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 dont 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 youre 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.
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
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
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
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)
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
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. Scrivener is not compatible with iCloud.
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