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Scrivener review by Carissa B.
Carissa B.
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"Powerful tool for any writer with the patience to learn the ropes"

What do you like best?

I like the flexibility of Scrivener -- one of the primary reasons I first purchased it was because its setup would allow me to write in any order, either from beginning to end, or jumping back and forth between chapters if I realize I forgot something or want to cut something out. It also allows me to create labels and use icons to better keep track of the category and status of each file, and the mobile app that coordinates with the Mac/PC versions is much lighter and simpler to use than most mobile word processors when dealing with large documents, which makes it easier for me to write on the go. The fullscreen editing mode and the ability to customize color schemes are also fantastic.

What do you dislike?

I don't like that there doesn't appear to be any equivalent to Microsoft Word's 'Track Changes' feature. There is a 'Snapshot' feature that allows the user to save a backup version of how the document is at a certain point and revert to it later if necessary, but as for any feature that would allow me to track and review individual changes as I go along, I haven't found anything. I also don't like that there's no way to access Scrivener files in a browser. It's also worth noting that there's a big learning curve in getting to know the ropes of the program, so I'd strongly recommend new users consult the User Manual to ensure they get the most out of this powerful program. (Webinars and groups consisting of people with experience with the program who are willing to answer questions are also helpful.)

Recommendations to others considering the product

Read the User Manual and be persistent in learning the ropes. It may seem daunting at first, but when you get the hang of it, it's an insanely powerful tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Scrivener has made it easier for me to review specific sections of documents without scrolling endlessly through one long document or having to use a 'Search' tool, and enables me to tackle each document in the way that works best for me in that particular situation. As an author, that is a distinct advantage.

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Scrivener review by Malaz E.
Malaz E.
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"For a writer who wants everything in one place"

What do you like best?

Scrivener is an organizers dream come true. I can start writing from any part of the book that I want to write, easily access notes, character descriptions. It automatically compiles the book into whatever format you want it in, including manuscript and paperback. basically making your book completely publisher/agent ready. It's so easy to navigate through it but if you need help, there is clear guidance. It's also very affordable, you just pay once and then you have that version of Scrivener forever. It allows you to choose the type of Novel format you're writing (if it's fiction, non-fiction, something that has parts to it)

What do you dislike?

If I were to get a new computer, (switch from mac to windows) then I would have to re-pay for Scrivener, also if they update the current version of it, you have to pay again, which is kind of a bummer, but not a deal breaker at all.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Play around with it, give yourself time to learn how to use it, i guarantee you will find something to love

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am able to write efficiently and effectively, everything i need to write successfully is in front of me

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Scrivener review by Alan E.
Alan E.
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"For writers of all kinds"

What do you like best?

This is the best writing app available. I do mostly academic-style writing, and the ability to have my research, my notes, and everything else I need in one place is just tremendous. The ability to zoom into one part of the article/paper and not see or worry about the rest allows full concentration.

The outline and index card modes help to formulate long papers and move thoughts about as the needs exist.

Highly recommended!

What do you dislike?

There is little to dislike about Scrivener. Version 3 (Mac only for now) is such a major overhaul that many of the little annoyances have disappeared.

For now, until the Windows version catches up with the Mac version, there is a slight discomfort since I use both platforms.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Not only great software, but they have a wonderful trial period as well. Nothing at all to lose.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Scrivener is a powerhouse of organization. With it I can, in one place, keep my reference pdf's, my illustrations, all of my research notes - all within easy reach during the writing process.

Scrivener review by Timothy G. H.
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"Great if it works for you. I've written 2 novels with it"

What do you like best?

Beautiful, tons of features. Worth the free trial period too see if you like it. This is kind of a love it or hate it app. Fortunately it has a no obligation trial period so you can see if it's right for you. I mostly like it for its ability to organize smaller parts of your document and handles large documents well.

What do you dislike?

It is not the most intuitive program but if you go through the free tutorial that comes with it, it's not that hard to get going.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Love it or hate it. Fortunately, you can try it for free for a month without submitting payment info. I strongly recommend downloading the free trial and immediately working through the tutorial document.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used to write novels in MS word. But word doesn't do well when you start getting long files. Also, it is very hard to reorganize chapters in word. All those problems are solved in scrivener, and there is so much more you can do with it too. I've written two novels in it and I'm not going back to any other program!

Scrivener review by Alexandra M.
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"Scrivener is a one-stop shop software for writers"

What do you like best?

This is really comprehensive software that seems infinitely adjustable, and would likely be a great fit for writers across a wide array of industries. It's a powerful tool that does a lot! If there's a feature you want your writing software to have, chances are, this already has it.

What do you dislike?

It's not the most user friendly software ever, there's definitely a learning curve. Also it's not for someone looking for a straightforward, no-frills, minimalist word processor. I have had nightmarish experiences with trying to export and have had to do it manually. Likely something I'm doing wrong and I haven't taken the time to contact support about it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you want no-frills, just a screen to write, I think Scrivener can actually do that, but it can also do everything else, so if you're going to get this software you may as well make use of it. Take the time to learn how it works.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Scrivener is all about organization. It lets you organize to your hearts content. Different files, different projects and all of the varied information that goes into each individual project.

Scrivener review by Tim S.
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"Great writing software for all projects"

What do you like best?

Scrivener allows you to place all your documents, images and other reference material into one location so that you no longer have to access muliple locations for notes, webpages or other documents. Writing withine the software is straight-forward and simple to use, as is managing the order that you want your pages to be displayed. Creating a summary for each document (or page) is simple and if you're working to a word count, this is easy to track both by page and by project total.

What do you dislike?

