Scrivener for Apple Watch

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Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:15 am Post

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Still trying to move that old merchandise, eh? Look, we know a Star Trek watch when we see one, nacelles or no.

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Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:46 am Post

gr wrote: Look, we know a Star Trek watch when we see one, nacelles or no.

'Snot! 'onest! :shock: Bloke came came over to the picket line from The Prince of Wales (pub), with a plastic carrier bag full of 'em. Said he'd sold a shit load of 'em to the guys in the PoW. Told us, before we lost our beloved RED LION, t' the rampant forces of Neo-liberalism, us blokes in t' Red were the intellectual giants/trend setters/style warriors of the village. He said, he couldn't see why men of principle, like our good selves, clothed in only crocheted KIWCSs, should relinquish our former status to the knob-heads in t' PoW. Said he'd do us a deal: a Napple watch for each o' t' protesters ... twenty quid (£20 t' the uninitiated) for t' lot! Was a no-brainer, wannit!? He said it was Apple's latest con job, and they were queuing up outside Apple stores all around the planet! So there you 'ave it. Not only do we lead the World in bespoke,crocheted KIWCSs, we've now got a Napple watch apiece :twisted: Since we have nowhere to carry cash on and about our person, two of the coppers on crowd-control duty, donated a tenner apiece. :D

yosimiti wrote:one day will become a member of the latte.

Yosi baby!! :shock: Shame on you, shame. You are already a much revered member of Le Miscreantie de Scrivener, whose natural home is the Latte forum of Scriv's bottom deck (just atop Scriv's bilges), ... arguably, the most coveted position throughout the whole of Scriv's fora.
So cheer up Yosi :wink:
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Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:39 am Post

Being a vegeharian is all the rage these days along with wearing an Apple Watch with scrivener loaded up. I yearn to be great, alas, I am only fantastic.

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Fri Aug 05, 2016 3:04 pm Post

yosimiti wrote:I yearn to be great, alas, I am only fantastic.
2nd Class is good! Don'y fret y'self about it :wink:
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Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:08 pm Post

Blogueiro, thank you for the reference to the Drafts app and its Watch capability. I just went and purchased it. It will really help capture those fleeting thoughts.

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Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:59 am Post

scottj wrote:Blogueiro, thank you for the reference to the Drafts app and its Watch capability. I just went and purchased it. It will really help capture those fleeting thoughts.


You're welcome, scottj. If this thread is typical, though, L&L's forum could use some gentle moderation if customers are actually going to find it useful.

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Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:56 am Post

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scottj wrote:Blogueiro, thank you for the reference to the Drafts app and its Watch capability. I just went and purchased it. It will really help capture those fleeting thoughts.


You're welcome, scottj. If this thread is typical, though, L&L's forum could use some gentle moderation if customers are actually going to find it useful.


We keep moderation to a minimum as much as possible, although we are always around checking most threads. We only prune or delete if people get rude or insulting. This is a discussion forum full of writers, so we do not try to stifle divagations. If a thread has spun off into random digressions and the op has not received an answer, however, we will step in and help or gently prod to get things back on track so that the user will not become frustrated at his or her thread being hijacked. This thread, however, was answered early on, and people are just having fun with the watch idea (something we have said we have no plans for), so I'm not sure why we would want to stem that, especially given that the op has been part of the good humour throughout. If users want formal answers from L&L without any sidetracking, they can email us directly, as we're always on hand.

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Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:31 pm Post

KB wrote:
We keep moderation to a minimum as much as possible, although we are always around checking most threads. We only prune or delete if people get rude or insulting. This is a discussion forum full of writers, so we do not try to stifle divagations. If a thread has spun off into random digressions and the op has not received an answer, however, we will step in and help or gently prod to get things back on track so that the user will not become frustrated at his or her thread being hijacked. This thread, however, was answered early on, and people are just having fun with the watch idea (something we have said we have no plans for), so I'm not sure why we would want to stem that, especially given that the op has been part of the good humour throughout. If users want formal answers from L&L without any sidetracking, they can email us directly, as we're always on hand.

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Point taken, Keith - I misread the spirit of the forum. It's just that after spotting an email notification that there'd been another post, clicking on a link, being asked for my username and password, forgetting them and having to look them up, finding the thread and navigating to the end to find the latest post, after all this I couldn't help hoping for something relevant (like scottj's post), not just another "bant". The answer, of course, is not to be tempted by those notifications, but to ignore them once my question has been answered - as (you rightly point out) it had been in this case. Perhaps I should dabble in some other threads in which I don't have a direct interest, and become more familiar with the style of the Scrivener community. Thanks again, Keith.

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Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:51 pm Post

blogueiro wrote:Point taken, Keith - I misread the spirit of the forum. It's just that after spotting an email notification that there'd been another post, clicking on a link, being asked for my username and password, forgetting them and having to look them up, finding the thread and navigating to the end to find the latest post, after all this I couldn't help hoping for something relevant (like scottj's post), not just another "bant". The answer, of course, is not to be tempted by those notifications, but to ignore them once my question has been answered - as (you rightly point out) it had been in this case. Perhaps I should dabble in some other threads in which I don't have a direct interest, and become more familiar with the style of the Scrivener community. Thanks again, Keith.


