For writing. And writing. And writing.

Scrivener is the go-to app for writers of all kinds, used every day by best-selling novelists, screenwriters, non-fiction writers, students, academics, lawyers, journalists, translators and more. Scrivener won't tell you how to write—it simply provides everything you need to start writing and keep writing.

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Grow your manuscript your way

Tailor-made for long writing projects, Scrivener banishes page fright by allowing you to compose your text in any order, in sections as large or small as you like. Got a great idea but don't know where it fits? Write when inspiration strikes and find its place later. Grow your manuscript organically, idea by idea.


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See the forest or the trees

Whether you plan or plunge, Scrivener works your way: hammer out every last detail before typing a word, or carve out a draft and restructure later. Or mix your methods and do a bit of both. In Scrivener, everything you write is integrated into an easy-to-use project outline. So working with an overview of your manuscript is only ever a click away, and turning Chapter Four into Chapter One is as simple as drag and drop.


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Research within reach

Need to refer to research? In Scrivener, your background material is always at hand, and you can open it right next to your work. Write a description based on a photograph. Transcribe an interview. Take notes about a PDF file or web page. Or check for consistency by referencing an earlier chapter alongside the one in progress.


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Getting it out there

Once you're ready to share your work with the world, compile everything into a single document for printing, self-publishing, or exporting to popular formats such as Word, PDF, Final Draft or plain text. You can even share using different formatting, so that you can write in your favorite font and still satisfy those submission guidelines.


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  • I genuinely think this is the biggest software advance for writers since the word processor.

    Michael Marshall Smith, NYT best-selling author.

  • Scrivener gives you the freedom to make a mess, the confidence to know you’ll clean it up, and the semantic relationships to tie it all together in whatever way makes the most sense to you.

    Merlin Mann, indie writer, speaker, and broadcaster.

  • If there was a list of the top five greatest apps of all time in the Mac App Store, it would start with Scrivener and then there would be four other things.

    Andy Ihnatko, technology columnist.

  • As a writer's application, Scrivener is damn near perfect; it means outlines, treatments and then first drafts can be put together in the same application.

    Neil Cross, author and screenwriter.

  • Scrivener is worth every penny: quite simply, it’s the best writers tool there is.

    Zoe Margolis, best-selling author.

  • Scrivener is the biggest leap forward in writing software since the venerable days of WordPerfect, and believe me, I’ve tried them all.

    Antony Johnston, comics writer and novelist.

  • Scrivener has so many useful features, there’s almost too many to list.

    Mike Sussman, Writer-Producer.

  • I'd thought it was yet another hobby app at first but this is genuinely for working writers with real deadlines and monster workloads.

    Karen Traviss, #1 NYT best-selling author.


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Scrivener 1.2.4
Requires iOS 12+
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Scrivener 3.3.6
Requires macOS 10.13+
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