Scapple (and Scrivenar) suggestions

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Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:12 pm Post

I love both of these apps and have supported them from the beginning.

Does L&L actually read any of these suggestions and action any of these changes? How many suggestions about modifier contraint / alignment functions in Scapple do we need to make before they get heard?

I do feel that L&L enforce an ideology on their products without listening to real-world feedback at times. I've had this experience with both Scrivenar and Scapple over the years.

Yes, Scapple is meant to be freeform. Okay, but there are some alignment functions available - why not include some constraint options via modifier keys? Does this really corrupt the free-form ideology?

Please listen to your user base. These are the apps I want to use, but L&Ls approach feels incredibly obtuse at times.


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Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:08 pm Post

We read all feedback. All suggestions are considered.

Whether and when a particular suggestion will actually be implemented depends on how well it fits the overall product, how difficult it is to do, and where it falls on our overall development priorities.

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Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:10 pm Post

And regarding the specific issue raised of modifier keys for alignment - it's currently possible to align after the fact via various menus, which is cumbersome and ineffective, but not while working via modifier keys. Can you address this issue specifically? Thanks

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Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:00 pm Post

I just downloaded the trial version of Scapple, and very likely will purchase it.

I plan on using Scapple as a backward flowchart for different projects. What I would love to see is a grid background where I can layout the month when different branches of the project need to be completed. I have tried other systems and apps, but nothing has worked. I see a huge potential for such planning with Scapple and I hope the feature becomes available in the future.

May be there is a workaround this too, and that feature might not be necessary. I will keep experimenting.