The formatting options for producing an ebook aren't as clear as they could be, and understanding how they work takes a lot of time and patience. The manual does explain how this section works and what should happen but there doesn't appear to be as much support for when things go wrong.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Like many programs, Scrivener has a 30-day trial. However, unlike most pieces of software, the trial time is based on actual use, therefore if you start using it for a couple of days and then don't use it for two weeks, your trial time will only have been two days.

There are a lot of features that make managing documents that easier, allowing a user to keep all relevant information in a single place even after a project has been completed. Making updates to your work is clear cut and easy as is producing them in a variety of formats (printed, pdf, ebook, etc.)

Scrivener is feature rich so there is a bit of a learning curve though the manaul that comes with it is detailed and there are also many support groups and training videos available both on their site and independantly produced. The software is available on both the Mac and PC though the Mac version has a few extra features.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am a writer and being able to put all my notes, pdfs, images and webpages that I use or reference in a single place makes accessing that information invaluable. That I can look at a webpage, pdf, etc and the document I am writing on in the same screen without having to constantly switch from one to the other allows me to concentrate on the work I am doing and reduces distractions..

I no longer have to remember which folder I saved a key piece of information or where I put a bookmark for a webpage, all of it is readily available at my fingertips within the files that I am working on. In addition to this, being able to take a snapshot of the page/section that I am working on allows me to make changes, compare them to the previously unchanged document to see whether they improve or detract from what I am doing, and being able to reorganise the internal structure of the document without having to cut and paste pages is a life saver.

Scrivener review by Marta M.
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"The best tool to write academic papers, novels, and scripts"

What do you like best?

I love way it lets me organise my work in sections, use the full screen mode to stay focused, how it displays the different parts of the writing on taggable sections... And it is very easy to use. It also lets you export the projects in sections or as a whole piece of work in any format I can think of.

What do you dislike?

At the moment I love everything about it

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's worth it if you write novels, academic papers, scripts, short stories, journalism articles... My only recommendation is to buy it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I write fiction novels, non fiction, academic papers and scripts, and before finding Scrivener I went crazy when having to organise all my materials. This tool helps me schematize what I want to write and how and then lets me separate it in parts, tag those parts, see the content in different ways that let me have an overview of all of it and, most important: it has a full page mode that replicates a typewriter, so it makes it easier to stay focused.

Scrivener review by Brigitte Y.
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"Scrivener is a Time Saver"

What do you like best?

I love, love, love Scrivener. When it comes to ranking the software, I place it side-by-side with Microsoft in my mind. It is definitely for writing long-format projects like books, white papers, research papers, reports, and it can also be helpful when working on a series of blog post articles that you plan to repurpose.

I recently used it to write my nonfiction book, and I loved how I could instantly compile the book in the proper format for Kindle Direct Publishing. I wrote my first book using Microsoft Word, but with Scrivener you have the option to move things around. It helps you to stay organized. If you like creating outlines, then Scrivener is the tool for you because your detailed outlines become your saving grace. So, if possible, have outlines when you conduct your research, develop characters, plots etc. Again, I used it to write a nonfiction book, and a draft of a screenplay. I have yet to use it for a novel.

What do you dislike?

I wish it was more connected to the cloud, so I can avoid it taking up so much space on my computer. The space issue has been the drawback. It would be interesting if it incorporated some of InDesign's features so you could instantly publish a interactive ebook or magazine. I don’t use the Research section as much because I am concerned about the amount of space it takes up even though I can store it in the iCloud or on a hard drive. Scrivener saves your work, but to be safe you want to press the save button as you work, and backup your work with different versions. Incorporating tables and images can throw off the formatting, so I would love to see them work on that more.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend writers to write directly in Scrivener. Avoid pasting and copying the content over. Or, write your rough draft in another program first and then dump it into Scrivener and spend more time working on the document in Scrivener. Really, it’s a hassle to copy the information over and it saves time just writing directly in the platform.

I also recommend before writing the book or any other document that you establish the format in Scrivener first, and make sure you have a solid outline so you can create the Sections and Chapters. Create a practice document so you can see how the formatting will flow and play with that document so you can learn what functions work best for you. Test Scrivener out more before you self publish your book learn which fonts work best for the theme you would like and the imagery that you are comfortable incorporating. Scrivener’s design overall can be a time-saver once you learn the platform.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When I learned to use Scrivener, it was more of a trial-by-fire scenario. I was working on a tight deadline after I finished the draft of my nonfiction book, and I needed to get the document into Scrivener for publishing. I had to figure out how to break out my Sections and Chapters. So, my editor ended up getting my first attempt at compiling the book together, which wasn’t the best version of the layout. So, I was learning as I went, and as hectic as it was, I enjoyed the whole process. After, several edits and read thrus later, I published the book and went back to Scrivener to turn my book’s formatting into a template, so I would have more ease self-publishing the next time around.

Scrivener review by User in Marketing and Advertising
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"Makes writing fun, and actually encourages organization."

What do you like best?

I gave Scrivener a trial run during NanoWrimo, and was sold instantly. I'm by nature a disorganized and scattered-brained person. Writing in Scrivener made organizing my writing and ideas easier by orders of magnitude.

Scrivener allows you a lot of flexibility and depth in how you organize your ideas, notes, research, revisions, pages, etc.

The "corkboard" view is an excellent way to get an overall picture of your writing project and essentially summarizes individual documents into easily managed and organizable index-cards.

What do you dislike?

The depth and sheer amount of features is daunting at first blush. The best tutorials and tips are to be found outside of the program.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The free-trial is full featured and gives an excellent grasp of what can be done. If you really want to spend a lot of time in the program before committing, Scrivener releases a special "NanoWrimo" trial version every November that allows full use for the entire month of November.

Winners of NanoWrimo have recieved significant discounts in past years.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The ability organize all research and notes into one program speeds up productivity and reduces "management fatigue".

