|Original author(s)||Keith Blount|
|Developer(s)||Literature and Latte|
|Stable release||Windows 1.60 / August 12, 2013|
|Preview release||Linux 18.104.22.168 BETA  / November 11, 2013|
|Operating system||Mac OS X, Windows (iOS in development / Linux in Beta)|
|Type||text editor, personal information manager|
Scrivener is a word-processing program designed for authors. Scrivener provides a management system for documents, notes and metadata. This allows the user to organize notes, concepts, research and whole documents for easy access and reference (documents including text, images, PDF, audio, video, web pages, etc.). After writing a piece of text the user may export it to a standard word processor for formatting.
Features include a corkboard, the ability to rearrange files by dragging-and-dropping virtual index cards in the corkboard, an outliner, a split screen mode that enables users to edit several documents at once, a full-screen mode, and "snapshots" (the ability to save a copy of a particular document prior to any drastic changes). Because of its breadth of interfaces and features, it has positioned itself not only as a word processor, but as a literary "project management tool", and includes many user-interface features that resemble Apple's software-development environment Xcode.
Keith Blount created (and continues to maintain) the program as a tool to help him write the "big novel", allowing him to keep track of ideas and research. It is built mostly on libraries and features of OS X from version 10.4 onward. In 2011 a Windows version of the software was released, written and maintained by Lee Powell.
- "Change List: Scrivener Mac OS X". Literature and Latte. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
- "Change List: Scrivener for Microsoft Windows". Literature and Latte. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
- "Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)". Literature and Latte. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
- "Scrivener for Windows". Literature and Latte. Retrieved 3 November 2010.
- Literature and Latte
- Review at Applegeeks, 2007 February 20.
- Review at MacUser, 2007 February.
- Review at New York Times, 2008 January 6.
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