Sunday, October 14, 2012

Venturing into the world of Ipad and Scrivener

Technology and I aren't great friends. I don't feel the need to have the latest and greatest gadget, the most recent program, or the trending app. I don't care for the complication of changing programs and having to learn where everything I need is located. However, I know that to deny the usefulness of these things is akin to banging my head against the proverbial wall...a total waste of time.

My mom was a high school business/computer teacher. You'd think I'd have inherited some of her love for the infuriating machines, but I haven't. I loved my  mom as a teacher, but I hated her preferred subject. And my feelings haven't changed much. Thanks to my mom, I am familiar with Microsoft Office. And have felt no need to put out the effort to learn any other system.

I chose fantasy over science fiction for a reason. *grin*

But thanks to my friends constantly barraging me with how great the Ipad is, how fabulous Scrivener is, and showing me examples of what they are talking about on both, I now find myself reluctantly trying them.

I really hope I like them. I would hate to put this much effort and money into something only to have it be a total waste of time.

I'm giving you another chance, technology. Don't be too big of a pain in the butt...please!

Sound out, friends. Do you share my love/hate relationship with technology or are you a techno-junkie? What's the best Word processor app for Ipad? I am considering just using Google docs, but I am willing to hear any suggestions. How about Scrivener? Any advice for someone new to the program? And why isn't there an Ipad app for Scrivener?



In other news: Have you signed up for the Monstrous Monday Blogfest coming up on October 29th? Check it out. It is sure to be a frightfully fun time!

10 comments:

  1. I've heard Scrivener is amazzzzzing... And I'm so sad it doesn't work on iPad! :/ I use Pages on iPad, and it's ok, but I do all my writing on my Mac. And I must go check out this blogfest! :)

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    1. I am finding that Pages is the one I hear of most often. I'll have to try it.

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  2. Hey,

    We must have been separated at elementary Shkool, as I, too, am not a major fan of the newest upgrade and I own nothing that starts with "i" ... actually I *do* have a video iPod that's about seven years old, but I only use it once a year when I do my marathons (have you ever tried listening to radio for six hours on an early Sunday morning :)

    So iGot your back... and while iWish you good luck with the iPad and the Scribbler thing, iDo hope it doesn't lead to things getting chucked out the bedroom window...
    :)

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    1. iThink you are awesome, Mark! And iWill let you know how it goes. Hopefully, all windows make it out alive!

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  3. I have heard mostly good things about Scrivener and do want to try it out on my next project. But like you, I've kept things simple. I do all my writing in MS word. But I think it's also important to test new technologies and see what else is out there...Hope it works out for you, let us know what you think! (:

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    1. So far it is AWESOME! It speaks to my inner OCD. I'll definitely give everyone an update after I've used it awhile!

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  4. I'm such a techno junkie, it's not ever funny. Thing is, I can't afford any of these nifty gadgets. Now that's funny! :)

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    1. Yes, I can see where that would be a problem!

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  5. I'm more of a techno flunkie, although I manage to get by. I am considering trying scrivener. I'd love to hear how well it works for you. Thanks for your inspiration, Sabrina!

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    1. Hey, no problem, Renee! Thanks for dropping in to say hi! I am loving the program so far. It seems to be a writer's dream program for setting up your first draft. I'll give an update after using it awhile.

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