New Scrivener: no task list?


I also miss the task list from SG.

I’m a great one for forgetting that I even have a list of jobs to do, so I am in desperate need of the automatic reminder on startup!

I vote for its reinclusion in a later version (please!)

Hi Leigh,

Thanks for your feedback! I’m not sure about this one, though, I’m afraid. I have thought about it, but these days you can just place a text document in the root folder, right above your draft (where your “to do” list gets imported by default), which you can always refer to. That way it’s a document that is easy to find and that you can click on whenever you open your program.

So, for now, things will stay as they are. Actually, there is another reason, too. Have you seen the previews of Leopard? Leopard has something called a “to do” list built into Mail, and apparently this can be integrated into other applications too. So rather than reconsider the task list now, I would like to see what Leopard can offer in this regard. Hope you can live with the current implementation in the meantime. :slight_smile:

Thanks again,


Well, nobody got back to me on playing with the pin image. :slight_smile: I tried out different opacities, which immediately reminded me of why I went with 50% in the first place: anything above 50% completely washes out the pin detail with the colour, so that the pin no longer looks like a pin and instead looks like a coloured blob. Here is what it looks like with just 70% opacity, for instance:

As you can see, the detail is completely lost. As a compromise I have set it to 60% for now, which still isn’t ideal, and I will take another look at the pin image at some point. But if you are going to have really subtle pastel shades, this is always going to be a problem.

Anyway, glad to hear that you have a viable workaround for the task list!



Hmm, well I disagree. :slight_smile: Actually I have set the opacity to 65% now, and I think that is fine. Here is a shot with the new opacity, with the colours and labels taken from the Project Settings sheet placed right next to the pins so that you can compare. Now they are pretty flummin’ close, and that’s that! :slight_smile:

Oh, and yes, the status stamp is new - one of AmberV’s suggestions (and yes, you can turn it off! It’s off by default, in fact).

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’d really like to get a beta released before the end of the day. :slight_smile:

Oh okay, sod it, I’ll put it to 70%.