By Literature & Latte

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2016-07-20
  • Current Version: 1.1.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 26.96 MB
  • Developer: Literature & Latte
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 1,940 Reviews)
  • Price:
Scrivener App Ratings: 4.5
From 1,940 Reviews

Scrivener App Description

*** Featured in App Store Best of 2016 *** “The biggest software advance for writers since the word processor.” —Michael Marshall Smith, bestselling author Typewriter. Ring-binder. Scrapbook. Scrivener combines all the writing tools you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop. Tailor-made for creating long manuscripts, 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. Whether you plan or plunge, Scrivener works your way: meticulously outline every last detail first, or hammer out a complete draft and restructure later. Or do a bit of both. All text sections in Scrivener are fully integrated with its outlining tools, so working with an overview of your manuscript is only ever a tap away, and turning Chapter Four into Chapter One is as simple as drag and drop. Need to refer to research? In Scrivener, your background material is always at hand. Write a description based on a photograph. Reference a video or PDF. Check for consistency with an earlier chapter. On the iPad, open two documents side-by-side; on the iPhone, flip between research and writing with just two taps. Once you’re ready to share your work with the world, simply compile everything into a single document for printing, or export 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 keep your editor happy. FEATURES Get Started • Interactive tutorial project • Keep each manuscript and supporting materials in a self-contained project • Import Word, RTF, Final Draft and plain text files • Easily split imported text into separate sections Get Writing • Write your manuscript in sections of any size • View all sections as a single text using the “Draft Navigator” (iPad only) • Quickly navigate sections using the “binder” sidebar • Format with fonts and presets • Comments, footnotes, links and highlights • Simple bullets and lists • Insert images • Pinch-zoom to resize text • Full-screen mode (iPad only) • Typewriter scrolling mode keeps typed text center-screen (iPad only) • Write a screenplay using scriptwriting mode • Live word and character counts • Set word and character count targets • Find and replace • Customizable keyboard row provides quick-access buttons for formatting, navigation and punctuation • Comprehensive keyboard shortcuts for external keyboard users • Dark mode Find Your Structure • Write in any order and reorganize later • Write a synopsis for any text section and see it in the outline • Expand, collapse and drill down into sections of your project • Rearrange sections as index cards on the corkboard (iPad only) • Project-wide search • Track ideas using labels and status • Apply custom icons to your sections Refer to Research • Import research material such as image, PDF and media flies • View research files or other sections right alongside your writing (iPad only) • Every section has its own notes area for jotting down ideas • Supports multi-tasking split screen mode (supported devices only) Share Your Work • Compile to a single document for sharing or printing • Use different formatting in your exported or printed document • Export to Word, RTF, Final Draft, PDF or plain text • Convert rich text to Markdown for sharing with Markdown apps • Create and email zipped backups of your projects Work Anywhere • Use Dropbox to sync between devices and with the macOS and Windows versions of Scrivener* • Copy projects between devices via iTunes * Requires a Dropbox account (not compatible with iCloud). SUPPORT You can contact us at, visit our forums at, or find us @scrivenerapp on Twitter.

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App Reviews

  • Love this- iOS sync not so much update

    By Jsphanson
    I love the way I can organize things in scrivener! I use it for planning my YouTube channel and website content, write content, organize research and so much more! The only thing that would improve if the sync was more seamless like with evernote. Update I am changing my 5 star review to a 1 star until they fix the sync issue. It’s been years now that the syncing for this app doesn’t work correctly and it is truly frustrating to work on something so long and then have a failure to get it on my desktop. I find myself using bear to write on my phone then copy it into scrivener in my desktop because the best sync works so well but they don’t have the structure that scrivener has. So I do a chapter at a time in my phone then copy and paste. I hope that helps anyone else who is really frustrated by all this.
  • An unparalleled writing tool.

    By casey_lyn_clark
    The single most productive writing tool I've found in fifteen years of writing. I'm never without it.
  • Sync works perfectly.

    By Scott_F
    I read a lot of bad reviews. Read the directions in the tutorial. I bought the Mac version as well. Read the directions. It syncs both ways just fine.
  • Good job scrivener

    By ctv583
    I like this program to I got a iPhone flash drive that syncs
  • Sync is a mess

    By Xaserax
    Have lost work due to the sloppy syncing set up. Gave an extra star because I like the desktop version so much.
  • Say

    By nagaragumo
    Too hard to use for newbie who just want to write story for fun. I always end up in the tutorial for 4 days now. Unlike other simple apps you get to write your story right away with all things set up. Lots of $5 app gets you going right away. If there is zero star this is what I would rate cause up to now I still do not know how to use this thing. Crap crap crap. My advice . Don’t buy.
  • Needs iCloud Sync

    By hmmallen
    I love the desktop version of Scrivener and the iOS version is good too. However right now I can’t use it because it uses Dropbox to sync instead of iCloud. I live in China and Dropbox is blocked here but iCloud works. I bought it to experiment with manually transferring files back-and-forth from my computer to my phone, but that is too tedious for everyday use — it’s only something I’ll do when I know I’ll be away from my computer for an extended period of time. So until it supports iCloud sync I can’t really use it.
  • Fantastic but has a few bugs

    By Nevermore119
    As a writer for our school's publication, Scrivener has helped me a lot to write articles and pass it before the deadline. It's perfect for writing and I sure do use it for simple note taking as well. As beautiful this app may be, I have been experiencing this one specific bug: Scrivener crashes whenever I go to the font face/font size section. As soon as I tap that, Scrivener crashes, rendering me incapable of editing my works at all. I am using an iPad Mini 4 running iOS 11. If you could resolve this issue ASAP, it would be very helpful as I am in dire need of this extraordinary application.
  • A great app that sometimes frustrates the hell out of me

    By Ronbo13
    This is a great app. Let me start with that. It’s totally worth the money, and if you have a Mac, it’s great on both platforms. But it’s also sometimes horribly frustrating—enough so that I’ve stopped using it. Some people love it, and more power to them. I want this developer to be successful. By far my biggest frustration is how easy it is to get the iPad and Mac out of sync. It’s hard to get Ulysses to have sync conflicts, and it’s easy for get Scrivener to do it (this has to do with the far more complicated inner structure of the Scrivener document). Also Scrivener sometimes has a tendency to obliterate text attributes like italics when you apply styles.
  • Amazing except sync

    By JAFK_
    For what it is, a word processor, this app is 5/5. Very neat, and extremely functional, I really like the layout and this app takes some familiarizing but doesn’t take long and is super super rewarding. My problem with the app is the entire concept of syncing and sending anything anywhere is horrible. They only sync with iTunes or Dropbox which right off the bat that few of options for a 20$ app? And I don’t use Dropbox so that’s pretty inconvenient. Well no matter I paid 20$ it can’t hurt to make a drop box account just for this one thing to sync even though that’s pretty impractical. Well now that I’m linked to drop box, I can’t even believe how bad this works. You can’t take a project or even a single, page/document and move it to or from the cloud. Not simply like that anyways, the process for any syncing or sharing is so unpolished I can’t believe this app is 20$. Developers now that you have my money, what the heck. Please add more support to this app and the ability to move docs and projects around more freely. If you could add support for iCloud or google drive, or even OneDrive, just something other than JUST Dropbox. So much limitation is reason for me to possibly find a new text editor and not even bother with getting the Mac app