Scriv3 for Win - Yes another inquiry regarding release date.

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Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:13 pm Post

Twolane wrote:Why don't you all go over to their platform and whine and snivel there while lobbying for a Windows release.

I've often thought that it's some of the forum posters who are the worst thing about the Scrivener experience.

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Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:39 am Post

A) Use the beta it locks up less then Word. Serioulsy I use Word daily in my technical writing and when saving to the cloud it locks up about once a week and I lose 1-2 minutes of work.

I have been using the Beta for 6 months now, in Windows 10 saving to my OneDrive for Business. NO PROBLEMS. Some of the features have small issues. But OVER ALL it works great.

B) Get a PC with enough RAM to run a VM and GOOGLE running OSX on Windows. Boom. And since you own a MAC you are not pirating the OS, just moving it to a new machine. Double BOOM.

Or you could pretend you are so SPECIAL that by demanding a difffernt answer than THE TRUTH "Its taking longer than we expect and we are working on it," will sundenly change because you are so GD SPECIAL. Then you can ask what the Lotto numbers are the day before and when there will be a cure for cancer and post the answers here for the good of humanity.

I had a rough day. I am working hard writing for customers. Dealing with stupid Medical facilities that would do my colonoscopy 1.5 miles from my house if I were 1.5 inches taller, but since I am 5' 11.5" and FAT. they want me to go 20 miles away that will be a two way UBER ride over $120 and not someplace I want to be after having my tail pipe checked.

Lord have mercy thank you!!! I log on here to check status and get to read your post. And while the nice people telling me stupid policy they don't control don't deserve my frustration.

YOU DO!!

L&L are way too nice to say what they areall thinking. But as someone who is using the beta, enjoying the support online and HATES to see some JA attacking them because HE IS SOOOO SPECIAL. I will say what most of us are thinking.

"PLEASE... change products!!" Word, WordPad. WordPerect. ProEdit.. NOTEPAD.

L&L are too nice to have to deal with JAs like you.

Ahhh that felt good... And reading another whiny self entitle post from you is still worse than the planned colonoscopy so BYE!!

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Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:46 am Post

Dormouse wrote:
Twolane wrote:Why don't you all go over to their platform and whine and snivel there while lobbying for a Windows release.

I've often thought that it's some of the forum posters who are the worst thing about the Scrivener experience.

Ah, finally a bit of self awareness. I couldn't agree more. :wink:
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Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:23 pm Post

LOL!

@wordjoy: FWIIW: I am special. :P

Thank you @AmberV for the link to "the answer". It's the first I had seen that particular post/answer/response.

And thank you @All for your candid, if mostly unhelpful, feedback.

Somehow, I'll muddle through. ;)

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Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:22 pm Post

Binen wrote: I write my text in Word™ because “Literature and Latte” makers of Scrivener and “Nuance” makers of Dragon Naturally Speaking have never worked together.


A bit off topic, but over a year ago I discovered the KnowBrainer website and their Dragon add-in. It makes it very easy to create your own custom application-specific commands for Dragon. You may well be aware of them already, but if not you might want to check them out. It's not as good as complete integration, but I've been able to use Dragon far more effectively in Scrivener than would ever have been possible without it.

If you're not familiar with KnowBrainer and would like some examples of how it can be used to integrate Dragon with Scrivener, I'd be glad to share what I've been able to do. Just PM me.

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Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:29 pm Post

Just for something on topic. I started using the Beta 3-4 weeks ago. It's okay to use. It's not a game changer in comparison to the current Scrivener for Windows anyway. And it still has some bugs. Nothing big. I'm not afraid of loosing data. But there seem to be quite a few little things in the functions I use (I don't use the compiler).I hope for a 2019 release, but I wouldn't be surprised, to see a couple more Beta versions.

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Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:23 am Post

Scrivener is an exemplary writing tool and I think because of that, it is going to take a long time to finish. Inevitably these things are gonna take time. Getting angry and abusive at L&L does nought to make it go faster and only reflects poorly on you.

