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: Android, iOS 9.0
Score: 4.5
From 1,885 Ratings


*** 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.



  • Amazing except sync

    By 11ewe11yn
    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
  • The best tool for writing and keeping your work on the go

    By Asshjcsycs
    With this app I can instantly make updates to my work when away from laptop, without the need of cluttering up Notes and then getting lost in them and losing your train of thought altogether. Highly recommended as a back-up device for working on the go. Would not advise on using the mobile version only. Tip: always close your work and sync with Dropbox upon finishing. Not doing so results in conflicting files and possibly loss of some material.
  • Very poor tutorial

    By krissy73064
    I have spoken with many writers who use the desktop version of this software and they all loved it. Imagine my excitement when Scrivener came out with an iPad version, but if you have never used the desktop top version it can be very confusing. I read the tutorial and was still lost. I have a friend who is a technical editor and I actually made an appointment to have him help me and after I know how to use it I am sure I will love it.
  • No iCloud Syncing

    By InvidiousInvention
    I bought this program for the hope of being able to write on any device and having it sync across all devices. I had hoped to use iCloud for this, however it only works with Dropbox. I don’t like Dropbox at all and do not want use it for syncing. Waste of $20.
  • No iCloud support?

    By ChrisYesYesYes
    After saving my desktop project to icloud drive, I assumed the iPad version would open it from there and I could continue my work. Nope. I guess you need dropbox. Doesn’t make sense not to use icloud but I guess the developers have their reasons. Otherwise solid app.
  • Dropbox sync not great

    By PTR M
    You have to do it intentionally. Be sure to close your app, be sure you’re connected to the internet. An interstitial shows the syncing, interrupts what you’re doing. Every other iOS/macOS app combination uses iCloud in the background for this and in most cases it works really well. I don’t think I would mind Dropbox if it felt more automatic, but it doesn’t. Why don’t I have the option of using iCloud?
  • Syncing is Killing Me

    By Abadji
    I love scrivener I use it every day on my laptop, but unfortunately I can’t get it to work properly on my iPad. Sometimes it syncs sometimes it doesn’t and I am always worried I am going to get my data overwritten. I wish it was as seamless as Ulysses but it is not there yet unfortunately. Please make the syncing more intuitive and stable!
  • Gorgeous and Functional

    By Fitzbattleaxe
    This app is phenomenal. I’ve used Scrivener for Windows for 7 years, and adding the iOS app to my arsenal has been a pleasure. The interface is beautiful without sacrificing much if any functionality. It takes a few minutes to figure out where things are now, but once you do, it’s a breeze. The Dropbox syncing is easy to set up, and has been seamless for me. More than worth the $20 to me. I’ll be pumping many words into Scrivener for iOS.
  • Lack of iCloud Sync

    By Indy is Fast
    Lack of iCloud Sync makes the App useless. Google Dropbox is not a solution. I was very disappointed to learn the app does not Sync like an iPhone App.
  • There is no reaction on sync Dropbox

    By Big fun of Tekken
    I’ve tried hundreds of times but scrivener still could get send for rom dropbox. The app folder cannot be found on the project page. Don’t know why. And when I check the old versions I found that there has been 1 yr without a new version. And $19.99??? Come on.