Scrivener
Scrivener
3.1.4

4.8

Scrivener free download for Mac

Scrivener

3.1.4
13 October 2019

Project management and word processing tool for writers.

Overview

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 in Scrivener

Version 3.1.4:

Updated for macOS 10.15 Catalina compatibility.

Changes:
  • Clicking the “X” button on a comment to remove it now scrolls to the location in the text where the comment was located.
  • “Update Document Links to Use Target Titles” in Edit > Text Tidying now removes links to documents that no longer exist.
  • Find by Formatting can now search in the URLs of links.
  • Removed script summary and note font options from Compile for FDX since Final Draft now ignores these settings.
  • Updated the abbreviated title placeholder in Compile metadata to show “Use Title”, as a more accurate indicator if the field’s function.
  • When “Base page view size on” is set to “Compile settings”, the page size now ignores the Compile settings and uses the File > Page Setup settings for Compile formats that do not support page settings.
  • Updated a number of Compile formats.
  • Page break characters are now stripped out of the text when compiling to ebook or HTML formats, to avoid HTML errors.
Fixes:
  • Fixed bug with PDF cover images that could cause them to be cropped incorrectly.
  • Worked around an Apple issue whereby file links dragged in would use an arcane private Apple ID scheme rather than the file path.
  • Fixed bug whereby pressing up/down buttons on corkboard arranged by label when there was no selection would throw an exception.
  • Fixed bug that could cause a crash with unfound bookmarks.
  • Fixed bug whereby shadow artefacts could be left in page layout view until resized when switching the “Base page view size on” preference.
  • Fixed bug whereby Opt-clicking on the “open collection” arrow in the collections header, which loads all documents set to “Include in Compile” into the editor, would erroneously include a representation of the collection itself in the corkboard or outliner.
  • Fixed a bug whereby certain toolbar items could have text drawn over them on Catalina.
  • Worked around an OS bug whereby the bold and italic menu items would not work on Catalina.
  • Worked around an OS bug whereby the UI elements of the main window may not resize correctly on Catalina.
  • Fixed an issue whereby epubcheck would report a warning for sections with no explicit title in Scrivener.
  • Fixed a bug whereby an exception could be thrown when entering composition mode, causing buttons in the control strip to go missing, if the screen size had changed since first launching composition mode.
  • Fixed bug whereby newly-created styles would include Inspector comments until the project was closed and reopened.

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Hydester
12 October 2019

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The most perfect piece of software. Quite outstanding. If you are considering writing seriously, this program is the answer to you needs. You can collate all your research, see the structure of your work and take snapshots so you can easily revert to earlier versions. In fact the number of features are too many to put in a review. To understand Scrivener's full potential watch their support videos. Amazing. Thanks L&L!
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Version 3.1.4
DragonMaster
28 October 2019
Once upon a time there was no Scrivener and the world was cold and void. Then Scrivener 3.1.4 arose and the World is full of light and the void has vanished! I just completed a 2,500 page 5 volume work with 1,1000 notes and references all linked. When complied to both eBook and PDF format the Gods of Scrivener created a perfect collection with perfectly functional html links a ton and index with ZERO errors. AND, no change of my layout, fonts...this is a HELL YES purchase!!!
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Version 3.1.4
Hydester
12 October 2019
The most perfect piece of software. Quite outstanding. If you are considering writing seriously, this program is the answer to you needs. You can collate all your research, see the structure of your work and take snapshots so you can easily revert to earlier versions. In fact the number of features are too many to put in a review. To understand Scrivener's full potential watch their support videos. Amazing. Thanks L&L!
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Version 3.1.4
purchasing-10
07 October 2019
I have been using this app for five years, and I am still finding more to love. It is a one stop shop for collating and organising data for a book project and wonderful for gathering and rearranging data in new ways. I have been living inside the program for the last three and a half month as I work on a new book. Feels like home. Thank you L&L
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Version 3.1.3
Johninsapporo
02 September 2019
Brilliant. Utterly brilliant.
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Version 3.1.3
kingjj
27 June 2019
Up until about a year ago, the only writing app I used was BBEdit. The combination of the glossary and hot-keys meant I could make it do whatever I needed it to, quickly. I really felt it was all that I needed. Still, a friend urged me to try out Scrivener, the seemingly ubiquitous writer's app. Be it playwrights, novelists, scriptwriters, or technical writers, it seemed that everybody used it. The lesson here is, if something seems to be ubiquitous, there's probably a very good reason. Unlike BBEdit, I didn't have to lift the hood to make Scrivener do anything because it did it all already, In fact, it does so much that the $50 price tag that seemed a little steep, now seems like an incredible bargain,. And unlike many programs that do a lot, Scrivener manages to keep a clean, intuitive interface (even though it comes with a tutorial, I managed to figure out everything I wanted out of it with little to no fuss, and no tutorial). Thus far, I've only mentioned things that were possible with BBEdit, just easier with Scrivener. but we deviate from that with one very important aspect; organization. Basically, if you write out-of-order like myself, Scrivener is your new best friend. You can chop your manuscript into chapters, scenes, paragraphs, sentences, LETTERS and arrange. re-arrange, and re-re-arrange to your hearts content all via drag and drop. Getting my manuscript in order used to be a nightmare. Now, I kid you not, it's actually kind of fun. In fact, there's your review: Scrivener makes an aspect of writing kind of fun. I can't think of anything that glows more than that. PS If it ever crashed, I don't remember it happening. It certainly never had a crash that lost work, those things I don't forget.
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Version 3.1.3
bobembry
20 February 2019
Very useful ★★★★★
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Version 3.1.2
Derekcurrie
09 November 2018
Version 3.1.1 is now available as a patch for v3.1. Here are the release notes: "Hotfix 3.1.0.1: fixed bug causing a crash when loading Scrivener with certain older appearance preferences." NOTE: For reasons incomprehensible, version 3.1.1 (as it is identified by the Scrivener application itself) has also been confusingly listed as "3.1.0.1", as seen in the release notes above, and as "3.1.01" on their website. Someone's a bit hungover at Literature and Latte, apparently. I've never seen chaotic mis-numbering like this before. Just know that they are all the same thing, that being v3.1.1.
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Version 3.1
sbenitezb
11 April 2018
Great experience and a very complete application.
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Version 3.0.2
Bento de Espinosa
20 March 2018
For what it does and what you can do with it, it is cheap! It is a wonderful program, and I cannot live without it.
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Version 3.0.2
Guirou
16 March 2018
parfait pour mener à bien un essai, un roman ou d’une manière générale une œuvre littéraire.
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Version 3.0.2