Release Notes

A list of all the changes, bug fixes and improvements that have been made in previous versions of Scrivener.

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Scrivener 1.2.1 14th December 2019

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bug whereby the Compile Appearance editor background was black, rendering text unreadable, on platforms older than 10.13.
  • Fixed bug whereby the projects screen on the iPhone could incorrectly show the iPad projects screen when using a different appearance from the system.
  • Fixed a bug whereby images inserted from the camera roll may not use the expected orientation.
  • Fixed bug whereby web links added to text would be inserted after the selection.
  • Fixed bug whereby typing at the end of a long synopsis could cause the text to scroll to the top so that you could not see what you were typing.
  • Updated to the latest Dropbox framework.

Scrivener 1.2.0 19th September 2019

Additions and Refinements

  • IOS 13-compatible.
  • Updated to support iOS 13’s dark mode.
  • Scrivener now uses Apple’s smart quotes and dashes (as introduced in iOS 11) rather than its own smart punctuation system.
  • Updated to support all modern screen sizes.
  • Better support for Dynamic Type in the projects list, binder and outliner.
  • The Dropbox sync progress screen now uses dark mode even in pre-iOS 13 Dark Mode.
  • More punctuation marks common to non-English languages are now avaible to the custom keyboard row.
  • Added support for Chinese punctuation in extended keyboard row and smart quotes.
  • Quick Reference can now be used in horizontal mode on the iPhone Plus.
  • The original URL is now recorded when importing web pages.
  • Scrivener now shows an informative message in the editor when a web page imported using the Windows version cannot be displayed.
  • Updated the “Parenthetical” element first line indent in the default “Screenplay” script format.
  • Updated scriptwriting formats to be compatible with changes made in the macOS version of Scrivener.
  • Added keyboard shortcut for typewriter scrolling.
  • Added a Settings option to hide the live word and character counts while editing.
  • Long-pressing anywhere in the main navigation bar now switches between dark and light mode.

Bug Fixes

  • A bug workaround necessary for a formatting bug in iOS 11 is no longer used in iOS 12+.
  • Fixed bug whereby there was white padding on the side of cells in the binder.
  • Fixed bug whereby certain internal tags used in the macOS version would show up in the iOS version’s text.
  • Worked around a bug in iOS 12 whereby the script completions menu would not close automatically.
  • Fixed bug whereby search bar could disppear when scrolling.
  • Fixed numerous bugs related to scriptwriting.
  • Fixed bug whereby there could be a gap between the keyboard and the text on iPhone X models.
  • Fixed bug whereby the “Dumb punctuation” .scomp option would convert em-dashes into single hyphens rather than double hyphens.
  • Fixed bug whereby the paragraph style may not be reset correctly upon hitting enter after a style such as a heading.
  • Fixed bug whereby styles were not being exported correctly to .docx, so that they would appear in the styles list but not be recognised in the text.
  • Worked around a bug in iOS 13 that could cause Settings app to crash when navigating between some of Scrivener’s settings.
  • Fixed bug whereby the corkboard selection would be lost when switching apps.
  • Fixed bug whereby the Inspector would not show information for newly-created documents.
  • Fixed bug whereby the plain text preview for Compile was editable.
  • Fixed bug whereby linked images created in the Mac version could be lost when edited in the iOS version.

Scrivener 1.1.5 7th December 2017

  • Fixed serious bug in Dropbox sync that was causing crashes for many users.
  • Web page import now checks to avoid hangs caused by invalid URLs.
  • On iOS 11, long-pressing a document link now opens it.
  • Added support for .heic and .heif image files, the format now used by the iOS camera on 11.2 and above.
  • Fixed bug whereby compiling to plain text with both “Titles Use Markdown Levels” and “Convert to Basic Markdown” checked would cause hashes in Markdown headings to be escaped.

Scrivener 1.1.4 20th November 2017

  • Fixes several iOS 11-related bugs.
  • Updated app icon to fit with Scrivener 3 on macOS.

Scrivener 1.1.3 23rd September 2017

  • Updated for iOS 11 support.
  • Use Files app to import files into projects.
  • Use Files app to import projects from elsewhere or to open projects stored in Scrivener’s container.
  • Export and compile files to Files app.
  • Drag and drop text in Scrivener’s editor.
  • Quick Reference can now be used in horizontal mode on the iPhone +. 1.1.3 patch:
  • Fixes a bug that can cause new or imported projects not to upload to Dropbox properly.
  • Improves the workaround for an iOS 11 typing bug.

Scrivener 1.1 14th June 2017

Additions and Refinements

Dark Mode
  • “Dark Mode” is now available via Settings app or the gear button menu inside Scrivener projects.
  • New custom icons have been added.
  • Create your own custom icons using Emoji and other characters.
  • Dropbox syncing has been rewritten to be compatible with Dropbox’s API 2.


  • Miscellaneous bug fixes.
  • Ready for iOS 11.

Scrivener 1.0.1 14th December 2016

Additions and Refinements

Document Templates
  • Document templates are now supported, allowing for the creation of character and location sheets, for example (see new section in tutorial).
  • Web pages can now be imported from the “import” button.
Text Editing
  • Superscript and subscript support added.
  • A line break button is now available for the extended keyboard row.
  • Cmd-L in the editor will now create a line break.
  • Project search now includes label and status names.
  • “Replace” now jumps to the next match after a replacement.
  • Rich text lists are now converted to Markdown when “Convert to Basic Markdown” is ticked in Compile.
  • Applying “Preserve Formatting” (available from extended keyboard row options) to text now excludes that text from having special characters escaped when using “Convert to Basic Markdown”.
  • Compiling to PDF and printing now uses the full resolution of embedded images.

Bugs Fixed

  • Auto-Lock is now disabled while Dropbox is syncing, to prevent timeouts. Added an option to Settings app to disable Auto-Lock. You can now remove Quick References from the history by swiping on the Quick Reference list in the history popover. You can now determine the sort order of the main projects list by entering “Edit” mode and pulling down to reveal sort options. Improved iOS 10 support. Miscellaneous bug fixes.


Scrivener 1.0 13th July 2016

Initial release.