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    Gang,

    First of all, this is my first post here, so please let me know if I'm breaking protocol or embarrassing myself in anyway.

    I do a fare amount of writing outside my house, often at the public library, often at places with free Wi-Fi, and I'd really like to start using my iPad for lengthy writing sessions. Anyone else do this? Here's my technical situation:

    • an iPad 2 (Wi-Fi model)
    • an Apple wireless keyboard
    • a MacBook (circa 2008) with OS X Snow Leopard (my home base computer)
    • Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 (installed on the above-mentioned MacBook)

    Are there any other pieces of hardware/software/apps that I should pick up? My dream would be to have remote access to the documents on my home computer, and to be able to edit those. That said, just being able to write on my iPad and save the files later on my home base computer would be a big help.

    (#firstworldproblems, all of this)

    Thanks for reading!
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeMay 1st 2012
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    Welcome Jake, these types of questions typically go to the Ask Whitechapel thread. To answer though, it depends on what you write, Scrivener is a pretty good tool for scripting and organizing your thoughts.
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    programs for writing:
    Writer'sApp for basic story outline/character notes
    Pages & QuickOffice HD for long-form writing; quick office pro does word compatable stuff, and can synch with dropbox and gmail.
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    Whoops! Sorry about that. I'll repost this question in the correct thread, and leave it to the powers that be to delete this (or do whatever they want with it.)

    The current ASK WHITECHAPEL is labeled "(Closes April 30th)." Should I start a new one or wait for someone else to do it?
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    Nevermind. I think Rootfireember gave me all the info I'll need. Thanks guys, this is a big help.
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      CommentAuthorCat Vincent
    • CommentTimeMay 1st 2012 edited
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    I'd strongly suggest you add Evernote to the list - will let you keep story notes (and even full pieces - it'll handle rich text fine, as well as taking vox & pic notes) synched between all your machines, even phones. I find it indispensable - and the free version is plenty for most people.
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    So many options. Thanks, guys, really. (And sorry for not reposting this where I should've). For what it's worth, I'm going to give Pages a try. Evernote seems wonderful, but I'm not sure it has what I'm looking for to support an extended writing session. But I'll keep playing with it. Thanks so much again.
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    One last post: I misspelled fair in my original post. Oops.
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    Evernote is awesome just for ...everything.
    It's my internety scrapbook of STUFFS and Research. So yeh. Totally get that too.