“The biggest software advance for writers since the word processor.”
—Michael Marshall Smith
Typewriter. Ring-binder. Scrapbook. Scrivener combines all the writing tools you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Find and replace
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
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: 1.0.1 (Release Notes)