Scrivener for Mac

Scrivener for Mac

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  • Date Added:
    September 02, 2009
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  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC

Editors' Review


Scrivener is an excellent, idiosyncratic app for creating and managing complex writing projects, whether you're trying to write a novel, play, TV show, or magazine feature. No simple word processor, Scrivener is a full authoring tool, using a metaphorical "three-ring binder" interface that helps you organize draft text and research documents into a simple system for writing, revising, and rearranging text.

While the basics of Scrivener's interface are intuitive--the system of folders, documents, and index cards on a virtual corkboard--you'll need to invest some time and effort to fully understand all of its features, including flexible output options, "snapshots" for handling revisions, a potent outlining tool, full-screen editing mode, and an exhaustive system for keywords, labels, and the like. Thankfully, Scrivener has a feature-summary video, a built-in tutorial, a responsive developer, and an active and enthusiastic user community. Scrivener also now supports a couple of new formats--Final Draft's FDX and Write Room's WS--so you can easily move files from those applications. The price tag might seem steep given the ubiquity of free and cheap text editors, but Scrivener is an exceptional tool built for a particular task.

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4 stars

"but we need more features"

June 02, 2014  |  By osamakmd

 |  Version: Scrivener 2.5.0


Easy to use.
Useful video tutorials.
Brilliant interactions.


Lacks ability to insert photos. Needed for scientific writings.
No interactive dictionary.


Lacks essential features especially for scientific writing.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.53
  • Files imported from WriteRoom are now selected and revealed in the binder.
  • Clipping services have been renamed to include the application name so that they are more easily identified on Snow Leopard (note that because services are cached you may not see any changes until you restart your computer).
  • Fixed bug whereby override colour wasn't working in full screen (this was fixed in 1.52 a day after it was released, so only those who downloaded 1.52 early will see this bug).
  • Updated internal eSellerate engine which should hopefully fix eSellerate-related activation crashes on Snow Leopard and solve the activation issues some users have been having. Please contact and CC if you continue to experience activation problems after this update.
  • Scrivener 1.52 added some extra project file checks upon opening projects, in order to ensure there were no stray files within the project and to recover them if necessary. Unfortunately this code was not optimised and could cause massive slowdowns upon opening projects containing hundreds of documents, to the extent that the system would seem to freeze. This has been fixed and all projects should now open quickly again.
  • Fixed bug whereby the activation panel could cause two Help menus to appear within Scrivener until Scrivener was restarted.
  • Fixed bug on Snow Leopard in which the cmd-C keyboard shortcut would not work for the "Copy" command in scriptwriting mode.
Publisher Literature & Latte
Publisher web site
Release Date September 02, 2009
Date Added September 02, 2009
Version 1.53
Category Business Software
Subcategory Word Processing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 77.28MB
File Name Scrivener.dmg
Total Downloads 16,660
Downloads Last Week 50
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $39.95

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