Hello there Literature and Latte (or whatever your real name might be )
First of all I wanted to tell you how much I love Scrivener. It’s really the best writing software I’ve ever come in contact with and you’ve done a phenomenal job at making it (close to) perfect.
And there are a lot of cool features to make writing on large projects as productive and structured as possible. (Going with the George RR Martins theory that every writer is either an architect or a gardener I’d say Scrivener definitely appeals to the architect types).
However I have a few ideas that could improve the Composition mode. I like using it to actually write as it spaces out the entire UI to let me actually focus on writing. Though I think there is a bit more functionality that could be added there.
Add the ability to have two documents open in composition mode, even if one is smaller and side-bared while the other has focus. I always keep all my notes and outlines in scrivener as well and love the split screen option to view both the outline and the actual text at the same time. But having the same functionally in composition mode - the rest of the UI would be amazing.
Add a “text focus” where maybe the last (or two) sentence(s) are being focused while the rest is slowly spaced out so that the focus of writing is actually on the single sentence I’m working on at a time.
Move the document-navigation button-thingy from the bottom to the left side and let it effectively be the binder sidebar that can be spaced in when moving the mouse to the left.
Anyways, I’d be interested in what you think of these and if you don’t feel these changes would fit into your vision for Scrivener elaborate a bit because I’d otherwise be interested in what you had planne for the composition mode (or do you consider it finished?). Hope you had a good new years eve and all the best.