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Scrivener for iOS: It's Time to Talk

This month is something of an anniversary for us: it was ten years ago that we launched the Literature & Latte website and forums, after a few months of beta-testing on a temporary Proboard forum. I say “we” - back then it was just me. I was beavering away on Scrivener for Mac, wondering if anyone else would find the writing tool I'd always wanted useful. I never for a moment expected so many would.

Ten years on and I'm making the final bug fixes to Scrivener for iOS. I'm still the sole Mac (and now) iOS coder, but there are now a dozen of us: these days, L&L has a Windows team and a support team that do an amazing job and who make it possible for me to go on spending every day coding Scrivener for Mac and iOS. Everyone here came to be on the team through a love of writing and Scrivener, and we are incredibly excited about what we have in store over the next few months, which will be some of the biggest for Scrivener since its inception over a decade ago.

We have some fantastic things in store for our Mac and Windows users (which we’ll start talking about soon), but first up--at long last!--is our iOS version. Yes: it's nearly here.

Next month, we will be submitting Scrivener for iOS to the App Store for release. In the run up, we’re going to post a series of short pieces on the blog telling you all about it, so that by the time it hits the store, you will be able to dive right in. In this first post in the series, before we go into more detail in later posts, I had intended to list some of the features you can expect. But then I thought: nah. Show, don't tell. So here's a video we made instead.

We've been blown away by the response of our beta-testers so far. Here’s what they've been saying:

I spent the first hour looking at the app with my jaw on the floor… It is amazing.

Scrivener for iOS is, for me, the deal-maker for iOS.

iOS Scriv exceeds my highest hopes. By far the best iOS app I have ever used.

Scrivener will work on any device running iOS 9.0 or above. You could tap out a whole novel on your iPhone, or spread out on an iPad Pro. It will cost $19.99, and will be coming to an iPad or iPhone near you in late July (App Store review times depending).

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