Actually allow to register and show alternatives for items in the Use Alternate list

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20 Jul, 2015 02:09 AM


I would like to be able to write the alternatives to each of the items in the Use Alternate list. Being able to see them for each Use Alternate text highlighted would be a great feature for writers. Thanks for your attention and for this great app.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Brett on 20 Jul, 2015 02:16 PM

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    It's a feature I've considered. However, it would require a lot of setup
    from the user, and a triple tap on the word to load the built in
    Thesaurus in a hovering box seemed more worthwhile.


  2. 2 Posted by lis on 20 Jul, 2015 02:47 PM

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    I am glad you have considered it, Brett.
    I haven't found the feature you mention but I don't see why one must exclude the other.
    I believe the feature you mention covers only words, not the several word expressions which Use Alternate is well made for.
    As far as I know, the feature I request is not offered by any other app or service, whilst synonims and antonyms are easy to find somewhere else.
    I believe such a feature, if it includes the possibility to include several alternatives, would be great for writers for the very same reason you have mention: because there is a great number of alternatives, easier to key in once than to keep in mind the whole lot of expressions and their alternatives.
    On top of that it would be a way for writers in languages other than English to customize the app for their writing.

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