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Scrivener on the iPad. Finally

Posted July 21, 2016 into Writing by John Birmingham

It's here on iOS. At last. The crack cocaine of writer apps. It's US$20. Thirty down here in vegemiteland. And cheap at twice the price. As soon as it dropped yesterday, I started hitting refresh on the app store, waiting for the file to propagate. Bought it the very second it appeared.

If you're searching the app store, beware. There are many bullshit imitators with strikingly similar names.

But like the Highlander, there can be only one Scivener. And if you click this link you go right there.

I spent a few hours playing with it last night. It seems to be a rock solid 1.0 build. Not as full featured as the dektop app, natch, but still massively overpowered compared to a word processor. I'll do a full write up later this week but for now I am impressed. It's not just shovelware. The developer has spent a long time reimagining the user experience for mobile. It has that most desirable of all traits in the world of engineering: elegance.

I am excite.

9 Responses to ‘Scrivener on the iPad. Finally’

DarrenBloomfield is gonna tell you...

Posted July 21, 2016
I read this on wired.


http://www.wired.com/2016/07/scrivener-ios-means-can-write-zombie-novel-anywhere/


Is it possible there's more of a quid in making tools for writers than there is in writing?


John Birmingham asserts...

Posted July 21, 2016
I know a space lizard who thinks so.

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Barnesm would have you know...

Posted July 21, 2016
does that mean if I want to be a writer I can just buy it and not a copy of 'how to be a writer'?

HAVOCK21 asserts...

Posted July 21, 2016
hmmm. Barnes. NOPE. I'm fkn living proof of that!

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Veruca Babydoll has opinions thus...

Posted July 21, 2016
Do you not like Ulysses App, John?

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Rhino would have you know...

Posted July 22, 2016
Good reason to pick-up the keyboard for this iPad Pro this weekend. Been needing an excuse.

John Birmingham mutters...

Posted July 22, 2016
I got my first big delivery of Bezos Bucks coming in a couple of days. Finding it really hard to imagine my immediate future without a fully tricked out iPad Pro in it.

Rhino mutters...

Posted July 22, 2016
It is sweet. I got the whole enchilada.

Need to pick-up the pen and keyboard now.

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Nocturnalist is gonna tell you...

Posted July 22, 2016
+++There are many bullshit imitators with strikingly similar names.

But like the Highlander, there can be only one Scivener. +++

Hee!

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