Scrivener for iPhone?

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Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:15 pm Post

Is their a Scrivener's version for the iPhone? If it is available, how do I get it?

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Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:22 pm Post

The iOS version of Scrivener is in development. Full details here...

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Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:06 pm Post

We're almost half way through 2014 now though, and this has been on the way for a few years. Would be nice to see a target for NaNoWriMo 2014, with the understanding that the developer may need to de-scope some features along the way to meet that date.

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Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:23 pm Post

De-scoping has been discussed and determined to be impractical, given what various folks would consider to be a minimally acceptable subset. By the time you get done including required underpinnings and the differing minimum subsets that various folks want, you're at about 99.9% of the whole thing.

NanoWriMo 2014 as a hoped for target? Gosh, bet that thought has never crossed L&L's minds :-P

I can think of all sorts of reasons to think it likely we'll see it yet this year.

But as John Carmack and id learned to say relative to Doom, Quake, Rage, etc... best to say and stick with "when it's done".

Or as Neil Gaiman has pointed out regarding people's expectations/demands whether author George R.R. Martin will manage to stay ahead of the TV production of Game of Thrones, "George R.R. Martin is not your b*****".
See http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2009/05/e ... ssues.html
And http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5vw9RTVky4 :-)

Anticipation....
I'm a Scrivener enthusiast and (used to be) experienced in PC/network support... but I am not a Scrivener expert. And I'm still editing on my first book. So take any opinion or advice I offer with a large grain of salt.

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Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:15 am Post

The official update on iOS was in January this year. We are now six months in with less than 5 month till this years NaNoWriMo.

Can we please have a 'state of play' announcement. I need to know if I have to start looking at alternatives as I don't want the clunky solution I have had for the last 2 years to get stuff I've done on my iPad to merge with stuff I did on my Windows Scrivener.

I not looking for promises, I'm looking for an honest assessment of where things are please.

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Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:49 pm Post

I'm trying to imagine using Scrivener on a phone but failing.
Maybe to review what I typed yesterday, but full-scale revising or composing?
The current limitations on input seem to rule against that scenario.

Anyway, I'd advise against dictating to the folks in charge
A version of the app that satisfies narrow personal needs.

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Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:55 pm Post

I personally am not interested in iPhone, am interested in iOS. I type a fair amount into my iPad. I don't think I'm alone.

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Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:57 pm Post

Also, I'm not even looking for a full version. I just want to be able to review what I already have, and type stuff that will seamlessly appear in my project on my windows machine.
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Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:42 pm Post

As I write, it's still on track for this year. I can't promise it will be out in time to do all your NaNoWriMo planning on it, though. We'd like to get it out for NaNo, but it will be finished when it's finished, I'm afraid. If we don't post any updates, it just means that we don't have anything to report just yet (and people are understandably fed up of "we're working on it" status updates). It is in full-time development, and we'll post more news when it's closer to release and we can start showing you screenshots.

The iPhone works beautifully, too, by the way. :)
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Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:52 pm Post

Will the iPhone version have the Sci Fi translation?
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Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:27 pm Post

Only if iPhones become flip-up communicators.
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Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:22 am Post

I am amazed no one has asked for Scrivener for Smart Watches.
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Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:46 am Post

Pig fender, I'm assuming your comment is sarcastic. I have no laptop, and do 40 of my work away from my PC, using my iPad and a bluetooth keyboard. It us an excellent solution. Whilst you may not understand other's views on how/where they would like to write, there is no need for disrespecting them.

I personally would not use it on an iPhone, but others might. I am only interested in an iOS version. Something which L&L have been saying for quite some time is coming.

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Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:17 am Post

Gordon Robb wrote:Pig fender,

"Pigfender" is all one word.
Gordon Robb wrote:I'm assuming

"Assuming" as in "inferring a conclusion without any supporting evidence"?
Gordon Robb wrote:your comment

Specific comment not specified creating ambiguity. Potentially you meant "comments"? Have you even posted in the correct thread?
Gordon Robb wrote:is sarcastic.

There is no evidence to support that. In any case, your two options are: 1) it *was* sarcasm, in which case just go with the humour, dude; or 2) it *wasn't* sarcasm, in which case who are you to belittle my opinions, you Thought-Nazi! ;)
Gordon Robb wrote:I have no laptop,

I can sympathise with that, although given that you can get a laptop for less than the price of an iPad or iPhone these days, that's probably a personal choice?
Gordon Robb wrote:and do 40 of

Units not specified.
Gordon Robb wrote:my work away from my PC,

Okay, so you do have a PC. You can definitely get a laptop for the price of an iPad, a bluetooth keyboard and a PC.
Gordon Robb wrote:using my iPad and a bluetooth keyboard.

So it's *your* iPad, but only *a* keyboard? For the record I personally prefer to think this is just an example of incongruous possessors, rather than a Freudian admission of theft.
Gordon Robb wrote:It us an

Typo.
Gordon Robb wrote:excellent solution.

Passing off opinion as an objective fact, without providing supporting evidence of appropriate comparators, robust evaluation methodology / criteria, and peer review.
Gordon Robb wrote:Whilst you may not understand

There is (again) no evidence to support this. It is arrogant, surely, to assume that the reason for an individual's divergent opinion is due to ignorance or incompetence.
Gordon Robb wrote:other's views

Incorrect apostrophe use. "Other" should be plural here, so the apostrophe should be after the "s".
Gordon Robb wrote:on how/where they would like to write,

Nothing wrong with this bit. Good for you!
Gordon Robb wrote:there is no need for disrespecting them.

Sloppy phrasing. "no need to disrespect them" would have worked better, or you could have had "no need for disrespect". Also, my comments asked about language translations and continued a riff started by the Mods on emerging technology / smart watches. I'm inferring a conclusion with only limited supporting evidence that you typed angry without reading the linked XKCD post?
Unless you *knew* I'd type this in response to your rant? Are you psychic? I FEAR YOU.
Gordon Robb wrote:I personally would not use it on an iPhone,

Why not? You've not tried it yet, you have a clear preference for mobility in writing, and the only available evidence from a reliable source who has seen the software in operation (and for the record, has probably the widest experience in testing writing software of any of us) has said it "works beautifully".
Gordon Robb wrote:but others might.

Non-committal, despite there being overwhelming empirical evidence to support your view. "...but others definitely will" would have been a much stronger argument.
Gordon Robb wrote:I am only interested in an iOS version.

Since you already have a PC, you should definitely try out the Windows and Mac OS versions. They really do ROCK.
Gordon Robb wrote:Something which L&L have been saying for quite some time is coming.

I know! I'm excited! Aren't you?

BTW - I was typing this on my iPhone on a train, so please forgive any typos, etc.
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