Scrivener (software)

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Scrivener
Scrivener Logo.png
Original author(s) Keith Blount
Developer(s) Literature and Latte
Initial release 2007-01-20
Stable release

Mac OS X 2.5.0 / October 22, 2013; 8 months ago (2013-10-22) [1]

Windows 1.7.1 / May 27, 2014; 50 days ago (2014-05-27)[2]
Preview release Linux 1.7.2.2 BETA [3] / July 15, 2014; 1 day ago (2014-07-15)
Operating system Mac OS X, Windows (iOS in development / Linux in Beta)
Type text editor, personal information manager
License proprietary (shareware)
Website www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.php

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[edit]

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.

Compatibility[edit]

There is no official release for Linux, but there is a public beta version. The Windows version is regularly run on Linux using the WINE compatibility software.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Change List: Scrivener Mac OS X". Literature and Latte. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Change List: Scrivener for Microsoft Windows". Literature and Latte. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)". Literature and Latte. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Scrivener for Windows". Literature and Latte. Retrieved 3 November 2010. 

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