"The biggest software advance for writers since the word processor."
  • Best-selling novelist Michael Marshall Smith

    Scrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers designed for composing and structuring long and difficult documents. While it gives you complete control of the formatting, its focus is on getting you to the end of that awkward first draft.

    Compose your text in any order and in pieces as large or small as you like. View the components of your draft individually or as a whole. Import and refer to research files such as images and PDFs alongside your writing.

    Whether you prefer to outline first, hammer out your first draft and restructure later, or do a bit of both, Scrivener's corkboard and outliner tools are completely integrated with the text, so working with an overview of your draft is just a click away.

    Scrivener's users include best-selling novelists, screenwriters, students, academics, lawyers, journalists and translators. It won't presume to tell you how to write - it just provides an array of flexible tools that allow you to do things your way, no matter what kind of writing you do.


    Getting Started
  • Project templates for novels, scripts, APA and MLA essays and more (or create your own)
  • Interactive tutorial project
  • Import common text files such as .rtf, .doc, .docx, .fdx, .txt, .opml and .odt
  • Break up imported texts using the "Split at Selection" or "Import and Split" features

  • Create and access your work in any order using the "binder" source list
  • "Scrivenings" mode temporarily combines disparate documents into a single text for viewing and editing
  • Full-screen mode
  • Scriptwriting mode for screenplays, stage plays, comic scripts and more
  • Familiar text formatting tools
  • Live word and character counts
  • Mark up your text with comments
  • Make notes in the sidebar which become footnotes or endnotes upon print or export
  • "Snapshots" allow you to store earlier versions of texts and revert to them at any time
  • Name generator
  • MathType support
  • Set goals using project and document targets
  • Auto-save
  • Automatic backups

  • Associate a synopsis with any document in your project
  • A virtual corkboard lets you rearrange documents using their associated synopses
  • A fully-featured outliner provides complete control over a project's structure
  • Project-wide search
  • Track ideas using labels and keywords

  • Import research such as image, .pdf and media files
  • Import web pages
  • View research files (or other text documents) alongside your writing
  • Transcribe audio files

    Getting It Out There
  • Compile your manuscript for submission or self-publishing
  • Export to popular formats such as .doc, .rtf and plain text
  • Print or generate PDF files
  • Export .epub or Kindle files
  • Export to Final Draft .fdx format
  • Supports MultiMarkdown for LaTeX export
  • Sync text files with popular iPhone and iPad apps via Dropbox or Simplenote

    For more information, please watch the videos on our website.


    We have a whole heap of testimonials from published authors - see our testimonials page at to read what they have to say about Scrivener.

    Scrivener 2.0 was awarded a Macworld 2010 Eddy (as was Scrivener 1.0 in 2007) and has received five-star reviews from MacUser and MacFormat.


    If you have any questions or feedback, you can contact us by email on, via our support forum at or on Twitter @scrivenerapp.

    Thank you!

  • What's New
  • Enhanced for Mountain Lion.
  • Easily share your daily writing achievements via Twitter using the Project Targets panel (Mountain Lion-only).
  • On Mountain Lion, if Growl isn't installed, target notifications use Notification Center.
  • On Mountain Lion, Quick Look gestures on outlines and the corkboard will bring up a QuickReference or Quick Look panel.
  • Scrivener is now sandboxed in accordance with the new App Store rules.
  • Vastly improved support for importing and exporting .doc, .docx and .odt files (note that the improved converters require Java to be installed; if Java isn't installed, the older, regular converters are used instead).
  • In Lion's full screen mode, if the binder or inspector are hidden, they will now slide out when you place the cursor at the edge of the screen (and there is a new option in the "Appearance" pane of the Preferences to hide the binder and inspector upon entering full screen mode).
  • Support for MultiMarkdown 3.0.
  • Exported PDFs now support internal links (e.g. for tables of contents) and navigable outlines.
  • Compile can now export to multiple .docx chapters for importing into iBooks Author.
  • Sections can be set to start on either recto or verso pages when compiling to PDF or for printing.
  • Many other improvements to Compile.
  • Groups can now be set always to open in a particular view mode (using "Lock Group Mode" in the header bar or View > Editor menus).
  • You can now set the types of plain text documents that should be imported as editable text in the Preferences.
  • External folder syncing now supports arbitrary path extensions for plain text format (so that you can set it to ".md" to use with Elements, for instance).
  • Added "Sync with External Folder Now" to the File menu, and a toolbar item to do the same.
  • Added an option to the Preferences to have snapshots automatically taken whenever "Save" is invoked manually.
  • Multiple documents can now be dragged from the binder and dropped onto the "QuickRef" toolbar item to open them all in QuickReference windows.
  • Added option to "Formatting" preferences for terminating footnotes and comments before punctuation, as required in languages such as French and Spanish.
  • You can now specify exact image dimensions when resizing images in the text editor.
  • You can now specify a particular forename or surname in the Name Generator, or tell it to search for only forenames or surnames beginning or ending with particular letters.
  • You can now export the source files along with your Kindle .mobi, should you wish to tweak them manually.
  • Improvements to line spacing around images.
  • More accessibility improvements.
  • Memory usage optimisations.
  • Hundreds of other minor refinements.
  • Many bug-fixes.

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