5 Reasons I Switched to Scrivener


This is an article detailing the productivity/writing tool of Scrivener.  For $45 the author states that this is a great tool to get all of your writing done.  Allowing you to set up binders, corkboards, organize research, etc.

This sounds like a great tool if you do most of your writing in a single location, or on a single machine.  While you can set up a ‘Household’ licence ( they’re British) it only works for one type of machine.  If you have 3 windows computers and a Mac you need to buy a separate license for the Mac (or windows computers depending on where you first installed/purchased the program).

I would like to get into writing more, but since the vast majority of my waking time is spend at work and often at different jobs I cannot see using this program at this time.  Not to mention that the $45 price tag is pretty cost prohibitive for me.

In the future, when writing takes a higher priority in my life, then yes.  This would be a great tool for me.  I may even think about the iPad version in the near future, $25 is a bit pricey but not the same as ‘Half of a weaving loom’.


Pocket Paper Notebook Showdown & Why Notebooks

This is a neat article detailing the difference and similarieties between Moleskine and Field Notebooks.  Essentially Field notebooks are more portable but Moleskine offers more options both in size and construction.  This article detailed a few different kinds of Moleskine notebooks I was unaware of.
Passion journals to detail what you are interested in from dining out, tea, books, beer, home life and more.
Japanese Inspired Sketch Album where the page stretches out about 5 times it’s original width
One that links up to Evernote (I knew about this one)
Upon looking further the only differences between the passion journals is the cover, also there is no method of expansion.  If you are looking for something that accomplishes this purpose but expands check out levenger:   http://www.levenger.com/Circa-Simply-Irresistible-Sampling-Kit-5961.aspx
I quickly followed this article with another:
Arguing that a notebook can be much faster and more convenient for learning/jotting down notes on the go letting fleeting thoughts be captured but not capture you.  This author even recommends a certain kind of pen for their ability to resist leaking and to write everywhere.
A useful follow up to the previous notebook article, this author recommends the Field Notebooks for his on the go jotting.