"The biggest software advance for writers since the word processor."
- Best-selling novelist Michael Marshall Smith
Scrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers designed for composing and structuring long and difficult documents. While it gives you complete control of the formatting, its focus is on getting you to the end of that awkward first draft.
Compose your text in any order and in pieces as large or small as you like. View the components of your draft individually or as a whole. Import and refer to research files such as images and PDFs alongside your writing.
Whether you prefer to outline first, hammer out your first draft and restructure later, or do a bit of both, Scrivener's corkboard and outliner tools are completely integrated with the text, so working with an overview of your draft is just a click away.
Scrivener's users include best-selling novelists, screenwriters, students, academics, lawyers, journalists and translators. It won't presume to tell you how to write - it just provides an array of flexible tools that allow you to do things your way, no matter what kind of writing you do.
- Project templates for novels, scripts, APA and MLA essays and more (or create your own)
- Interactive tutorial project
- Import common text files such as .rtf, .doc, .docx, .fdx, .txt, .opml and .odt
- Break up imported texts using the "Split at Selection" or "Import and Split" features
- Create and access your work in any order using the "binder" source list
- "Scrivenings" mode temporarily combines disparate documents into a single text for viewing and editing
- Full-screen mode
- Scriptwriting mode for screenplays, stage plays, comic scripts and more
- Familiar text formatting tools
- Live word and character counts
- Mark up your text with comments
- Make notes in the sidebar which become footnotes or endnotes upon print or export
- "Snapshots" allow you to store earlier versions of texts and revert to them at any time
- Name generator
- MathType support
- Set goals using project and document targets
- Automatic backups
- Associate a synopsis with any document in your project
- A virtual corkboard lets you rearrange documents using their associated synopses
- A fully-featured outliner provides complete control over a project's structure
- Project-wide search
- Track ideas using labels and keywords
- Import research such as image, .pdf and media files
- Import web pages
- View research files (or other text documents) alongside your writing
- Transcribe audio files
Getting It Out There
- Compile your manuscript for submission or self-publishing
- Export to popular formats such as .doc, .rtf and plain text
- Print or generate PDF files
- Export .epub or Kindle files
- Export to Final Draft .fdx format
- Supports MultiMarkdown for LaTeX export
- Sync text files with popular iPhone and iPad apps via Dropbox or Simplenote
For more information, please watch the videos on our website.
TESTIMONIALS AND AWARDS
We have a whole heap of testimonials from published authors - see our testimonials page at http://www.literatureandlatte.com/testimonials.php to read what they have to say about Scrivener.
Scrivener 2.0 was awarded a Macworld 2010 Eddy (as was Scrivener 1.0 in 2007) and has received five-star reviews from MacUser and MacFormat.
If you have any questions or feedback, you can contact us by email on firstname.lastname@example.org, via our support forum at http://www.literatureandlatte.com/forum or on Twitter @scrivenerapp.
• 2.4.1 fixes a bug with installing 2.4 on OS X 10.6, and fixes several minor 2.4 bugs, including a bug whereby external references to files with spaces in their paths could not be opened. 2.4.1 also makes the following changes:
• "Show Titles in Scrivenings" has been moved to the Format > Options menu.
• Updated certain non-Retina toolbar items to match those used on Retina displays.
• Forward references are now supported in autonumbering.
• Renamed "Authorize Directory Access" to "Authorize Folder Access" for clarity.
• Removed MultiMarkdown to meet App Store sandboxing requirements (Scrivener can still use MultiMarkdown if it is installed separately by the user though).
• Minor changes to the backup folder defaults to meet App Store sandboxing requirements (you may be prompted to choose your backup folder the first time you launch this version as a result).
What Was New in 2.4:
• Scrivener is now fully Retina Display compatible (every icon and graphic has been recreated at twice the size to take full advantage of the Retina display).
• Added support for Regular Expressions in all find and replace features (Lion and above only).
• Many improvements and additions to Compile.
• Added full support for the Fountain screenplay syntax (http://fountain.io) to Import, Import and Split, Export, Compile and External Folder Sync.
• Added drag-and-drop support for Scapple notes (Scapple is our upcoming freeform mind-mapping-type app).
• The Scratch Pad can now be set up to use plain text, making it easy to sync scratch pad notes with iOS apps.
• Inspector comments and footnotes can now be zoomed with the text.
• Updated MultiMarkdown package to 3.7.
• Improved e-book export, in particular to accommodate Amazon's stricter Kindle formatting rules and to avoid iTunes Producer rejecting certain EPUB files.
• Fixed bug whereby Scrivener could stop saving documents that were part of a scrivenings session that had been open for more than two days.
• Over 100 other refinements and bug-fixes - for the full list, please see http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivChangeList.php.
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