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Schreiben...

Please notice! This is the last bug fix and compatibility update for this almost seven years old application. I have created and written a completely new application: myWritings.

If you already own Schreiben, you can crossgrade for a reduced price and if you've purchased Schreiben after 07/30/2009 - you are eligible for a free license.

What's New

Version 5.7:
  • last bug fix and compatibility update

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later

*Previously available here

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MOApp Software Manufactory (Developer) Member IconDev+288
MOApp Software Manufactory (Developer)
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DMU,

not really tabs - but maybe even better :-)

myRichTexts may be something for you - its a cute word processor with a smart document management built- in. It's still beta but almost ready for the final version:

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/33129/myrichtexts

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Version 5.6
Dmu Member IconComment+141
Dmu
+3

how come almost every type of app out there has realized the pure awesomeness of tabs except word processors? browsers, utilities, even photoshop opens multiple documents in tabs now. every time i see one of these fast "one window" independent word processor apps pop up here i rush in hoping to finally have a word processor that doesn't litter my screen with a bajillion windows. nope. schreiben is more of the same ol' same ol'. there's not a lot to differentiate word processors from each other, so please... someone give us the one thing that would separate your app from the others -- the pure awesomeness of tabs.

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Version 5.6
MOApp Software Manufactory (Developer)
+0

Please have a look at my 'public' comment :-))

Rubaiyat Member IconComment+567
Rubaiyat
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If I could still have multiple columns, and resize graphics I'd switch from iText Pro 09.

The way the graphics work here, I am better off waiting for that feature in iText.

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Version 5.6
Tomeg Member IconReview+36
Tomeg
+1

Very nice app, really. Unfortunately, I already use Bean, which is also a very nice app. But, if I were to be in the market for a capable attractive and very well supported (by developer) text editor/simpler word processor, I might choose this one. Excellent value. Congratulations to the developer. (p.s. I have not been paid for my review, nor do I have any connection with the developer of Schreiben, so feel free).

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Version 5.5
Tofi Member IconComment+18
Tofi
+1

I downloaded this app a couple of months ago. Now I remember why I didn't like it .
ANNOYING REGISTRATION REMINDER. Again to trash.

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Version 5.4
Stevegee
+5

So why not buy a licence? This is a very good product.

Mystery Tramp Member IconReview+122
Mystery Tramp
+2

This is a pretty good word processor, certainly not a Pages or a Word, but a step up in many respects to TextEdit. Lots of useful features, like a live word count, access to Spotlight comments, a "snippets" drawer for commonly used data. You can save files as PDFs (which is a great step up from "printing" them as PDFs - I wish all Mac apps would do this. AppleScriptable.

It has a great interface (I love just about all the MOApps) - although the icons on the format bar are a bit small to easily tell what they do. It doesn't appear to accept graphics, which is a bit of a bummer. Otherwise, though, a nice program.

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Version 5.3
MOApp Software Manufactory (Developer)
+1

Thanks for your feedback :-)

You can easily drag images directly onto the textview or add them by menu (Insert Image) - you can adjust the size if needed but of course you don't have the adjustmenst you know from Pages or Word :-)

Mystery Tramp
+0

When I drag graphics into the text view, I get the path of the graphic, not the graphic itself. Am I doing something wrong?

mt

MOApp Software Manufactory (Developer)
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this does not work for every app - but when dragged from Finder it will (of course this does not work with every file format (.txt can't handle images - but .rtfd will)

Rubaiyat
+0

You say you can adjust the image size. How? There seems to be no tool, item in the menus, inspector or toolbar to do this.

The manual really needs a rewrite to actually include the obvious, it says very little of any use. As does the Help.

MOApp Software Manufactory (Developer)
+0

Well - of course the manual points that out :-)

Just double click on image.

Rubaiyat
+0

Thanks for the tip, I tried it, but it is not at all Mac like to do it this way.

Also I have just been through the manual 3 times again, beyond the multiple times I tried before and I can still see no reference how to handle graphics, let alone resize them.

Just a few points about manual writing.

1. Break up the subject matter into logical units

2. Detail the interface as it appears on screen and in the menus.

3. Make sure your headings don't get orphaned from their subject matter on the next page.

4. Supply an index.

5. Use a designer/writer if you can afford one. One who can see it with fresh eyes.

6. Lastly don't use your software if it is not up to it.

MOApp Software Manufactory (Developer)
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Drag and drop and directly click the object is not Mac-like?

And you would pay the (heavy) difference if I get other people on board to do something that only is needed by one or two out of thousands not having any problems?

Of course the app itself and and also the manual could be better, thats all a process - the first version even had no manual and this one really is much better than in earlier versions…

And the next version the app is better and the manual etc.

But even the best manual could not prevent that sometimes people don't look and don't try before they write comments about thinks supposed not to work or present, even if they all are there and working as expected :-)

(BTW - the manual even has an own chapter about resizing images with own screenshot about that)

Rubaiyat
+2

You are making me wonder if there is ANOTHER manual that I am not aware of.

