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Subject: Writer program's sale/trials
Date Posted: 11/18/2009 3:59 AM ET
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I don't know if anyone here uses programs like Scrivener (Mac users I believe)  or Liquid Story Binder (for us PC users) but for Nano Participants Scrivener is offering a longer term trial and a % off their price as well.

LSB is offering their program at half off (As far as I can tell it is for anyone, there is no special code) which means the $46 program is going for around $23 (I am rounding up the change lol) I am using LSB and I am quite enjoying it for organizing my chapters, story boards etc. Since I don't have the room to do this physically (plus with a 14 month old, it would be impossible to keep out of his way) I have found it invaluable.

I haven't used Scrivener, but I have heard great things about it...it was actually my first choice for a program from the reviews and the screen shots of it until I found out it wasn't compatible for the PC...that is when I began searching for an alternative and was given rave reviews for LSB and I have to say I agree.

Both have 30 day non consecutive trial periods (which means that you can use them every day for 30 days before they stop working, or you can use them every other day for 60 days and so on and so forth.)

I just thought I would share, if anyone is interested

--Aileene

Date Posted: 11/18/2009 11:47 AM ET
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I just bought LSB, I used it before but too awhile to get used to it, then the 30 days had expired. So when i saw it half off I told hubby I had to get it since price was the only reason why I had not bought it.

I do like the features on LSB AND the yahoo group is great with advice on how to use it.

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Date Posted: 12/4/2009 2:02 AM ET
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just got it, I have all this written out by hand and would love to have it in digital format

Date Posted: 12/9/2009 12:46 PM ET
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Does anyone use Page four? It was linked as a rec from the MAC site for PC users. I downloaded the free version and wondered if anyone has used to full version. It seems pretty handy.

 

Okay, it looks as if LSB has more features. Can anyone compare the two?



Last Edited on: 12/9/09 12:48 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 12/9/2009 12:58 PM ET
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Oooh.  Scrivner looks really cool - and is less expensive than feared.  Has anyone here used it?

Date Posted: 12/9/2009 4:21 PM ET
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Scrivner seems to be the one program for writers that all MAC peeps enjoy the best.
There are several peeps in my local NaNO group that use MAC and that is the only program they use.

LSB and Page Four. I prefer LSB and if I want a simple program I use ywriter. I write in ywriter and then move and edit into LSB.

Page Four just seems like ywriter to me and I will choose a free program over a pain one anyday (and because the programmer is a NaNO person too).

Just something about Page Four that seemed lacking and I went back to using ywriter.
I used alot of demos for writing programs and the one I came back to
PAID- LSB (Liquid story binder)
FREE- Ywriter (used 2,3 and 4 version)

Date Posted: 12/9/2009 6:00 PM ET
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I'll download the trial and give it a whirl!  Cool.

Date Posted: 12/9/2009 7:36 PM ET
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Page Four just seems like ywriter to me and I will choose a free program over a pain one anyday (and because the programmer is a NaNO person too).

Just something about Page Four that seemed lacking and I went back to using ywriter.
I used alot of demos for writing programs and the one I came back to
PAID- LSB (Liquid story binder)
FREE- Ywriter (used 2,3 and 4 version)

Thanks! I have Ywriter too, but never dug into it very much. Thanks for the reminder, I prefer free too. LSB seems to have too much for what I need. I can over plan anything and while I'm pretty tech savvy I don't want something with too much of a learning curve.