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Scrivener 3 is on the way…

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Posted by Chris Thompson
Nov 21, 2017 at 10:18 PM

 

Because they’ve significantly improved metadata handling and filtering in Scrivener 3, there are definitely certain classes of tasks where Scrivener now overlaps much more closely with Tinderbox than it used to.

There is also a lot more overlap with DevonThink as well.

Tinderbox integrates well with both (though there are some bugs with Scriv3 support right now), so we have quite an embarrassment of riches. For any complex, novel research project that involves teasing out unknown relationships between material/ideas, there still aren’t any really serious commercial alternatives to Tinderbox. Buying Scrivener 3 is a no-brainer on top of that—the price is a bargain for what you get, and Tinderbox is not a great writing environment, whereas Scriv3 truly is fantastic for that. The switchable workspace layout feature alone is something you tend only to find in specialized, vertical market software. It’s wonderful to have that now available for general writing.

If the next version of Scrivener adds a timeline view, rather than just the new “narrative threads” view (which is pretty innovative, actually), I can see it further gobbling up a lot of tasks that lend themselves to Tinderbox.