Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:53 pm Post
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:04 pm Post
Hi Shell,Shell wrote:TLDR:
What features might I miss moving from Mac to iPad & any gotchas?
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:35 pm Post
JimRac wrote:What features you'll miss sorta kinda depends on what features are important to you. You will get way more useful feedback if you provide some info on how *you* currently use Scrivener, so we can tell you how that will change.
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:09 am Post
Scrivener is probably just leveraging the Mac's text-to-speech. iOS also has text-to-speech, give it a try on your iPhone and see if it works for you. See Settings > General > Accessibility > Speech for the options.Shell wrote:Something I do frequently is have Scrivener text-to-speech passages when I’m trying to figure out pacing and editing—this is probably the last niggle I need to solve before deciding to switch. I often do this away from Scrivener too via a compiled PDF, so that’s not a show-stopper.
As I mentioned, you'll need to do create your zipped backups manually. You can still have Scrivener send them to iCloud, but you'll need to tell it every time. You can also test this on your iPhone to see how it works.Shell wrote:I don’t use snapshots. My projects sit in a Dropbox folder, and backups (zips) go to a local folder (which in turn heads up to iCloud).
If you drop iOS Scriv's Keyboard row and iOS' Shortcuts and Predicative features (Settings > General > Keyboard), you'll end up with a Scriv Editor screen that contains only your text and the header bar at the top. That's as minimal as you can get with iOS Scriv.Shell wrote:I prefer to write in composition mode with as few distractions as possible.
If you configure iOS Scriv to use the Expanded Binder, the split screen *within* Scrivener is actually very usable. I find myself in that mode all the time. You can have two documents side-by-side. You can also have a document and its Inspector, which has proven very handy for me lately. I put my scene notes in Document Notes and then reference them in the Inspector while I'm working on the scene in the Editor.Shell wrote:However, one of the most attractive features of the larger iPad for me is the split screen—so I could have Scrivener and Safari open, for example.
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:59 am Post
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:24 am Post
mbbntu wrote:If you do nothing but write, I can see how an iPad might be a good solution. I don't, so it wasn't for me. And it has often occurred to me to reflect that people who extoll the virtues of certain hardware or software are usually telling you as much about the kind of work they do, and the way they do it, as they are telling you about said hardware and software.
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:27 am Post
It really is a fine writing environment. I think you're gonna love it.
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:58 pm Post
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:20 pm Post
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:33 pm Post
Interesting comment around file handling: this always felt like an afterthought on iOS (it took ages for Apple to add the Files app, for example). I tend to keep most of my research notes inside Scrivener rather than lots of different files--but I may switch this up to Evernote+Scriverner if I make the move to the iPad, partly because I find the navigation of ancillary documents _within_ Scrivener awkward on iOS (from playing around last night with a "live" novel).
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:01 pm Post
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:16 pm Post
You are correct, iOS Scriv does not have Scrivenings mode. It does have a feature called Draft Navigator, which provides a Scrivenings-like but read-only view of your entire draft. You could use this to read through your manuscript as with Scrivenings and then pop over to your individual documents for your edits.smile wrote:I don't think it has Scrivening mode on the iPad (correct me if I'm wrong).
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:38 pm Post
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