for Mac OS X
(Not available for Windows)

“The biggest software advance for writers since the word processor.”
- Michael Marshall Smith

Writing a book, short story or research paper is about more than hammering away at the keys until it's done. Research, scrawling fragmentary ideas that don't seem to fit anywhere yet, collecting faded photos from old newspapers, shuffling index cards to find that elusive structure - most writing software is only fired up after much of the hard work is already done. Enter Scrivener: writing software 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 just to see how they fit. Scrivener has already been enthusiastically adopted by best-selling novelists, academics, lawyers, script writers and journalists - whatever you write, grow your ideas in style.

What is it?
Scrivener is a word processor and project management tool created specifically for writers of long texts such as novels and research papers. It won't try to tell you how to write - it just makes all the tools you have scattered around your desk available in one application.
Who uses it?
Scrivener is in use by all sorts of writers - its flexible interface and feature-set mean it isn't limited only to novel-writing (although a number of best-selling novelists now use it - see our Testimonials page); anyone working on a long and difficult writing project that requires structure and research, or which becomes hard to keep track of in a regular word processor, may find Scrivener useful. People currently using Scrivener include:

  • Novelists
  • Short-Story Writers
  • Screenwriters
  • Playwrights
  • Comics and Graphic Novel Writers
  • Comedians
  • Academics and Students
  • Lawyers
  • Business and Technical Writers
  • Journalists
  • Biographers and Memoirists
  • Lecturers

Mac OS X 10.4 and above only
(not compatible with Windows)

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12.5% academic discount available.


Edit Multiple Documents
Create limitless documents in the same project and edit them separately or merge them dynamically and edit them as a whole.

Virtual index cards store a synopsis for every document you create. Storyboard and rearrange your project by moving them around on the corkboard.

A fully-featured outliner helps you take control of the structure of your work.

Use a powerful keywords system to keep track of characters, themes or ideas.

Full Screen Editing
View your text in full screen for distraction-free composition.

Export your finished draft to your favourite word processor for final formatting, including support for footnotes, annotations and images.

Scrivener requires Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or above.

Universal application for both Intel and PowerPC Macs.

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