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by ChrisRosser
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: ios 11 support of "files app"
Replies: 32
Views: 2132

Re: ios 11 support of "files app"

Chris: the reason I don't use zip files is the same reason I don't use a binary file. There are no frameworks on macOS or iOS (I don't know about Windows) that allow you to read individual files from inside a zip file. So to work with zip files, I'd have to have Scrivener unzip the entire project p...
by ChrisRosser
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Who maps their fictional world (geographically speaking) ?
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Who maps their fictional world (geographically speaking) ?

Wow, do I ever. I love creating maps for my fantasy world and have used everything from Fractal Mapper to Photoshop/Illustrator to Inkscape/GIMP. Using Snapple has me intrigued, never thought of that. Today I mostly use Pixelmator and a cheap but awesome Wacom-clone I bought from China. Awesome way ...
by ChrisRosser
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: What's Your Workflow For Your Wordpress Blog?
Replies: 5
Views: 396

Re: What's Your Workflow For Your Wordpress Blog?

Timely post! After my review of Ulysses, I've been a little unsettled with my own blogging practices. My blog readership is modest (500 reads per week according to Google) but growing as I invest more time into it. Currently I use Markdown and a static-site generator and while I automate most of the...
by ChrisRosser
Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Another app (Ulysses) moves to a subscription based model
Replies: 38
Views: 2653

Re: Another app (Ulysses) moves to a subscription based model

I finally published my review of Ulysses on my blog. I've had some great responses but my goodness, once it hit social media there's a lot of bitterness directed toward Ulysses for the business model switch. I almost regret posting it! I was trying to review it on its merits and compare it to the w...
by ChrisRosser
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Another app (Ulysses) moves to a subscription based model
Replies: 38
Views: 2653

Re: Another app (Ulysses) moves to a subscription based model

I finally published my review of Ulysses on my blog. I've had some great responses but my goodness, once it hit social media there's a lot of bitterness directed toward Ulysses for the business model switch. I almost regret posting it! I was trying to review it on its merits and compare it to the wa...
by ChrisRosser
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Another app (Ulysses) moves to a subscription based model
Replies: 38
Views: 2653

Re: Another app (Ulysses) moves to a subscription based model

Come again? Try to locate where on your file system Ulysses stores your files and you'll know what I mean. I found them buried in ~/Library in a confusing mass after I got creative with searching in Finder and grep on the Command Line. Compare that to the approach highlighted in the iA article I li...
by ChrisRosser
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Another app (Ulysses) moves to a subscription based model
Replies: 38
Views: 2653

Re: Another app (Ulysses) moves to a subscription based model

17 Aug. blog post from iA Writer regarding subscriptions: https://ia.net/writer/blog/ia-writer-5-from-raw-to-cooked-to-sushi/ Thanks schrugged. I enjoyed this article. What really resonated with me though was the linking article on plain text: https://ia.net/topics/multichannel-text-processing/ It ...
by ChrisRosser
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: How many fiction writers do we have here?
Replies: 292
Views: 9631

Re: How many fiction writers do we have here?

First paragraph of the second scene from my book, Weaver of Dreams They had ridden barely a mile, cutting through empty farmland. The road to Kas Mendoc lay before them. It wound through a shallow gully that had eroded over time with the passage of wind and water. Now the road resembled a stream, fe...
by ChrisRosser
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Another app (Ulysses) moves to a subscription based model
Replies: 38
Views: 2653

Re: Another app (Ulysses) moves to a subscription based model

I tend to trust Markdown more than I trust rich text, especially when it comes to converting to and from various formats. That's why I like it, but Scrivener's support for MMD is a bit too basic for my liking, so I stick to rich text. (I also have it on some authority—Max Seeleman, coincidentally—t...
by ChrisRosser
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Offer to donate MuseNames character database to Scrivener
Replies: 9
Views: 279

Re: Offer to donate MuseNames character database to Scrivener

Great idea and a fantastic resource.

I did trip it up though with one of Welsh names I've given my youngest son. Is there a way for others to add names to your db?
by ChrisRosser
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Another app (Ulysses) moves to a subscription based model
Replies: 38
Views: 2653

Re: Another app (Ulysses) moves to a subscription based model

For me, Ulysses excels in how it handles exporting. Once you have it set up the way you like it, I haven't found anything faster. It also handles sync really well without requiring Dropbox, which is a pretty big deal for me. Those two things aren't worth $5/month. Scrivener's export is easier to se...
by ChrisRosser
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: Changer
Replies: 0
Views: 124

Changer

I'm reading Changer by Matt Gemmell. It's a techno-thriller and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. Matt's a good writer and it's partially set in Edinburgh, a city I have fond memories of myself.
by ChrisRosser
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: Shogun
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: Shogun

One of my favourite all time books. I first read it as a teenage and found thoroughly engrossing and moving.