Like most apps, Scrivener updated this week to get ready for Snow Leopard. The new version is 1.52, but it’s not just about Snow Leopard. It also includes a nifty little feature to import notes from WriteRoom.ws. Combine this with WriteRoom for iPhone (iTunes link), and you have a seamless way to capture content or research on your iPhone for use in Scrivener.
Inspiration doesn’t always strike while you sit at your computer. (Come to think of it, inspiration rarely strikes while I sit at my computer.) But when it does strike, a quick launch of WriteRoom lets you capture that perfectly crafted sentence or idea you want to chase down.
WriteRoom can then sync with it’s companion website: WriteRoom.ws. WriteRoom uses your Google login, so everyone except for 1 or 2 of you probably won’t even need to set up an account to sync. When you are back at your computer, you can use the File | Import command in Scrivener to connect to WriteRoom.ws. Your list of documents will appear, and you can select any or all of them to import. My only teensy weensy very small gripe is that the documents are imported into the Drafts folder, and I would prefer for them to drop in the Research folder. Yes I know…it’s not a major issue.
Oh, and in case you missed it, Jesse Grosjean, the developer of WriteRoom, announced his intent to include TextExpander support in a future WriteRoom for iPhone release. Looks like WriteRoom is going to be moving it’s way into the first or second screen of apps on my iPhone.