Scrivener is a project management and writing tool for writers of all kinds that stays with you from that first unformed idea all the way through to the first - or even final - draft. Outline and structure your ideas; take notes; storyboard your masterpiece using a powerful virtual corkboard; view research while you write; track themes using keywords; dynamically combine multiple scenes into a single text. Scrivener has already been enthusiastically adopted by best-selling novelists and novices alike.
Outline... Edit... Storyboard... Write.
- El Capitan-ready: minor updates and fixes for 10.11 compatibility.
- Icons and UI updated for a more modern look consistent with El Capitan and Yosemite.
Updated File Format
- File format updated for compatibility with future mobile versions. Upon opening existing projects, you will be prompted to update them. (Please note that you will not be able to open 2.7 projects in earlier versions of Scrivener, including Scrivener for Windows version 1.8.6 (current latest). If you work cross-platform, you will either need to wait until Scrivener 1.9 for Windows is released, or you may try the public beta in the meanwhile, which is compatible with 2.7 for Mac. We are looking to release version 1.9 very soon. Stay tuned.)
- Updated the built-in MultiMarkdown components to version 4.
- You can now insert .svg images files into MultiMarkdown by internally linking to an .svg image document.
- The tutorial project has been updated, and now includes a new "Quick Start" collection.
- Scrivener now uses Courier Prime as its default screenplay font. For existing screenplay projects, you can change back to your old font via the Script Settings panel (in the Format > Scriptwriting menu). This change makes no difference to Final Draft export, which always switches Courier fonts to become Courier Final Draft in the created FDX file.
- Epub files now have the "of:file-as" and "opf:event" attributes added to the creator and date elements, so that they will pass Lulu B&N validation.
- Fixed bug whereby adding new items to the formatting levels in Compile could cause a hang.
- Fixed bug that could cause an error to get thrown in scrivenings mode when changing certain settings.
- Fixed bug whereby importing some web pages could cause a crash owing to a bug in WebKit.
- Hopefully worked around an OS X bug whereby typing could slow to a crawl after Ctrl-clicking into the text when using certain combinations of preferences.
- Fixed bug that could cause a hang when syncing to an external folder using Fountain format if inline footnotes or annotations contained bold or italics.
- Fixed bug whereby word counts in outliner, project targets and project statistics could suddenly decrease erroneously if a project had been open for a few days.
- Fixed bug whereby "Flatten footnotes" would not trigger the correct "Footnotes & Comments" pane in Compile when compiling to Word and OpenOffice.
- Fixed bug whereby the "Style" element was getting written out unnecessarily to FDX files, causing all-caps elements not to use all-caps when edited.
- Fixed bug in Fountain export whereby project variables were not replaced in title page meta-data.
- Fixed bug whereby Find wouldn’t cycle back to the top of the editor if the comments pane of the Inspector was open with no comments in it.
- Fixed bug whereby, when exporting to external drives, PDF files may not include meta-data or outlines.
- Fixed bug whereby RTF formatting could have problems when using a combination of Keep with Next and non-default font kerning.
- Fixed bug whereby the Find panel settings would be reset each time it was opened if another project was open in the background with search active.
- Fixed bug whereby cells in the project keywords panel would become Vibrant while expanding cells.
- Fixed bug whereby the snapshots list might not be updated in the Inspector UI when merging documents.
- Fixed minor bug whereby corkboard texture would jitter when scrolling on and Yosemite and above.
- Fixed bug on Yosemite whereby after hitting return to complete a script element, the auto-complete list may pop-up showing suggestions for words to start the sentence.
- Hopefully worked around an OS X Retina display bug which would cause the text to become too wide for the view when the window or split view was resized. (Apple bug #13418758; thanks to Daniel Jalkut of MarsEdit for the workaround.)
- OS X 10.6 or later