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“The biggest software advance for writers since the word processor.”
—Michael Marshall Smith

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Typewriter. Ring-binder. Scrapbook. Scrivener combines all the writing tools you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop.

Get Writing

Whatever you’re writing, you’ll be right at home with Scrivener’s familiar formatting tools. But unlike traditional word processors, Scrivener is tailor-made for creating long manuscripts, banishing page fright by allowing you to compose your text in any order, in sections as large or small as you like. Got a great idea but don’t know where it fits? Write when inspiration strikes and find its place later. Grow your manuscript organically, idea by idea.

See the Forest or the Trees

Whether you plan or plunge, Scrivener works your way: meticulously outline every last detail first, or hammer out a complete draft and restructure later. Or do a bit of both. All text sections in Scrivener are fully integrated with its outlining tools, so working with an overview of your manuscript is only ever a tap away, and turning Chapter Four into Chapter One is as simple as drag and drop.

Research Within Reach

Need to refer to research? In Scrivener, your background material is always at hand. Write a description based on a photograph. Reference a video or PDF. Check for consistency with an earlier chapter. On the iPad, open two documents side-by-side; on the iPhone, flip between research and writing with just two taps.

Getting It Out There

Once you’re ready to share your work with the world, simply compile everything into a single document for printing, or export to popular formats such as Word, PDF, Final Draft or plain text. You can even share using different formatting, so that you can write in your favourite font and still keep your editor happy.

Write Anywhere

Take your manuscript with you wherever you go. Sync between devices using Dropbox or copy projects with iTunes. Scrivener is available for iOS, macOS and Windows*, so you can spread out on your Mac or iPad, then pluck your book from your pocket and carry on writing on your iPhone.

* A separate licence is required for each platform.


  • Full rich-text editing

  • Supports footnotes and comments

  • Import and view research material such as image, PDF and media flies

  • See live word and character counts and set targets

  • Apply custom icons to your sections

  • Track ideas using labels and status

  • Scriptwriting mode

  • Find and replace

  • Fully-featured outliner

  • Rearrange sections on the virtual corkboard (iPad only)

  • Import and export Word, RTF, Final Draft and plain text documents

  • Compile to a single document for sharing or printing

  • Sync with other devices or Scrivener for macOS and Windows using Dropbox

  • Copy projects between devices using iTunes

For a full feature list, see Scrivener in the App Store.

Technical Requirements

Any Apple device (iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch) capable of running iOS 9 or greater can run Scrivener.

A valid Dropbox account is required for live sync.

Latest version: 1.1.3 (Release Notes)

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