Scapple for iOS

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LorenzoGB
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Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:39 pm Post

Just got a 1st gen iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, Apple matching keyboard - all secondhand - as my ideal mobile writing set up. It’s great but it is SCREAMING for Scapple for iOS.

Come on guys! Take a look at what Morpholio have done with their app. Scapple would be AMAZING on the iPad Pro. And with some of Morpholio’s features it would be a killer! Anyone agree??

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Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:24 pm Post

If you search the forums you will find that KB has said—in different words—that he would love to develop an iPad version of Scapple, but as a single developer responsible for Scrivener for Mac and iOS as well as Scapple for Mac, for which he already has improvements he wishes to make, setting about developing Scapple for iOS is more than he can currently contemplate without finding a developer to work on it. And his experience in the development of Scrivener for iOS, which he ended up having to take over himself, no doubt induces further caution.

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Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:36 pm Post

LorenzoGB wrote:Just got a 1st gen iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, Apple matching keyboard - all secondhand - as my ideal mobile writing set up. It’s great but it is SCREAMING for Scapple for iOS.

Come on guys! Take a look at what Morpholio have done with their app. Scapple would be AMAZING on the iPad Pro. And with some of Morpholio’s features it would be a killer! Anyone agree??


I agree & I check back at least every few months to see if it’s in the works.

He really should put the word out to find a developer that would make an iOS version a reality. It’s just money waiting to be made.

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Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:24 pm Post

TheThousandfold wrote:
LorenzoGB wrote:Just got a 1st gen iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, Apple matching keyboard - all secondhand - as my ideal mobile writing set up. It’s great but it is SCREAMING for Scapple for iOS.

Come on guys! Take a look at what Morpholio have done with their app. Scapple would be AMAZING on the iPad Pro. And with some of Morpholio’s features it would be a killer! Anyone agree??


I agree & I check back at least every few months to see if it’s in the works.

He really should put the word out to find a developer that would make an iOS version a reality. It’s just money waiting to be made.


Totally agree with that. I've being years waiting for an iOS Scapple, to work on my documents on both platforms. I wish one day it could be possible. And great idea about looking for another (good) developer.

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Sat May 11, 2019 6:29 pm Post

I will add my voice to this request too, for all it's worth. I am another one who keeps checking for Scapple for iPad every couple of months. Scapple just seems like the ideal companion for Scrivener and in fact looks rather designed for the immediacy of the iPad, than for a desktop computer.

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Mon May 13, 2019 12:21 am Post

Thanks to Lorenzo for the mention of Morpholio; I just downloaded all apps and they look great.

Also agree with Daniel that the absence of a mobile Scapple is a considerable lost business opportunity. Mark explains that the developer can't get to it with so many other duties. But the result is that many will walk right on by Scapple because it's not portable. Not meeting your customers' needs is a precarious business plan. As in any business, you have to keep growing to stay current. Hire on or contract out if you need help, or your customers will go elsewhere. Especially in this market, where scores of apps, even companies, come and go daily.

I just spent a series of evenings exploring a wide range of mind maps and other creativity/productivity apps/programs, and tried several free and trial products. Many have the eye candy factor down--esthetics matter to me because I do photography/graphics/art.

Some look cool, but they all lack the flexibility and speed I need as a writer to quickly capture multiple ideas. Scapple exceeds them all as a creative idea board: it lets you drop ideas anywhere, cluster key aspects, string together topics, pull together hierarchies, and easily rearrange it all as new data points come in. And when things start to take shape, it’s easy to clean it all up into a presentable chart. And only Scapple can be transferred to Scrivener.

But just as my creative workspace seems to be falling into place, with Scapple and Scrivener at home and Scrivener on the iPad...no iOS Scapple. My muses cannot be held back all day: their voices demand to be heard and recorded at any time. So I add my voice to the chorus and implore Literature & Latte to address this essential tool missing from its offerings.

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Mon May 13, 2019 4:36 pm Post

Have you looked at iThoughts or Cmap Tools? iThoughts can export to Scrivener...
I am a user, writing non-fiction and science, using:
* Mac Scrivener 3 on a Macbook 12”, MacBook Pro 13”, and iMac 27”, all running the latest MacOS
* iOS Scrivener 1 on an iPhone 8, iPad Air 9.7”, and iPad Pro 12.9”, all running the latest iOS