Backing up to the Cloud is possible through simple work-arounds, but a built-in ability would be preferable.

Scrivener review by Francesca M.
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"A very good tool for writers"

What do you like best?

Ability to keep organized different sections necessary for the preparation of a story

What do you dislike?

No Italian tutorial or instructions. For some tips, it will be important.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Since it is widely used and implemented, it would be useful for the instructions (very detailed and long) to be provided in other languages, including Italian, because many editorial terms differ from language to language.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Scrivener is an indispensable tool for keeping together all the elements necessary to write a book. Moreover, it is very versatile, it allows the immediate consultation of texts, images, maps and at the end of the work, it creates alone the files for an ebook or for a book to print.

Scrivener review by User in Management Consulting
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"Scrivener Is For Every Writer!"

What do you like best?

It is a toss-up on if I like the cork board feature, or the easy drag-and-drop feature that allows me to move chapters, scenes, etc. around with ease.

What do you dislike?

If you are writing with Scrivener on a smaller screen then you might have a bit of trouble at first. There is some sort of buggy issue when the software is put on screens smaller than 15 inches (at least in my case).

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are a writer you need to try Scrivener! You can use it for blogging, note-taking, or general writing. You can even use it to make a recipe book, screen writing, etc.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When I first started writing it was difficult to keep track of where I was, what part of the scene or chapter I was in, etc. Having Scrivener helped me organize each part of the story into multiple chapters, scenes, etc. It also helped me to stay on track with what happened, seeing as I can easily place a recap of the scene in the little note card feature.

Scrivener review by Scot H.
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"For Serious Writing - the Hands-Down Winner"

What do you like best?

Scrivener gives you tools and features and all the support you need to organize a complex project, then it gets out of your way and lets you write. You can bring in tons of resources for quick reference, then you can put them aside and just write. You can segment your text and try different combinations, then get back into the zone, writing.

What do you dislike?

Hard to say. There's a learning curve, as with every software more complex than Notepad. Maybe the tools for creating and assigning styles could be more intuitive. If you're constantly developing new layouts, this isn't the right tool for the job. But if you're writing, Scrivener is top of the line.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Honestly, I'd say stop "considering" and buy the thing. As a writer, this was probably the best $40 I've ever spent.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Writing, content creation, generating prose. We use these terms so casually, ignoring how much effort goes into this kind of work. And Scrivener supports the writer better than any other tool. Whatever method you want to use for your word-crafting, Scrivener helps you, whether it's outlining, notes on corkboard, topic/persona/character exploration, or just ready-set-write. You can export to every major file format. You can move topics/sections/chapters around with ease, and track their status using your own labels or the defaults. I've personally used Scrivener for projects as large as novel manuscripts, and I'd love to use it for work, except the business world doesn't acknowledge it.

Scrivener review by Emma A.
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"As vital as pen and paper"

What do you like best?

The ability to rearrange scenes, access pre writing without leaving your main manuscript and use meta data to find important info is invaluable. This kind of functionality makes writing a novel so much more efficient, and also improves your writing because of the ability to quickly cross reference for editing and plotting purposes. It would be impossible to conduct developmental editing if not using Scriv.

What do you dislike?

If you want to use the more advanced features, you really do have to read/watch some kind of tutorial. So you can't just dive right in for more advanced stuff. There is a learning curve.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Don't try and do everything at once. Play with it learn the advanced options a little at a time. For wiring you can jump right in and as you have time you can figure out all the features.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm a full time fiction writer. I use Scrivener to write everything I publish and to plan.

Scrivener review by Greg D.
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"Scrivener is the perfect writing app!"

What do you like best?

What I love best about Scrivener is its distraction-free writing environment, its organization tools, and its universal usability.

As an author, ad-writer, web designer, and marketer, there are many apps that I have used for writing over the years. However, Scrivener is by far my favorite. It's not for layout, mind you. The styling tools are very basic, but that's the point. Scrivener is designed for writing everything from books to stories to screenplays and more. Any time you need to crank out a couple thousand words, this app is your best friend.

I use it to write ads, blogs posts, and web copy on a regular basis. I have also written whole books using Scrivener. The organization tools provided allow me to jot down thoughts, logic points, and plot twists on note cards and then organize them in any order. Once I'm satisfied with the flow of what I've written, I simply continue creating. Scrivener allows me to think linearly or skip around and organize later. This is essential when organizing long works or a series of pieces with a specific timeline.

Finally, Scrivener is the most universal writing app I've ever used. I can write on my desktop computer. Then close down and open my laptop to keep going on location somewhere. I can even use it on my tablet in a meeting and then integrate my meeting notes later when I'm back in the office.

What do you dislike?

While I love all of Scrivener's functions, It would be nice to give the user interface an update. It sort of looks like a program from the mid 1990s. And also, while I appreciate the way that limited styling options keep me focused on the content, it would be nice to have a few more styling elements to use like more advances color choices and modern project templates for writing web copy.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Scrivener is not the most user-friendly app in the world, but there are lots of videos on YouTube that explain every aspect of the program. It's a fantastic tool if you write a lot and often. Just be prepared for a little learning time when you first get started.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Right now, scrivener is my go-to app for cranking out large amounts of copy for blogs, social media posts, web pages, articles, and more.

Scrivener review by Aly N.
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"My personal project go-to."

What do you like best?

I love the organizational aspect of Scrivener. I've been having to use Word Online to write lately since I'm normally away from my personal laptop (it's also a few years too old and starting to fade) and I miss Scrivener so much. Anyway, Scrivener allows you to outline your project and keep tabs for characters, settings, plot points, etc. so you have quick references mid-chapter and you don't need to read back the last twenty pages to remember where Character B set their coffee mug.

What do you dislike?

I haven't tried the export features yet, but they seem like they could get screwy if you don't format your stuff exactly right. More to come on that once I use them. There really aren't many things I dislike about Scrivener.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're a writer, you should at least give the trial version a shot—it's a really great program. And it helped expedite my process the last time I did NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month challenge).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm solving some of the headaches I have with fiction writing namely. Benefits are keeping tabs on things along the way instead of going back to find them later.

Scrivener review by Te-ge B.
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"The Best Writing Software Out There"

What do you like best?

There is so much you can do with Scrivener that it's hard to pick something to like "best."

I use Scrivener for all my writing. I pair it with Scapple to lay out ideas and then create ebooks. I use the Research section as a file cabinet and pull in every relevant website, PDF, image, etc. so that I can have easy access to them when I'm writing.

Scrivener takes all the tools I used to use for every stage of writing, and puts it together into one app.

What do you dislike?

There is a learning curve once you get past the basics. Part of this is because of all the options Scrivener offers.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Scrivener has a 30 days of use trial period, and during November, often offers a special price or a percentage discount, especially for participants in NanoWriMo.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Much of my business involves research. If I am going to quote a statistic, for example, I need to easily be able to prove the veracity of my quote. I use one Scrivener document primarily as a file cabinet, saving relevant quotes in various categories, and then adding the PDF, website, etc. as a resource, and linking the two so I can easily go back over the material.

Scrivener review by Katherine F.
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"Straightforward, well-organized writing tool for the way writers think"

What do you like best?

The number one positive for me is that this is a content-first system. The focus in Scrivener is on what you're writing, not on how you're formatting it. You don't have to worry about indentations or automatic capitalization or whatever new "feature" certain other word processors have developed, and can instead think about what words you're actually putting to (digital) paper. There are some awesome built-in planning tools that allow you to storyboard, brainstorm, create character and plot sheets, and incorporate research notes. All of this is built around how writers think about writing-- whether you're writing a novel or a dissertation (I was mostly the latter, but briefly the former).

I loved the word count/ tracker feature most of all for my daily writing goal, both for dissertating as well as for NaNoWriMo. Highly motivating.

What do you dislike?

The only problem for me was that I was working with multimedia material as "notes"-- videos, photos, etc. Attempting to load too many of these files in to the brainstorming feature of Scrivener significantly slowed it down. It got to the point where the program would crash. Granted, I was working with some very heavy files, and I imagine that most people would not have this problem.

I imagine that people who are putting together professional, business-related reports might not like Scrivener, because it really removes formatting from the initial equation, and those are very format-forward genres.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This program is best for content-focused writers... academics, novelists, creative non-fiction, etc. Short reports or business plans are likely better in other word processors.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was solving the problem of sitting down to write, every day. Scrivener's built-in tools helped me to develop a writing habit, which helped me to produce (rather than just think about producing) polished and well-thought-out written work.

Scrivener review by Dominique B.
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"Steep learning curve."

What do you like best?

The ease of editing with a beta reader and proofreader via Dropbox integration as well as comments and edits on a draft is quite great for the most part. Outline format as well as notecards assist in following your plots. Compiling feature for other document extensions is mostly solid.

What do you dislike?

The UX of this is not intuitive at all. Too pricey unless bought during Camp Nano. Why do I have to pay $19.99 for mobile capabilities when the program itself is $40? Support forums are disorganized and impossible to find answers in.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you fully learn it! Don't expect the forums to help you since they're disorganized and not properly threaded.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Editing documents for publication is much simpler than via uploading to Drive and then swapping programs.

Scrivener review by Evan C.
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"Great for note taking and early drafts, depending on your writing method. "

What do you like best?

The folder structure is very helpful for organizing initial thoughts, and structuring a piece of writing. The various ways to view the document are helpful for maintaining focus, or getting a full overview of your document, depending on your current task.

What do you dislike?

A lot of the features are somewhat counter-intuitive, there is a bit of a learning curve, but there is an exhaustive tutorial included, which helps. If you anticipate a lot of illustrations in your document, or want control over the layout, this is not the right tool. Great for text only documents.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Scrivener is great for getting initial thoughts down for writing projects, and for structuring your initial drafts. The program is less useful for final edits, and is very limited in terms of text formatting. There are very few graphic tools, so consider this for writing only, not layout.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used this software to write/edit several long-form essays of ~4000 words, for publication online and in print..

Scrivener review by Taylor M.
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"A solid, helpful tool for all types of writing projects"

What do you like best?

Scrivener has an abundance of features, but allows you to only learn the parts of the program that are relevant to you. Later, it is flexible enough that you can grow into the other features. Scrivener shines with larger writing projects, for both planning and execution. It is an excellent repository for snippets, notes, and thoughts, and allows you to interact with these and move them around as it makes sense to your brain. It is also a pleasant and powerful writing atmosphere, allowing each section to be written and sorted individually and then compiled together when you are ready.

What do you dislike?

There is a small but present learning curve with the software. The company has included helpful guides to getting started, but because it can do so much the initial impression can be a bit overwhelming.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Scrivener is an excellent choice, but be prepared for a few days of moving your writing workflow into the system. It is worth the effort without a doubt. Don't feel like you have to understand and use every aspect of the program for it to be beneficial.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Larger writing projects are difficult to manage with typical word processors. Scrivener allows me to organize and approach these projects with a concrete system in place instead of trying to juggle it all mentally.

Scrivener review by Emily I.
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"Best writing project software"

What do you like best?

I don't know how I wrote before Scrivener. Compared to word processors like Word or Google Docs, Scrivener is a whole different ballgame with its focus on managing your writing. Think of the organizational power of Evernote, combined with the powerful simplicity of a Word document, minus the inconveniences of using both apps together, and that's Scrivener. Everything in Scrivener is designed to help you compartmentalize and organize your work, breaking down both the writing and editing processes into focused, manageable chunks.

What do you dislike?

I do wish Scrivener had more in the way of Markdown editing. You can export as Markdown, or export from Markdown, but you don't get the live preview effect you can get in other apps. I also wish their rich text formatter was a little smarter.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Many people experience a bit of a learning curve with Scrivener, or feel overwhelmed by all its features - but don't give up! Play around, experiment. Read about it online, there are a lot of great guides and tutorials out there. It won't take long before using Scrivener is second nature to you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I write very long blog posts (anywhere from 3,000 - 8,000 words). Scrivener keeps me sane by making it easy to split out my long articles into multiple documents for each section. It also keeps all my research, notes, and outlines for these articles within easy reach while I'm writing. I also love Scrivener for my noveling, as do many other novelists.

Scrivener review by Mark V.
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"Perfect for Working Writers"

What do you like best?

I'm a professional ghostwriter, meaning that I'm often working from client audio files. Scrivener has been the perfect tool for my work, because it allows me to handle my audio files, research, and writing all in one program. It also remembers where I am in the audio files between sittings, so I don't have to scan for the right section every time I sit down to work.

What do you dislike?

They promised an iOS app a long time ago and have yet to deliver. I would love it to be mobile already.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take the time to learn the features available. It's much more than just a word processing suite.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows me to use one program to achieve many different things as well as limiting the amount of time catching up at the beginning of the work day. Where previously I'd have to find the right place in the recordings, I now have it saved.

Scrivener review by User in Apparel & Fashion
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"Scrivener is #1 software for creatives"

What do you like best?

This software is so flexibility and customizable! It is also easy to use once you get the basics down, and it can definitely be adjusted to suit any work style. My favorite thing is how organized it allows me to be and - with five projects going at one time, all in different stages - organization is a must! All of the information you type up is also EASILY compiled, whether you need a full manuscript, just the comments, notes or research, you can get all of it converted into a variety of formats.

It also automatically backs up all of your work, and even allows you to save your work in various stages, so if you need to reference an old version, it's not gone completely, but it also doesn't get in the way of the new.

What do you dislike?

Nothing comes to mind. Everything is great!

Recommendations to others considering the product

It will absolutely meet your needs as a writer, whatever your style is.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a full-time writer and publisher, Scrivener is great for keeping works flexibile and having clear goals on what is left to be written or re-written. It is also great for story all of the notes needed for every script and novel so they are convenient to find, access, and use. It is also compatible with cloud storage, so I can open my projects from any Scrivener program, not just the one located on the main computer.

Scrivener review by Elaine F.
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"I have been using Scrivener for about 7 years"

What do you like best?

Scrivener works like I think. It's so flexible and fluid that I can write without the software getting in the way. I love this software so much. Now I use it for all my writing. I like the way it allows me to create parts of a text, split it apart or join it with another. It takes away all the formatting issues and allows me to just write. I can choose a font I like to write in and then export my text into a word document pre-formatted into 12 point Courier to read for editing when my eyes get dulled to what I see on the screen. The ability to create and see chapters and sections while I write, then move them around is one of the most desirable features for me. I also really like that I can drop web pages, photos, or other kinds of research into the document to refer to later. What a benefit to just go to the research folder that I have organized into relevant categories for my project and find exactly the information I need and be able to cite where it originated if I want.

What do you dislike?

When I first tried to use Scrivener I could not figure it out at all. I put it on hold for months when I might have been using it. It's just organized on a completely different set of principles than any other writing program I have ever used. After several months of frustration trying to use Word and Google docs to do my writing, I fortunately came back to Scrivener and found the video tutorials linked to the splash screen. I only needed to watch the first one and it all made sense. It took a little while to figure out how to use all the different tools, and there are some that I still could learn to use, but it was easy to learn once I understood how it was organized and why it was organized that way.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you write a lot and haven't tried Scrivener, I encourage you to give it a try. It's so different from any other writing program I have ever used that it was hard for me to start using it. In fact, I almost didn't use Scrivener because I couldn't make it work like Word. That would have been a huge loss for me. When I watched the first video in their support section it helped me understand. Once I stopped thinking like Word and started using the features in Scrivener I was able to write smoothly and to follow my thoughts as they happened. It allows you to flexibly move and restructure an entire document and then look at it on screen or export it to a text format like Word for review. I wrote a 40,000 word thesis using Scrivener and I would not have been able to explore my ideas as well with any other kind of program I have ever known. I was able to see what I had at a glance and change it back and forth with ease. Today I use Scrivener for all my writing projects not matter how small. Love, love, love.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I wrote a 40,000 word thesis document using Scrivener. My work process often started with a general list of sections that I broke into sections, adding notes into the sections, moving sections from chapter to chapter, working the notes into paragraphs and then editing, adding, subtracting as I went along.

Scrivener review by G2 Crowd User
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"Your brain, except organized"

What do you like best?

The ability to have a multitude of supporting documents at hand in the sidebar while creating the main document is a godsend. And now that it's cross-platformed onto iOS means I can tote my iPad to the coffeeshop and carry on with the research and writing.

What do you dislike?

I had disliked that there was no iOS version but that has been solved. The main problem is that it's not more popular as I still have to import my final document into Google Docs which I use with other crewmembers so they can access. Learning curve is a bit steep to know the ins-and-outs of using Scrivener but you can start quickly and learn/add skills as needed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a try, there's a trial period to use Scrivener and you can usually find discouts online especially around National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Writing grant submissions requires me to pull information from a number of different documents and Scrivener allows me to have them all at hand easily without having a lot of extra document windows open.

Scrivener review by G2 Crowd User in Higher Education
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"Cool Features but Steep Learning Curve"

What do you like best?

Scrivener has tons of functionality that helps you organize your writing. I particularly like the ability to search ALL the notes with the search bar, to organize by folders and subfolders, and the ability to tag with keywords. It also supports internal linking, which is helpful, and I LOVE the ability to split your screen--which I use for notes on one screen and writing on the other. I was able to set up a system to organize my comprehensive exams and dissertation, where my own thoughts were in one color and notes were organized by book and searchable by keyword. It's highly customizable, which is great.

What do you dislike?

Scrivener is hard to learn to use. I spent a long time learning all the the shortcuts and functionalities, but because it's counterintuitive, I forget them if too much time goes in between projects. I learned it for my comprehensive exams, relearned it for my dissertation, but unfortunately, I've abandoned it for my current project because I just don't have the time to relearn everything. I'm also looking for a program that can be more of a one-stop shop (allowing me to annotate PDFs, take notes, AND draft). A more attractive interface wouldn't hurt, either.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The organization capabilities of Scrivener are top-notch. It's easy to take and search detailed notes--locating things is a snap with the search bar and folder system. I was also able to set up a system that worked for me exactly the way I wanted it, given all the ways to customize.

Scrivener review by G2 Crowd User in Marketing and Advertising
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"Interesting Idea, Not Sure it Competes. "

What do you like best?

In college I was a creative writing minor, and this software made things easy. It really helped me understand format. It's good to use if you already have Microsoft Office. It is also great if your using it for long ongoing writing projects like manuscripts. If you write a lot, I'd give this software a try.

What do you dislike?

This doesn't compete with Microsoft Office. Unfortunately, though it has a similar idea is cheaper, and makes format and organization easy, it is not the standard of the industry. I wouldn't send this as a file to anyone, because not many people that I know own this software. While it makes things easier for format, you can do similar things in Word. This software also didn't make it possible to convert things to pdf, as far as I could tell. It was a little slow to run on my computer and it takes longer to set up a file than it would in Microsoft Word.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If your looking into buying Scrivener as a replacement for Microsoft, don't buy it. However, if your looking into buying it as an extra feature, and are serious about writing, full speed ahead. You can convert Scrivener files to Microsoft Word, which is nice. Its fantastic software for organizing long projects.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's nice how templates are organized according to what genre your writing. Blank, fiction, non-fiction, scriptwriting, poetry&lyrics, and miscellaneous. This really helps for beginners and experts alike.

Scrivener review by Chas N.
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"With power comes responsibility..."

What do you like best?

I really like the Binder... like the Folders column of Windows Explorer with custom colour coding it makes it easy to navigate and view the hierarchy as you write. Also the ability to compile to multiple ebook and print formats in a few clicks... the ones I use most are ePub, mobi (Kindle) and PDF (for CreateSpace). You can save compile settings and switch quickly between them and switch between frontmatter with different tables of contents - clickable for eBooks, page numbered for print. This means when I amend a book I generate the eBook first and upload to KDP then generate a print ready PDF for CreateSpace in a matter of a few minutes.

What do you dislike?

It's not WYSiWYG. I think this is because it has to compile to multiple formats which will all look different anyways but if you've spent a long time with WYSIWYG software it's a culture shock. Sometimes there are too many ways to do the same thing... for instance page breaks. You can embed them into the text, tick an option on text items or folders in the Binder , or set up rules used between text/text, text/folder, folder/text and folder/folder transitions at compile time... end up with a stray one and it can take a while to figure out where it came from.

Recommendations to others considering the product

They say a golf swing is a tough game to perfect on your own but spending a few sessions with a pro can massively improve your game... it's the same with this. The tool can do a lot but blithering about figuring things out will get you in a pickle. Get a good book on the subject to get the best out of it...

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I write complex nonfiction books with long and deep hierarchies. The Binder and Outliner interfaces and the ability to have visible notes for each component as absolutely perfect to keep track of that complexity. It also has excellent tools for caching files and web pages inside the tool so you have all your research materials to hand instead of having to jump in and out all the time.

Scrivener review by Jose E.
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"Perfect if you like to write a lot"

What do you like best?

During my time at high school, I had the luck to participate in the school's newspaper group, and Scrivener simply made the experience so great. Scrivener has just what you need if you are working on an article and you need to customize it. Lots of fonts, options to place pictures, etc.

What do you dislike?

It's a little bit hard to understand. It took me around a week to feel comfortable, and it was hard.

Also, I do not like how hard is it to work with other people. It won't let you edit a file if another person has it opened already in a computer.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's hard to say so because i have not used it in a long time, but before judging this Software, give it a time so you can understand everything Scrivener has to offer. It will make your life easier as an article writter or newspaper editor.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was working in a newspaper for my school, We need a Software that would let us do the job, and this program solved it. It helped us to write articles, and even to edit the structure of the newspaper.

Scrivener review by User in Entertainment
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"Makes Writing Organized"

What do you like best?

The thing I like the most about Scrivener is how malleable it is. You could use it simply as a thought pad or a research tool if you wanted, but the great thing is that when you reach the point of putting "pen down to paper" you have all the outlining and research you did within one system. This makes it much easier to take work you did months ago and turn it into your original intent when you begin writing.

What do you dislike?

My only pet peeve with Scrivener is that it doesn't have an iPad version that syncs with the desktop version. They support you partially toward this by making Scrivener able to interface with the Index Card app. I still feel that there could be a great mobile version, however, that would bring out the best aspects of both the desktop and mobile use.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Buy it. You won't regret using it if you do any sort of long-form writing, whether that is an article on a website or an in-depth look at a subject. The reliable data back-up and convenience make the price well worth it. The truth is, Literature and Latte (the makers of the software) could charge much more and they would still have a wide user base.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Scrivener for everything from outlining and writing technical literature to organizing novels, screenplays, and how-to books. Having a database of all my ideas that reliably backs up all my data is a huge asset to my workflow. The amount of time I save not having to chase down journals, research, etc. from other word processing apps is significant.

Scrivener review by Nathan M.
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"Fantastic creative and organizational tool for casual or professional writers"

What do you like best?

Scrivener allows creative writers (who are not always the most organized folks) to put their work into a solid framework but retain flexibility in organization and formatting. It can be used like a clippings box, a heap of looseleaf, a set of notebooks, or a rigid outline.

What do you dislike?

I really have no complaints. Some of the user interface for file organization has a bit of a learning curve, but it's not a big deal.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Demo it, you won't go back.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've been able to better organize the product documentation I generate for my clients, and I also use the product for my own freelance writing.

Scrivener review by User in Computer Software
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"Professional writer uses Scrivener for storyboarding"

What do you like best?

I love the storyboarding functionality Scrivener has, as well as the ability to easily link lists and ideas together and move them around.

What do you dislike?

My major problem with Scrivener, and the reason I no longer use it, is the inability to share accounts in the same project (co-writing) and the inability to work across both Mac and PC platforms.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend Scrivener to writers who want to use software for planning and drafting their own projects, without collaborators. I would not recommend it for those who need to collaborate across distance, or to those who need or want to use both PC and Mac platforms. I also would not recommend it to anybody who is not already fairly computer literate, as it is not the easiest software in the world to use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The problem we attempted to use Scrivener to solve was how to storyboard across distance, when it was not possible to get everybody in the same room.

Scrivener review by G2 Crowd User in Writing and Editing
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"Confusing at First, Then Amazing"

What do you like best?

I like having a place to keep my research and the ease with which I can reorganize my text. I'm learning to take better advantage of the features such as target and session goals and character naming.

What do you dislike?

Not as intuitive as I'd like. It took me many weeks of using to really get comfortable. I finally looked at Scrivener for Dummies and got a better handle on how to use it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Play with it, watch video tutorials, and stick with it for a while. It may take a while to get used to it, but it's worth the effort. Scrivener for Dummies helped a lot.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm working on several writing projects of various sizes at the same time and Scrivener helps me keep it all straight and organized.

Scrivener review by User in Computer Software
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"I LOVE SCRIVENER"

What do you like best?

The ability to efficiently write my material and have the organizational piece taken care of for me so that I can just focus on my craft .

What do you dislike?

I Love Everything about this software. It allows me to just focus on writing and it takes care of the rest for me .

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Scrivener helps me to organize my projects. I can just focus on writing and don't have to focus on compiling notes ,etc because Scrivener does it all

Scrivener review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Strong and reliable product for fiction and non-fiction"

What do you like best?

Scrivener enables the logical sorting of content into easy locations, enabling complex story structures, character notes, and research to be easily at hand, enabling the checking of facts, previous writing and logical sequences to flow well. Whilst I do also use Final Draft for more simple scripts, Scrivener enables more complex screenplays to be written as well as a few non-fiction works I have created.

What do you dislike?

Since I first started using Scrivener several years ago, the product has developed and has a lot of nice technical features. However, some of these features do not necessarily help the flow of either creative thinking nor writing. So perhaps a little less focus on technical features and a little more "back to basics" with writing would be good.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use the 30 day trial fully. Only by actually working with the product will you get to use some of the best features and realise what you've been missing!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Primarily two areas: fiction screenplays and stories, and non-fiction works. For screenplays, you can't beat Final Draft for simple stuff, but Scrivener wins hands down for more complex character and story structures. For fiction stories and non-fiction work, Scrivener has saved so much time and effort on re-work, but is also a joy to work in.

Scrivener review by User in Broadcast Media
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"Love Scrivener"

What do you like best?

I got Scrivener to attempt writing a novel and it really helps you organize a big piece into smaller sections (parts, chapters, etc.). Also has great character and place "cork boards" to help you visualize your subject.

What do you dislike?

There is no timeline feature. Because of the complexity of the story I would really like to make a timeline of the story and I can't.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Well someday I would like to publish a book!

Scrivener review by Anna M.
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"As a writer, this software in indispensable to me"

What do you like best?

No word processer compares to the features of Scrivener for professional writing. Especially for making the processing of outlining and formatting a book so simple.

What do you dislike?

The interface can take a while to become familiar with, and I still haven't taken the time to properly understand all of the features.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Saving time in formatting and laying out books and other professional materials I write.

Scrivener review by Todd P.
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"An amazing resource for sermon preparation and writing"

What do you like best?

It is an amazing resource to gather materials of all kinds together to make the peculiar task of writing sermons make more sense.

What do you dislike?

I wish that the task of working with styles was better integrated with MS Word.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Works great as a stand alone product. It is not as easy to implement for collaborative projects.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Working on sermons. Writing devotions.

Scrivener review by User in Furniture
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"Great Idea, Good Tool"

What do you like best?

I like the visual nature. I'm a to-do lister, and I use sticky notes, outlines and organization frequently.

What do you dislike?

It's not quite as intuitive to use as I would hope. And, if you already have a work in progress when you start using Scrivener, it can be tricky to put into into the program to use for the remainder of the writing project.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is great if you are at the beginning of a project. It can be tricky to transition an in-progress project into Scrivener.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's a great way to visualize progress and keep ypurself organized and on track so you can meet deadlines.

Scrivener review by Scott S.
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"Robust Platform for Large/Ongoing Writing Projects"

What do you like best?

Scrivener allows you to break up sections of your project and rearrange them easily in a number of ways, depending on your preference. You can use the 'Binder', a bar on the left side of the screen, to move different sections while viewing the text editor. Or you can view your sections and note cards on a grid. Scrivener makes it easy for you to break split individual sections or combine separate ones. You can also create folders that show up in the Binder to categorize and sub-categorize sections, grouping them together. This allows you to work on large writing projects in a non-linear manner.

Scrivener also allows you to view multiple sections of your writing projects at once. You can have two editors open at once, either side by side or above and below. It also allows you to view even more sections view pop-out reference windows.

There is also a customizable bar on the right side of the screen that hold all of your foot notes, end notes, and annotations.

In sum, if you have a large enough screen, you can view all aspects of your project at once --- sources, outlines, notes, end notes, foot notes, the overall text, and the individual section you're currently working on.

What do you dislike?

There is no automatically available 'dark mode' or other thematic options that are easy to switch between. In order to change the way the editor appears you have to go deep into the settings and change each part of the interface separately. You can save these as different profiles, but you can not quickly switch back and forth between them. And the color of the text itself changes independently from the editor theme colors. So if you'd like to switch from a dark-on-light theme to a light-on-dark theme, you have to change the theme and then manually highlight all of the text in your document and change it to a lighter color within the editor.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try the free trial (if that's still being offered). Understand that there is a bit of a learning curve. And there are many features you may never use (for example, I have never touched the script-writing suite). Once have some time to figure out and set up this writing 'sandbox' it can change the way you write (if that's what you want).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Besides being a more straightforward way to work on large, 50+ page, writing projects, Scrivener has changed the way I work on ongoing, iterative writing projects. For example, business proposals, statements of purpose, introduction letters, and other short pieces that follow similar guidelines but that change over time depending on the individual subject matter and audience are much easier to work on iteratively in Scrivener. I have one Scrivener project file for these documents. Whenever I want to work on a new one I can go to that project that contains all the previous iterations of the piece, in addition to various 'stock' bits of text, and quickly create a new piece without having to start from scratch or switch back and forth between a text editor and another note-keeping program or a folder of previous pieces.

Scrivener review by Madeleine C.
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"Great tool for writers"

What do you like best?

Scrivener enables writers to organize complex works in a variety of ways - by scenes, by parts, on a corkboard layout, in outline layout, and even by word-count per scene. Its greatest strength is in allowing creative people to organize and look at their ideas in new ways.

What do you dislike?

It can be a bit complex, and it takes a while to learn all of its features fully, but it does come with simplified and in depth tutorials, and their website has plenty of helpful forums to find answers to any basic questions you have about using Scrivener's many features.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Scrivener has a great trial run - use it for a month to see if it's for you, and don't be intimidated by it's complexity. Use the tutorials when needed, they're extremely intuitive and helpful. Furthermore, scrivener can be helpful for various different stages of the writing process. For example, I don't use it for drafting, but I love it for revisions when I need to rearrange scenes and see how a new scene/chapter order might look overall. Great product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Scrivener has allowed me to more systematically organize, evaluate, and rearrange my novel when needed. Furthermore, it allows me to easily compile my manuscripts into a variety of formats (from pdf, to word doc, to epublishing/ibook formats). I do not plan to epublish, but I know Scrivener is a valuable tool for those who do, and it is valuable for me as well when packaging up my manuscript to send to critique partners/readers.

Scrivener review by Fred A.
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"Scrivener, a very good writer's tool"

What do you like best?

I can organize the whole writing of my novel, including its complete documentation

What do you dislike?

What I expected is the iOs version, but it is here now

Recommendations to others considering the product

Put your ideas there, they will find their right place

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am writing my first novel, and Scrivener have been helping me to do it, because of its organization fitting

this objective

Scrivener review by G2 Crowd User in Real Estate
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"I love Scrivener"

What do you like best?

The ability to work in two screens at once. Also, that it automatically saves my documents.

What do you dislike?

There is so much that Scrivener can do, but I don't want to take the time to figure it all out.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used to struggle with losing documents that weren't saved, but Scrivener does that for me automatically, so I don't waste time recreating documents that I've lost.

Scrivener review by User in Publishing
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"Excellent novel writing software"

What do you like best?

I like the formatting features and options

What do you dislike?

I dislike the steep learning curve for certain things

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm able to format my own books, saving money

Scrivener review by User in Automotive
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"Great Writing Tool"

What do you like best?

Scrivener is versatile! It allows writers to organize works in so many various ways, always presenting a unique perspective and helping the team collaborate.

What do you dislike?

The downside to Scrivener is cross-compatibility between operating systems. It would be beneficial to work between both a Mac and PC system.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a shot, try the trial and see if it works with your flow.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Storyboarding for video training and internal video projects. Basic scripting.

Scrivener review by Administrator in Research
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"Research Project Application"

What do you like best?

Once you get the hang of it, it makes organizing thoughts, processes, etc a snap.

What do you dislike?

As useful as it is, it wasn't entirely intuitive out of the box. This is minor though because it is worth the initial getting-to-know you period.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our first, and thus far only, use was to use it to help organize a complex research proposal. I can see its usefulness in future manuscript development.

Scrivener review by User in Non-Profit Organization Management
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"Makes Thesis writing easy"

What do you like best?

Split screen, access to notes, note cards, and the full screen option

What do you dislike?

It isn't great with formatting footnotes

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need to write long documents, write as journalist, author, or a academic, scrivener is perfect. It keeps me so organized and I love the note card features.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

organizing long documents/writing projects

Scrivener review by User in Writing and Editing
User in Writing and Editing
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"Excellent Software"

What do you like best?

I love that I can use text fragments and keep them in folders together all in one place.

What do you dislike?

It has a steep learning curve, and can take a while to use comfortably.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Scrivener has helped me stay organized through large writing projects.

Kate from G2 Crowd

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