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 1,179 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.



  • So marvellously maddening

    By Ichiban Sasuke
    Two comments: 1. the app and desktop versions are glorious. 2. The sync system destroys all that glory.
  • Phenomenal

    By Timinater
    This is an excellent writing app for iOS, especially for the iPad!! Thank you so much for the great work!!
  • More maddening syncing

    By Drnolaa
    Scrivener is very good but the syncing has to be worked out. I thought I was just a glutton for punishment but realized after reading ‘Maddening syncing’ review that fixing the sync over 20 times is not normal. I keep coming back because there are things I really like about the app but if things don’t flow I will have to go elsewhere.
  • Can’t change font

    By skittlesandstars
    App works fine in general, except when I try to change the font for a paragraph or two. It crashes and I have to reload. Does anyone else have this problem?
  • The best writing app, sync still needs work.

    By donisflying
    This is the best app for writing novels I've used, and I've used a lot. It's very flexible and adapts well to your personal process, keeping things more fluid while yet being more organized. Ultimately, for me, it enables more brain-space to be creative, instead of the interruptions that come from organizing mid-steam. My only complaint is that 'syncing', especially between devices, is very dangerous—to the point where I don't even attempt it anymore. I do use the Dropbox connection for backups, however when it finds a conflict it's very difficult to figure out what the conflict actually is. Everything else is great.
  • Great but could be better

    By CplRum
    Excellent program for writing stories/reports/complex documents. I use Scrivener on both the PC and iPad and love being able to sync back and forth via DropBox. I love Scrivener on the PC and the iPad version is VERY good, but could definitely be improved. There are a few really nice features on the PC version like setting productivity goals (total word target, session word target) that are missing on the iPad.
  • Excellent Journaling App

    By AussiedorFan
    I love this writing app! I use it for keeping a journal as well as lengthier writing projects. It is very simple to use, and has a lot of useful functions. Export functionality is excellent, and makes creating backups easy. I will be purchasing this app for my PC (running Windows 10) in the near future. I prefer this app for first drafts and informal writings over Microsoft Word. I will update this review once I purchase the Windows app.
  • Almost there...ALMOST

    By FedMed
    I have only one recommendation for this fantastic ancillary app to the full iMac version; PLEASE make it possible to use something other than Dropbox for content saving. PLEASE. I cannot stand Dropbox and avoid it whenever possible. For an app available for iOS and MacOS, I’m sure I speak for many when I say that having the ability to backup files to iCloud would be absolutely GREAT.
  • Awesome for novels and other writing

    By 4monkeymom
    Bar none - the BEST out there for writing a full blown novel.
  • Please fix the tab function

    By Space Station Star-1
    Love Scrivener for Mac and iOS for years, but in using the latest iteration for my iPad Pro I can’t get the tab key to work while working on bullet lists and making indentations. Great app and very useful with my writing projects for home and at work! Thanks!