Blogging with Scrivener, one month in

The end of August marked my first full month of using Scrivener as my full-time blogging tool. While I continue to miss features like in-line markdown preview, I don’t see myself leaving it’s friendly confines any time soon 1. I have fallen in love with composition mode. This distraction-free environment is made all the more…

The Scrivener migration

Over vacation I used Scrivener to keep my posts organized as I travelled. The ability to set up the days of my vacation weeks, and know at a glance if I had anything written for a given day, was fantastic. So fantastic, in fact, when I returned home I decided to continue using Scrivener as…

Automation Fun

I really enjoy writing in Markdown. The plaintext syntax allows me to write quickly without worrying how things look. Its wonderful. A side-effect of writing in a plain text format is the relative ease by which I can add automation to my writing workflow. Repetitive tasks can be invoked with a tap or key-stroke, saving…

Typed, Markdown Zen

Earlier this year I wrote a post on an amazing Markdown1 editor for iOS called Editorial. Since I’ve taken up Editorial on my iPad and iPhone I’ve been looking for an editor of comparable quality on my Mac. There are several popular Markdown editors on the Mac App Store, and I’ve purchased two of the…

Scrivener and Ulysses III — The Stuff of Writers’ Dreams

About two years ago I was looking for a decent application on my Mac which could help me create ebooks from my writing – mainly devotionals, blog posts, and studies I write for the congregation I pastor. I also was looking to create an eBook version of our weekly bulletin to augment our digital version….

Hello Draft

When I first picked up my Nexus 7, one of my biggest concerns was the lack of a decent markdown editor. Editors either didn’t have robust enough dropbox support, had odd quirks with the HTML rendering, or didn’t allow me to easily export the raw HTML for use as blog posts. A short while after…