What’s New

Version 3.1.3

• Added a new “Matching Texts” feature to the Bookmarks area of the Inspector. This lists all documents that share a paragraph or sentence with the current document. Double-clicking a result selects matching text in the main editor.
• Added a new corkboard preference, “Compress threads when arranged by label”. This is turned on by default, and interleaves cards on the board so that they take up less space when “Arrange by Label” is turned on.
• Improvements to MultiMarkdown copy and export.
• Improvements to scriptwriting pagination.
• Compiling dual dialogue for scripts now works with more formats than just screenplays.
• Many other enhancements and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
131 Ratings

131 Ratings

Get Rich or Die Typing ,

Perfect for writing a novel!

I was writing a novel in Apple Pages and found myself keeping notes about current chapters in bullets at the bottom of the file, or in other note-taking apps, or in separate Pages files, along with things like character descriptions. It was messy at best, and required me to keep scrolling around for notes in the manuscript document itself or in other files. Scrivener keeps everything in one place. Notes for a current chapter/scene can be side by side with the text itself as you write, which is great. And the app itself works really well. Not only is the interface extremely well thought-out, things like keeping the text in standard RTF files instead of some hidden proprietary format is great, and reassuring should the Scrivener file itself become corrupted — you can still get your text out. And of course the ability to split chapters/scenes into seperate sections to work on is great, and something I couldn't do with Pages, unless I wanted to create completely separate .pages files. Everything feels far more manageable and productive using Scrivenver and I highly recommend it for writing a novel!

Monkeyboy_Forever ,

Greatest writing software ever

I fell out of love with Scrivener for a while, and moved over to another writing program which was a bit simpler to use. With version 3, I’m now firmly back. I’ve learnt that it’s best not to try and get overwhelmed by Scrivener’s many options. Indeed, it’s possible to use it straight out of the box without feeling the need to learn very single facet of the program. Even if you just use its organizational features at their simplest, taking advantage of the binder to put things in appropriate folders, it makes the writing process a whole lot smoother. The look has been given a makeover as well, and it looks a lot more like a macOS program than the previous version. It’s all very slick. Scrivener, I’m sorry I left you. Never again! A great piece of software all round, and one that should be in every writer’s arsenal, no matter what you write.

TypesWithHammers ,

Game Changer

I write fiction in an attempt to earn my stripes to become a novelist. (Not yet giving up the day job!).
I've always used MS Word and it has been fine. Scrivener V2 didn't look polished and I was content with Word. However, Scrivener V3 is a at a whole different level and a boon to any writer. So many features and analytics, so much information at your fingerips, so easy to flick beteen scenes, chapters, other works, that I realised just how limiting working with Word had been. With a huge number of tutorials and videos available on the web I don't need to go into any great detail here, when you can get it from the experts. Customer support is excellent, and I can't imagine using anything else to help organise and compile my works. Total fan.


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