Scrivener Stories June 22

Writing app Scrivener makes it easier to format your book in Vellum

Scrivener is my favourite writing app, which I use for everything from white papers to novels, and Vellum is my preferred book formatter. The latest Scrivener update makes it easier to combine the two …

Scrivener Stories November 20, 2017

For those of us who do a large amount of writing whether for a living or just for fun, there are a few different apps to choose from. As of today, one of the top choices is getting even better with a huge update. Welcome to Scrivener 3.

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Scrivener Stories July 20, 2016

PSA: Scrivener for iOS is out now, check out our full review

It’s been a long time coming, but the iOS version of the popular writing app Scrivener is now available in the App Store.

Scrivener Stories July 14, 2016

As a writing tool, Scrivener may be a niche app, but it has a fan-base almost unlike any other app I know. For those unfamiliar with it, it’s an app written by a writer for writers. You can read my review of the Mac app here, but I’ll save time by including my summary here.

What Scrivener does is bring together in one place all the resources you are likely to need to plan, research, write and either submit or self-publish a novel. Outlines, pen-portraits of characters, offline copies of web pages, photos, notes, PDFs … absolutely anything and everything that might help you create your opus magnum is right there all within a single app … 

I wouldn’t dream of writing a novel in anything else, and many other writers say the same. Almost everyone I know who has tried it has said that there’s no going back.

There was, though, one major problem with Scrivener: the lack of an iOS app …

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Scrivener Stories January 3, 2014

As you doubtless gathered from my recent Scrivener review, I’m a massive fan of the best Mac app I’ve ever used for creative writing. The TL;DR version is that I wouldn’t dream of attempting to write a novel in anything else. My only real grumble is that we’ve as yet seen no sign of the long-promised iPad version of the app.

I’ve used PlainText with a Dropbox sync as a way of working on Scrivener projects on my iPad, and that works well enough at the writing stage. At the planning, stage, though, I love the corkboard interface. I was thus really interested to see an iOS app that not only provides a very similar corkboard view, but which can export and import to and from Scrivener …  expand full story

Scrivener Stories December 20, 2013

‘Writing a novel’ seems to be one of the default items on most people’s wish-lists. Most never start it, and most of those who start it never finish it, but if you want to make a serious attempt, using Scrivener would definitely be the biggest favor you could do yourself.

I must admit that the idea of specific software for creative writing stuck me as on odd one when I first encountered it. What’s wrong with Pages or Word? It was only once I tried it for myself that I understood.

What Scrivener does is bring together in one place all the resources you are likely to need to plan, research, write and either submit or self-publish a novel. Outlines, pen-portraits of characters, web pages, photos, notes, PDFs … absolute anything and everything that might help you create your opus magnum is right there all within a single app …  expand full story

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