seen anything about a beta being even on the horizon, though L&L can confirm.

Be VERY careful about editing any files in the Scrivener folder, especially if you’re seeing weird formatting. You could totally screw your Scrivener project.

If you want true Scrivener work on mobile, iOS is it, probably for some time after the introduction of Win V3

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Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:57 am Post

The only safe way I know of to use a non-Scrivener editor to edit files within a Scrivener project is to use the External Folder Sync feature with a cloud drive. Actually editing the .rtf files within a project, especially with a plain text editor :shock: can lead to corrupt projects.
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Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:31 am Post

I use Jotterpad on Android to sync with Scrivener. The files are stored in the Dropbox, and I use a little App called DropSync to force Dropbox to create offline versions on my mobile phone, where I can edit them with Jotterpad.

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Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:44 pm Post

Still no timeframe on an Android app?
I purchased a Chromebook and love it! A Scrivener app would be great to have too!

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Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:10 pm Post

I would not expect any further news about a possible Android app until at least well after the release of Win Scrivener 3.

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Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:16 pm Post

For those with a chromebook with an x86 processor, you can install Scrivener with Crossover for Chrome OS:

You can then use Dropsync to sync your Scriv folder in dropbox with your Chromebook: ... c&hl=en_AU

I have no affiliation with either of these companies. This setup works well for me.

This will *not* work with an arm processor.