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Scrivener 1.7 for Windows Now Available

Scrivener 1.7 for Windows is a massive update, bringing many new features and refinements. It is also free to everyone who has a valid licence. Click to read more about it!

An Update on the iOS Version of Scrivener

Given the number of tweets and messages we get enquiring after the progress of our iOS version (thank you everyone for your enthusiasm!), I wanted to give everyone a quick update, since there have been some important developments recently. As many of you know, development started on Scrivener for iPad and iPhone early in 2012, […]

Scrivener Temporarily Withdrawn from MAS – UPDATE: Scrivener is available again

UPDATE 20/03/13: Scrivener is now back up for sale on the Mac App Store, and runs fine on 10.6.8. Thanks to all our Mac App Store users who have been very understanding about the issues we faced. – ORIGINAL POST – Scrivener has been temporarily removed from sale on the Mac App Store. We are […]

Scrivener on Mac App Store Running on 10.6 – UPDATE: Scrivener runs fine on 10.6.8 on the MAS again

UPDATE 20/03/13: Scrivener is now back up for sale on the Mac App Store, and is once more running fine on 10.6.8. Thanks to all our Mac App Store users who have been very understanding about the issues we faced. – ORIGINAL POST – If you’re one of our Mac App Store users running OS […]

Scrivener Licensing for Universities & Businesses

Some time ago, I wrote a blog post about ‘Becoming a Sales Affiliate for Scrivener’ http://www.literatureandlatte.com/blog/?p=98. This detailed how you could go about becoming a member of a virtual sales force for Scrivener, earning a 20% commission in the process. This method of getting a little something back as you spread news of Scrivener still […]

NaNo Tips for Writing with Scrivener

When writing your book this month, it is widely considered acceptable to write as much as you can, even if the quality of what you write may not be what you would consider “up to snuff” for the story you are writing. Since the daily word count is the main goal of the project for most people, this is okay. However, if you are also working toward the goal of producing something worthy of publishing—or at the very least, something you can be proud of—you might wish to somehow mark passages of text that you do not feel happy with, without completely deleting them or excluding them from the total counted work. There are a few ways of doing this in Scrivener.

Scrivener 2.3 and the Mac App Store – Why the Delay?

UPDATE: Scrivener 2.3.1 is now available on the Mac App Store. We resolved the issues mentioned below and our icon designer worked overtime to get the new, larger icon ready, and Apple hurried 2.3.1 through the review process within a few hours of submitting the updated version. Fingers crossed our App Store users won’t have […]

Scrivener for iOS: An Update (There’s a Long Road Ahead Yet)

Given that we’re receiving emails, tweets and forum postings daily asking when the iPad and iPhone versions of Scrivener will be released, I thought it only polite to give everyone a quick update on where things stand. (For those of you who prefer brevity, the content of this post can be summarised thus: Not for […]

The Mac Monochrome Trend – A Plea For Keeping Things Colourful

On Twitter today, someone posted some mock-up screenshots of their ideas for improving Scrivener’s interface: http://dribbble.com/joostvanderree/projects/42516-Scrivener-UI-concept (In his own words: “Based on the Scrivener. It’s an app with great functionality for storytellers. UI could be improved in my opinion. This is my approach.”) Everyone has their own opinion about this or that UI, because visual […]

iBooks Author and Scrivener for Mac

Just a few quick notes on iBooks Author, as understandably we’re already receiving questions about the best way of going from Scrivener to Apple’s new e-book publishing tool. To answer the most obvious question first, I’m afraid it won’t be possible to provide a direct export to iBooks Author, as the .iba format is proprietary […]