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by Scylax
Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:08 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Scrivener 2.0 - Coming Soon (No, Really)
Replies: 311
Views: 55448

Re: Scrivener 2.0 - Coming Soon (No, Really)

I also feel that I can't wait, but I know I have no choice! If you love us, though, please, please, please, get this out before NaNo starts this year! I need some of those features really badly. BTW, is there going to be an upgrade price or do we have to buy 'in full'? I don't mind, I just want to k...
by Scylax
Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:41 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Contd. discussion on iPad & Omnifocus
Replies: 18
Views: 2333

Re: Contd. discussion on iPad & Omnifocus

I very much second the wish that Apple had a trial policy-I have wasted so much on apps! On a separate note, I do have PI on the iPad, and I think it has great potential. With calendar and tasks, and notes promised, it could be perfect. But right now my issue with it is the lack of stability. When I...
by Scylax
Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Contd. discussion on iPad & Omnifocus
Replies: 18
Views: 2333

Re: iPad as a writing/research tool

I agree, Amber. I almost never use contexts (maybe an 'email' list), and certainly not delegation. But breaking tasks down is invaluable, something I am becoming increasingly aware of as I prepare for assignments. It feels so much better to 'review chapter three' or 'brainstorm ideas' than 'write es...
by Scylax
Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:26 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: iPad as a writing/research tool
Replies: 354
Views: 46195

Re: iPad as a writing/research tool

Wow guys! You rock! If you don't watch out, I think I'll start using you all as a personal oracle, because anything I ever want to know, someone here always seems to have the perfect answer. I can't thank you enough for the depth of answers and the considerations raised. Actually, you have totally m...
by Scylax
Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: iPad as a writing/research tool
Replies: 354
Views: 46195

Re: iPad as a writing/research tool

Technically, I should probably start a new thread for this, but I don't think it would really be worth it, so forgive me for posting here, but I was wondering what experience, if any, anyone here has had of using task-management software on the iPad-specifically 'Omnifocus' and 'Things'. I find that...
by Scylax
Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:16 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: To be named.
Replies: 94
Views: 9411

Re: To be named.

Thanks for that advice, I will certainly follow it. I am fascinated by the meanings of names and words, and I've always been interested too by the way in which biblical figures took on or were given new names at significant points in their lives which had a particular meaning. When I wrote my NaNo n...
by Scylax
Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: To be named.
Replies: 94
Views: 9411

Re: To be named.

I assume (dangerous word) that it's a coincidence, but in Robin Hobb's books the fool disguises himself as a woman called Amber. Whenever I see the name/word I always think of that. Nicknames are tricky things though. I always use the same one because it's the only one I've come up with. I always wa...
by Scylax
Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:28 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: iPad as a writing/research tool
Replies: 354
Views: 46195

Re: iPad as a writing/research tool

I got my iPad a couple of days ago, a mere two days after ordering, despite the supposed 10 day wait. So far I am loving it more and more. I've been too busy working on essays to give it the attention it deserves, but I keep finding more and more things I can do with it. So far my most used apps are...
by Scylax
Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:54 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: iPad as a writing/research tool
Replies: 354
Views: 46195

Re: iPad as a writing/research tool

Thanks for all the advice, guys. I think the backup methods you are suggesting are a bit too[i] [/i] much for me just now, but saying that I download a copy of everything I send to myself by email to my computer (and probably print it out). My computer is backed up by Time Machine, and I use thumb d...
by Scylax
Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: iPad as a writing/research tool
Replies: 354
Views: 46195

Re: iPad as a writing/research tool

Thanks for the really timely warning on this issue, everyone. I have just ordered an iPad, and when it arrives I will make sure I don't trust it with the only copy of anything important. But one question: Although it is part of the 'cloud' I have always believed that one of the most reliable ways to...
by Scylax
Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Is there a word processor that handles files like scrivener?
Replies: 29
Views: 3916

Re: Is there a word processor that handles files like scrivener?

Thanks! Actually, I already use the full version of VoodooPad, which next to Scrivener is probably my favourite Mac app. I use one big file to store copies of just about everything on my computer, and generally make great use of it. I tried the free version first and ran out of pages in my first ses...
by Scylax
Wed May 19, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Is there a word processor that handles files like scrivener?
Replies: 29
Views: 3916

Re: Is there a word processor that handles files like scrivener?

Wow, thanks again everyone for taking so much time to help me out. Amber's right about what I want. I really want something like Word, but with the ability to handle multiple documents as Scrivener does. I have tried xPad over the last few days. Since it's free, I'm not going to complain either, and...
by Scylax
Tue May 18, 2010 9:24 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Is there a word processor that handles files like scrivener?
Replies: 29
Views: 3916

Re: Is there a word processor that handles files like scrivener?

Thanks for the replies guys, I really appreciate that you took so much time and effort to give me a full answer. I should possibly have been more specific about why I want such a thing, although since it doesn't exist there isn't much point, but suffice it to say that I wasn't thinking in the terms ...
by Scylax
Tue May 18, 2010 1:08 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Is there a word processor that handles files like scrivener?
Replies: 29
Views: 3916

Is there a word processor that handles files like scrivener?

Sorry that the title of this thread isn't very clear, but I ran out of characters! What I am looking for is a 'full' word processor that allows all the changes of font and style and insertion of clip-art and charts and all the things that programmes such as Word do, but that handles files in a simil...
by Scylax
Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Comments in Nisus Writer Pro
Replies: 9
Views: 1014

Re: Comments in Nisus Writer Pro

Thanks guys, and Carradee especially to you! You introduced me to NaNo, and it has made such a difference to my life. But bed at night and sunshine? I'm a nocturnal sun-hater! Never mind. Thanks so much for all your support. This place is a haven, and again I am blown away by such a supportive devel...