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 2,011 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.



  • Was great, but they aren't updating

    By bwergs
    It looks like it's been a year since an update was put out for this app. There is currently a bug in Screenwriting mode where the name/place auto-suggest bubbles do not disappear as you type. This means that you have little bubbles obscuring parts of your text that won't go away unless you explicitly tap on the screen, which is incredibly disruptive and frustrating. I also have not been able to turn off the auto-suggest bubbles altogether. I emailed their support about the bug and they acknowledged it was an issue when using a Bluetooth keyboard, but I wonder if they will ever fix it if they haven't updated the app in a year. I used to use this app every day, and sadly I have to abandon it now. Until they continue supporting this app with new updates I would not recommend spending the money.
  • Love this- iOS sync hasn’t worked for years now

    By Jsphanson
    Update I still love the way things can be organized on scrivener but the sync is completely horrid and has been for years now. I switched to bear for the phone which uses a tagging system to organize which I don’t like. So I write things in bear on my phone then cope them over to scrivener on my desktop when I have a few pages in the #. It is quicker than hoping the sync works. The desktop version is amazing though. They just never quite got the ios right. 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.
  • I want my money back!

    By jfhfgdueunfkf
    $20 and I can’t even open a Scrivener file stored in iCloud from my Mac. What is the point? I bought this hoping to work on my projects when I’m on the go but they are stored in iCloud, not freaking Dropbox. Come on. Apparently the limitation is on Apple’s side but at least state that it doesn’t work with Apple’s Files app. I wasted my money.
  • Versatile, powerful

    By PizzaSpace
    Very few programs are as flexible as advertised. We use this app for all our writing projects, including articles, short stories and academic papers. We use it all the time!
  • Fantastic app, horrible syncing

    By Spudvision
    This is a wonderful adaption of the Desktop app. On iPad it’s an incredible immersive writing experience that is stunningly beautiful to use, on the iPhone it’s usable and easy to drop into while on the go. My only complaint is that syncing is unreliable and, at times, almost unusable. I run Dropbox on my computer just to sync Scrivener documents (yuck) and frequently need to remove and reconnect it completely in the iOS version because the files become corrupted or broken. I assume files must be handled in some awful and broken way under the hood technically or something for it to be this bad. Please fix the syncing issues! There is no reason it needs to be this difficult in 2019!
  • Mediocre, poor maintenance, not full featured

    By sandimas
    This app, without comparison to its Mac sibling, is mediocre. 1) Awful syncing: requires you to remember to close project so that it will sync before you try to open elsewhere. 2) Clunky interface: lots of unnecessary extra swipes and taps. Doesn’t take advantage of the intuitive interface possibilities of iPad. 3) The last time it was updated was over a year ago! (I’m writing this on March 3, 2018) In comparison to its macOS counterpart, the iOS app is utterly incapable. I’m not looking to copy all the bells and whistles, which would make the iOS version bloated. But, this is so ameliorated, it doesn’t deserve the same namesake as its macOS brother. It feels like this development person (or team?) is overwhelmed. Needs more competent and creative people to scale up the development across as many platforms as they’re trying develop for. (I think they’re adding a PC version... which is a scary proposition for the future of its iOS development).
  • Abandoned?

    By SailorTriforce
    I’m starting to worry that Scrivener on iOS has been abandoned since it hasn’t had any updates in a year or more. I have struggled with writer’s block for years—I inally had the courage to try writing today, but when I opened my Scrivener, the novel I had started was gone.. I feel sick. I hadn’t gotten far with it, but I had been happy about how it was going.. now it’s gone.. not in Dropbox sync, either. I’m devastated. I came to the app page to look for information, but it’s all old.. nothing new in a year. :( I’m so sad!
  • Syncing problems

    By luisxestevez
    The app is amazing but syncing between devices is infuriating. Dropbox syncing only works sometimes, with errors.
  • Really terrible syncing experience.

    By Daniel P in SF
    You have to set up Dropbox and it’s super unintuitive to sync between your phone and your laptop. I hope the engineers invest in making that experience nicer, especially since you have to pay for the desktop and iOS versions separately. It’s embarrassingly bad for a modern application. Start with google docs before wasting your time with an app that can’t easily do the ONE THING THAT MATTERS.
  • Great UNTIL

    By dfunkadelic
    I was really loving Scrivener and was transferring all my manuscripts there to organize them, but when I went to back up those files to Dropbox (after having updated and refined them fir several months) the sync made 7 manuscripts just disappear and I don’t know how to recover them.