How to move Scrivener (bought as an App from the App Store) from by old Macbook to my new PC?

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Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:21 pm Post

Hello

I bought Scrivener on the App Store because I had a MacBook.
Now I have a new computer - a Lenovo PC.
My question is: how do I get Scrivener moved to my PC?

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Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:45 pm Post

Refer to the below posts. It seems I was incorrect
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Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:53 pm Post

Daniela Wolfe wrote:
Cpv wrote:Hello

I bought Scrivener on the App Store because I had a MacBook.
Now I have a new computer - a Lenovo PC.
My question is: how do I get Scrivener moved to my PC?

Regards
Caroline P. Vest


Windows and Mac have different licenses. This forum is more for peer to peer support. No one here can help with a license issue. I would use the contact form and see if they'd be willing to transfer your license.


https://www.literatureandlatte.com/contact-us

Unlikely, but as you have a Mac licence, you can get a Windows licence for a considerable discount.

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Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:55 pm Post

Daniela Wolfe wrote:Windows and Mac have different licenses. This forum is more for peer to peer support. No one here can help with a license issue. I would use the contact form and see if they'd be willing to transfer your license.


This is actually in the FAQ, so you don't need to contact support -- you can simply buy the new license for the Windows edition (or go to the Windows beta forum for the beta download link and use that until version3 is released):

https://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener/faqs#release1

Do I need different licences for each platform?
Yes. Each licence we sell covers only one platform. So if you buy Scrivener for macOS, for instance, you will not be able to use the macOS licence to unlock the Windows version. Offering single-platform licences allows us to keep prices as low as possible for users who do not need to run Scrivener on more than one operating system. Note that Scrivener on iOS is sold separately.


And, as xiamenese notes, you can get the multi-platform discount, so you're not even paying full price to buy the Windows license -- plus, when you buy it now, it will give you the upgrade to version 3.x for free once that releases.

Note that If you have Scrivener v3 on your Mac and you want to seamlessly transfer your projects to your Windows device, you should probably check out the beta. If you go with the current release 1.9.x version of Scrivener for Windows, you will first want to use the "Export to v2" feature in Mac Scrivener to save your projects into the v2 format so that Scrivener for Windows 1.9 can recognize the projects.
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Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:34 pm Post

@devinganger & @xiamenese

It appears I've been corrected. Truth be told, I always assumed the platform discount was more for people who were wishing to use both. Ive had other developers who've transferred licenses for me and I thought that may be a viable alternative to buying a new license. We're living in some scary times and with this pandemic so many people are being sent home without pay. The OP may not have money to buy a new license.
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Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:39 pm Post

I’d contact L&L directly about the cross-platform discount. After the switch to Paddle as the license provider, that discount was changed to only being available for a bundle purchase. To the best of my knowledge, that’s still the case.

From the L&L Blog:
Buying Our Products Using Paddle

Here's how the changes will affect new users or existing users buying another of our products:

You will now be able to buy our software using an in-app checkout, as well as via our web store.
Those wishing to upgrade from an older version will now do so in-app, rather than via our website.
We can no longer offer cross-grade discounts - that is, if you own the Windows version and want to buy the macOS version (or vice versa), you will have to pay full price. Sorry.
If you want to purchase both the macOS and Windows versions of Scrivener, you will be able to buy them as a discounted bundle as long as you buy them at the same time, just as you could before.
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https://www.literatureandlatte.com/blog ... ith-paddle
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Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:58 am Post

scshrugged wrote:I’d contact L&L directly about the cross-platform discount. After the switch to Paddle as the license provider, that discount was changed to only being available for a bundle purchase. To the best of my knowledge, that’s still the case.


D'oh! I'd completely forgotten about that provisio.
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