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by Cinder6
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Please do not go subscription
Replies: 24
Views: 2685

Re: Please do not go subscription

You're right. If Ulysses was $30 for new users and $20 for old users, I think it would be a lot more palatable. I've had the app for almost three years, and no way have there been $80 (or even $60) worth of improvements since then.
by Cinder6
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Please do not go subscription
Replies: 24
Views: 2685

Re: Please do not go subscription

Part of the problem with the way subscriptions are is (surprise, surprise) Apple's fault. Developers can't offer a perpetual license via subscriptions the way so many have requested.
by Cinder6
Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Another app (Ulysses) moves to a subscription based model
Replies: 38
Views: 2677

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

Ah, I see. To be fair to them (much as I'm upset with them right now), it's easy to export your data. You can drag sheets or entire groups into a Finder window, and it'll make a copy of them right there. They'll be in .ulysses format, but that's just a file bundle (similar to .scriv) that contains y...
by Cinder6
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Another app (Ulysses) moves to a subscription based model
Replies: 38
Views: 2677

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

ChrisRosser wrote:It made me realise that even Ulysses plays the smoke an mirrors game (or perhaps its iCloud's fault) with your files.

Come again?
by Cinder6
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Select System Font in Settings
Replies: 15
Views: 567

Re: Select System Font in Settings

Cinder: you are probably correct that Athelas is only partially licenced, but SF certainly doesn't have that problem :-) Which apps allow you to use SF? I was thinking several allow you to select it, but now that I think more, I only know of one for sure (Ulysses). Others just use it and don't let ...
by Cinder6
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Select System Font in Settings
Replies: 15
Views: 567

Re: Select System Font in Settings

Athelas is a bit different. Apple's license for the font simply doesn't allow them to use it in contexts outside of iBooks. Same with Iowan and Seravek.

The strange thing is that some apps do allow you to use and select San Francisco as a font. It would seem to be possible for Scrivener, then.
by Cinder6
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Select System Font in Settings
Replies: 15
Views: 567

Re: Select System Font in Settings

It's kind of frustrating that Apple doesn't let users easily select San Francisco. Even if you pull it out of /Library, San Francisco is actually a whole suite of fonts that are dynamically chosen based on application.
by Cinder6
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Another app (Ulysses) moves to a subscription based model
Replies: 38
Views: 2677

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—th...
by Cinder6
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Making Scrivener look more like Ulysses
Replies: 11
Views: 704

Re: Making Scrivener look more like Ulysses

Have a look at the Window > Layouts > Manage Layouts dialogue. This allows you to set up your screen to a particular layout, then save and name it to get back to it quickly (you can also add a shortcut in System Preferences to make this quicker still). So firstly set about going through the menus t...
by Cinder6
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (iOS)
Topic: Italics lost when converting to default formatting
Replies: 1
Views: 207

Italics lost when converting to default formatting

I’m encountering a strange issue with Screvener on iOS 11 betas 6 and 7. Sometimes, when I import an RTF file, selecting all the text and converting it to default formatting will (again, sometimes) remove italics, but only from some sentences. Others will be fine. This most often happens with senten...
by Cinder6
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Another app (Ulysses) moves to a subscription based model
Replies: 38
Views: 2677

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

If you can, I'd recommend buying through the L&L store. Not only will L&L get more of the money, but when Scrivener 4 rolls around, you'll be able to take advantage of upgrade pricing.
by Cinder6
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Another app (Ulysses) moves to a subscription based model
Replies: 38
Views: 2677

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

since they seem unwilling to add CriticMarkup I'm reviewing Ulysses and while I like the spit and polish (a lot), the practical side of my brain is struggling to get over their premium pricing when there are better Markdown and text editors on the market. I accept that Ulysses is nicer to compose a...
by Cinder6
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Making Scrivener look more like Ulysses
Replies: 11
Views: 704

Re: Making Scrivener look more like Ulysses

You can also hide the header and footer views (under View->Layout) and hide the toolbar (this might be what you meant by "hide the menu").

For fullscreen, you can get the Compose window to look pretty close to Ulysses.
by Cinder6
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: What fonts do you use?
Replies: 91
Views: 6957

Re: What fonts do you use?

I fell in love with Nitti iA when iA Writer came out with it a few years ago. After a lot of work, I finally managed to extract the raw OTF files, and it's now my default drafting font. Before that, I liked Menlo.
by Cinder6
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Another app (Ulysses) moves to a subscription based model
Replies: 38
Views: 2677

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

I think there's a pretty big difference between a software subscription and a Netflix subscription. With Netflix, you get a major convenience (no more discs, and you can watch from almost anywhere) and a huge content library you're unlikely to ever exhaust. With a Ulysses subscription, you get ... t...