Popular writing environment Scrivener made its long-awaited debut on iOS this morning.

For those unfamiliar with the Mac application, Scrivener is a scalable long-form writing platform and author project management system featuring multiple editing and organization tools.

Note cards, character sketches, place descriptions, and research notes are just some of the options available to writers, with import options for media, web pages, PDFs, and more also forming part of the package.

Scrivener for iOS
As a standalone writing environment, the new Scrivener iOS app functions in much the same way, offering rich text editing with support for comments, footnotes, keywords, and so on.

Many of the features from the desktop version have also made the port, such as the Binder, Outliner, Corkboard, and Inspector, although certain features that require more screen space — the Corkboard, for instance — are iPad-only.

The app syncs with Scrivener for macOS (Scrivener v2.8) and Scrivener for Windows using Dropbox, or users can copy projects between devices via iTunes. As mentioned however, the iOS app also works as a standalone tool, featuring multiple manuscript compilation and print formats as well as project export options, such as ebook, ePub, and PDF.

Scrivener 2.8 for Mac is a free update for all registered users of Scrivener 2, and along with iOS support, it also includes a number of bug fixes and minor tweaks.

Scrivener for iOS was first announced back in 2011, with an early launch goal originally estimated to be "some time in 2012." When that date slipped, lead developer Keith Blount kept fans updated on the troubled development of the app, with the iOS team running into coding issues and other setbacks over the years.

Scrivener for iOS costs $19.99 and is compatible with any device running iOS 9.0 or later. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

Wildkraut Avatar
78 months ago
Doesn't look like an Evernote alternative.
This tool is not for normal notes taking, it is for serious "book,script,story,etc." writers.

The more professional alternative to Scrivener is Finaldraft.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Daws001 Avatar
78 months ago
So happy this finally hit iOS.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iLondoner Avatar
78 months ago
Fabulous app on the Mac, will definitely be buying on iOS, giving the ability to edit and compose on the road.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
harrisondavies Avatar
78 months ago
Yes! Now I can seamlessly switch from Mac to iPad/iPhone. Thank you Literature & Latte.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fitshaced Avatar
78 months ago
I'd love to write a book and have a few concepts in mind. But, looking at this app, it seems a little overwhelming. 'Where to start' has always been the problem for me. This app adds the question 'where to start with this app?' But I think I'll download it and have a go.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
EeeTeePhoneHome Avatar
78 months ago
I've been using Scrivener on both Mac and PC machines for several years now - and use Dropbox to keep my files synced and up to date. It is the best application there is for large writing projects. Now it's on my iPad too, so I can continue working even when I don't feel like carrying a laptop around. I've been puttering away in the IOS version all day today, and it integrates flawlessly into my workflow.
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Is there a big difference between the iOS version versus the desktop version?
It doesn't have the flashy graphics - but the most essential tools are there. I've been able to successfully open and edit several documents today.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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