Thanks for getting back to me.
I am in the fortunate position of having now started on the path to understanding how to use the App without either a laptop or a desktop. However, the process was unnecessarily difficult, when a simple beginners tutorial video would have made things so much simpler.
On a Facebook group, I posted recently that it had taken me about 3 months before I realised that ‘ios’ referred to me! I then got verbally insulted. I deleted the post without reading all of it because I couldn’t understand why people were having a go at me, it was hurtful . It would be helpful if there was something for ‘Dummies’ (of which I am one) which explains that ios is the App.
I think what is probably happening is that people who find the tech easy, can’t really understand that not everyone finds it a straight forward thing. So those of us who struggle are getting left at the bottom of the pile simply because those who understand what is going on simply can’t believe that other people might find it difficult.
I know that age and gender need not be a barrier to understanding tech - but often it is. I am a middle aged woman who lives an isolated life off grid. I don’t have people around me to ask for help, in particular I don’t have young people (who seem to be born knowing how all of this stuff works). I battle hard to learn tech and am hugely proud of what I have achieved.
When I first got the app, I read through the tutorial. It was just gobbledegook - I could barely understand a word of it. I return to it periodically, and it is still difficult to understand. I have started to look closely at the (very minimal number) of videos which deal with ios and have begun to understand a little bit more each time.
But all of the videos assume a) prior knowledge of Scrivener, and b) access to either a laptop or a desktop.
As a brand new beginner, these video just were not helpful.
Eventually, I learned how to use this Forum - that in itself was a challenge. These things don’t come easily to everyone. Once I had learned how to navigate the site, I then struggled because I did not have the language to ask the questions. I didn’t know how to explain what I was struggling with. I have now learned to get around this by taking step by step screen shots and I find that works well because people can see what I am perhaps not expressing correctly in words.
I have looked at the L&L tutorial which deals with ‘sync’ and it assumes the viewer wants to sync between a Mac and a laptop. I don’t have either of these. I eventually got help from the forum (for which I am HUGELY grateful) and I have synced between my iPad Mini 2 and my iPhone &. But I still don’t know if it is necessary to have two devices. Can someone with only an iPad sync, or are two devices required?
I think you wanted me to say ‘please help me with this, this and this’ - but that is not what I am asking for. I am asking for a simple beginners video tutorial, both for my own use, but really, for all of the other people who will come after me who are in my position (neither laptop nor desktop). I would be more than happy to answer more questions on what might be required in such a video.
This message isn’t intended to be rude in any way, and I hope I haven’t come over as such. Trying to explain in writing is quite difficult and the tone can be mis-read in so many ways. I am respectful of you and of L&L and hope I haven’t said anything amiss. Thank you.