Scrivener for iOS - When?

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Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:41 pm Post

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xiamenese wrote:喜羊羊快乐

Delighted goat goat happy?
Google translate might have a way to go.

I don't think even my Chinese friends know how to translate 喜羊羊 … they just wish me a "Happy Year of the Xi Sheep"! :D

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Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:24 pm Post

I love reading this thread. It always has me bouncing in my seat in anticipation.

I know it'll be a ways down the road, but I'd like to add another vote for Cubby synchronization. At the moment, that's how I sync my writing between my desktop and laptop (and I end up reading files from their on my iPad). I use Dropbox as well pretty regularly, and I'd probably use it again for my writing, but with as many shared folders and files I have on Dropbox, I keep feeling as though I'm going to run out of room (although I haven't yet), and Cubby started me off with more free space, originally.

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Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:08 pm Post

Will the iOS version have the ability to compile?

I like to compile to .docx after each session in Scrivener, and with Dropbox's connection to Word for iPad, I can see this being pretty useful for those (like me) who like to proofread in a different app/view.

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Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:45 pm Post

It will have very, very basic Compile - as in, no font overrides, just the ability to output the documents in your Draft all into one document. It will support RTF and TXT only, though, so you won't be able to output its compiled documents to Word for iPad.
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Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:36 pm Post

Another call for long-term Cubby support. Since my coding days have been left well behind me*, I have absolutely no idea how feasible this is, but am buoyed by the knowledge that Cubby uses the WebDAV protocol for syncing with 3rd party products. So far I have found it to work flawlessly.


*To give an (only slightly exaggerated) idea how far behind, here is a picture of the machine on which I spent many hours learning the basics (no pun intended) of programming. Which prompts me to drop the hint: Scrivener still won't run on it... :wink:
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Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:45 pm Post

We'll definitely have a luck at Cubby post-1.0. The priority is to get Dropbox sync and iTunes copy working for 1.0. As I think I've mentioned before, sync is a two-stage process anyway:

1) Sync all necessary files with Dropbox so that they are available on the local device.

2) Merge any changes and deal with conflicts.

Step (1) will require different code for each syncing solution we end up supporting. Step (2) is generic and will be the same for all. So once we have Dropbox syncing working perfectly, to add support for other syncing platforms will just be a matter of writing the platform-specific code for step (1).

Oh, and Scrivener for iOS is now in internal beta-testing, by the way - feature-complete! It will still be a couple of months before the invites go out to beta-testers, though, as we want to really, really thoroughly test this syncing code and all features before risking anyone else's data.
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Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:17 am Post

That is great news that you are in internal beta testing!! It gives me hope. I came onto the forum tonight specifically to check on the iOS app progress. I will be SOOOO happy to have Scrivener on my ipad!! Looking forward to it. :D

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Sun Mar 01, 2015 2:34 pm Post

Oh, please, please, please, PLEASE let me be an iOS beta-tester!

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Sun Mar 01, 2015 4:47 pm Post

Me too - be glad to be a beta tester. I ran field trials with Bell Canada before retiring so can appreciate the challenges in getting those final glitches out.
I have been a PC Scrivener user for several years, and have an iPad 2 and wireless keyboard - ios8 of course - that I would love to integrate closer with my writing process.
I'm not busy wrapping up a 1000 novel right now, so can be in a test mode and take some risk.
Be glad to help.
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Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:40 am Post

Great news about the feature complete internal beta. Congratulations! Signed up for a forum account just to say that! Oh, and to mention that I too would love to beta test the iOS version. I have both the Win and Mac versions of Scrivener but am writing almost exclusively on my iPad in iA Writer, uploading to Dropbox, pasting into Scrivener on whichever platform I'm sitting in front of at the time, and then tweaking.

So, great news! Thanks.
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Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:06 pm Post

Thanks for the support and enthusiasm! Regarding beta-testers, we already have a fairly large pool of Windows and Mac beta-testers, and we'll be sending out iOS beta invites to everyone already in those two pools. Once we see how many we've got, we'll let everyone else know if we need more beta-testers and how to apply if so. (We always look out for users being particularly helpful on the forums to invite, too.)

Thanks again!
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Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:03 pm Post

So glad I found this forum. I'm a Windows user, and have been working with Scrivener on it for about 4 years. I also have an iPad that comes in handy when I want to get away from the desk. I am so damn excited for the iOS version of Scrivener it's almost embarrassing. My excitement stems from my last 3 published WIPs where I finally started using Scrivener features to really flesh out my outlines before diving into the writing phase. The result in the quality of my work has been amazing.

The corkboard, basic typing, and sync features will allow me to outline and write on the fly -- yeah, even at the local pub :)

I can see where editing (highlighting and moving text around) might get tedious with an iPad. Especially with my fat fingers. I might do most editing on my Windows box. I use my iPad with a ClamCase bluetooth keyboard, which is great except for some interference from the Wi-Fi connection at times.

So excited. I know there are plenty of beta testers but please let me know if you need any more!
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Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:59 pm Post

Kennysoward wrote:So glad I found this forum. I'm a Windows user, and have been working with Scrivener on it for about 4 years. I also have an iPad that comes in handy when I want to get away from the desk. I am so damn excited for the iOS version of Scrivener it's almost embarrassing. My excitement stems from my last 3 published WIPs where I finally started using Scrivener features to really flush out my outlines before diving into the writing phase. The result in the quality of my work has been amazing.

The corkboard, basic typing, and sync features will allow me to outline and write on the fly -- yeah, even at the local pub :)

I can see where editing (highlighting and moving text around) might get tedious with an iPad. Especially with my fat fingers. I might do most editing on my Windows box. I use my iPad with a ClamCase bluetooth keyboard, which is great except for some interference from the Wi-Fi connection at times.

So excited. I know there are plenty of beta testers but please let me know if you need any more!


I'll tell you. Flushing out your outlines doesn't sound too good to me :D

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Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:20 pm Post

Haha ... Corrected - although some of them may need flushed. :)

marcoiac wrote:
Kennysoward wrote:So glad I found this forum. I'm a Windows user, and have been working with Scrivener on it for about 4 years. I also have an iPad that comes in handy when I want to get away from the desk. I am so damn excited for the iOS version of Scrivener it's almost embarrassing. My excitement stems from my last 3 published WIPs where I finally started using Scrivener features to really flush out my outlines before diving into the writing phase. The result in the quality of my work has been amazing.

The corkboard, basic typing, and sync features will allow me to outline and write on the fly -- yeah, even at the local pub :)

I can see where editing (highlighting and moving text around) might get tedious with an iPad. Especially with my fat fingers. I might do most editing on my Windows box. I use my iPad with a ClamCase bluetooth keyboard, which is great except for some interference from the Wi-Fi connection at times.

So excited. I know there are plenty of beta testers but please let me know if you need any more!


I'll tell you. Flushing out your outlines doesn't sound too good to me :D

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Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:38 am Post

Honestly all I want is the writing view: the left hand sidebar with one click access to all my scenes/chapters, and the writing panel. I can live without the rest of it, the fancy stuff ;)