Now now, my dearest blogueiro, Keith may be all super serious about never wanting to design Scrivener for the Apple Watch, but some of us do like to dream about oh so silly things as life is too serious generally. If you have any ideas about the dream scrivener Apple Watch that can make you cappuccino while reading and writing the next great novel, feel free to shoutout here! We are all friends! I hope!

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yosimiti wrote:If you have any ideas about the dream scrivener Apple Watch that can make you cappuccino while reading and writing the next great novel, feel free to shoutout here! We are all friends! I hope!


Funny you should ask. I sometime write flash fiction (250 words max) and can sometimes manage a sonnet, though the haiku's discipline is beyond me. The final frontier: fiction to be read on a watch. I foresee a generously sponsored literary contest with no wordcount limit, just the judges' patience as they squint at their wrists. And we, of course, would have an advantage, as we'd have Scrivener for WatchOS to help the literary juices flow.

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Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:14 pm Post

Sometimes when working on a screenplay, random catch phrases come to me often when I least expect them. As catchy phrases are meant to entertain you at the spur of the moment, I can see the Apple watch being beneficial here.

Writing poetry can also be done too... In fact the Apple watch might even be ideal.

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Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:46 pm Post

blogueiro wrote:Funny you should ask. I sometime write flash fiction (250 words max) and can sometimes manage a sonnet, though the haiku's discipline is beyond me. The final frontier: fiction to be read on a watch. I foresee a generously sponsored literary contest with no wordcount limit, just the judges' patience as they squint at their wrists. And we, of course, would have an advantage, as we'd have Scrivener for WatchOS to help the literary juices flow.


I think what we have here is a whole new literary form: wrist fiction. Okay, that sounds a bit weird. We should call it wearable fiction.

And Scrivener for WatchOS will definitely be the go to app for haiku poets. Scratch that. What I mean is that Lit ^Lat's spin-off product Scrivku for watchOS will be the go to writing and social media app for composing and sharing your haiku on HaikuNet.

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Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:19 pm Post

yosimiti wrote:Now now, my dearest blogueiro, Keith may be all super serious about never wanting to design Scrivener for the Apple Watch, but some of us do like to dream about oh so silly things as life is too serious generally. If you have any ideas about the dream scrivener Apple Watch that can make you cappuccino while reading and writing the next great novel, feel free to shoutout here! We are all friends! I hope!



Well now. Perhaps full-blown Scrivener on the Watch is silly, but a quick manner of taking a note or memorializing a thought is very serious.

Say you're driving and have a brainwave. What's better, to pull off the road, find a safe place to park, pull out your phone, and call up an app so you can make your notation? Or tell yourself there's no time, you'll miss your appointment, you're sure you'll remember it, continue on your journey, and forget it utterly? Or attempt to covertly work your phone one-handed as you drive, plowing into a school bus and maiming a score of little tykes? ...Or how about just raise your wrist and say "Hey, Siri, take a Drafts reminder, be sure to put a candlestick on the mantel for the butler to bludgeon the Admiral with." Then, that evening, when you check your Drafts, there it is! Ready for incorporation into your magnum opus!

It would be nice to have that drop right into your Scrivenings somewhere, but this will do for now. Meanwhile the Drafts app does work nicely with the Siri Reminders mechanism, and Siri on the Watch is uncannily good.

The broader request for KB is, "Siri integration for Scrivener on iOS" rather than a version for the Watch per se. The Watch is just a portal to Siri with a tiny display. It has its place in a writer's workflow, when immediacy is of the essence.

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Sun Aug 21, 2016 1:21 am Post

scottj wrote: ...Or how about just raise your wrist and say "Hey, Siri, take a Drafts reminder, be sure to put a candlestick on the mantel for the butler to bludgeon the Admiral with." Then, that evening, when you check your Drafts, there it is! Ready for incorporation into your magnum opus!

It would be nice to have that drop right into your Scrivenings somewhere, but this will do for now. Meanwhile the Drafts app does work nicely with the Siri Reminders mechanism, and Siri on the Watch is uncannily good.


Scottj: When I follow these instructions, Siri puts the candlestick comment into Reminders instead of Drafts. I can work with that, but would prefer it to go into Drafts. Are there some settings I need to tweak?

And I'm sorry you told us it was the butler wot did it. You really should have used a spoiler alert.

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Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:39 am Post

scottj wrote:
yosimiti wrote:Say you're driving and have a brainwave. What's better, to pull off the road, find a safe place to park, pull out your phone, and call up an app so you can make your notation? Or tell yourself there's no time, you'll miss your appointment, you're sure you'll remember it, continue on your journey, and forget it utterly?


Since we're all friends and being honest, the vast majority of the time, forgetting it is probably best for all.
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