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Clues to why I am changing from Scrivener to Ulysses App
It is a great application for authors who want a clean, flowing writing experience. Better still, the USLYSSES staff offers a free evaluation version for authors who participate in NaNoWriMo 2016 so you can try it for free! Continue reading why I switched to Odysseus and why you want to do the same.
When I contacted the people behind the site to find out about their application, they sent me advertising copy so I could test the application extensively and give you a more comprehensive feedback. You know that I only support those items that I like and I share with you my sincere thoughts and views that are in no way formed or managed by the members of the Ultrasses family.
How about Scrivener? First of all, let me say that Scrivener has been my preferred writing software for the past six years. Last year I exported my scripts more than ever, and I was struggling with Scrivener. The more writing jobs I put in my repository, the harder it is to maintain them in Scrivener (because each new job is a different file).
That' s why I was looking for a straightforward, easy-to-use application that doesn't have all the capabilities of the rest of the world, but does exactly what I need and does it well. Not all Scrivener features/options are used, and I prefer to devote my free computing free of writing, not watch them all.
It' s been a while since I started writing, and now I can't even recall how to do something in Scrivener. Anytime I try to exported, either the scripts don't fit together, or it' misses chapter, or it's just a big ache. Scripter is a high-performance application. There are a lot of functions and functions, which is great..... if that's what you need.
However, it is certainly not the best application for every author. Even though I was looking for scrivener options on line, I couldn't find what I wanted. The applications were either concentrated on being tightened and too tight (I wanted more than a glamorous Word document), or they had too many pipes and clocks and were just no better choice than Scrivener.
Lauren Layne - one of my favourite novelists - said she uses (and loves!) Ulysses' app in one of her week-long e-mails. This was a fast reference, but as I like Lauren's writing tips and styles, I thought it was a good idea to check it out. I' ve uploaded a copy and shifted my latest script from Scrivener to it.
Let us discuss why it's a good idea to switch from Scrivener to Ulysse App. Firstly, there are a number of functions in Ulysse App that I consider fundamental to any writing software. A complete feature set can be found on the website of Uhysses App. It' provides the fundamentals (which is why I was willing to try it at all), but there are three things that made me choose to switch to it.
A cleaner and more optimized user experience with the power you need, but without undue distraction. You have all your products in one place - your blogs, newsletters, scripts, etc. - You can now administrate your whole writing lifecycle without having to open five million different data or applications. Easily exportable scripts without much effort (plus a dreamlike thumbnail function so you can see what the manuscript will look like when you are exporting it).
Authors aspire to a profound, imaginative perspective - the way we vanish into our histories - and the less that happens on your monitor (or in your writing application), the better. In addition to a single view of the page you are working on, the whole application is easy to use.
This is great for focusing, but it's also part of what makes it so simple to use. There' are no diversions or a million things you need to do before you start a writing job. We all juggle a lot of different things at once, and whether that means a lot of scripts, blogs, articles, e-mails for your reader (I could go further and further), it can be difficult to keep track of when you have countless documents in a million different places.
I have used a set of applications in the past to keep organised, such as Scrivener, Evernote and Google Docs. It was an unanticipated pleasure to be able to organise all my activities in one place when I moved to it. Links: a screen shot of the application showing the application, a directory within the directory and a chosen page (called Ulysse's pages) within the directory.
Right: I have enlarged my collection to show you how I organised my various writing work. You can use usysses not only for your scripts, but also for things like listings of upcoming plans, or your blurred books or your inquiry notes. Rather than opening a series of different applications, just open them and they're there!
but it' definitely a major motive for moving to Ulysses. Like I said at the beginning of this article, I export my scripts more and more often, to my CP' s and beta`s, to my agent and (soon!) to publish them.
I' ve exported my scripts the way I want them to be in Scrivener. That' s the main motive why I began looking for a new writing program, and I was not disappointed by it. Using Uhlysses application I can save my script as different files (docx, epoxy, pdf), and I can adjust them.
So, yes, utilysses application provides a quick, straightforward and feature-rich exporter. While writing, you can view your manuscripts at work. This is a smart way to say that you can see how your script (or any text you are working on) will look when you do it. It' especially beautiful because all your texts are just text, with a straightforward markdown synergy that you can use for headlines, highlighting, listing, etc.
Markdown is very easy to use and the people behind the scenes made it even simpler. With Scrivener, you have to take care of all the style you are adding through the text editing tool and how they work with your definitive one.
So, why shouldn't I use Odysseus? Now, that I was happy about what I loved about Odysseus, I would like to point out the disadvantages of using Odysseus (especially for those who switch from Scrivener). Though I found it easy and intuitively to use, you will need to use it.
Ulysses App has a great introduction on its free test page, which will get you writing your new script in 10 or less mins. The Ulysses app is easy and clean - which I consider an advantage - but if you like all the functions of Scrivener, you may not like it.
At this point in my writing I have realized that I plan much of my plots and stories by heart (with note cards, in a notepad, on hard copy etc). I used to hate to quit Scrivener's corkboard, but now I'd rather use utilysses because certain functions are much more important and important to me (e.g.: librarian platform for all my files and easy exporting).
At the moment Ulysse's app is only available for Mac or Apple machines. Check out the FREE! app. Well, now that you have the pro and contra of Ulysse's app, I would like to encourage you to try it out for yourself. To celebrate the National Novel Writing Month, the staff behind Ulysse's app is providing a free author test version.
Please feel free to use it until December 7, 2016. Are there writing software you use and like? You think you're watching Ulysse's app? Uh, Uhlysses has changed its price plan.