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Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:56 am Post

richardoz wrote:Thanks to all at Scrivener. Downloaded here in rural Australia and everything is perfect. Congratulations!


You can download in rural Australia? We're on the NBNCo's answer to rural Australia's move into the 21st C, and have 1/100th of the Bandwidth we had on the old copper process! "Huge" downloads such as the 81MB to update Scrivener have to be relegated to the 1am-7am off peak period! Dropbox syncing is out as we cannot afford to have any errant background processes at play!

Good job with the IOS update tho' sir, outstanding effort (KB, not you Richardoz!)

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Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:56 am Post

AmberV wrote:
What I wondered at the time is whether I ought to be using the “Apps” folder, and it turned out that a dialogue in the Scrivener iOS app advised me to do that. I was kind of surprised that I had to do all of this manually.

That’s odd, it shouldn’t have done that. When I set up sync for the first time, I’m given the choice of where to sync (default Apps/Scrivener), and when I tap Done, create a project on the device, sync it, and a couple of seconds later the ~/Dropbox/Apps/Scrivener folder appears on the Mac along with the project I created.

In my case, I followed the directions kindly posted by someone else in the forum, made a folder in Dropbox on my Mac, and put the manuscript file in it. BUT, I shouldn’t have done that.

Why not though? You can choose that folder when you set up sync and it is just as good as using the generic default folder?


Well, that certainly is weird. I wonder what happened, because it is definitely a folder I had to drag from the main Dropbox area into the Apps folder. I think the general trend seems to be setting up the default automatically, and then allowing people to change folders as they wish later in the settings (as a result, leaving that Apps folder empty), the thinking probably being that it's best not to throw multiple choices at folks in the beginning, but let them open up the app in the "recommended" fashion. Maybe I'm wrong about this. I haven't had to do it in a while. Anyhow, as long as there is the equivalent of an "escape" button for advanced users, I think things move more smoothly this way.

KB wrote:palpatine - thanks for the kind words, especially from an evil emperor! As Ioa said, you shouldn't have had to create the folder manually - Scrivener should do that automatically if you choose the default folder.

sch - thank you very much indeed! We really appreciate all reviews. As a new app on on the iOS store, many users won't have heard of us, so good reviews *really* helps us get the word out there, so we are really grateful to users who take the time to post them. (Of course, we are grateful to everyone who buys, too! :) )


Evil emperors have to write stuff as well. I don't leave home without my light saber and my iPad Pro.

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Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:15 pm Post

I love it.
Had some issues with the sync first, but that is due to my being chaotic and impatient.
Thank you!

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Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:37 pm Post

Thank you!
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Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:15 pm Post

I'll chime in as well. I installed it yesterday morning. The biggest "problem" I had was moving all my backup files into another backup directory so syncing was faster. Other than that everything was smooth as silk. A++

I was really nice to do some editing while winding down in bed!

Thank you L&L for such an excellent product.

There are a few functions I'm looking for (but aren't dealbreakers!), but that may be me not grokking the interface yet or it may not be in there on the initial release.

  • Total Document word count
  • Searching for *ly adverbs (yeah, I'm pretty conscious of those)

My Devices:: iPad Air 2 and iPhone 6s (regular screen, don't use it on my iPhone, but it's nice to know it's there if I need it!).

edit: "Capital I", note to self: don't be lazy with that shift key ;)

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Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:08 pm Post

Scrivener is now Featured on the Featured-Go-Round on the App store as well as listed in "Apps We Love". 237 five star reviews (including one love letter) and counting.

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Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:02 pm Post

JDGwf - many thanks for the kind words!

gr - 237 reviews, but no tall five star - there are a couple of one-star, three-star and four-star reviews, too. :)

All the same, I'm over the moon! We had *far* more users buy Scrivener in the past 24 hours than we ever imagined. And being featured by Apple is fantastic. We knew there was a chance of it happening as they asked us for artwork, but that's never a guarantee. And they gave us an "Editors' Notes" paragraph too, which is nice. At this rate, we might even break even on all the costs we spent on other developers at some point. :)

My sincere thanks to everyone who has given us such great reviews on the App Store. It really helps us get noticed and take Scrivener to the next level. I'm somewhat overwhelmed by some of the lovely reviews people have left, too.

All the best,
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Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:16 am Post

I haven't done much so far with iScrivener except toy with the tutorial and transfer some test files through iTunes. I'm blown away by your creation and you have my admiration. You persevered and overcame.

Whether it's the mitigation of physical limitation that the usage of an iPad can bring , or an improved workflow, you've increased possibilities and productivity. Well done, @KB.
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Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:04 am Post

Even after more than 24 hours after its release, Scrivener is doing extremely well in the App Store:
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Huge congrats to Keith and his team! I knew you'd guys do well, but it's still very exciting to see Scrivener topping the charts. (And it's just as exciting to finally have Scrivener on my iPhone!) :D Thank you so much for all the hard work that went into this app! It's literally the best thing that's ever been made for the iPhone (and iOS, for that matter).

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Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:04 pm Post

KB wrote:gr - 237 reviews, but no tall five star - there are a couple of one-star, three-star and four-star reviews, too. :)


Is that what those tiny specks are? :)

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Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:41 pm Post

Huh, I thought I had some busted pixels on my phone.
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