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by brett
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Using Scrivener with Sidecar or Duet Display
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: Using Scrivener with Sidecar or Duet Display

Again: wow! I’m so impressed by your generosity, Silverdragon, at taking the time to create a detailed document that shows even someone as thick as I am how this method will achieve what I’m looking for. I didn’t realize you could open a separate window that way. (Some of your other posts have been ...
by brett
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Using Scrivener with Sidecar or Duet Display
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: Using Scrivener with Sidecar or Duet Display

Wow, I knew that there had to be a better way, or ways, to accomplish what I wanted, and I also knew that my fellow Scrivenati, who are far savvier than I am, would generously supply them! I'm really grateful. Brookter, your method is perfect for the first and usually most time consuming part of my ...
by brett
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Using Scrivener with Sidecar or Duet Display
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Using Scrivener with Sidecar or Duet Display

Since my old Cinema Display faded to perpetual black, I've been using Duet with my 2015 MacBook Pro (too old for Sidecar) and my iPad Pro. I like it so much that I'm contemplating not replacing the late external display. But I haven't figured out how to use this set up with Scrivener. My usual way o...
by brett
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Technical Support (Windows)
Topic: Can Scrivener be open on two or more PC computers at once while writing
Replies: 7
Views: 1332

Re: Can Scrivener be open on two or more PC computers at once while writing

I would love to hear more about how to use Scrivener with Sidecar and Duet Display. My MacBook Pro is just a little too old to use Sidecar (but at least it has a great keyboard and plenty of useful ports!), so I've been using Duet with it and my iPad Pro. But I haven't figured out how to use this se...
by brett
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Narrative outlines and Scrivener
Replies: 9
Views: 890

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: 10
Views: 4745

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: 2686

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: 5365

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: 2686

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: 2686

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: 5207

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: 5207

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: 5207

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: 4498

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: 2076

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?