Anything worth doing is worth doing properly. I think L&L live up to the spirit and the expression of this. The Windows Beta has been running for a long time and it is true that Scriv 3 on the Mac has been out for a long time already. But I think that it is good that they take their time to get this right. There are too many companies out there who obsess over being the best and don't take the time to get the basics right (Looking at you Campfire.)

There's the added caveat that not only are the beta's recreating Scrivener 3 mac version but also incorporating any updates it has received - the dark/ theme modes are a clear example of this, If it takes L&L another 10 years to complete Scriv for windows, I wouldn't care because I know the final piece of software will be exemplary. In the meantime, I will use the beta,

The only question that springs to mind for me is whether the free upgrade will still happen given the change to paddle... But that's a concern for when it is released.

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Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:48 am Post

Thanks for the words of encouragement!

The only question that springs to mind for me is whether the free upgrade will still happen given the change to paddle… But that’s a concern for when it is released.


It took some custom work to augment their system, but we’ve got all of that sorted out and will be making good on our word, no worries!
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Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:43 am Post

I'd also point out how they even made a Windows version. Most companies don't crossplatform if they didn't start that way. There are so many similar softwares that I can't even try since I run Windows and always have (and likely always will).

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Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:53 am Post

Ronath wrote:I'd also point out how they even made a Windows version. Most companies don't crossplatform if they didn't start that way. There are so many similar softwares that I can't even try since I run Windows and always have (and likely always will).


True. My most used daily applications are Tinderbox, Scrivener, and DEVONThink - only one of these has a Windows version. My `week-end’ writing app is Ulysses - I don’t think that has a Windows version either.

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Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:12 pm Post

The only thing I'd like is to be able to throw my money at you now for the upgrade, and forget about it until I get a nice e-mail from you sometime in the future with my license key to the release version.

I understand that may affect revenue recognition , and haven't had any issues using the beta 3 on Win with v3 on OSX so I understand why you might not do that - but pre-orders aren't too uncommon.

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Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:29 pm Post

cmturner2 wrote:The only thing I'd like is to be able to throw my money at you now for the upgrade, and forget about it until I get a nice e-mail from you sometime in the future with my license key to the release version.

I understand that may affect revenue recognition , and haven't had any issues using the beta 3 on Win with v3 on OSX so I understand why you might not do that - but pre-orders aren't too uncommon.


In once sense I do have a pre-order in place. I've been waiting on the release for over a year, and yes I paid for the retail version 1.9.

I don't know how long ago the trial version had been sitting on my desk as I tested it and other various ones. And it is at a cheaper price, I'm sure, for when it is finally released to the public and 1.9 is removed. And I'm sure the key I was issued will work with the newer release as it should see it as an update. Paid update. But I'm just guessing there.

They haven't said and won't say when the final release will occur and so it wouldn't be ideal to offer a pre-order since Win Scriv3 has been in development for well over a year.
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Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:03 pm Post

EMPisek wrote:In once sense I do have a pre-order in place. I've been waiting on the release for over a year, and yes I paid for the retail version 1.9.


Yeah, that's the hiccup - I picked up Scrivener for Windows in ye olde 1.0 days, so I don't have a quasi-pre-order in place as a free upgrade for recent purchases. The only thing that would stop me from getting Scrivener 3 for Win would be if they never release it.

Again, not a huge deal. I just prefer to automate as much as possible through fire and forget processes like pre-orders and kickstarters, auto-draft, etc...

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Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:12 pm Post

"Scrivener 3 for Windows will be available during Q2 in 2019." It's right here, in case you somehow missed it: https://www.literatureandlatte.com/intr ... crivener-3

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Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:36 pm Post

THuckabay wrote:"Scrivener 3 for Windows will be available during Q2 in 2019." It's right here, in case you somehow missed it: https://www.literatureandlatte.com/intr ... crivener-3


Which states as follows:

We don’t have a specific release date yet, other than stating Scrivener 3 for Windows will be available during Q2 in 2019.

Note: This page was updated on 10th December 2018 with a revised estimated release date.

Which ends at the end of this month.
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