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 Android / iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 2,005 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.




  • 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!
  • Fantastic app, horrible syncing

    By Spudvision
    This is a wonderful adaption of the Desktop app. On iPad it’s an incredible immersive writing experience that is stunningly beautiful to use, on the iPhone it’s usable and easy to drop into while on the go. My only complaint is that syncing is unreliable and, at times, almost unusable. I run Dropbox on my computer just to sync Scrivener documents (yuck) and frequently need to remove and reconnect it completely in the iOS version because the files become corrupted or broken. I assume files must be handled in some awful and broken way under the hood technically or something for it to be this bad. Please fix the syncing issues! There is no reason it needs to be this difficult in 2019!
  • Mediocre, poor maintenance, not full featured

    By sandimas
    This app, without comparison to its Mac sibling, is mediocre. 1) Awful syncing: requires you to remember to close project so that it will sync before you try to open elsewhere. 2) Clunky interface: lots of unnecessary extra swipes and taps. Doesn’t take advantage of the intuitive interface possibilities of iPad. 3) The last time it was updated was over a year ago! (I’m writing this on March 3, 2018) In comparison to its macOS counterpart, the iOS app is utterly incapable. I’m not looking to copy all the bells and whistles, which would make the iOS version bloated. But, this is so ameliorated, it doesn’t deserve the same namesake as its macOS brother. It feels like this development person (or team?) is overwhelmed. Needs more competent and creative people to scale up the development across as many platforms as they’re trying develop for. (I think they’re adding a PC version... which is a scary proposition for the future of its iOS development).
  • Abandoned?

    By SailorTriforce
    I’m starting to worry that Scrivener on iOS has been abandoned since it hasn’t had any updates in a year or more. I have struggled with writer’s block for years—I inally had the courage to try writing today, but when I opened my Scrivener, the novel I had started was gone.. I feel sick. I hadn’t gotten far with it, but I had been happy about how it was going.. now it’s gone.. not in Dropbox sync, either. I’m devastated. I came to the app page to look for information, but it’s all old.. nothing new in a year. :( I’m so sad!
  • Syncing problems

    By luisxestevez
    The app is amazing but syncing between devices is infuriating. Dropbox syncing only works sometimes, with errors.
  • Really terrible syncing experience.

    By Daniel P in SF
    You have to set up Dropbox and it’s super unintuitive to sync between your phone and your laptop. I hope the engineers invest in making that experience nicer, especially since you have to pay for the desktop and iOS versions separately. It’s embarrassingly bad for a modern application. Start with google docs before wasting your time with an app that can’t easily do the ONE THING THAT MATTERS.
  • Great UNTIL

    By dfunkadelic
    I was really loving Scrivener and was transferring all my manuscripts there to organize them, but when I went to back up those files to Dropbox (after having updated and refined them fir several months) the sync made 7 manuscripts just disappear and I don’t know how to recover them.
  • Does not sync to Dropbox as promised

    By kleigh64!
    Ridiculous to pretend that it does. Don’t waste your time and money.
  • It’s more-or-less okay but...

    By MrGranky
    ...overpriced and synching just doesn’t work. Or, if it does work, the method by which it does work is infuriatingly obscure. Bottom line: This is, maybe a $1.99 app, and even then, I’d think twice.