Scrivener for OS X

Just in time for NaNoWriMo this year Ben introduced me to Scrivener for OS X last night.

Scrivener is best described by its author:

Designed for use by writers of all kinds, Scrivener is a virtual writing studio that integrates the processes of outlining, storyboarding, research and writing. It's a notebook. It's an outliner. It's a cork notice-board. It's a ring-binder. It's a place to store and cross-reference your research. It's a basic word processor. From first idea to first draft: Edit. Outline. Storyboard. Write.

A new beta version was released ~two weeks ago. The beta is currently free and the final version, expected in the firstp part of 2007, will be released as shareware.

While I obviously haven't used it extensively yet, my first impressions are quite favorable. I'd be happy to pay a reasonable price for this application once it is released.

—Michael A. Cleverly


  1. Alvin Orzechowski wrote (at Tue, 07 Nov 2006, 07:56):

In the November 2, 2006, entry, "Scrivner for OS X", the word Scrivner is spelled two ways; Scrivner and Scrivener. My guess is that the latter spelling is correct, but maybe they both are. If you can correct/update the entry, please either explain the two spellings or correct one of them.

  1. Michael A. Cleverly wrote (at Thu, 07 Dec 2006, 16:47):
"Scrivner" is an incorrect spelling (though it is what my fingers seem to want to intuitively type). I've corrected the spelling in the title and the body of the post. Thanks for pointing it out.

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