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Popular Manuscript Writing App ‘Scrivener’ Now Available for iOS

Popular Manuscript Writing App ‘Scrivener’ Now Available for iOS

Scrivener, the popular manuscript writing app used by a number of Mac users, is now available for iOS devices. The app offers an optimized writing environment and project management system, which offers a number of editing and organizational tools.

Popular Manuscript Writing App 'Scrivener' Now Available for iOS

Features of the iOS version of Scrivener include:

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

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. Scrivener is not compatible with iCloud. 

Popular Manuscript Writing App 'Scrivener' Now Available for iOS

The iOS version syncs with Scrivener for Mac and Scrivener for Windows, via Dropbox. (Scrivener 2.8 for Mac is available as a free update for registered Scrivener 2 users. It’s available for $44.99 in the Mac App Store.)

Scrivener for iOS was first announced back in 2011, but has been a long time reaching the finish line, as the development team faced various setbacks over the years.

Scrivener for iOS is $19.99, which might sound like a rather high price for an iOS app, but regular Scrivener users know that for all the app offers, it’s a bargain at any price.

Scrivener for iOS is $19.99, and is available in the App Store. [GET IT HERE]