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Scrivener is a project management and writing tool for writers of all kinds that stays with you from that first unformed idea all the way through to the first - or even final - draft. Outline and structure your ideas; take notes; storyboard your masterpiece using a powerful virtual corkboard; view research while you write; track themes using keywords; dynamically combine multiple scenes into a single text. Scrivener has already been enthusiastically adopted by best-selling novelists and novices alike. Outline... Edit... Storyboard... Write.

What's New

Version 2.5:

Refinements and Changes--
Mavericks Compatible
  • Scrivener has been updated to be fully compatible with Mavericks, including support for tags when saving and exporting.
Localisations
  • The main interface has been translated into German, French and Spanish (other languages to come). By default, the more...

Requirements

OS X 10.6 or later

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Scrivener has become my default writing program. I edit a magazine, and have one project for that. Another project handles all my blog posts (4 blogs). Another one handles all my seminary curriculum. And a 4th project handles all staff meetings. The more...

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Version 2.4.1
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22duke Member IconReview+246
22duke
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did consider the reduced price and wanted to purchase it. I fortunately downloaded the demo first and it doesn’t even open under Mavericks so no use

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Version 2.5
Lev
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I and heaven knows how many others use Scrivener under Mavericks without any problems at all. I suggest you have a look at your installations of both the OS and Scrivener. Sure you didn't download the Windows version by mistake? That definitely won't run...

Xenophile
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It works fine under Mavericks.

Why did you give it half a star? If you're going to nail a developer with such a low rating, it would be considerate to at least explain WHY you gave it the low rating.

Johninsapporo Member IconReview+46
Johninsapporo
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Scrivener truly is amazing. It's obviously created by someone who knows what it is to brainstorm ideas and gather them into a coherent whole.

It's well worth $45.

And a steal at half price.

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Version 2.5
Mknphotos Member IconReview+1
Mknphotos
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I've published 3 books that I've written with Scrivener. If you do any long form writing at all, you owe it to yourself to check it out. And it this price, it's a real deal. I can't say a bad thing about it. You won't be disappointed.

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Version 2.5
Sjnmu Member IconReview+4
Sjnmu
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Scrivener is an amazing app - I have tried many writing apps, and it stands out as by far the most flexible and powerful.

Support is great too - both direct support and an active forum.

I think it's a bargain even at full price - and I would encourage anyone who writes anything longer than a Tweet to try it!

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Version 2.5
burkanov Member IconReview+62
burkanov
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Scrivener is very cool and mighty app. I used it for research and writing UX-related stuff (user interviews, personas, user stories, e.t.c.) It has lot of features and therefore a relativ complicated interface - but it's logical, predictable and self-explainable (unlike Devonthink). This software has a good spirit. I wish it long and successful life and all the best to dev team. The only thing I was really missing was a good clipping extension for Safari.

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Version 2.5
Amberv
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Thanks for the nice review! Regarding clippings, we do actually have a number of Services available. You might need to enable them in your System Preferences "Keyboard" panel if they aren't showing up. Simply select your text, right-click, and clip to Scrivener. This should work from any standard Mac application, Safari included.

Nova-Bossa-Nova Member IconReview+32
Nova-Bossa-Nova
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I just can't live without this application!

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Version 2.5
jemib Member IconReview+13
jemib
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I like it, the only problem I've had is importing a huge Openoffice document. Can't get that to work, but must be a problem with the huge document itself. I also like the company, they seem to be a bunch of nice people.

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Version 2.5
Amberv
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Try saving as RTF from OpenOffice. We use a Java converter kit for ODT by default which is high-quality, but slow. RTF on the other hand is Scrivener's native format. You will find it exponentially faster and at times more accurate.

Radus Member IconReview+25
Radus
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Version 2.5 ; Mavericks is unusable
there is a terrible slowdown in scrolling pdf's inside scrivener ("laggy") - we can not work with it ! please correct this bug, it is not on the apple side - preview under mavericks is very fast

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Version 2.5
Amberv
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Preview does not use Apple's PDF Kit (which should tell you something about it) which all other third-party developers use. It is very likely that if you test your PDFs in other non-Apple programs you will find the same issues. I have sampled problematic PDF files before, optimised them using Acrobat Pro, and found the results to be vastly improved in Scrivener and other programs.

If you do not find similar results yourself, please feel free to contact our support channel to ask for assistance.

Radus
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Ambrev thanks for your answer, meanwhile I switched to DevonThink Pro, it is a little bit better suited for my pdf-needs, in DevoTink Pro is not any problem using pdf's, don't know who's kit they use - but it is a 64bit .app so there may be there are the differences - between pdf-kit 32bit and pdf-kit 64bit ?

Aargl Member IconReview+352
Aargl
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Scrivener is also very useful as an organization tool, classifying documents in folders or using the documents as you can use styles in Word to classify bits of information. It's not its primary use, but it's doing great at that too.
The only reproach I can make is the dev's promise to make localizations, years ago! It has become a kind of Loch Ness Monster... (except that someone pretend they have seen Nessie ;-)

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Version 2.4.1
Pacmanen
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there is localizations now just not sure if they are what you missed :-)

Aargl
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Great news! Thanks for pointing that! :-)

Gazman Member IconComment+189
Gazman
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Just wondering why MacUpdate doesn't list Scrivener as one of the highlighted (red) applications? Every single writer I know uses it.

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Version 2.4.1
Nontroppo
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Indeed, I've also wondered that. Also Scrivener is the single application that has converted more people I know to switch to Mac than any other.

Psychiatry
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Probably because the developer doesn't pay a fee for this privilege.

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Downloads 79,484
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Date 23 Oct 2013
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $45.00
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