Having returned to Scrivener, at long last, after a couple of years using Ulysses, I encountered only one small hiccup: the Don’t Open A Project on Two Machines issue. Given that I work on two computers, one at home and one in my office, and given that I sometimes walk away from one or the other machine intending (then forgetting) to come back, I found this a little irritating.
Then I remembered a little app called Quitter, made by Marco Arment, the guy behind Overcast and Instapaper. All Quitter does is automatically quit a given application after a prescribed period of inactivity. It takes a couple of seconds to set up, and it works like a charm. I set Quitter to close Scrivener after half an hour of non-use, and now the two-machines thing is a non-issue.
P.S. Keith, just wanted to say congrats on the iOS app! It’s so good, I’m thinking about selling my Macbook and going with iPad Pro as my main computer! Thanks so much for the hard work! Happy to be home.
Hello! Nice to be back, and to see that you’re both still posting here! When I hopped back on, I noticed that I’ve been a member here since 2007! Nine years of your shenanigans. Looking forward to more!