Scrivener 2 Preview (unabashed praise thread)

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Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:02 am Post

Took Scriv to bed with me last night. Rolled around with the video and manuals and stuff.
We're compatible.
No. It's love...

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Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:27 am Post

Just a few words to say how impressed I am with the preview version :D

A large project opened and converted flawlessly and was soon ready to go. The new layout takes a little getting used to but that will come in time. Main feature I like? It just seems so much faster which suggests a lot of time spent on optimizing code.

Well done Keith, you deserve all the praise that will undoubtedly come your way. :D
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Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:21 pm Post

KB,

The below needs to be the highlighted "user comment" of the year.

linn wrote:Took Scriv to bed with me last night. Rolled around with the video and manuals and stuff.
We're compatible.
No. It's love...

Linn, I am sure vic-k is stuttering in admiration.
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Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:05 pm Post

I finally took the time to really go through all the new features in 2.0, and I have to say I'm really impressed -- it's a beautiful piece of software. Many thanks for all your hard work Keith (and the crew) -- you should be really proud of this.
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Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:34 pm Post

Hi

I just thought it appropriate to join in the praise.

I have been using Scrivener for around 18 months - nothing major or creative really, bits and bobs, work stuff etc, but I love it. It is wonderful software that just makes me enjoy my MacBook even more.

Anyway I have signed up for Nanowrimo and am currently suffering sweaty palms as I try to think of a story to write - hugely scary!!! Downloaded the beta and am just blown away with it. Absolutely fantastic Keith and the team. If you have list of certain purchasers you can add another tick.

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Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:59 am Post

I tried to resist downloading the preview version, thinking that I could hold out for the "official" release. It's only a week, right? Yeah. I lasted one day.

So I've been playing around with it ever since, and I can say, without reservation, that this is one of the best pieces of software that I've ever encountered. Not only is it brilliant in concept, but the execution is fantastic. If I were to design and code a writing tool myself, I could only hope to come up with something as well crafted as Scrivener (and I fancy myself a pretty good software developer).

I've been using Scrivener 1.54 for about the last 6 months. As good as it was, 2.0 is better. Way better. I cannot even begin to describe how grateful I am to Keith for his amazing work (and everybody else at L&L, too).

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Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:27 am Post

There is so much I love about this program. So much I loved about the previous version and then just in case that wasn't enough to tide me over for the rest of my life, 2.0 came out.

And this is so minor, but I just got totally knocked out by the "suggestion" feature when I went to create a Scrivener link. I know it seems like such a little thing but...wow, I cannot tell you how much it blew me away. In a good way. I always hated making links in that backward way (selecting text, context menu, create link...rather than just dragging in an item from the Binder) because it'd take me forever to work through the menus to find what I want. This suggestion feature just popped it up right there! Beautiful! Like, I'm stuttering kind of beautiful. So. Much. Love.

Also the whole wiki style for making links--snazzy. I just have to remember it's there. ;)

All right, I really should stop pla--ah, working, before my computer battery dies. Siiiigh.

Excellent job, Keith & crew. As always.
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Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:43 am Post

Another cool link feature that is 100% keyboard (if you have full access turned on in sys prefs) is using Cmd-L. Select the text you want to link; Cmd-L; RightArrow to switch to existing docs tab... and if the title is an close match just hit Enter and you are done. I think it just takes the top "Suggestion" and highlights it in the tree for you. If the match isn't right, or the text has nothing to do with a title, you can tab down and navigate the tree with arrow keys.
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Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:07 am Post

That...is glorious.
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Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:40 pm Post

V2 feature set seems just what I wanted.

The web site and movies are great

I also want to praise the community you've created by your active involvement—lots of interesting people. :D

The entire Scrivener experience is the best around!

Thanks for everybody's hard work!

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Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:23 am Post

I agree that unabashed praise is always the best.

My first book comes out next week – it began life on MS Word, but after 5 minutes of utter frustration I searched the net and came across Scrivener. I wouldn't have made deadline without it.

Have begun playing with 2.0 - using it for my work in television, which requires the much improved tables – and love it even more. Congrats on the program and hope you make a cool million (in the currency of your choice) out of this update.

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Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:24 am Post

I LOVE it! Perfect . . .

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Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:06 am Post

To All the L&L Crew,

You guys RULE! :mrgreen: This new preview is incredible. I imported my Scrivener project into the new version, and have been tweaking things, using the quick reference panes, template sheets, etc. All stellar.

Oh, and don't give a hoot about the naysayers: the icons are stylish, practical, and pleasing to the eye. And the app icon's spot on.

As always, I bow to ya'll (must keep with the southern motif as I'm in Georgia for the time being).

Best,

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Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:34 am Post

Yes I have to say there is no problem with the icons whatsoever - any of them. I think I like the small ones best. They're still easy to see and take up less room.

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Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:57 am Post

Thanks, shrumpkin!

Yes I have to say there is no problem with the icons whatsoever - any of them. I think I like the small ones best. They're still easy to see and take up less room.


We actually had the designer hand-craft all of the small icon versions as well, rather than just resize them all down like most apps do. This way they stay crisp and "legible".
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