Organize Projects on iPad

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Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:00 pm Post

When I’m working on Windows I have all my projects in folders on Dropbox for each type of writing I’m doing. So novels are in //App/Scrivener/Novels, short stories are in //App/Scrivener/Short Stories, Reviews, Blog Posts, etc. When I imported them into Scrivener in iOS on my iPad it imported everything but everything is flattened in the Projects side bar so I’m left scrolling through a lot of projects to find what I’m looking for. Is there a better way to organize this? I’m writing more and more and my iPad and this is not a useful way for me to work. Thanks.

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Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:25 am Post

As far as I know, no, there's no finer organisation of projects available in iOS Scrivener. All I can suggest is using a naming convention instead of folders. That is, instead of

//Apps/Scrivener/Novels/warandpeace.scriv
//Apps/Scrivener/Reviews/tinseltown.scriv

you use

//Apps/Scrivener/Novels-warandpeace.scriv
//Apps/Scrivener/Reviews-tinseltown.scriv

By putting the category name into the project name, your projects will alphabetically sort into their categories.

Hope this helps!

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Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:41 pm Post

I have a subfolder on Dropbox called Active Projects, in which I only have a handful of projects that I am actively working on. That's the folder I sync with iOS Scrivener.
I am a user, writing non-fiction and science, using:
* Mac Scrivener 3 on a Macbook 12”, MacBook Pro 13”, and iMac 27”, running different OS.
* iOS Scrivener 1 on an iPhone 11 Pro, iPad Air 9.7”, and iPad Pro 12.9”, all running the latest iOS

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Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:39 am Post

lunk wrote:I have a subfolder on Dropbox called Active Projects, in which I only have a handful of projects that I am actively working on. That's the folder I sync with iOS Scrivener.


Which isn't what the OP is asking about. You could have sub-folders underneath that "root" sync folder and they would show up under Mac and Windows to help organize your active projects. That doesn't work under iOS -- it will see the projects in folders beneath your root sync folder, but it won't display that additional folder hierarchy to you.
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Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:00 pm Post

I know, but not syncing everything you have in your Mac is one way to suímplify the use of iOS Scrivener.
I am a user, writing non-fiction and science, using:
* Mac Scrivener 3 on a Macbook 12”, MacBook Pro 13”, and iMac 27”, running different OS.
* iOS Scrivener 1 on an iPhone 11 Pro, iPad Air 9.7”, and iPad Pro 12.9”, all running the latest iOS

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Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:38 pm Post

Maybe you should stop assuming that posters don’t already understand things and are actually asking about a related but different problem. One can have valid reasons for wanting to further sort the active projects one DOES want to sync with their mobile device...
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Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:39 am Post

devinganger wrote:One can have valid reasons for wanting to further sort the active projects one DOES want to sync with their mobile device...
Yes, and combining Silverdragon’s and my suggestion might be a way to find a solution to the OP’s problem.

Maybe you should stop acting like a self-appointed referee or critic and try to answer the OP’s question, instead of commenting about whether you find other’s posts appropriate or not? ;)
I am a user, writing non-fiction and science, using:
* Mac Scrivener 3 on a Macbook 12”, MacBook Pro 13”, and iMac 27”, running different OS.
* iOS Scrivener 1 on an iPhone 11 Pro, iPad Air 9.7”, and iPad Pro 12.9”, all running the latest iOS

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Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:11 am Post

lunk wrote:Maybe you should ... try to answer the OP’s question


I did. I validated Silverdragon's advice on my setup and realized that the advice as given was in fact correct, and that I didn't need to artificially add to the thread by going off on a tangent.
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Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:41 pm Post

Thanks for the replies, everyone. I started doing exactly what Silverdragon mentioned soon after I created the post as a stop gap but based on the feedback it looks like it will be a permanent solution. I was hoping for something a little more finessed. Hopefully if L&L decides to do another iOS version it will be a little more feature rich. As Apple tries to bring their OSes closer in alignment I suspect Mac and iPad users might begin to expect feature levels to be more similar between products.

Thanks again and good writing!

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Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:16 pm Post

The actual OS "UI merge" process seems to result in developers "dumbing down" Mac apps rather than "educating" iOS apps. (Not you, Scrivener! I'm looking at you, Evernote...) grr... :x