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"Learn Scrivener fast" now on sale at Appsumo

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Posted by MadaboutDana
Aug 14, 2014 at 11:55 AM

 

Thanks, Alexander – very tempting, as I try to decide which I prefer, Curio or Scrivener, but it’s worth mentioning that Literature&Latte have an impressively wide range of videos, support articles etc. for free on their website, and there are some good (and above all, cheap) eBooks covering Scrivener as well (just run a quick search across the Kindle Store). However, $40 for what appears to be a very comprehensive training course is, on the face of it, a bargain.

Having said that, I’ve also found that while Scrivener is a complex, many-layered product that takes considerable time to discover in full, it’s also very easy to use to a basic level without any training or research at all. What’s got me especially excited is finding out how competently Scrivener handles embedded PDFs. Curio has some wonderful PDF-handling abilities, but the search function is significantly less powerful than Scrivener’s – the speed is much the same, but Scrivener also highlights search terms within the PDF.

So does GrowlyNotes, you will cry! Yes, it does – GrowlyNotes is brilliant, and I love it, but good though it is, its search function is slo-o-o-o-ow… For sheer speed, it’s Curio or Scrivener every time. While Scrivener is undoubtedly the writer’s friend, Curio is an extraordinarily omnicompetent Jack-of-all-trades. I’m torn! Ah well, I shall just have to go on playing with both of them…

Cheers,
Bill