By Literature & Latte

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2016-07-20
  • Current Version: 1.1.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 26.96 MB
  • Developer: Literature & Latte
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 2,059 Ratings


*** Featured in App Store Best of 2016 *** “The biggest software advance for writers since the word processor.” —Michael Marshall Smith, bestselling author Typewriter. Ring-binder. Scrapbook. Scrivener combines all the writing tools you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop. Tailor-made for creating long manuscripts, Scrivener banishes page fright by allowing you to compose your text in any order, in sections as large or small as you like. Got a great idea but don’t know where it fits? Write when inspiration strikes and find its place later. Grow your manuscript organically, idea by idea. Whether you plan or plunge, Scrivener works your way: meticulously outline every last detail first, or hammer out a complete draft and restructure later. Or do a bit of both. All text sections in Scrivener are fully integrated with its outlining tools, so working with an overview of your manuscript is only ever a tap away, and turning Chapter Four into Chapter One is as simple as drag and drop. Need to refer to research? In Scrivener, your background material is always at hand. Write a description based on a photograph. Reference a video or PDF. Check for consistency with an earlier chapter. On the iPad, open two documents side-by-side; on the iPhone, flip between research and writing with just two taps. Once you’re ready to share your work with the world, simply compile everything into a single document for printing, or export to popular formats such as Word, PDF, Final Draft or plain text. You can even share using different formatting, so that you can write in your favorite font and still keep your editor happy. FEATURES Get Started • Interactive tutorial project • Keep each manuscript and supporting materials in a self-contained project • Import Word, RTF, Final Draft and plain text files • Easily split imported text into separate sections Get Writing • Write your manuscript in sections of any size • View all sections as a single text using the “Draft Navigator” (iPad only) • Quickly navigate sections using the “binder” sidebar • Format with fonts and presets • Comments, footnotes, links and highlights • Simple bullets and lists • Insert images • Pinch-zoom to resize text • Full-screen mode (iPad only) • Typewriter scrolling mode keeps typed text center-screen (iPad only) • Write a screenplay using scriptwriting mode • Live word and character counts • Set word and character count targets • Find and replace • Customizable keyboard row provides quick-access buttons for formatting, navigation and punctuation • Comprehensive keyboard shortcuts for external keyboard users • Dark mode Find Your Structure • Write in any order and reorganize later • Write a synopsis for any text section and see it in the outline • Expand, collapse and drill down into sections of your project • Rearrange sections as index cards on the corkboard (iPad only) • Project-wide search • Track ideas using labels and status • Apply custom icons to your sections Refer to Research • Import research material such as image, PDF and media flies • View research files or other sections right alongside your writing (iPad only) • Every section has its own notes area for jotting down ideas • Supports multi-tasking split screen mode (supported devices only) Share Your Work • Compile to a single document for sharing or printing • Use different formatting in your exported or printed document • Export to Word, RTF, Final Draft, PDF or plain text • Convert rich text to Markdown for sharing with Markdown apps • Create and email zipped backups of your projects Work Anywhere • Use Dropbox to sync between devices and with the macOS and Windows versions of Scrivener* • Copy projects between devices via iTunes * Requires a Dropbox account (not compatible with iCloud). SUPPORT You can contact us at, visit our forums at, or find us @scrivenerapp on Twitter.



  • Excellent, but with a request

    By stmck
    Can sync services using be added? My university used Box because it passes IRB requirements for security concerns regarding sensitive data collected. So that’s what I And my colleagues use for collaboration. It would be nice to use Scrivener for collaborating on research articles because it’s much better than using Word.
  • Why not iCloud?

    By Cycles4Fun
    I really like this product, however I would like to have more choice of locations to save my work such as iCloud. The desktop version allows me to save to iCloud however iOS cannot. Now that i am away from my computer I cannot work on my project saved to iCloud until later when I must move my project to DropBox.
  • Poor Integration

    By G. Ross 4
    Does not allow you to use iCloud. The desktop version does. As a journalist and writer having to use another third party app like Dropbox to manage your files affects the security and privacy of files on yet another server. It should seamlessly integrate with iCloud as the Desktop version to keep files centrally located among one platform. As a result I do not recommend the iOS app for this reason.
  • As A Writer, I Use This App Every Day!

