Citavi 6 and Scrivener

Максим Х. shared this idea 4 months ago
Under Consideration

Greetings!

As we all know Citavi 6 unlike Citavi 5 doesn't have placeholders and writing assistant. I just wonder is there any effective way to use Citavi 6 in Scrivener? Maybe some of you had any experience? Or developers could give some advice on the subject?

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I've read in other thread that you are going to develop the add-on which would partly solve an issue with placeholders and gives opportunity to work with LibreOffice but not with Scrivener. Why can't you develop the same add-on for Scrivener? I guess there are many Citavi 5+Scrivener users. What they suppose to do with Citavi 6?

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Dear Maxim,

Support for Scrivener was never an official feature of Citavi but only possible via a workaround. As such, and because our resources are unfortunately finite, we have to limit development to features that are useful to the majority of our users. We have noted your request and await to see if more users make similar requests. However, any decision on whether this feature can be developed or actual development on it will not be possible for a while, as all of our resources are currently focused on developing Citavi Web, our upcoming cloud-based version of Citavi.

Kind regards

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Dear Damien

I just wanted to ask: Does Citavi still follow up on these Ideas that have their status as "Declined"? Are our comments below being noted by anyone?

Thanks,

Elin

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Dear Elin,

We do not check declined ideas as frequently as support questions.

We know that Scrivener support is important to you and your workflow.

However, our resources are limited and we do currently focus on Citavi web.

As Damien mentioned, we await how many users will click "I like this idea" to come back to it.

Kind regards,

Jana

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I am also Citavi 5 + Scriviener user and I am waiting for the add-on mentioned by Maxim! So please note my request as well.

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Well this does not make me happy. I spent a long time researching tools for my dissertation workflow and selected Citavi+Scrivener. I opted to commit to Citavi by purchasing a licence which seemed to require an upgrade to Citavi6. It never occurred to me that Citavi6 would not work with Scrivener. Having literally within the last 10 minutes forked out £100 to Citavi I've just come here to find my entire workflow plan is now a non starter that I'm tied into financially. This has ruined my day. It's all very well having an all singing and dancing reference manager and knowledge organiser but if it doesn't integrate with a serious writing and editing tool (and no, I don't mean Word) then it's pretty useless. Please add scrivener integration as a priority!!!

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Please note my urgent request for Scrivener support, too. Until then, I will not update from Citavi 5 to 6. The workaround with placeholders works perfectly for me but unfortunately, saving files to my own cloud causes some confusion in citation assignments. It's a pity that Citavi 6 is not compatible to Scrivener anymore.

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I'm in the same situation. For anyone on Citavi 5, here is the workaround for using citavi with scrivener: https://service.citavi.com/kb/a560/32042-using-citavi-with-scrivener.aspx

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Dear Citavi-Team, You know, this could be solved with going back to place holders. I am aware in your business interest in cloudservices which nescesitates getting rid of placeholders but it is annoying for a lot of people and makes me want to leave Citavi.

You were awesome.

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Scrivener is becoming increasingly popular in the academic community. I am about to run an event at my faculty presenting a number of useful tools for humanities research, and I was going to enthusiastically endorse both Scrivener and Citavi. Now I will have to mention my reservations about Citavi: Scrivener works so well as a tool for small and major writing projects, that it comes first - and any reference manager that can do the job of supporting it. I know the amazing knowledge management capabilities in Citavi will actually seem of lesser importance: writing is our first and foremost job. I had actually hoped for Citavi 6 to be more fully integrated with Scrivener. Imagine the combo if it worked as well with Scrivener as with Word! Would beat anything.

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To the other users on this thread: Since Citavi declined this idea, which they took to mean "reintroduce the placeholders", I have, based on Jen's comment above and her comment to my Question earlier today regarding whether they had indeed noted our concerns in this thread, submitted a new,, active Idea for an actual Scrivener add-on.

If you would like this to happen, vote here: https://help.citavi.com/en/topic/vote-here-if-you-want-a-citavi-add-on-for-scrivener .


All best,

Elin

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Citavi: I see you have changed the status of this Idea from "Declined" to Under Consideration! Excellent! Thank you! :)


Elin

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I'm glad to see that my suggestion has so much support!

As an additional argument: this year Scrivener team is going to release a new version of Scrivener for Windows. So I guess after the release Scrivener will get many new users. And if you make a good Citavi+Scrivener add-on all these people could become Citavi users as well. It's not only our caprice, it's the question of perspectives for Citavi. I hope you will make that add-on.


P.S.Thank you all who leave comments in this thread!

Max

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I agree with Maxim on the commercial advantages of his suggestion. I would like to add something, though.

Besides the Windows community, with the upcoming Citavi Web edition, Citavi aims to reach to the Mac-users. These academic Mac-users are at the same time Scrivener users. They generally use reference managers that can work with Scrivener, such as Endnote and Bookends (among others). So a Scrivener add-in or at least a sort of workaround would increase the following of Citavi among Mac-users, too.

"Citavi + Scrivener" may well be a standard combination in the academia.

Best,

Ömer

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Although it was not an advertised feature of Citavi, its compatibility with Scrivener was one of its strengths for the academic community. As most people acknowledge, Word is good for preparing for the print, but not useful for the writing process.

I expect Citavi to find a way for us to use it across different text-editors.

As Maxim and Omer noted above, there are obvious commercial benefits to such a move. If Citavi works well with Scrivener, Scrivener-users would eventually move their Endnote (and other) projects to Citavi, as the latter is way more superior than Endnote and others thanks to its "knowledge organization" feature.

Best,

Rumeysa

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I would be more than happy to have Scrivener and Citavi working together. Word is not an option.

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I am researching options. I was about to purchase Citavi to work with Scrivener. Seems I need to reconsider based on this discussion though. Too bad. I really liked Citavi. Please let me know when this issue of compatibility is resolved. Thank you!

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Same here. Without Scrivener, Citavi doesn't make sense to me.

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I am a faithful Citavi user ever since version 3, and I too would be happy to have a Scrivener add-on.