Why We Recommend This:
"This is the tool that I use for writing. I used to compile my ebooks with this, but I recently switched to a new application. That said it has serious compiling features: ebooks, manuscripts, print books, etc. But that's not why I use it. I use it as a writing processor. It's a clean interface with fantastic organizational features. Honestly, there are more features available than I currently utilize, but my goal is to tap into those sooner rather than later. Definitely give this software a spin."
Scrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers that allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long and difficult documents. While it gives you complete control of the formatting, its focus is on helping you get to the end of that awkward first draft.
Writing a novel, research paper, script or any long-form text involves more than hammering away at the keys until you’re done. Collecting research, ordering fragmented ideas, shuffling index cards in search of that elusive structure—most writing software is fired up only after much of the hard work is over. Enter Scrivener: a word processor and project management tool that stays with you from that first, unformed idea all the way through to the final draft. Outline and structure your ideas, take notes, view research alongside your writing and compose the constituent pieces of your text in isolation or in context. Scrivener won’t tell you how to write – it just makes all the tools you have scattered around your desk available in one application.
Scrivener puts everything you need for structuring, writing and editing long documents at your fingertips. On the left of the window, the “binder” allows you to navigate between the different parts of your manuscript, your notes, and research materials, with ease. Break your text into pieces as small or large as you want – so you can forget wrestling with one long document. Restructuring your draft is as simple as drag and drop. Select a single document to edit a section of your manuscript in isolation, or use “Scrivenings” mode to work on multiple sections as though they were one: Scrivener makes it easy to switch between focussing on the details and stepping back to get a wider view of your composition.
- Scrivener for Mac requires OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or above. Scrivener 2 is fully compatible with OS X 10.9 (Mavericks).
- Intel Only: An Intel-based Mac is required to run Scrivener.
- Scrivener for Mac App Store requires OS X 10.6.7 or above, owing to the fact that the Mac App Store itself cannot be installed on an older version of 10.6.
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