Index Card 4 to Scrivener (Mac or Windows)
Index Card 4 adds the ability to export your Index Card projects as a .scriv Scrivener file. This will maintain:
- Card order
- Card title, synopsis, body, and notes text
- Stacked cards will translate to Scrivener Binder hierarchy
- Label color
- Formatting of body and notes text (Scrivener does not support formatting of title or synopsis).
This is a one-way, Index Card 4 to Scrivener desktop trip. Both Scrivener Mac and Windows can open .scriv files.
NOTE: Index Card exports your Scrivener project in a ZIP file. This is because the .scriv file format is a package (i.e. folder). Most apps can not attach folders (e.g. Mail). If you run into an issue where double-clicking the file results in a CPGZ file, rather than a folder, try using a free extraction app called The Unarchiver, or check out this OS X Daily article.
Scrivener Mac to Index Card 4
Scrivener for Mac OS can sync projects with Index Card (i.e. import and export .indexcard file format). This includes the title, synopsis, and order of cards in your project. If you are using Scrivener 2.2 or later, you will find that the main text of Scrivener will now sync to the body text field of Index Card, instead of using the notes field.
The folks at Literature & Latte have put together a fantastic video on how to sync Scrivener with Index Card for iPad or iPhone. You can also find printed instructions in the Index Card for iOS section of the Scrivener User Manual.
Scrivener Windows to Index Card
As of this writing, Scrivener Windows does not support sync with other apps. The best source of current info on this topic is the developer of Scrivener, Literature & Latte. They have an existing forum thread for this topic.
Thank you to the developer of Scrivener for his effort in allowing our apps to exchange data.