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 ( 1,625 App Reviews)
  • Price:
Scrivener App Ratings: 4.5
Based on 1,625 App Reviews

Scrivener App Details

*** 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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Scrivener App Reviews

  • A great app that is useless

    By Simon01351
    Scrivener is in some ways a great writing app, but it is terrible at saving your work. I’ve spent 2 hours trying to get it to save files to Dropbox, which it is supposed to do pretty much automatically, and all it does is save an empty folder. Saving your work and being able to access those files reliably is crucial. Without that, it doesn’t matter how good the app is, or how many neat features it has.
  • Wish I had read other reviews first

    By TJ in AK
    I was very excited to see a Scrivener app for my iPad so I could stop traveling w/my laptop AND iPad, but... Big but - the app doesn’t sync with iCloud or Files. This is a major turn off for me. I love Scrivener, but until that issues is fixed I don’t see me using the app for regular writing. Probably only for when inspiration strikes & I need to jot notes down quickly.
  • Good

    By horse mcCall
    Wish it had a cork board. Loving it ! Alexia Donne recommended it in her video. Thank you
  • A productivity engine for authors

    By Richard Lorston
    I used to write books on my computer and play video games on my phone. Except that I don't often have my computer with me, so that novel didn't get very far. Then I got Scrivener on my phone and computer, synched through Dropbox, and I can write anywhere at any time. If that were the only thing Scrivener did, if it didn't also keep my notes and compile my manuscript, it would be the most amazing writing tool I've ever used, but it does those things and more.
  • Just alright

    By Bigperm9
    I find it’s pretty easy to accidentally lose work on my iPad Pro. I really can’t stand the fact that there isn’t cloud syncing on this (and that’s coming from someone who doesn’t use cloud a lot). My biggest issue is that I set up a template folder in one project, but if I need that same folder in another project, I have to manually enter all my templates again. It’s weird that I can’t make a template folder universal, as many writings would use overlapping templates. This app is good, but there’s room for improvement. I’m glad it’s premium, however, as I’m beyond jaded with subscription services.
  • I hate giving this only two stars...

    By jeffisme
    I love Scrivener on my Mac, but i also use an ipad and as a laptop, a Windows machine. I have spent hours trying to sync reliably, especially with my Windows laptop. It doesn’t like icloud drive but the manual says it likes Dropbox. Not from what i can see. The ipad is a bit easier, but after wanting to pull my hair out i just gave up and moved my book to Word. Really, when Word is easier than anything, you know you’re in trouble. Oh, and try getting help. I emailed days ago, got an auto reply and then nothing.
  • Ridiculously great

    By Champion.#2
    Love this app. Organizing larger projects used to intimidate me and therefore tamped down my enthusiasm. But Scrivener takes pretty much whatever you throw at it in terms of research, random thoughts and so on. Organize as you wish (or not). And all the while the same project holds your precious draft, clean and separate from the frenetic research whirlwind. And I’m amazed at the feature set in the iOS App. I’d expected a watered down version compared to the OSX App but it’s very thorough (I generally use iPad Pro as my iOS top of choice).
  • Inserting photos is a pain

    By EricP77
    I feel there is something wrong with the app. When typing my great American novel, I insert a less than 200kb image from Google drive and nothing. I do it again and it uploads. Every now and again it loads on the first try. Frustrating!
  • DropBox issue resolve

    By faith4vincera
    Working from an iPad Pro, iOS 11: I, too, had the issue that DropBox was “syncing” from the UI, but showing empty in actual the actual DB folder after I did my initial setup and created my first couple of projects. To resolve this, on the “home” or Project screen, you might notice that the left navigation pane separates projects saved to your iPad vs. projects saved to Dropbox. DropBox syncing seems to only work for project saved to Dropbox! To resolve this, click Edit on the top of the pane, and then drag your project from On iPad up to Dropbox. It’s a little misleading to separate the two, and if you are not connected to data, you get error messages that you are not able to synchronize (obv). They do resolve once you connect, but the way the interface is phrased, one could worry that their work isn’t being saved. Maybe group all the projects together in a different category name (not Dropbox or On iPad), but then have a sync icon for the ones that are synced to Dropbox? Of note, I am only working in iOS, and will not be syncing to update projects on a computer.
  • Sync is as bad as everyone says

    By Scuzzmonkey
    The rest of the app is exactly the high-quality, writer-focused toolset I’ve come to expect from the Scrivener team. I wouldn’t use anything else to write with on my computers and I’m glad they’re making efforts to produce a useable iPad version. Unfortunately, the sync problems are not small problems if you ever intend to write on any other platform... which most of us do. I’d love to give this app a higher rating, but frankly it’s completely unusable with any of my existing projects due to the clunky and poorly designed file storage mechanism. It’s not just that sync is bad, it’s that it’s the only generally accessible file storage option. Because the app doesn’t support Apple’s Files App central store, you’re reduced to Dropbox or only ever working on your iPad. Many of the issues are properly placed at Dropbox’s feet, I believe, but because Scrivener doesn’t allow any other options for accessing your files, it forces those problems onto users who want to work on multiple platforms. And so the app badly fails in its primary purpose. Here’s hoping the many, many complaints about this are heard and resolved with a little flexibility by the development team. I want to love this app!