New features in the pipeline?

Hello,
Scrivener has been at version 3.3.6 for some time. Can we expect new updates soon? I’m sure there’s feedback from users who have asked for new features that should certainly be implemented :slight_smile:
Thanks.

I also find that it lacks a function for cleaning up redundant articles (retrieved from the web). It can happen that you download the same article several times because you don’t always remember what you downloaded before.

Another function I find lacking is the advanced search bar. I’m often frustrated by the number of results displayed, which is far too large for me to find the information I’m looking for. An advanced search would allow me to refine the results.

I hope not.
Windows version 3.1.5.1 has its anniversary this coming Saturday.

So we need to understand that users’ needs are not important?

For the Mac version, and with the provision that this tool is limited to text for technical reasons, there in fact already are tools for discovering exact duplicates, covered in §11.1.3, under subheading, Finding Duplications. The main tool for that in the Project Search is very strict about what constitutes a duplicate, even so much as a stray empty line would not be considered one. For a less strict search mode, refer to the cross-reference in that section, to the Matching Text Finder.

Again, for technical reasons this doesn’t “see” inside of WebArchive files, which have no extensive tools made available by the system for this kind of analysis. Something you might consider, if the content of the article is more important to you than its presentation, is enabling the Convert imported WebArchives and web pages to text option, in the Sharing: Import preference tab. I use this setting exclusively, as I like to trim out the junk I don’t need (navigation menus and so on), and it’s a lot more portable as well to just have the text.

Another function I find lacking is the advanced search bar. I’m often frustrated by the number of results displayed, which is far too large for me to find the information I’m looking for. An advanced search would allow me to refine the results.

I would suggest searching the forum a bit to see if what you are trying to do specifically has been discussed. Quite a number of procedural questions have been asked and answered over the years, with regards to searching.

Otherwise, I would need a much more specific description of what you are trying to accomplish. Search refinement is something Scrivener does quite well. It’s not a powerhouse database to be sure, but in my experience its search is well above par for the genre of writing software. That subsection I referred you to, §11.1, has a lot of tricks in it too worth exploring, such as combining search terms, performing sequential searches and so on.

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I would say that if you search for several words in combination with keywords (or other metadata), you should be able to minimize the number of search results.

This even works in just one search. For example, this finds all documents with the words “word1” and “word2” and the keywords “keyword1” and “keyword2”.

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Assuming, of course, that your keywords begin with two colons. But as AmberV said, there are many ways to optimize the search. You would need to explain in more detail where you are having problems.

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You can expect any needed compatibility updates around the the time the next version of Mac OS is released. Beyond that, we don’t discuss planned features or release timelines.

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