Scapple for iOS

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abarendt
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Sat May 26, 2018 4:29 pm Post

Desperately seeking Scapple for iOS. Visions of writing on my iPad, fleshing out story notes. Mind maps and beyond!
Thanks, Abarendt

cm
cmhome
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Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:12 am Post

Love Scrivener and Scapple delights.

I do a great deal of business writing and I also give a large number of presentation to professional bodies and FTSE businesses. So I spend a lot of my time thinking about what I'm going to write and how I'm going to structure it for best effect, because these recipients are hyper-critical.

I use a 27" iMac in the office, but I take my 12.9" iPad Pro everywhere - I ditched my trusty laptop because the iPad is so good.

But you know what, whether getting rough drafts on a page, just capturing thoughts as they occur, or for structuring ideas, there's too little good software out there on OSX and even less on IoS. Most are variations on mind-maps, and that's too restrictive.

But Scapple is just the ticket. I used it periodically when it first came out, drifted off to Tinderbox (amazing, but too complex for my needs) and rediscovered Scapple. It 's like a lightbulb going off - It's so easy, versatile and I wish I could take it with me when I travel.

I hope you won't be offended if I add my voice to the boring chorus of those hoping you can put it on IoS in the next couple of years.

Thank you for Scrivener and thank you for Scapple.

ga
gameboy70
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Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:21 pm Post

KB wrote:I think ultimately I really need to find another coder to work on Scapple for iOS. The problem is that as a single coder my hands are full with Scrivener for macOS, Scrivener for iOS and Scapple for macOS. Scapple is actually a much more complex app programmatically than it seems to users (or I hope so, since it's designed to seem fairly simple!), and it would take several months of full-time coding to convert the code for use on iOS. I still really want to bring Scapple for iOS - I think it would work great on the larger iPad Pro, for instance - but I'm afraid that at the moment it is still a "want to do" rather than something we have anything in place for. Finding good coders who can dive in and work from existing code without needing a lot of micro-managing is very hard...

All the best,
Keith

I'm just happy you haven't dismissed the demand. iOS versions are table stakes for macOS apps in 2018.

sp
spg
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Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:32 am Post

Would like to add my voice to the calls for Scapple for iOS. I've started using Scrapple for early outlining of a novel – the POV jumps back and forth between two different viewpoints on the same timeline. I found Scapple's visual approach is a huge help in keeping track of this. I plan to go back to Scrivener soon after this initial brainstorming. With Scrivener, I'm used to jumping back and forth between MacBook Pro, iPad and iPhone – so, of course, I now miss this with Scapple.
Understand this won't happen any time soon, but it would be a great to have (assuming you consider it financially viable to devote so much resource to it.
Trouble is, Keith, you've spoilt us all with the brilliant, seamless Scrivener workflow :D

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ravenowl
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Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:46 pm Post

I’ve just read all the requests for Scapple for iPads from the last few years. Any sign of that? It would make sense because it is very much a tool for ‚on the go’. Or could you please let us know if it isn’t planned at all. Its been a long wait for a definitive yeah or nay :)
PS. Im obviously hoping for a yeah since it is the best mind mapping tool I have seen so far.

EC
ECJ
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Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:02 am Post

Hi ravenowl,

I guess this latest statement is still true and the reason why there is nothing to announce regarding a potential Port oft Scapple for iOS.

KB wrote:I think ultimately I really need to find another coder to work on Scapple for iOS. The problem is that as a single coder my hands are full with Scrivener for macOS, Scrivener for iOS and Scapple for macOS. Scapple is actually a much more complex app programmatically than it seems to users (or I hope so, since it's designed to seem fairly simple!), and it would take several months of full-time coding to convert the code for use on iOS. I still really want to bring Scapple for iOS - I think it would work great on the larger iPad Pro, for instance - but I'm afraid that at the moment it is still a "want to do" rather than something we have anything in place for. Finding good coders who can dive in and work from existing code without needing a lot of micro-managing is very hard...

All the best,
Keith


Feeling with you though. Would make great sense even with pencil and handwriting support to quickly scribble some notes.

As we've seen with the iOS Version of Scrivener I would assume it's best to never say never. Thinks take their time. Finding the right Coder for the job even more.