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Working with Research in Scrivener for iOS

JH / 25 JUL 2016

One of Scrivener’s key features has always been its ability to keep all the pieces of your project together, allowing you to refer to research alongside your writing. The iOS version is no exception. Besides supporting iOS’s multitasking feature, so you can share the screen with other apps, Scrivener lets you load PDFs, movies, sound files, images, and webarchives right in the editor. The Recents button lets you easily flip between research and writing, and on the iPad you can view your research and text side by side.

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Scrivener for iOS: Making Writing Easier on (Sm)All Devices

KB / 22 JUL 2016

One of the challenges in bringing a complex, rich text app to iOS is how to provide quick access to a tonne of features on a small screen. Things aren’t so difficult on an iPad Pro, where there is lots of screen real estate, but on an iPhone, space is at a premium.

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Scrivener iOS: Recent Documents List

DMJ / 19 JUL 2016

Scrivener for iPad has a Quick Reference feature that provides you with a way of referring to another document or research material whilst writing in the editor. But what about referring to other documents or research material on your iPhone, where screen size dictates that it’s not possible to view two panes alongside one another?

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Who'd be a Beta Tester? Interview with Michael Marshall

Julia / 18 JUL 2016

You can start work immediately. Later you’ll realise how powerful it really is.

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Scrivener for iOS: for Scriptwriters, Too

KB / 15 JUL 2016

Scrivener on the Mac and PC have a fully-featured scriptwriting mode, and there are a lot of scriptwriters using it. Episodes of Luther and Doctor Who, award-winning documentaries and feature films have all been written in Scrivener. And we love our scriptwriter users—so we couldn’t very well leave them in the cold with our iOS version.

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Scrivener iOS: Outliner

DMJ / 11 JUL 2016

As already expounded in the previous post about expanding outlines, Scrivener’s "binder" (its sidebar) is essentially an outliner. If you tap the gear icon in the footer of the sidebar, you’ll open ‘Project Settings’. Within binder options, you can turn on ‘Show Labels’, ‘Tint Rows with Label Colors’, ‘Show Status’ and ‘Shows Synopses’. With all those binder options engaged, things are about to get more colourful and informative.

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Scrivener for iPad: Travel with Your Corkboard

JH / 7 JUL 2016

Scrivener’s binder offers a great structural view of your project, but sometimes you may want to spread out a little more. Scrivener lets you take advantage of the extra space on an iPad to view your documents on a virtual corkboard.

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Keyboard Shortcuts in Scrivener for iOS

IaP / 6 JUL 2016

Something you might not expect to see from a debuting iOS app is extensive support for keyboard control, diminishing (and for certain routine tasks, eliminating) the need to reach for the screen in order to get things done. In fact, we have added so many shortcuts that we couldn’t even list them all here (but don’t worry, if you want lists, we’ve got lists).

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Word & Character Counts in Scrivener for iOS

IaP / 5 JUL 2016

Sometimes we need a little reassurance to see how far we’ve come since the start of a long project; other times we need to revel in the despair of how far we have left to go. Whichever your poison, we’ve got you covered.

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Quick Reference in Scrivener for iOS: Side-by-Side Editing and Research

KB / 4 JUL 2016

Scrivener for macOS and Windows allows you to view (and edit) two documents right alongside one another. You might have your writing on one side and a photo or PDF document to which you need to refer on the other, or you might be checking a previous or later chapter right alongside the one you are currently writing.

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