Any other sync options on the horizon ?

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Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:24 pm Post

No idea. I myself don't want to use bèta software but if someone has ipados bèta and would like to test it, he/she is always welcome to share feedback or results.

I think the problem is not necessary a download limit but rather that it wants to send the file to Scrivener before it got completely downloaden. Of course I am only guessing.

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Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:30 pm Post

I haven't used the beta, either. My search was for current circumstances.

I'm a Scrivener user, not an L&L employee.

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Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:58 pm Post

JoRo wrote:For Mac-only syncing, iCloud works.

For Mac–iOS syncing, the developer has said he will need to rebuild Scrivener from scratch, but it appears that is at least a possibility.


With all the current changes going on with operating systems and third-party apps, I imagine there are three main possibilities ahead:

1. The developer takes (well-earned) early retirement in the near future (or sells the company) and pulls the plug completely.

2. The developer keeps things as they are and lets Scrivener’s reach dwindle to an ever-smaller cadre of users.

3. The developer rebuilds Scrivener from the ground up so that it has greater reach for modern users over the next decade.

Life is short. I hope the developer takes his money and runs: spending time with his family and using Scrivener to write the novels he has said that he wants to write. He deserves to reap the rewards of the work he has done before life cheats him of the opportunities that he has forged for himself.

Thanks in part to Scrivener, I never need to work again, although I will carry on doing some writing as I see it as art, not a commercial endeavour.

So I am totally happy with whatever the developer decides to do. I only use Scrivener on Macs, so Dropbox isn’t an issue for me; and if Scrivener disappears, I will move on to another writing app.

Slàinte mhòr.

This post, like a number of your other recent harangues, is frankly just rude. I'm a little fed up of the passive-aggressive insinuations that I should retire and that my company is going to go under if I don't do what *you* want me to do (a tactic I always find wearying when I encounter it). I'm a long way from retirement age, thank you very much - although, like you, if I so wished, thanks to Scrivener I could quit tomorrow and probably never work again, although that is not my intention, not least because I have a wonderful team that I would like to keep in work for as long as possible - and because I am not done with what I want to achieve in software. Fortunately, despite your assumptions to the contrary, L&L is doing incredibly well with no signs of that plunge into the abyss you so predict (and seem to desire) for us.

Might I one day write a simplified app that is much the same on iOS and macOS? Yes, it's definitely a possibility, but not because I'm bullied into it by someone who wants me to cannibalise my profits by using Project Catalyst to make our iOS version run on macOS. And if I ever *do* write that app, it will be as *I* want it. I can imagine some of it now: there would be no page view, no corkboard, no labels or status, no screenwriting mode, no writing history, no custom metadata (no metadata in fact), no layouts, no tables, no collections... It would just contain the features I want for myself. I'm not sure those who want "simple" would necessarily like it after all.

Given that you think we are doing so much so wrong, I suggest finding and using software you actually like. Like you say, life is short.
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Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:52 am Post

Well said! :!:

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Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:25 pm Post

KB wrote:Like you say, life is short.

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Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:15 am Post

Thank you Keith. Dare I mention the False Consensus Effect (*again*)?
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Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:49 pm Post

By the way, contact Dropbox if you're not happy with the new DoG (Delusions of Grandeur) price increase: they extended my current pricing for a year. I did this through chat. I said I wasn't keen on the new pricing and asked what I could do; and presto, the price extension was offered instantly. I imagine they're getting a lot of complaints and people switching.