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    From iPad to iPod Touch 5G

    Good to hear that there's an iPhone version in the works. As there's more work involved, I take it this'll be a whole new purchase? If so, I'll have to consider how much I'll use it because I won't be able to replace my iPad for some considerable time, in which case my iPad Storyist won't be used in the future - and I already have quite a number of alterations and notes in a couple of my projects that I can't transfer elsewhere. But thanks for your efforts. Storyist is a great app. It's also a cautionary tale about apps that are limited by platform (this is why I don't tend to buy too many iOS or Android apps - because I fear not being able to use them just a couple of years later).
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    NaNoWriMo 2012

    I'm a Wrimo most years, including this year. I've been writing some of it on my mobile phone. Crazy technology...
  3. I don't know if this is the right forum for this request, but here goes: With my iPad 1st Gen getting further left behind by Apple, I've had to make the choice between buying a new iPad that I can't afford or updating my 2nd Gen iPod Touch. I will be getting the iPod Touch for Christmas (actually, I already have it, but I'm not using it 'til Christmas). Given that the iPod Touch 5th Gen has a wider screen resolution than the iPad, will Storyist be made available for the iPod Touch 5G/iPhone 5? I'm able to transfer many of my other apps - like Apple's own Pages and Numbers - from my iPad to my iPod Touch at no further cost, so I can still access my Pages and Numbers documents, but I fear that I'm going to have to abandon Storyist when my iPad becomes too old to run it. It seems a little daft that Storyist is available for the lower powered and lower horizontal resolution iPad, but it isn't available for the more powerful and higher horizontal resolution iPod Touch 5G. Is this something that's going to be remedied soon? As a possible alternative for my story-writing needs, I've recently begun investigating the Softmaker Office for Android suite - a single app/purchase which runs on both my Android phone and my Android tablet. It's also also available for my PC/netbook (and numerous other platforms). Having Storyist limited to just one device is beginning to feel restrictive. Making it available for the 5th Gen iPod Touch/iPhone 5 would go a long way towards alleviating that restriction. Is there any chance of this happening?
  4. If I trusted the iPad to keep my work safe, I wouldn't be paranoid in the first place... Do I take it from this that there won't be any other "quicker" save-to-Dropbox implemented in future versions? I guess I'll just have to carry on using Writings for doing the actual novel-writing, and copy & paste it back into Storyist when assembling it into the main work.
  5. Hi Steve I'm already doing that, but it's still too cumbersome. I'm currently working on an 180,000 word document and it takes a full 15 seconds to open from the folders screen. To sync to Dropbox while working means going out of the document, out of the folders screen, and onto the "My Projects" screen. Then I can click the "one-tap sync" button. After which I then go back into the project's folders screen, click the project, wait 15 seconds for it to open, and then I can continue working. This is several taps and up to half a minute every time I want to save the work to Dropbox. That's a lot more than just one-tap to save what I'm working on. Is there anything that can be done to improve this save-to-Dropbox in a future release? Thanks for your attention on this.
  6. Hi, I'm very much a Storyist newbie but I'm organising my current 180K+ project into Storyist for iPad so that I can work on it away from my computer. I was trying to decide between Storyist and Manuscript, and it was Storyist that got my hard-earned pennies (mainly because of this wonderful forum). One feature I would really like to see (if it's not already there, and I can't find it if it is), is a one-click save/export-to-Dropbox option on the "document editing" screen. At the moment, I seem to have to come out of the document I'm editing and view the documents/folders so that I can hit "edit", select the document, perform the export to dropbox RTF, then click "Done", then click the document to open it again. At 180,000 words, the document takes a good few seconds to open again at this point. Then I have to pin my index cards back where they were before I can carry on working. In short, it's quite a curfuffle to do this every time I want to save the document I'm working on back to Dropbox. I know there is the "one-click sync" if I go out to the top level, but that doesn't do much to speed up the process. Ideally, there needs to be a button to save to Dropbox (either sync or export-to-rtf) on the editing screen, so there's no need to go out of the document to do the save/sync and then back into the document. The reason for my concern is that I could be 3,000 words into a chapter only to have my iPad take a day off and shut down Storyist (it does this occasionally with other apps since iOS5), leaving me with a lot of lost work. When I'm writing on my PC, my paranoia has it that I hit CTRL+S every time I stop for breath (usually every two or three sentences, or a paragraph). That instantly saves the file to my Dropbox and I'm safe from any crashes or other problems. Before Storyist, I was using Writings on my iPad, and this had the option available in a menu on the editing screen. Admittedly that only dealt with TXT files, but I would feel my work is much safer in Storyist if there was this one-click "paranoia" button on the editing screen - something I could click every few paragraphs without having to come out of the document. Is this something that could be implemented? Thanks for developing such a great app for the iPad!
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