Scrivener is one of the most well respected, most beloved writing apps on the Mac, one that works the way writers and stories work. For a while now, Scrivener developer Literature & Latte have been working on the highly anticipated iPad version, but issues beyond their control slowed the project. No longer.
I’ve been sat like a lemon waiting for Scrivener to come out with an iPad app. This was going to change the world, so I waited. However, it turns out that I was waiting in vain because I can already add/edit my document on the iPad and then just sync it across. Ooh… fancy.
It’s dead easy and if you don’t believe me then just take a look at this from the nice people at Scrivener. (There’s a video at the bottom called Folder Sync) I’m going to run through a very quick step-by-step guide but watch the video if you run in to trouble.
For those of you who still haven’t seen the light, let me assure you that when it comes to writing books, there is no better program to write with than Literature & Latte’s Scrivener. It’s available for Apple OS X and Windows and will pretty much organise your writing life for you. I even wrote a post almost solely about it once.
The problem is, however, that while it was originally an OS X only product, it’s not available for any of Apple‘s iDevices.
Some people really like writing on an iPad. Many of them love Scrivener. Unfortunately Scrivener ist not available for iOS. Not yet. But it is in developement. Until its release let’s have a look at an alternative sync method to connect Scrivener with an iOS texteditor with the help of Dropbox. Using this combination writers are able to write either on the Mac with Scrivener itself, or on their iPad with the changes immediately showing up after the Dropbox sync.
Yesterday, I spent some time toying with getting Scrivener on my MacBook to sync with Dropbox Elements on my iPad.