We wrote TweetScriber so you can take notes, collect and curate other people's tweets, and tweet yourself out at the same time to all your adoring fans.
- Create a new TweetScriber document - a scribe - by clicking the
+ button above the left column.
- In portrait mode, you'll have to tap the
Stream button in the upper left to see the
+ button -- it's probably better to just use landscape mode for now!
- Give your new scribe a title and a hashtag using the fields along the top of the editor.
- When you're at a conference, often they'll suggest a conference hashtag.
*(e.g., #sxsw, #velocityconf, #puppetconf, #tweetscriberconf, #yourconfgoeshere, etc.)
- Type in the editor.
- This works great with an external keyboard.
- Use an asterisk (
*) to create bulleted lists.
- To indent or outdent, you can:
- use the Tab key to indent the bullets;
- swipe left or right on the line; or
- use the buttons in the lower-left hand corner of the screen.
- Two returns will outdent, too, just like in Google Docs.
- When you've written a wonderful note, you can click the Tweet button in the lower-right hand corner of the screen.
- The current sentence will appear in the Tweet composition window.
Send to send your Tweet, or
Cancel to cancel it.
- The number to the left of the Tweet button is the number of characters in your tweet.
- The number turns red when the character count nears the 140 limit
- TweetScriber tweets the current line only.
- Give it a try. Tap anywhere in the following sentence, and click the Tweet button:
- I'm taking notes and tweeting at the same time using #tweetscriber!
Curating and Retweeting
- Once you set the hashtag, you'll see other people's Tweets show up in the left pane.
- When you see a noteworthy Tweet:
- If you tap the arrow button, it'll be copied into your notes. It'll look like this:
- @hertling: Taking conference notes? Use #tweetscriber for the iPad!
- If you tap the retweet button, it will be copied into your notes and into the Tweet composition window. It'll look like this:
- RT @hertling: Taking conference notes? Use #tweetscriber for the iPad!
- If you tweeted out the example note above, you'll see your own Tweet in the left pane.
- Try copying or retweeting that note!
Sharing Your Scribes
- You can click the
Share button in the upper-right hand corner of the screen to share your masterpiece.
- Share your scribes online at scribes.tweetscriber.com!
- You need to have your Twitter account set up for this.
- Just pick
Share Scribe! to share a new scribe.
- Once you've shared a scribe, this will become
Update Scribe! to update your work in place.
- You can also easily tweet out the URL to your scribe or view your scribe in Safari.
- You can also use the clipboard for sharing, if you prefer.
Copy Scribe as Text to simply copy your scribe as-is, or
Copy Scribe as HTML to translate your scribe into HTML.
- Your scribe must be written using Markdown syntax for this to work.
- Once shared, the sky's the limit!
- Tweet a link to your scribe on scribes.tweetscriber.com.
- Use the clipboard to email your scribe to yourself or others.
- Blog about it.
- Put into Evernote.
- Put it into Pages.
- Use your imagination!
We can always be reached on Twitter as @tweetscriber. Welcome, and thanks
for checking us out!