I had no intention of making this confrontational, in fact bar this and the lack of columns there is a lot to like in Schreiben.

If you like I can help with the better manual, no charge, I am curious to see how it all hangs together.

As to the graphics resizing.

Standard Mac interface would have you click once on the graphic, which would then show a box with handles on the corners which you then drag to the size you want, interactively. Your implementation with inline scroll bars and a slider that needs to update, is really odd and clumsy.

May I suggest you listen to the Late Night Cocoa podcast "Margins, Metrics & Mac Look and Feel with Uli Kusterer". Programmers often aren't as multi-skilled as they think, and user interface design is an art as well as a science.

MOApp Software Manufactory (Developer) Member IconDev+288
MOApp Software Manufactory (Developer)
+1

In almost every analogical case it is because my answer was marked as spam or was blocked on the server and there was no alternative mail provided…

And to be honest - I really do not understand why you are waiting to month to then open a 'trouble-case' here :-((

So please ensure that you can receive my answers and/or provide a different address!

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Version 5.1
Fariborz
+4

Dear developer, hello. I promptly received my serial number after having published my trouble feedback here. I really don't know the cause of this delay and don't want to further comment on this now that everything is OK. I DO HOPE this would not have caused you any ill feeling. In the Internet world such issues can happen. The most important thing is to solve them in one way or another. All Mac users know very well about the high quality of your products and their low prices. There's no need for presentation because they speak for themselves. However, I would like to take the opportunity to recommend them once again to all serious users who are looking for functional software at very reasonable prices. Thanks again for your support and all the best. Fariborz AMIRSHAHI - Verona (Italy)

Fariborz Member IconComment+286
Fariborz
+1

I'm a registered user of the previous version of Schreiben. When version 5 was realeased it needed a serial number that as far as I understood was free of charge. I filled in twice the upgrade module on the developer's site to have my serial number but after nearly two months of waiting I've lost my patience and interest and don't use Schreiben any more. If the developer reads this note would he please be kind enough to consider my request. My signature hereinafter shows my REAL name and surname. Thanks. Fariborz AMIRSHAHI - Italy

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Version 5.1
David&ly
+0

I too have been trying to get a version 5 serial after downloading the update, but never had a reply. Schreiben has now been consigned to the trash, as I am sick of the purchase prompts that appear every few minutes.
David Wilson
UK

Fariborz
+0

Hello David Wilson, I solved my problem by writing directly to the developer at: create.live.loveATgooglemail.com and not by filling in his form on the support page. He was quite responsive and very kind. I received an answer in a matter of hours. I suggest you do the same. Something might be wrong with his support page mail. Cheers, Fariborz AMIRSHAHI - Verona (Italy)

MOApp Software Manufactory (Developer)
+0

Of course I do make mistakes - but in almost any case my answer was marked as spam or blocked on the server.

Simply write an email and include alternative email, so I can resend number to both addresses.

Michael (MOApp)

Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
+1

Dear RUBAIYAT,

almost everything you listed is of course integrated or available (headers, footers, line numbering, highlighting, backgrounds, hyperlinks etc.)

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Version 5.0
Rubaiyat Member IconReview+567
Rubaiyat
+1

Fully agree about the peeving reminder. Just give us 30 dyas to make our mind up.

On first tests it seems fast responsive and clean.

The Inspector panel is the wrong style however for a text editor. The dev. has taken the graphics palettes of iPhoto instead of the text palettes of iWork. Paler grey text on a dark grey background is not good legibility.

The snippets is a great idea however.

There doesn't seem to be a way to have named styles or line spacing or lists that I could discover.

Nor headers, footers, footnotes, line numbering, highlighting, backgrounds, hyperlinks etc etc.

I think this is a work in progress, still I look forward to future versions.

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Version 5.0
Rubaiyat
+2

On further playing around with this I discovered the format bar, and some of the missing things I was looking for.

But not all by far. I don't find the tiny icons legible or obvious at all. Same with the pop up menu off the gear icon bottom left of the window.Also I think this is a somewhat unorthodox UI, better to leave it clear what is where and what is going on.

The rescale view slider appears to be buggy, or I don't get when and how it works. You can slide it up to max enlargement but it won't slide back.

It feels very much an exploration of all the Cocoa GUI elements without restrained sensibility of what should go with what. A bit like DTP where every single formatting option is used, just because you can!

Rubaiyat
+2

Boy do I hate that pestering pop-up!!!

I do NOT want to spend anymore time testing this.

Is this a German thing? Papyrus also has an aggravating trial mode.

Just a suggestion, when you are demoing your wares the customer is hardly going to think nice thoughts if you are constantly poking them with a stick and saying well?!

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Version 5.7
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Inotrope
Version 5.7
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Downloads 16,012
Version Downloads 1,494
License Shareware
Date 23 Jul 2010
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $14.00