    By MattCMcC53
    I absolutely LOVE Scrivener! I’m a Musician & Film Maker: Scrivener helps me keep track of and organize my ideas from songs to screenplays... This for me has been hands down my favorite writing app. I can’t recommend it enough! You probably should TRY IT ;) if you have a lot of great ideas, take a lot of notes, and do a lot of writing.
  • Wonderful quality

    By FunOpossum1212
    I regularly use Scrivener on my Windows computer, and love it. The app doesn’t have quite as many features as the desktop version, but it’s far better than using Pages or Notes. It also doesn’t have as steep a learning curve as the desktop version. My only real complaint with this version is that the two features I use the most on desktop appear to be missing here: screenshot and split screen. However, immensely helpful features like the Inspector and the cork-board are still available. So I suppose I just have to learn to work around these small absences... I suppose this will teach me to write up a first full draft before editing (normally I edit as I go; sometimes that’s a time-saver, sometimes a time-waster). :P If you love the desktop version, you’ll likely love this app. If you don’t normally use Scrivener, and the sheer amount of features of the desktop version seem too intimidating, this is a good intro as to what Scrivener is capable of.
  • I don't see the appeal

    By Rayner_Software_Sucks
    Perhaps I am missing something, but this software is simply not a good fit for how my brain works. It is not at all intuitive, to the point I consider the overal layout/feel inefficient and countproductive to my writing efforts. I've been through all of the tutorials (I rarely, rarely ever have to go through any tutorial in order to use software) and it just isn't a good piece of software. I'm not sure it matters as I will no longer be using Scrivener but one of the main reasons I purchased the software was to allow me to work on iPad while away and access/save the work performed on my laptop/desktop but the syncing does not work. I truly think the positive reviews are from people who confuse "Workng with screenwriting software" with "Writing a screenplay" as Scrivener results in a *lot* of time and energy spent on the former and very, very little on the latter.
  • Was great, but they aren't updating

    By bwergs
    It looks like it's been a year since an update was put out for this app. There is currently a bug in Screenwriting mode where the name/place auto-suggest bubbles do not disappear as you type. This means that you have little bubbles obscuring parts of your text that won't go away unless you explicitly tap on the screen, which is incredibly disruptive and frustrating. I also have not been able to turn off the auto-suggest bubbles altogether. I emailed their support about the bug and they acknowledged it was an issue when using a Bluetooth keyboard, but I wonder if they will ever fix it if they haven't updated the app in a year. I used to use this app every day, and sadly I have to abandon it now. Until they continue supporting this app with new updates I would not recommend spending the money.
  • Love this- iOS sync hasn’t worked for years now

    By Jsphanson
    Update I still love the way things can be organized on scrivener but the sync is completely horrid and has been for years now. I switched to bear for the phone which uses a tagging system to organize which I don’t like. So I write things in bear on my phone then cope them over to scrivener on my desktop when I have a few pages in the #. It is quicker than hoping the sync works. The desktop version is amazing though. They just never quite got the ios right. I love the way I can organize things in scrivener! I use it for planning my YouTube channel and website content, write content, organize research and so much more! The only thing that would improve if the sync was more seamless like with evernote. Update I am changing my 5 star review to a 1 star until they fix the sync issue. It’s been years now that the syncing for this app doesn’t work correctly and it is truly frustrating to work on something so long and then have a failure to get it on my desktop. I find myself using bear to write on my phone then copy it into scrivener in my desktop because the best sync works so well but they don’t have the structure that scrivener has. So I do a chapter at a time in my phone then copy and paste. I hope that helps anyone else who is really frustrated by all this.
  • I want my money back!

    By jfhfgdueunfkf
    $20 and I can’t even open a Scrivener file stored in iCloud from my Mac. What is the point? I bought this hoping to work on my projects when I’m on the go but they are stored in iCloud, not freaking Dropbox. Come on. Apparently the limitation is on Apple’s side but at least state that it doesn’t work with Apple’s Files app. I wasted my money.
  • Versatile, powerful

    By PizzaSpace
    Very few programs are as flexible as advertised. We use this app for all our writing projects, including articles, short stories and academic papers. We use it all the time!