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Posted by David Dunham
Jan 30, 2010 at 05:08 PM


Franz Grieser wrote:

>I don’t expect to see iPad editions of Curio, Tinderbox, Scrivener, et.al. in
>the next few months: Keith Blount, the developer of Scrivener, said that he would have
>to write a S. for iPad completely from scratch. He depends heavily on the text editing
>subsystem of Mac OS X that is not available in the iPhone/iPad OS. I guess that will be
>the same for Tinderbox, Curio, etc.

And for Opal. (In its case, it’s not just the lack of editing styled text, it’s that the routines I use to save and read styled text don’t exist in iPhone OS.)

Nonetheless, I’m thinking about possible compromises. I sure hate to give up the ability to italicize individual words or include graphics, but I get the sense that an awful lot of the outliners out there don’t actually offer such functionality.