For those that might not have checked the L&L website recently, there has been some news posted on their blog about the status of porting Scrivener to iOS. (Disclosure: It was posted 5 August, and I just saw it last night, so no worries if you hadn’t seen it yet.)
Short version: it’s still in the works. (Yay!)
Slightly longer version: The hope is to finish by the end of 2014 or early 2015. (Follow the link above for the full story…)
Personally, I’m okay with is taking a little while, if the goal is to get it right, not just to get something out there. I think I’ve mentioned before that I started using Scrivener based on comments that Charlie Stross made on his blog some years ago…late 2010, I think. I downloaded it in early 2011, tinkered with it a little, but really dug into it when I started my MFA program in 2012.
In that time, it’s become my primary wordprocessing software for drafting prose. As someone who generally composes in longhand then types it all up, I’m still looking forward to this getting released. Because of issues I’ve had transferring test from Word into Scrivener, a portable version would be ideal, for those times when pulling out a laptop would just be overkill.
So, yeah…woot! It’s still in the works (and hasn’t been scrapped). Still looking forward to it.