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by brett
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Narrative outlines and Scrivener
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Re: Narrative outlines and Scrivener

Thank you for generously sharing this working method with your fellow Scrivenati. I know I’ll find it useful in my own work.
One question: is there maybe a role for Document notes here? For example, pasting the appropriate outline paragraph into the Document Note for each chapter you’re working on?
by brett
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Do you prefer Scrivener for iOS or Ulysses???
Replies: 11
Views: 553

Re: Do you prefer Scrivener for iOS or Ulysses???

I’ve tried the Ulysses free trial a few times, most recently a year or so ago, simply because so many writers rave about it, and the aesthetic is really attractive. I’m sure it’s great for many writers, particularly those who deal entirely in plain text and publish straight to a blog. But every time...
by brett
Tue May 28, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Considering Mac to iPad switch — features?
Replies: 21
Views: 2081

Re: Considering Mac to iPad switch — features?

I am almost always using split screen. On the left, I have Scrivener open. On the right, I usually have Notes open, or iBooks (I’m going through John Truby’s writing book), or other reference. I’ve seen in the forums that there IS a way to have two Scrivener documents side by side on my iPad Pro, b...
by brett
Fri May 17, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: What is your preferred keyboard?
Replies: 27
Views: 3725

Re: What is your preferred keyboard?

For typing, I actually really like the Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro. A surprisingly pleasurable experience, and much better (for me) than their current laptop keyboards. Well, based on pigfender’s comment, those of other users, and Target’s recent half price sale on the 10.5” iPad Pro smart keyboard...
by brett
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Considering Mac to iPad switch — features?
Replies: 21
Views: 2081

Re: Considering Mac to iPad switch — features?

I have been using an iPad Pro (12.9) in anger now for about a week and the experience has been pleasant. I’ve had to make a few minor adjustments to how I work, but I think it’s a mostly superior writing experience, from a focused writing point of view... there are far fewer distractions :) Congrat...
by brett
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Considering Mac to iPad switch — features?
Replies: 21
Views: 2081

Re: Considering Mac to iPad switch — features?

Interesting comment around file handling: this always felt like an afterthought on iOS (it took ages for Apple to add the Files app, for example). I tend to keep most of my research notes inside Scrivener rather than lots of different files--but I may switch this up to Evernote+Scriverner if I make...
by brett
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: iPad mini advice needed
Replies: 19
Views: 4265

Re: iPad mini advice needed

Thanks so much - BTW, your book on Lou Harrison is superb - reminds me of when I sat in on a gamelan rehearsal of his Aww, terima kasih [blush]! Glad you liked it. Scrivener was a great help in organizing and assimilating the multifarious events of Lou's colorful life and work. To Katherine's point...
by brett
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: iPad mini advice needed
Replies: 19
Views: 4265

Re: iPad mini advice needed

I had my iPad Mini before there was an iOS Scrivener, but I did sometimes use it (to cover classical music festivals occasionally, in fact!) as a writing as well as reading, interviewing and notetaking machine, using iAWriter IIRC, plus a portable Bluetooth keyboard. Now, I regularly use my 9.7” iPa...
by brett
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: iPad mini advice needed
Replies: 19
Views: 4265

Re: iPad mini advice needed

Just wondering if anyone’s now considering using the newly updated iPad Mini as their exclusive Scrivening machine, at least for iOS. I think my old Mini 2 was my favorite iPad, but I never used Scrivener on it because the iOS version didn’t exist when I upgraded to an iPad Pro, primarily for the wo...
by brett
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Add Google Drive access and dark mode to iOS (iPad)
Replies: 9
Views: 4200

Re: Add Google Drive access and dark mode to iOS (iPad)

Couple workarounds for the Dropbox issue beyond the already excellent suggestions, some of which I use too. First, you can get more space by referring friends to dropbox. I doubled or tripled my free allotment this way, although admittedly this was back in the day before everybody already had it. Se...
by brett
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Text Selection on iPad?
Replies: 3
Views: 1909

Re: Text Selection on iPad?

I recently started using a cheap stylus —the kind that costs a dollar or less, not the apple pencil — for occasional text selection and it’s notably improved my targeting. Sure wish iPad offered real external trackpad support.
Shouldn’t this discussion be on the Scrivener iOS board?
by brett
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: iPad 2018 or iPad Pro 10.5" ?
Replies: 21
Views: 10441

Re: iPad 2018 or iPad Pro 10.5" ?

And now with the 2018 iPad down to $230 on sale, and a much recommended Logitech or other bluetooth keyboard for under $30, and a good cheap case and/or stand you can have an excellent Scrivening set up for under $300. That’s pretty amazing! I took a look at the new iPad Pros at my local big box sto...
by brett
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Remove all Formatting
Replies: 3
Views: 4524

Re: Remove all Formatting

I copied a quote from a website and it carried with it the font, font color, size, and background color, but it still looked sort of funky after I cleared the text formatting. I'm guessing the 'page formatting' was still off somehow. Playing with the background color button clear it up. In any case...
by brett
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener 3.1 is going to be incredible!
Replies: 24
Views: 9354

Re: Scrivener 3.1 is going to be incredible!

Another happily unhounded longtime (at least a decade) Dropbox user here. I don’t remember ever being nagged to upgrade in all those years. Occasionally they used to send marketing emails a couple times a year, but I must have unsubscribed or something because I haven’t gotten one in ages. The free ...
by brett
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener 3.1 is going to be incredible!
Replies: 24
Views: 9354

Re: Scrivener 3.1 is going to be incredible!

Thanks for that suggestion. I agree that the greatest value of any scriptwriting program applies at the initial drafting stage, where the quick formatting saves so much time indenting, italicizing, etc. In this case, I did the entire first draft (in Scrivener), and now most changes are small enough ...