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Posted by Daly de Gagne
Jan 31, 2022 at 06:38 PM

 

Hi All

I recently bought Scrivener, and am beginning to use it. Yesterday I looked at Docxmanager, and found it looks a lot more like Scrivener than I remember it being. I am curious to know if anyone here has worked with both programs, and whether there’s a significant enough difference between them to justify buying both. I think for more academic writing I am inclined to stay with Scrivener, so my question is whether there’s a good enough use case for having Docxmanager as well. Thanks

Daly.

 


Posted by Amontillado
Feb 1, 2022 at 05:12 PM

 

It probably depends on whether you want to write in Word or not. I find using Devonthink for what I’d do in Scrivener’s research folder works reasonably well. A tree of folders on my disk would pretty much work, too. I’d miss replicants and per-project tagging.

If I wrote in Word, I’m sure I would use DocxManager. The developer is a friendly, top-notch sort of guy, too.

 


Posted by Listerene
Feb 1, 2022 at 09:53 PM

 

The previous incarnation of docxmanager, before the developer changed its name, was SO buggy and caused me so much misery that it still gives me nightmares and anyone who publishes trash like that should not still be developing anything. Stick with Scrivener.

 


Posted by Amontillado
Feb 2, 2022 at 03:23 AM

 

Yes, the first release of whatever it was called back then was not recommendable. I believe the developer offered every license holder a refund. He regrouped, continued his efforts, and I think he’s got a much more credible product now.

I’m inclined to balance his initial problems against integrity and improvement.

I’m also a big fan of Scrivener, even though I don’t use it. It does a lot of good for a lot of writers.

One big problem with nice writing environments like Scrivener, is the rest of the world thinks Word is cool. DocxManager at least has you in step with the world.

But I agree. The first release wasn’t something I would use. The current release - I’m pretty sure that’s a different story. The web page generation, for example, looks pretty slick.

 


Posted by Daly de Gagne
Feb 2, 2022 at 01:14 PM

 

Thanks Amontillado - I am inclined to give Docxmanager a try.

Amontillado wrote:
Yes, the first release of whatever it was called back then was not
>recommendable. I believe the developer offered every license holder a
>refund. He regrouped, continued his efforts, and I think he’s got a much
>more credible product now.
> >I’m inclined to balance his initial problems against integrity and
>improvement.
> >I’m also a big fan of Scrivener, even though I don’t use it. It does a
>lot of good for a lot of writers.
> >One big problem with nice writing environments like Scrivener, is the
>rest of the world thinks Word is cool. DocxManager at least has you in
>step with the world.
> >But I agree. The first release wasn’t something I would use. The current
>release - I’m pretty sure that’s a different story. The web page
>generation, for example, looks pretty slick.

 


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