I use Scrivener for my writing projects and I love it. However, since I got an iPad earlier this year, I’ve been looking around for a way to work on them while mobile. It seemed like an impossible ask and I was about ready to give up and switch to a different application. I’d even bought an app which, although nowhere near as good as Scrivener, held all documents online and was available for the iPad.
I’m so glad I found this post before I went to the trouble of migrating all my projects to the new app. It’s early days yet but it looks like it might be exactly what I’m looking for. Thank you so much to Todd Kersh for sharing his expertise.
As I said in earlier iPad posts, I am looking for a nice way to link the iPad as a remote writing tool to the Mac (at home) running Scrivener. Through google (our good friend) I looked for existing solutions and found several – initially the most promising involved using SimpleNote on the iPad, and Scrivener on the Mac (presumably in a home or office). This looked promising, and used the cloud for information exchange (a built-in proprietary feature between the two apps), however it appeared to me that the iPad would require cloud connection to use SimpleNote (so you would require a WiFi or 3G connection “always on”), and I really wanted an editor on the iPad that could be stand-alone and save files as needed on the iPad for future upload. So the search continued… and I found a similar solution using Elements on the iPad. This solution used Dropbox as…
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