The secret of becoming a writer is to write, write and keep on writing.
There are no other words to describe the realization that Scrivener now runs on iOS devices.
I have already written a couple of postings about Scrivener (old one here but still accurate) — it is just a perfect program for writing. I did write my dissertation thesis with Scrivener, and — more importantly — the book I am actually proud of (and which has been read … perhaps 5000 times as often as my dissertation thesis). Plus some other stuff, articles, just-for-fun books, etc.
And now it’s available for iOS devices.
Actually, it’s been available for a while, I just missed it. Never had a reason to look into it. And yeah, about €20 are a steep price for an app, but I think it’s totally worth it. I had a quick look at the software on my old iPad 3 and my iPhone 5s and … waow. It takes the best from the OS X application and flawlessly translates it into an app.
Just look at the screenshots (tested with an old “Organizing Creativity” Scrivener file):
Looks like all the important features made in into the app (incl. a fullscreen modus).
Best part — now that it runs on my iPad, I can write with Scrivener while lying in my bed. It also supports Dropbox syncing. Haven’t tried it (don’t trust sync), but yeah, it’s usually a no-brainer to use.
So yeah, while I haven’t tested it over a longer period of time, given the trust I have in the software and the developer, I can only highly recommend trying it out. (And if you use sync, do backups regularly. Just in case.)
Cool. Cool. Cool. And highly recommended.