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by George the Flea
Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:39 am
Forum: MultiMarkdown & LaTeX
Topic: MultiMarkdown and Scrivener 2's compile presets
Replies: 1
Views: 769

MultiMarkdown and Scrivener 2's compile presets

I have grown disillusioned with working with rich text for my fiction, and am looking for a solution that will allow me to easily write in plain text and export to various formats. I remembered Scrivener supported MultiMarkdown and had a very deep export flow, so I figured I'd give Scrivener 2 anoth...
by George the Flea
Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Looking to organise
Replies: 54
Views: 7335

Re: Looking to organize

I've already whittled away 3 apps I admire (OmniOutliner, Mellel, DevonNote) from my workflow and rely solely on Scrivener, TextEdit/Bean, and the Finder for all my info organizing and writing. If that system is working for you, and you don't find it difficult to find things or keep organized, then...
by George the Flea
Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Eaglefiler 1.4
Replies: 3
Views: 923

Re: Eaglefiler 1.4

Although DevonThink 2.0 might change this, I think right now the two most compelling apps in this space for everyday users are Together and EagleFiler (particularly now that EagleFiler has smart folders). The specific differences that stand out to me are ease of use (Together wins here; EagleFiler i...
by George the Flea
Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:08 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: question about TotallyWrite
Replies: 32
Views: 4584

Re: question about TotallyWrite

My opinion has always been that archetypes and standard plot structures are tools in a storyteller's toolbox. If they're all you use, then either you'll perfect them or (more likely) you'll be an incredibly limited storyteller. No matter what, though, being aware of what tools are readily available ...
by George the Flea
Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:47 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: question about TotallyWrite
Replies: 32
Views: 4584

Re: question about TotallyWrite

Mariner is looking for beta testers here:

http://marinersoftware.com/sitepage.php?page=120
by George the Flea
Sun Sep 28, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Poll: What is your favorite website creation tool?
Replies: 27
Views: 4390

Re: Poll: What is your favorite website creation tool?

Hi, Sascha! How do you deal with it? Are you single-window people? Multi window people? With Scrivener and StoryMill, I don’t mind the (mostly) single-windowdness of the applications. I work in full screen mode 95% anyway. But with web development? Visuals and whatnot? Hmm. I work with single window...
by George the Flea
Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:59 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Poll: What is your favorite website creation tool?
Replies: 27
Views: 4390

Re: Poll: What is your favorite website creation tool?

I'll have to check out Coda again. I've been using it for several projects over the past couple weeks, and my analysis is the same as when I first looked at it as a 1.0: sure, it has everything I need in one spot, but it does none of it particularly well. The text editing features are passable, but...
by George the Flea
Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Looking to organise
Replies: 54
Views: 7335

Re: Looking to organise

Good grief, don't do a bunch of replicated groups in DT Pro. What you asked in the original post is extremely easily accomplished using any tagging software that supports saved searches. My suggestion would be to use Leap or Together to organize and tag your stuff (making sure to export your tags to...
by George the Flea
Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: A note on pretty design
Replies: 36
Views: 4240

Re: A note on pretty design

And your argument may well be true for indie developers and one-man bands. Sorry, I should have specified this myself; companies that are large enough to hire marketing people are often an exception (although even there the rule can hold; a driving force/vision and attention to details -- or lack t...
by George the Flea
Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: A note on pretty design
Replies: 36
Views: 4240

Re: A note on pretty design

It's the software I pay for, not the web design. For me, good design is about taking the time to get the details right, whether they are details of graphics and layout, site hierarchy, information architecture, or whatever. I tend to find that a software developer who ignores the details and has a ...
by George the Flea
Wed May 21, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Help requested picking an info/file/knowledge manager
Replies: 9
Views: 1795

Re: Help requested picking an info/file/knowledge manager

I'm not sure if Together can catalogue external disks or not. Probably worth asking about that (and any other features you need) over at the Together forums.
by George the Flea
Tue May 20, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Help requested picking an info/file/knowledge manager
Replies: 9
Views: 1795

Re: Help requested picking an info/file/knowledge manager

Together 2.1 might be worth a second look, as well. It now allows you to link to specific items in the library, among other excellent improvements.
by George the Flea
Tue May 06, 2008 2:56 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: The Secret Of Productive Writing...
Replies: 32
Views: 3198

Re: The Secret Of Productive Writing...

When I was working on my senior thesis novel, I often found it really helpful to take my laptop somewhere without internet. Got some of my most productive work done in a teashop.
by George the Flea
Tue May 06, 2008 2:54 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Fatal flaw for Pages to replace Word?
Replies: 5
Views: 1134

Re: Fatal flaw for Pages to replace Word?

I've never understood why either Pages or the Cocoa RTF support is so craptastic. One of the reasons that I use Nisus instead of Word and only use Pages for projects where I need easy layout capabilities.
by George the Flea
Sun May 04, 2008 2:45 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Help requested picking an info/file/knowledge manager
Replies: 9
Views: 1795

Re: Help requested picking an info/file/knowledge manager

Though I can't speak for Tinderbox (never had the patience to try it), I doubt you're going to find a program that fits all of your requirements. Specifically, I don't know of any general-usage file managers that offer this: I want connections between my stuff. I like writing a journal entry in whic...