I guess Scrivener for iPad is still a ways away.

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Traverse, Jun 25, 2015.

  1. Traverse macrumors 603

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    According to their recent blog post, they are looking for another iOS developer because their iPad app is still not where it needs to be.

    *SIGH* I've been putting off buying Ulysses until I saw what their iPad app would be like, but now it seems like it will take even longer and who knows when there will be an iPhone app. I know they have third-party apps that can sync to it, but that's not the same.

    I'll keep Scrivener on my Mac for long/large writing projects, but I may jump ship to Ulysses for everything else. :/
     
  2. Rusty33 macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for sharing - so disappointing! I bought an iPad back in 2012 because Scrivener was hyped to be just around the corner.

    Suffice it to say that the iPad is getting a bit long in the tooth...I fear that it will probably be obsolete by the time the software is ready for prime time....(2019?)
     
  3. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    You end up getting it?

    Yeah, I think there will be a lot of people leaving the iPad for the MacBook within the next two years. Because once you buy your 128 GB storage, find your preferred keyboard, and get your apps, it's the price you would have paid for the MacBook on an education discount. Of course you can argue that you can do this and that on an iPad, but then you can make those arguments for any piece of tech in general.

    Sad to see the Scrivener team struggle though. I think what will kill them in the end is that existing apps will have gotten more powerful and people are going to continue moving away from WYSIWYG editors.
     
  4. Traverse thread starter macrumors 603

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    Meh, I'm thinking of keeping Scrivener for big projects only (book, thesis, etc.) that I wouldn't do on an iPad anyway. Ulysses is what is really tempting me.
     
  5. Traverse thread starter macrumors 603

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    I don't know how I feel about that. I really REALLY want to like Ulysses and am running the demo for a second time. I can't indent the first line of a paragraph without the entire text block indenting, I can't even set text alignment! I don't care about export styles since most of my writing will never leave the app. Also, tweaking exporting styles seems like a hassle, but no worse than Scrivener's compile I suppose.

    I also think Ulysses is a little pricey for what it offers, but I'm fine with paying smaller developers.
     
  6. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    Three of us moved on to Storyist for both platforms, not looking back. Bummed to write that...
     

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