By Literature & Latte

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2016-07-20
  • Current Version: 1.1.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 26.96 MB
  • Developer: Literature & Latte
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 1,238 Ratings


*** Featured in App Store Best of 2016 *** “The biggest software advance for writers since the word processor.” —Michael Marshall Smith, bestselling author Typewriter. Ring-binder. Scrapbook. Scrivener combines all the writing tools you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop. Tailor-made for creating long manuscripts, Scrivener banishes 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 favorite font and still keep your editor happy. FEATURES Get Started • Interactive tutorial project • Keep each manuscript and supporting materials in a self-contained project • Import Word, RTF, Final Draft and plain text files • Easily split imported text into separate sections Get Writing • Write your manuscript in sections of any size • View all sections as a single text using the “Draft Navigator” (iPad only) • Quickly navigate sections using the “binder” sidebar • Format with fonts and presets • Comments, footnotes, links and highlights • Simple bullets and lists • Insert images • Pinch-zoom to resize text • Full-screen mode (iPad only) • Typewriter scrolling mode keeps typed text center-screen (iPad only) • Write a screenplay using scriptwriting mode • Live word and character counts • Set word and character count targets • Find and replace • Customizable keyboard row provides quick-access buttons for formatting, navigation and punctuation • Comprehensive keyboard shortcuts for external keyboard users • Dark mode Find Your Structure • Write in any order and reorganize later • Write a synopsis for any text section and see it in the outline • Expand, collapse and drill down into sections of your project • Rearrange sections as index cards on the corkboard (iPad only) • Project-wide search • Track ideas using labels and status • Apply custom icons to your sections Refer to Research • Import research material such as image, PDF and media flies • View research files or other sections right alongside your writing (iPad only) • Every section has its own notes area for jotting down ideas • Supports multi-tasking split screen mode (supported devices only) Share Your Work • Compile to a single document for sharing or printing • Use different formatting in your exported or printed document • Export to Word, RTF, Final Draft, PDF or plain text • Convert rich text to Markdown for sharing with Markdown apps • Create and email zipped backups of your projects Work Anywhere • Use Dropbox to sync between devices and with the macOS and Windows versions of Scrivener* • Copy projects between devices via iTunes * Requires a Dropbox account (not compatible with iCloud). SUPPORT You can contact us at, visit our forums at, or find us @scrivenerapp on Twitter.



  • Love Scrivener

    By rustyhinges
    Scrivener has been with me for a long time. I love it’s endless flexibility. The latest Mac update and iOS release are very, very good.
  • So happy with this app

    By Skitten0069
    Normally I won't spend over $1.99 on an app, but this one was well worth the cost. I now use it for all my writing needs, from writing lists, drafting emails, to writing a book. It was a little cumbersome to figure out the file system at first but then once I did I luved it. Having arrow keys to move around the page is fantastic. So far it has never lost any of my work even when I had to quit suddenly. Dark mode is really nice to have for drafting long emails, saves on headaches for sure! This is an all around useful writing app, I recommend it highly.
  • Convoluted

    By grape_ape_grape_ape
    This app is way more complicated than it needs to be, and to make matters worse there is no real comprehensive help documentation for the iPad version. As such you're pretty much on your own when sorting through some of it's features, and certain to be baffled by the pretentious praise heaped on this program. Sorry folks, I have to say it, the emperor Scrivener hasn't got any clothes on.
  • super slow sync w scrivener 3 ruins this app

    By herefortherefreshments
    if you are considering this app, you may be picturing a seamless sync like evernote or notes or ulysses boasts. but seamless is not what you’ll get. “that’s ok,” you say, “i don’t mind waiting for a sync before i start using the app and manually syncing when i’m done with my impromptu writing session.” but what you don’t realize is that with more and more pages and projects, the sync will need to “download file list” every. time. you. sync. this will increasingly take more and more time—just as prep to sync. eventually this little step will take minutes, not seconds. so now you plan your ios writing sessions and suffer through the painful syncing process so you can have the convenience of working on your book anywhere. but, eventually, the sync issue is such a bother you simply take your notes in evernote and paste them into scrivener on your desktop when you get a chance. and you weep a little.
  • Sync is far from "flawless"

    By Sunowl maw
    Absolutely do not get this if you really need it to sync reliably--it won't. Very bold move to charge the price they do and outright audacious to call the syncing process "flawlessly." Expect to struggle with old versions and overwriting if you do try it. Not recommended, just write in a word document or note taking software like Besr or Evernite, then paste that into your desktop Scrivner.
  • Needs Handwriting Feature

    By Breanna Monique
    For those who use styluses such as the Apple Pencil, taking down notes in Scrivener would be great. Other than that, this is a fantastic app
  • Love the app.

    By phlamingo
    It’s everything I want. Only complaint is that it’s nearly impossible to select text without the selection racing up or down. Very difficult to select just a few words. Would give 5 stars if this gets fixed
  • So marvellously maddening

    By Ichiban Sasuke
    Two comments: 1. the app and desktop versions are glorious. 2. The sync system destroys all that glory.
  • Phenomenal

    By Timinater
    This is an excellent writing app for iOS, especially for the iPad!! Thank you so much for the great work!!
  • More maddening syncing

    By Drnolaa
    Scrivener is very good but the syncing has to be worked out. I thought I was just a glutton for punishment but realized after reading ‘Maddening syncing’ review that fixing the sync over 20 times is not normal. I keep coming back because there are things I really like about the app but if things don’t flow I will have to go elsewhere.