I just spent a lovely morning and part of the afternoon reviewing S with your more than adequate tutorial (while listening to Talking Heads with a cigar and a glass of wine - painful I assure you but someone had to do this much-needed work ) . am very sorry i bothered you with some of my questions, not having read it, but i did not see it, having just dived (?dove) in right away
various suggestions/wish list items (i apologize if some of this has been mentioned in forum but i did not see that it has):
I would make clear that Edit Scrivenings is NOT the binder/editing view - which aparently does not have a separate button or even name, which I suggest you do - both: i would put a Editor button next to outliner and corkboard (and make it a keyboard shortcut, which you have for outliner and corkboard) And maybe make Edit Scrivenings another View option (so that there would be four: Editor (or some such name); Outliner, Corkboard, and Edit Scrivenings. It currently is fairly confusing - for me at least - how to get back to main editing window after leaving it via Search, or Outliner, or Corkboard. If I am doing something wrong, please tell me. I understand that one can navigate around somewhat with header bar but i would try to make it simpler with the goal to be minimal keystrokes.
is there a simple way to check non-contiguous files for Edit Scrivenings (ES hereafter)? i am sure one can re-arrange the files one wants to see in ES and then hit ES and later re-arrange back but that’s cumbersome. can you have the “Include in Export” also refer to inclusion in Edit Scrivenings group view? i have a feeling i am doing this wrong.
in conjunction with last item, is there a way to add a simple sort function on binder files and/or corkboard cards? that way, if one were able to number them in a non-permanent way, and then re-number them, one could sort rather than dragging. then hit ES and you’re off to a re-arranged text file. i once wrote a novel, decided i wanted to re-arrange chapters and, to save myself some trouble, cut and pasted them into large text field boxes in FileMaker, renumbered them and sorted. not fun but very efficient when one wants to rearrange multiple components of a greater text whole.
step 6: i’d make clear within this step that meta-data is bottom of Inspector
can one add a reference by manually cutting and pasting a text string, e.g., an url?
i could not get dragged and dropped url address icon to work
can you increase functionality of Add button to include an added Note with a prolonged hold on it?
Make an icon for sound file in corkboard, e.g., a treble clef
“Click on any document in the binder, and it will be shown in the document view that currently has the focus”
GOD BLESS YOU! this is wonderful!! SG and Ulysses already had split views but it was always problematic which file went where when you highlighted it. and dragging it to header bar works fine, but this is even better. since simpler.
can you tie Annotation feature to text-anchored Notes???
a tall list and i hope already answered or done, and i am sure some features, even if admittedly desirable, are a programmer’s nightmare to add now, but it is a wish list!!
have to use S more before deciding i prefer it to SG, which i have come to love, but am glad i took the time to give S a fair trial. it is so far superior to every other competitor that it is laughable, frankly.
i would humbly suggest you consider the option of going the route of the SubEthaEdit folks (i agree the line of products is not quite comparable): why not continue to work on SG, keeping original version free but charging for updates? i certainly would buy it (and S)
thanks again for all this work
for the first time in a long time, i get excited, not by writing, which i always did, but writing with the particular tool i am using.