Scrivener

Scrivener

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
4.5
From 1,952 Ratings

Description

*** 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 ios.support@literatureandlatte.com, visit our forums at http://www.literatureandlatte.com/forum, or find us @scrivenerapp on Twitter.

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Reviews

  • Does not sync to Dropbox as promised

    1
    By kleigh64!
    Ridiculous to pretend that it does. Don’t waste your time and money.
  • It’s more-or-less okay but...

    2
    By MrGranky
    ...overpriced and synching just doesn’t work. Or, if it does work, the method by which it does work is infuriatingly obscure. Bottom line: This is, maybe a $1.99 app, and even then, I’d think twice.
  • Ok app

    2
    By Tyrsman
    It’s ok, appears to be an abandoned app with no updates in a year. No templates for us iOS only users. Poor never improved tutorial, etc... Not worth the current price. Has great potential with just a little more work!
  • May You NOT Have an Exciting Life!

    5
    By David n GA
    There is a very old Eastern European curse that goes “may you have an exciting life”. The point of the curse is that your life will become exciting in a bad way. When I use any form of technology I expect my life to become exciting. I wait for crashes, maddening work arounds, and just general nonsense. I hope whatever it is solves more problems than it caused. This app has been a refreshing change. It is absolutely boring in its rock solid performance and dependability. I do take the precaution to email myself projects as PDF files periodically to get a copy off my iPad Pro, just in case. I do not use Dropbox or the Apple Cloud since I do not trust them. The IOS version is a subset of the mac version which to be honest is not made clear. You will also find the support site gives advice without being clear which version the information applies to. One thing which I do find to be inexcusable is the inability to mark up a really long multi-chapter Word document and cleanly import it. I had to do that for a 512 page project in Word, and it took me 10 days to complete the import into proper chapters in three books. You will also find the white space at the end of your chapters is missing when you output as a PDF or Word. The next chapter title will be a few lines after the end of your chapter, throwing you page count off. If you take a look at the compressed backups you will see they are out of order, and chapters you deleted are still there. That is why I email clear text backups to myself. I now have three projects in the app, one about 530 pages in three books, one with 561,000 words and 2,400 pages in ten books, and one a training outline of 120+ pages. They say you can write just about anything in it which seems true enough. Once you start using it and have learned the limitations and quirks your life will not be exciting.
  • Love this- iOS sync not so much update

    1
    By Jsphanson
    I love the way I can organize things in scrivener! I use it for planning my YouTube channel and website content, write content, organize research and so much more! The only thing that would improve if the sync was more seamless like with evernote. Update I am changing my 5 star review to a 1 star until they fix the sync issue. It’s been years now that the syncing for this app doesn’t work correctly and it is truly frustrating to work on something so long and then have a failure to get it on my desktop. I find myself using bear to write on my phone then copy it into scrivener in my desktop because the best sync works so well but they don’t have the structure that scrivener has. So I do a chapter at a time in my phone then copy and paste. I hope that helps anyone else who is really frustrated by all this.
  • An unparalleled writing tool.

    5
    By casey_lyn_clark
    The single most productive writing tool I've found in fifteen years of writing. I'm never without it.
  • Sync works perfectly.

    5
    By Scott_F
    I read a lot of bad reviews. Read the directions in the tutorial. I bought the Mac version as well. Read the directions. It syncs both ways just fine.
  • Good job scrivener

    5
    By ctv583
    I like this program to I got a iPhone flash drive that syncs
  • Sync is a mess

    2
    By Xaserax
    Have lost work due to the sloppy syncing set up. Gave an extra star because I like the desktop version so much.
  • Say

    1
    By nagaragumo
    Too hard to use for newbie who just want to write story for fun. I always end up in the tutorial for 4 days now. Unlike other simple apps you get to write your story right away with all things set up. Lots of $5 app gets you going right away. If there is zero star this is what I would rate cause up to now I still do not know how to use this thing. Crap crap crap. My advice . Don’t buy.

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