I’ve been busy with work and ScriotFrenzy, but that doesn’t mean I’ve been ignoring updating Auteureist. Actually, 2.15 has a couple of significant changes of which I want to make you aware. First of all, there will be a few bug fixes. The app once again remembers your screen between sessions. This functionality got lost in the 2.0 release during the rewrite.
Next there are some minor enhancements such as color coding the progress bar as you type to indicate whether you have hit your target or not (red/green). Additionally, on the iPad the mood graph of the Lifestream view is also color coded based on then slider position. Days that you have marked with a value below the center are graphed on red, and this above are in green. That gives you a better view of the trends in the graph. Also, the graph is scaled and centered better. There will be a couple of new features in 2.15. The main one is support for external keyboards. The long standing issue has been resolved. I finally got a keyboard I could use with the iPad.
The second new feature is the ability to import OPML files from outlining applications. Imported outlines will be imported as flattened structures where items are converted to sections in your project, while outline item notes becomes the text within the element. This will allow you to create an outline of your project’s writing structure in another app and transfer the structure to Auteureist where you can work on the text. One thing to note is that Auteureist is not an outlining app, so any nesting in your outline will be flattened once it’s imported. Finally, there is a major enhancement, specifically in how the keyboard’s accessory view works. I think it’s more intuitive and much more useful. This is a change I put in based on writing scripts, but it’s useful everywhere. I’ll post a separate entry describing how it will work starting with 2.15.
I’ve also tweaked the screen flow a bit. Specifically, selecting an element (chapter, scene, etc) will bypass the Element Edit screen where you manage the information about the element, but instead will take you directly to the text editing screen. This is more efficient and natural. One problem this caused, however, is that there was no way to get to the edit screen. The solution is now when you finish writing and save your work, you will be taken to the edit screen. This turns out to be a more more natural flow as well since it makes it easier to mark an element complete after you finish writing it. So that’s it for 2.15 which should be submitted within the next few days. One last point; I’m still looking for two more beta testers (sign up on the Auteureist website)—yes an NDA will be required.
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