Scrivener 3 Writing Suite for macOS Now Available – Features Overhauled Interface and New Compile System

Posted in Apps, Mac on 21/11/2017 by Chris Hauk

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Literature and Latte has announced the release of Scrivener 3, a comprehensive update to their popular long-form writing suite. The first version debuted on the Mac more than 10 years ago. The new version brings a long list of new and improved features, including a revamped interface.

Scrivener 3 Writing Suite for macOS Now Available - Features Overhauled Interface and New Compile System

Scrivener 3 is a major update to Scrivener that not only brings some very cool new features but also improves and simplifies what was already there. To name just a few improvements:

  • The interface has been overhauled and modernised.
  • Compile has been redesigned and is now not only much easier to use but also more flexible.
  • The text system now has a full styles system (which is even more powerful when used with the new Compile).
  • View index cards on coloured threads based on label colour (great for tracking different storylines or anything else).
  • Epub 3 and improved Kindle export have been added.
  • Keep track of how much you write each day using Writing Statistics.
  • Improved Custom Metadata allows you to add checkboxes, dates and list boxes to the Inspector and outliner.
  • Enhanced outlining.
  • Corkboard and outliner filtering.
  • Refer to up to four documents in the main window using the new “Copyholders” features.
  • Quickly find any document in your project using the new Quick Search tool.
  • See draft and session progress bars in the toolbar.
  • The powerful new Bookmarks feature replaces Project Notes, References and Favorites, and allows you to view oft-needed documents right in the Inspector.
  • Use “Dialogue Focus” to pick out all the dialogue in your text.
  • Export rich text to MultiMarkdown or Pandoc.
  • Broadened support for technical formats via Markdown output and custom post-processing.
  • macOS:
    • Extensive Touch Bar support added.
    • Modernised and rewritten codebase for 64-bit. Scrivener is faster, more stable and ready for the future.

Scrivener 3 Writing Suite for macOS Now Available - Features Overhauled Interface and New Compile System

Scrivener 3 for Mac is available for $45 from the Literature and Latte website. Owners of previous versions of Scrivener that were purchased through the Literature and Latte online store can get the new version for a discounted price. Scrivener 2 owners that purchased the app on or after August 20. 2017, can update to the new version for free. Scrivener 1 or 2 users who purchased the app before that can update to the new version for just $25.


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MacTrast Senior Editor, and self-described "magnificent bastard," Chris Hauk owns Phoenix Rising Services and writes for everyone's favorite "bad movie" website, Big Bad Drive-In.

His first Apple product was an iPod Classic 9 years ago, and he has since added a MacBook Pro, a number of iPads, iPhones, and multiple Apple TVs to his collection.

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