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Scrivener for Windows 1.8.5

The writing tool designed with serious writing in mind comes to Windows

by Bob Thornton

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License: Trial Software
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Languages: English
Software Cost: $40.00 (Windows)
Date Updated: 29 January 2015
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Scrivener for Windows
Write books, scripts and more with Scrivener for Windows

As any writer will tell you, there are several obstacles that getting the way of words down on paper, or on screen. As well as time constraints and the ever-present spectre of writer's block, there is also the problem of organising notes and ideas as well as managing lengthy documents as your ideas start to come to life.

Whether you are writing a thesis, a novel or a script, Scrivener is a powerful writing aid that can be used to organise notes, try out different ideas, view ideas alongside completed passages of text and much more; the app is a word processor and project management tool rolled in to one.

Scrivener enables you to create order from chaos, making it possible to focus in on small sections of your text in isolation from your other notes and research, or view projects as a whole to get a better idea of what sort of progress is being made. Unlike a word processor, you are free to organise documents in any way that works best for you and the order of text can be easily adjusted.

Working in outliner mode, Scrivener can be used to plan a project, while virtual index cards can be used to brainstorm ideas. You can also use the app solely as a means of collecting research material or to edit through rough drafts of a file. Whatever way you prefer to work, Scrivener is on hand to help you along.

Version 1.8.5:

- Scrivener no longer includes HTML data on the clipboard when copying text, forcing Word and other programs that read both to paste the RTF contents. Pasting into Word thus now preserves paragraph formatting and inline images as well as comments and footnotes. Programs that do not read RTF data will paste as plain-text.
- Added an option to the File > Export > Files… dialog to exclude a container’s subdocuments.
- Adjusted the menu entry for Duplicate > with Subdocuments to the more explicit Duplicate > with Subdocuments and Unique Title.


A hugely impressive writing aid that can be of assistance to everyone from script writers and novelists to students and professionals.

Your Comments & Opinion

Is this a trial version or freeware

Posted by: Joel Dubow, 19 January 2011 13:13

The article says it is freeware yet Indy Jones says it is a trial with an expiration date. Can this be clarified? reply:

It is or was free during beta-testing. Once out of beta-testing, it will be a commercial product on-sale for $40. If you submit a decent number of bug reports or feedback from the beta, you'll be rewarded with a free serial code.


Posted by: Indy Jones, 10 November 2010 00:04

Not only for writer,can be used to keep notes/recipes/journal etc in one place.The beta has an expiry date sadly.Hope they keep this free and also release a portable version.

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