The status of the next update and 2.0

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Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:40 pm Post

Hi Keith

thanks for all your hard work on scrivener - I am really looking forward to the next release :-)
When do you think you will enter open Beta testing?? I would be keen to try out the new features???

thanks
gareth

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Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:17 pm Post

the upgrade fee is fine with me too.. i finally got Scrivener at discount through the nanowrimo winner code (50,000 words of random thoughts and ideas) and i'm now wondering why I didn't but it before!!!

i think $20 is a sweet spot, as is the price of Scrivener.. but its a great tool, and makes writing a pleasure... you deserve the money for such an excellent well thought out and productive piece of software.. if only all application were as cool as scrivener 1.x let alone what we've got coming with 2.x :)

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Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:19 am Post

I am really looking forward to v. 2.0, and think Scrivener is a bargain, also with the planned upgrade fee.

BTW: The video is also blocked in Norway: "This video contains content from MyVideoRights, who has decided to block it in your country. "

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Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:11 pm Post

Happy to pay for an upgrade! Scrivener is my favourite writing app.

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Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:20 pm Post

Count me in with those Scrivener users who will happily pay for the new version. It would be a bargain at twice the price.

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Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:48 am Post

Keith,

I will gladly pay for an update. Scrivener is my daily writing tool and look forward to the update.

Cheers,

Scott

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Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:49 pm Post

One question I have about 2.0 is about the learning curve. I learn something new about Scrivener all the time, some feature or tweak that really helps or is a nice to have.

Do you think it will take long for everyday Scrivener uses to learn the basics? the more advanced options? I have a tendency to use an app not because it's the best, but because that's what I'm use to, and most comfortable with.

I plan on upgrading to 2.0 and am excited about it. Every new feature and tweak you say is going into 2.0 sounds like an improvement, but would like to how long it would take an average person to get the hang of them?

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Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:32 pm Post

Keith will be the best to answer this, but in my opinion the curve will be easy, and in fact the first time you run 2.0, it probably won't look all that different than what you are used to (menus aside; they are more logical now). Most of the new features require you to actually go and turn them on in one fashion or another. So you can learn at whatever pace is most comfortable for you.
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Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:05 pm Post

I have a tendency to use an app not because it's the best, but because that's what I'm use to, and most comfortable with.


Not because it's the best??! :shock:

Actually I've put a lot of thought into making Scrivener 2.0 easier to use, if anything. The menus are tidier, the way the corkboard, E.S. and outliner work together should feel less jarring and more integrated and so on. There are more features, but they are mostly tucked away and only there if you want them, or they should be fairly obvious within the context of what you are doing. Of course, I doubt I'll get it all right - if I did, I could give up and just sit back. :)

All the best,
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Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:58 pm Post

[quote="KB"]Not because it's the best??! [/quote]

I didn't mean to offend. I honestly think Scrivener is the best writing tool I've ever used, I'm just stating that I have tendency to stick with what I have grown comfortable with.

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Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:39 am Post

Keith, I am sure that more people than I would be happy to pay to help Beta test (and support Scrivner), You might want to think about letting us buy into the beta.

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Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:00 am Post

[quote="wmarcy"]Keith, I am sure that more people than I would be happy to pay to help Beta test (and support Scrivner), You might want to think about letting us buy into the beta.[/quote]

I think Keith will agree with me that it's not really a good idea to open up a beta application for wide audience due to the support nightmare. Moreover asking people to pay for beta itself is not what most companies hope for. it's good to see that people are excited for the next version but IMO let Keith make the decision whether 2.0 beta (or alpha) is stable enough for a wider audience rather than requesting him to open it up.

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Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:01 pm Post

The fact that Scrivener is this good this fast is simply remarkable. I've looked at a lot of writing tools, many of which have put out scads more versions and they still don't compare. It's an amazing achievement and I fully expect 2.0 will continue to surprise and awe. Looking forward to the next one, Keith. Good luck in the meantime.

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Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:23 pm Post

I fully support the paid upgrade. This piece of software is worth every cent, and it's just decent to pay for it. I get your socialist concern, now consider this: as a user, I feel so grateful for this software that I require to compensate you somehow for it; otherwise it will become a karmic debt for me, and I will be in eternal debt with you. Consider it a service, and every service requires compensation in order to maintain balance in the universe.

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Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:46 am Post

The video is also blocked in Australia.

When I try to watch the video on youtube.com, this message is given: "This video contains content from MyVideoRights, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds."