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by brett
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: iPad 2018 or iPad Pro 10.5" ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1051

Re: iPad 2018 or iPad Pro 10.5" ?

Speaking of Zagg, this looks very promising. I’ve seen some reports of quality problems in Amazon Zagg reviews so might want to wait till after it’s been tested, but it solves one of the problems that my current set up (Apple Wireless Keyboard + Incase Origami) also solves: you don’t have to buy a n...
by brett
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: iPad 2018 or iPad Pro 10.5" ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1051

Re: iPad 2018 or iPad Pro 10.5" ?

My usage is similar to yours: most Scrivening is done on a Mac with Apple Cinema Display. My 9.7” iPad Pro is used when I’m at libraries, coffee shops, etc. I find the screen just fine for using Scrivener, though I’m sure I’d enjoy it even more at 10.5” or 12.9”. But since my iPad, like yours, is mo...
by brett
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivener for journalists
Replies: 11
Views: 853

Re: Scrivener for journalists

I’m a professional journalist who’s used Scrivener’s Blank template to commit journalism just about every day for the last decade: previews, reviews, interview features, reported features (short- and long-form), essays, editorials, even a book. My usual reporting-organizing-writing method resembles ...
by brett
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Writing Keyboards
Replies: 58
Views: 7634

Re: Writing Keyboards

I’ve used the same set up for years. My old Apple Wireless keyboard, which I used to use with my MacBooks, is now the primary keyboard with my iPad Pro, often using my old Incase Origami keyboard case/ipad stand or (when at a desk) with the iPad boosted up near eye level by one of those little cheap...
by brett
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Which new iPad Pro?
Replies: 19
Views: 2955

Re: Which new iPad Pro?

Congrats to both Hugh and MamaLib on your new tools! MamaLib, you might want to check out Best Buy for sales on the MacBook Air. Recently they’ve been going for about $700 US. I’ve bought many refurbished Macs and other Apple gear, and all have worked perfectly, but at those prices, a new Air from B...
by brett
Sat May 19, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: How to protect an iPad Pro?
Replies: 12
Views: 3049

Re: How to protect an iPad Pro?

I guess I’ll advocate for the budget option. Amazon has a zillion cheap cases that seem to be about the same: plastic (translucent in my case) back cover and faux-leather folding front cover that turns it into a thre-way stand, like the official cover. They run about $15-$25. I got one from Moko tha...
by brett
Mon May 14, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Macbook recommendations for Scrivener 3
Replies: 17
Views: 2021

Re: Macbook recommendations for Scrivener 3

Since storage capacity and power aren’t really issues with Scrivener, if price and portability are paramount, I’d endorse Katherine’s iPad or iPad Pro suggestion. The iOS version is usable as a sole Scrivener machine even without a Mac, and great as an adjunct. Slightly less portable , MacBook Air g...
by brett
Wed May 02, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: New writing font for monospace lovers...
Replies: 42
Views: 9635

Re: New writing font for monospace lovers...

Another to check out is the Mac system font SF Mono located at: Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app/Show Package Contents/Resources/Fonts/ Drag out a copy or use copy and paste, then import into Font Book. Screen Shot 2018-04-27 at 7.41.59 PM.png Screen Shot 2018-04-27 at 7.42.52 PM.png Screen Shot...
by brett
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Mechanical, Dongle-free Bluetooth Keyboard?
Replies: 9
Views: 2368

Re: Mechanical, Dongle-free Bluetooth Keyboard?

https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/our-favorite-mechanical-keyboards/ Unfortunately, they don’t recommend the only two BT boards on the list. For now, I guess adapters are required. I’m still happy with Apple ‘s old Wireless Keyboard with my iPad Pro , which I’m told many prefer to its Magical, lower...
by brett
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Outlines in Scrivener
Replies: 9
Views: 1457

Re: Outlines in Scrivener

Wow, thanks, Brookter for that generously detailed how-to. I’m not the OP, but I may use it myself someday. But for me, it’s almost always better to follow Amber’s advice and create a multilevel outline using Scrivener’s Binder. As an inveterate outliner, I remember feeling a little frustration comi...
by brett
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Technical Support (iOS)
Topic: Please, please stop using Files to import. It does not work.
Replies: 2
Views: 798

Re: Please, please stop using Files to import. It does not work.

Yep, happened to me a few weeks ago too. I was about to post a question in this forum but tried it again after a Dropbox update and it worked fine. No problems since.
by brett
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Do any of you keep ALL your writing in one project?
Replies: 5
Views: 1775

Re: Do any of you keep ALL your writing in one project?

where your pieces of writing are related in some way, for example where they use the same body of research, or, say, they're blog pieces written in a similar style or on similar subjects, I'd keep them together in a single project. But where there's little or no reason to link them, I'd put them in...
by brett
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: A one-tool toolbox?
Replies: 17
Views: 3322

Re: A one-tool toolbox?

Excellent question and thread. Scrivener has gradually expanded to consume more and more of my writing world. • Long form writing. At first, I used Scrivener primarily to write my nonfiction book and long form literary journalism, where its unparalleled ability to organize smaller chunks of info int...
by brett
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Using Scrivener for iOS for all or most of your Scrivening?
Replies: 21
Views: 9245

Re: Using Scrivener for iOS for all or most of your Scrivening?

In the UK you can still obtain refurbed AWCs (on Amazon - I just checked - I may need one soon, because my existing AWC may be reaching the end of its life). But the Incase Origami looks like it may be harder to find. The actual Origami is no more but I’ve seen what appear to be similar knockoffs o...