I’m a little overwhelmed with what I need to do regarding using Scrivener between all of my computers and devices, namely:
iMac, MacBook Air, iPad and iPhone
I wrote my first novel on Google Docs because I could be anywhere in the world and on any machine and was able to write freely with the document always updated in real time.
Now I want to do the same with Scrivener.
I understand that I can install the app on my Mac computers at home without an issue, but what is the best way to do this. I have downloaded it to my iMac, should I do the same download onto my MacBook Air? Or bring it over to the laptop with a thumb drive and install it that way? Do I use the same registration code to register it?
And then what about my iPhone and iPad. Do I have to purchase the app for those devices separately? And do I need to purchase one for iPad and one for iPhone? That gets expensive. Or is there a discount for people who own the desktop app?
And then what about synching to Dropbox folder. Presently I have set up a folder for my manuscript in DB and then also inside that folder a folder for back-ups. Is that the best way to do that?
And then finally will the app for iPhone, say, just automatically log into that same DropBox folder, so when I do any writing it will make changes in the same file I am accessing from desktop computer?
Sorry for so many questions in one post, but I want to get this right?
You can use the same download, or not. Use the same registration code.
iOS Scrivener is a separate purchase and there’s no discount. One license can be used for multiple iDevices.
Live projects and backups should be located in different directories. Explanation here: scrivener.tenderapp.com/help/kb … tion-error
Beyond that, it’s not a good practice to put all your eggs in one basket. The way you’re currently doing things wouldn’t be helpful if DB had a major failure or was significantly unavailable.