I currently use Scrivener for 1 Windows (whatever number the latest update is) and the iOS App on my phone and tablet, and sync between them using Dropbox.
I would like to test out the Windows 3 Beta. It says it can be installed at the same time as Win 1, so I was planning to do that and use 3 for experimenting while keeping important projects in 1 until the final release.
I’m assuming that syncing Scriv3 and Scriv1 files at the same time is likely to mess everything up, so I was planning to just save the Scriv3 files locally. Anyone have any thoughts? I’d like to get to know Scriv3 while I have a little more time than usual to play with it, but I don’t want to risk messing up important projects.
First, each project has its own name, so unless you decide to give two different projects the same name they can’t be confused.
Secondly, you don’t have to sync with Dropbox unless you specifically want to edit the version 3 projects on the phone. But the iOS version is exactly the same irrespective of the version you have on your PC, so there is really no need to test that.
However, if you for some reason want to store all projects in the Dropbox folder on your PC and are scared to confuse something, you could have them in different sub-folders. I have all my Scrivener projects in a Dropbox folder called “Scrivener Projects”, and inside that folder there is also a subfolder called “Active Projects” in which I put all the projects I want to sync with my iPad. That way I have it all in one place but don’t have to sync all to my iPad.