Like many writers, I have been eagerly anticipating the arrival of my favorite writing tool, Scrivener, to land on iOS since its creator, Literature and Latte, announced the idea five years ago.
If you have never heard of Scrivener before it is quite simply the best software for writing available. I use it on my Mac wherever I go. It’s how I wrote my book, Along Came a Leader. Scrivener allows you to write how you think. It’s absolutely fantastic.
Today, Literature and Latte announced that “we’ll be bringing Scrivener to iOS before the close of July 2016.” This means that Scrivener users, like myself, will be able to work on their writing on all of their favorite devices. The software will cost $19.99 on the iTunes App Store.
The app is going through a beta test right now, and I unfortunately am not a beta tester. (Unless Literature and Latte wants to send me a code?) I just know this app is going to rock since the original coder and creator of Scrivener took over and finished the product, and the fact it has been five years! It’s going to be great.
How did Scrivener help me? Well, that is simple. Scrivener helped me finish, and that is what makes Scrivener special and worthwhile. It is not a word processor. It is a means to finishing with ease of use, organization, progress monitor, goals, and so much more.
If you want to learn more about Scrivener you can check out their website at Literature and Latte.
This is one of my favorite resources:
Scrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers that allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long and difficult documents. While it gives you complete control of the formatting, its focus is on helping you get to the end of that awkward first draft.
Writing a novel, research paper, script or any long-form text involves more than hammering away at the keys until you’re done. Collecting research, ordering fragmented ideas, shuffling index cards in search of that elusive structure—most writing software is fired up only after much of the hard work is done. Enter Scrivener: a word processor and project management tool that stays with you from that first, unformed idea all the way through to the final draft. Outline and structure your ideas, take notes, view research alongside your writing and compose the constituent pieces of your text in isolation or in context. Scrivener won’t tell you how to write—it just makes all the tools you have scattered around your desk available in one application.