Anyone out there who is still on the edge of their seat waiting for an update on anything, I’m sorry to disappoint you.
I’m retiring this site (or, rather, putting it out of it’s misery).
If there’s anything on here that you are really keen on keeping, please grab it while you can.
The site will go into ‘maintenance mode’ from Friday, 21st December.
The site will vanish from existence on or around Friday, 4th January 2019, at which point ‘startier.com’ will be redirected to a holding page elsewhere.
‘Startier.com’ as a domain will silently end it’s life on or around 16th March 2019.
Thank you, and good bye.
Blogo, the blog writing app that I’ve written about before (here and here) is coming to IOS.
Personally, I can’t wait, as I find that the best time for writing is not when I’m at my Mac.
Of course, because I’ve got Blogo linked to my Evernote account, I can update existing drafts directly in Evernote, but having the full feature set available on my iPad will provide a much better (and consistent) experience for me.
Find out about Blogo for IOS.
I recently wrote about trialling Blogo the WordPress/Evernote supporting blogging application for Mac. I haven’t had much opportunity (read: time & inspiration) to use it in earnest – in fact I’ve only written 2 posts with it so far (this being number 3).
However, my trial ended and I decided that I’d pay for the licence (actually I bought from the App Store) based on the little experience I’ve had with it. I’m really impressed and, although I’ve had a couple of niggles with the synchronisation, I’m sold on it.
If you’re looking for an alternative blogging application I would heartily recommend that you give Blogo a try.
In a previous post I discussed the problems I felt existed with email clients and their ability (or lack thereof) to account for the Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology. Since then, I’ve tried a few alternatives and thought it worth picking up from where I left off.
I’ve recently discovered Blogo – a blogging app that looks the business!
It’s time, once more, for the Scrivener Resources page to get an update. This time around there are five new articles.
Coming just in time for this year’s NaNoWriMo, on 22nd October, Sean Platt & Johnny B. Truant of the “Self Publishing Podcast” are teaming up with Joseph Michael (AKA Scrivener Coach) to present a FREE webinar on their ‘Scrivener Beats’ writing methodology.
Scrivener & Scapple Updates for Mac OS X Yosemite
The folks at Literature & Latte have announced a new version of Scrivener (V2.6) which provides better compatibility with Apple’s latest operating system ‘Yosemite’. If you have bought Scrivener directly from them, then you can upgrade it now from it’s application menu. If, like me, you bought your version through Apple’s App Store, then you’ll have to wait for Apple to approve it before it’ll appear as an update. Hopefully this won’t take too long, but things are always a little backlogged at the store when an OS upgrade is pushed out. The blog post also hints at further development work on both the Mac and Windows versions – for the latter to bring it more in to line with the (more advanced) Mac version. And finally, there’s more evidence that the mobile (iOS) version of Scrivener is still on the roadmap:
Our iOS version is progressing, too, and we’ll be releasing updates for both the Mac and Windows versions of Scrivener next year to provide iOS sync functionality.
There’s also a new version of Scapple (V1.2) – announced in the same blog post, but I almost missed it!
We have also released Scapple 1.2 for Mac, which likewise addresses all known Yosemite compatibility issues.
As a massive fan of both Evernote and Moleskine notebooks, I follow their products very closely. And when those products overlap, I keep an even closer eye on them.
Gwen Hernandez, author of romance novels and scrivener expert user (she wrote “Scrivener for Dummies” and “Productivity tools for writers: An introduction to free and low-cost programs that help you organize, prioritize, and focus“), has announced a new batch of online training courses for 2014.
- Scrivener I: The Basics and Beyond (Mac & Windows), September 8-24
- Scrivener II: Intermediate and Advanced Concepts (Mac & Windows), October 14-30
- Scrivener Master Course: Compile (Mac & Windows), December 8-17
These courses are designed to lead from novice to expert and are traditionally well received by those who participate. They are also great value for money, so check them out.