Scapple - The Rest of the Story

Scapple - The Rest of the Story
In the previous two articles, we talked about just one example of how to use the Scapple app. Now let's talk about the rest of the story.

The Rest of the Story

  1. As Scapple has a freeform system, you are free to set up any type of relationship or connections between your notes, images and other objects. Just select both, right-click and choose a connection type from the menu. This freeform feature also has a continuous canvas. When you get to the edge of the canvas, just begin to draw an object beyond the edge and the canvas will expand automatically.

  2. You can use Scapple on macOS and Windows. Just download Scapple from the website or app store. Scapple is a small one-time payment, requires no account and stores your content locally on your machine. Students and academics can buy Scapple with a 15% discount.

  3. Working with images is easy in Scapple. As mentioned in the previous article, you can just drag the image file from the Finder window in to Scapple. If you need to scale any image, it maintains the correct proportions.

  4. It's easy to turn your document in to a template. Just save the document as usual. Right-click on the document file name in the Finder window and choose Get Info (see screenshot). In the General section in the Get Info panel, check the box next to Stationary Pad. Now when you click on the template to start a new Scapple document, you will only open a copy of the template and not the original template.

Where to Find More Info

Scapple has been around long enough to have a good support structure.

  1. Download the user manual .pdf from the website.

  2. Watch their videos on YouTube.

  3. Get help in the Scapple forum.

  4. Check the FAQ and Knowledge Base.


Literature and Latte Website
Literature and Latte YouTube Channel
Scapple Forum
Scapple Knowledge Base
Scrivener and Scapple screenshots used by permission of Literature and Latte.

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