Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:41 am Post
Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:56 am Post
spg wrote:I bought index card 4 thinking I could "sync". I've abandoned index card for iOS now as it is very much a one way process if you use formatting. Useful if you start a project in index card and want to export to .scriv to continue in Scrivener. Not good if you want to hop back and forwards between the two, as the formatting does indeed get stripped out, and index card cannot import .scriv format.
Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:22 am Post
lunk wrote:If so, the developers of Scrivener are equally loose in their definition of "sync".
You can export the content of the Draft folder to a Dropbox rtf-file, using the Sync command, and edit it with e.g. Textilus on an iPad, and then "sync" the modified rtf-file with your Scrivener project when you are back in Scrivener. Not much different from syncing with Indexcard. The only real difference is that you have to use a Collection and can't use rtf-format from Scrivener to Index Card, but that is hardly the fault of the Index Card developer.
Index Card 4 adds the ability to export your Index Card projects as a .scriv Scrivener file.
Scrivener for Mac OS can sync projects with Index Card (i.e. import and export .indexcard file format).
Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:10 pm Post
nom wrote:This is different from the folder sync function in Scrivener (I really don't understand why you used the quotation marks around "sync"). There is no import or export. I just write in Scriv, and then write on my iPad (or TextEdit, or iPhone, or wife's Windows machine, or via a web-editor, or...).
To illustrate: I just made a new folder into a Cubby and then synced it to a Scrivener project. For fun, I created a project Keyword named "Cubby_sync" and every document in the project with this keyword gets added to a collection that is then synced to my new Cubby. In my iPad, I use a cloud aware app (in this case, Readdle's Documents) to open that Cubby and... look! There they are!! Readable, editable, documents that are now automagically kept in sync with no more effort required by me. I change them on my iPad (including typeface, colours, etc) and those changes appear in Scrivener. No import. No export. It just happens. How is that not sync?
Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:44 pm Post
Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:10 am Post
lunk wrote:I think we define synchronization differently you and I.
I use NoteSuite for some of my writing, on both my iPad and my Mac. It syncs, automatically, without me doing anything. A write on the iPad, put it down, open the Mac, continue writing, etc. Syncing in Scrivener require that you set up a syncing folder in which the files are saved in e.g. rtf-format, and it doesn't automatically sync with this folder, unless you close and reopen Scrivener or the project.
Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:27 am Post
nom wrote:I can't imagine why I'd need to edit a document on my iPad while I had Scrivener open on my computer, so for me this is a moot point. But even allowing for the times when I might *want* to do it (such as last night when I created the test file I described), there is no need for me to import or export anything, I click the icon and sync is complete. That counts as sync for me.
Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:21 am Post
lunk wrote:nom wrote:I can't imagine why I'd need to edit a document on my iPad while I had Scrivener open on my computer, so for me this is a moot point. But even allowing for the times when I might *want* to do it (such as last night when I created the test file I described), there is no need for me to import or export anything, I click the icon and sync is complete. That counts as sync for me.
My point was just that it's not automatic syncing, you have to remember to do it, manually, and for me that means that there is just a gradual difference between syncing with Documents/Textilus/whatever, and syncing with Index Card. Whether you call it syncing or import/export is to some degree just semantics.
lunk wrote:Scrivener, unfortunately, hasn't got an iOS app so it can't sync the way other apps do, apps that have both a OS X and an iOS app.
lunk wrote:An example: Last night I suddenly got an idea, something I wanted to check, and I always keep my iPad by the bed, so I opened the synced rtf-file with Textilus, just to realize that unfortunately I hadn't remembered to manually sync before I closed my Mac earlier in the evening, so I couldn't do the thing I had meant to do.
lunk wrote:I'm still desperately waiting for the iOS app. I've tried other similar software, but none can replace Scrivener, so I have to make do with these complementary iOS apps, among them Index Card.
Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:41 am Post
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Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:11 pm Post
nom wrote: But that means you're not getting automatic backups either! _
Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:28 pm Post
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