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Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:45 am Post
lunk wrote:I will of course buy the iOS-version when it comes along, just to have a convenient way of adding bits and pieces to my writing projects on the go, but... seriously, is anyone really doing serious writing on their iPad? Okay, with a bluetooth keyboard attached, with the crude multi-tasking of iOS 9 coming this fall, and especially if Apple also releases a 12 inch iPad this fall, you almost get the same capabilities as with a laptop, but only almost.
I can't imagine doing more than some extra writing on the iPad, as a complement to the serious writing I do on the MBP. So the desktop version of Scrivener is much more important than an upcoming iOS version.
Is it okay to wish for something (this being the wish list)? – I really would like a simpler and quicker way to sync with Index Card, with just a button, like it is when you sync with an external folder.
Oh, and an update to the new *.ndexcard format which has rtf.
Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:56 am Post
Pierre K wrote: There will be no discount, no - such things aren't even possible on the App Store. We won't even be able to give discounts to existing Mac users when we put out a paid Mac update on the Mac App Store, seeing as Apple just don't do upgrade or discount pricing. Price - not finalised.
Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:00 am Post
mdmullins wrote:I write only on the iPad. Now with Scrivener and Parallels I do it much better. But still. I have been writing exclusively on the iPad for years. I only bought the desktop version because there was no iOS version available.
Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:10 am Post
lunk wrote:mdmullins wrote:I write only on the iPad. Now with Scrivener and Parallels I do it much better. But still. I have been writing exclusively on the iPad for years. I only bought the desktop version because there was no iOS version available.
When you write exclusively on the iPad, is with or without an external keyboard?
Parallels require that the desktop computer is turned on all the time, doesn't it? So I would basically need to invest in an iMac or Mac Mini to be able to run Scriv on the iPad?
Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:12 am Post
mdmullins wrote:Allow me to stir the pot one last time and ask for clarification. So I will need to re-purchase Scrivener at some point in the future? Is this more a subscription than an actual purchase then?
Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:17 am Post
mdmullins wrote:Most of the time with an external keyboard.
And yes, your Mac needs to be on.
Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:42 am Post
Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:11 am Post
lunk wrote:mdmullins wrote:Most of the time with an external keyboard.
And yes, your Mac needs to be on.
Okay, so you basically use the iPad as a rather small external display? But this would require a rather fast WiFi to really work?
I must admit I don't see the point. You could replace your desktop, the external keyboard and the iPad with a 12" Macbook, and would then have the full version of Scriv with you all the time.
Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:15 am Post
lunk wrote:mdmullins wrote:Allow me to stir the pot one last time and ask for clarification. So I will need to re-purchase Scrivener at some point in the future? Is this more a subscription than an actual purchase then?
If you upgrade to a newer, better computer, let's say from an old iBook to a new MBP, is that "more a subscription than an actual purchase then?" Or is there some fundamental difference between upgrading software and hardware? Maybe I should approach Apple and ask for a substantial discount if I decide to buy that new gold colored 12" Macbook, on the basis of already having bought an iBook and a MBP 13" Retina some years ago?
This is really a Zen question, isn't it?
Except that according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary a subscription is "an agreement that you make with a company to get a publication or service regularly and that you usually pay for in advance".
Upgrades aren't regular, you don't pay in advance, and you haven't even made an agreement with L&L to upgrade, so no, it's not "more a subscription". It's like you bought a car and later you want to buy a newer car. The first one was "an actual purchase", wasn't it?
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