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Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:40 pm Post

I'm enjoying Scapple. It's much more Mac-like than, say, Twig from Eastgate, though Mark Bernstein gets quite upset when I tell him I've never really gotten into Tinderbox and Twig, because they somehow don't feel quite right in the way that Scrivener and Scapple do.

My one suggestion probably comes too late: change the name. I lost your e-mail the other day and searched for Scapple using Spotlight - but entered Scrapple (with an "r") by mistake, probably because "Scr" is the start of "Scrivener", and because "scrapple" is a more common word than "scapple".

How about Scriv?

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Mon Dec 24, 2012 5:08 pm Post

Scriv is already our abbreviation for Scrivener, and I love the name Scapple, so no can do.

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Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:36 pm Post

...Scrapple also has associations Keith may not wish for his software:

Scrapple, or Philadelphia scrapple, is a spiced pork breakfast sausage re-fried or re-grilled in slices, and served with ketchup or syrup.


Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America

I also seem to (dimly) recall that there may have been an apple drink of that name marketed in Britain at some point - the 70s perhaps?
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Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:12 am Post

It's Scapple, not Scrapple. And the name isn't changing - it took ages to come up with a name but we all love it. It has the perfect meaning.

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Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:51 am Post

Gareth wrote:
I also seem to (dimly) recall that there may have been an apple drink of that name marketed in Britain at some point - the 70s perhaps?


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Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:02 pm Post

I know I'm not going to win this one, and I'm a big fan in spite of the name. Trouble is, when recommending it to others, I can't tell them for sure how it's spelled :-(

I can't tell them if it's Scapple or Scappel (perhaps because it's so close to "scalpel", a fairly common word).

OK, it's permanently in my Dock, so I don't have to worry. But still.

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Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:46 pm Post

Look at it like this: you're learning a new word. :) (Many people have problems spelling "Scrivener".)
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