Typewriter. Corkboard. Scrapbook. Scrivener combines all the writing tools you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop.

“The biggest software advance for writers since the word processor.”
- Best-selling novelist Michael Marshall Smith

Tailor-made for creating long manuscripts, Scrivener lets you break up your writing into sections as small or large as you like. At its heart is a simple ring-binder metaphor—gather material and switch between writing, notes and research with ease. Got a great idea but don’t know where it fits? Compose your text in any order you want—write when inspiration strikes and find its place later.

Whether you plan or plunge, Scrivener works your way: hammer out every last detail before typing a word, or carve out a draft and restructure later. Or do a bit of both. All text sections in Scrivener are integrated with an easy-to-use project outline, so working with an overview of your manuscript is only ever a click 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, and you can open it right alongside what you’re working on. Write a description based on a photograph. Transcribe an interview. Or check for consistency against an earlier chapter.

Once you’re ready to share your work with the world, turn your manuscript into a beautiful ebook or PDF, export to Word, or simply print it out. You can even share using different formatting, so that you can write in your favorite font and still keep your editor happy.

Scrivener’s users include best-selling novelists, screenwriters, students, academics, lawyers, journalists and translators. It won’t tell you how to write—it just provides everything you need to start writing and keep writing.


Get Started
• Project templates for novels, scripts, essays and more
• Import many different types of file
• Easily split imported text into separate sections

Get Writing
• Familiar writing and formatting tools
• Easily switch between working on small sections, chapters and the whole manuscript
• Styles support
• Distraction-free full-screen mode
• Scriptwriting mode for screenplays, stage plays, comic scripts and more
• Live word count
• Mark up text with comments
• Footnote support
• Keep “snapshots” of older versions of your writing
• Name generator
• MathType support
• Set writing targets
• Track your writing history
• Automatic backups

Find Your Structure
• Write in any order and reorganize later
• Assign a synopsis to any section, then work with an overview of your manuscript in the outliner
• Plot your ideas using the corkboard
• Track different threads using labels
• Fast project-wide search
• Apply custom icons to your sections
• Use document templates for new sections (e.g. character sheets in novels)

Refer to Research
• Import research—images, web pages, PDF files and more
• View research files or other sections alongside your writing
• Transcribe audio files

Get it Out There
• Compile to a single document for sharing or printing
• Export to Word
• Print or create PDF files
• Create Epub and Kindle files
• Export to Final Draft
• Supports MultiMarkdown and LaTeX export
• Convert rich text to Markdown

Write Anywhere
• Sync with our iOS version (available separately)

Introduction and Tutorial Videos:

We have a whole heap of testimonials from published authors—see our testimonials page at to read what they have to say.

Twitter: @scrivenerapp


Version 3.1.1

Note: 3.1.1 is a patch for 3.1. It fixes a bug that could cause a 10.14 crash on startup for existing users who had customised their appearance preferences.

• Full support for dark mode on macOS 10.14.
• Scrivener’s “Appearance” preferences allow you to take full control over colours and UI in each mode.
• Switch between dark and light mode independently of the system settings using the Scrivener > Appearance menu.
• Set up different colour themes for each mode via the Preferences, and switch between them using the Scrivener > Themes menu.

• Support for “MORE” and “CONT’D” when compiling for PDF and printing. (See new settings in the “Text Layout” area of the Compile format editor.)
• Support for not splitting sentences across pages in scripts.
• Dual dialogue support for print and PDF.

• You can now include a cover image when compiling to PDF.
• Enhanced options for compiling for print-on demand services, including an option for PDF files to use the PDF/X-3 format.
• Epub 3 and Kindle KF8 formats now allow for direct formatting. With these changes, the older ePub 2 and Kindle Mobi formats have been removed, and will only be available for Compile formats created in older versions that rely on them.
• Epub export now supports inline MathML equations generated by MathType.
• It is now much easier to edit section layouts: a pencil icon appears when you move the mouse over a section layout in the main Compile window. Simply click on it (or double-click the layout) to begin editing.
• Unused section types are now hidden by default in Compile’s “Assign Section Types”.
• Section Layouts in the Compile format editor are now displayed in bold if they are used in the project, making it easier to identify the layouts you are most interested in.
• Improvements have been made to footnotes in print and PDF, including several new options for how they are laid out.
Many, many other enhancements to Compile.

• A new “focus mode” is available via View > Text Editing > Focus. This allows you to fade out everything except the current line, sentence or paragraph as you write. The mode can be set independently for the main window and Compose.

• Widow and orphan control now supported in Scrivener’s page view. (Off by default - use the “Editing” Preferences to turn it on.)
• Widow and orphan control now supported when compiling to PDF or for printing.
• Keep with Next has also been improved, and you can now determine whether the KWN paragraph itself can be split across pages or not.

Bewertungen und Rezensionen

4.6 von 5
45 Bewertungen
45 Bewertungen
mirkoluis ,

Perfektes Content-Management-System und fantastischer Workflow

Scrivener 3 legt eine Performance hin, die man sich wünscht: Trotz unglaublicher Funktionsvielfalt bleibt dieses Arbeitstier hungrig nach anspruchsvollen Aufgaben. Ob Zeitungsartikel, wissenschaftlicher Artikel oder private Dokumente: Scrivener 3 bietet des Workflow für ein modernes Content-Management-System. Schreib-Ästheten kommen dennoch auf Ihre Kosten, denn sobald man in den Schreibmodus wechselt, hat man alle relevanten Informationen im Blick und kann sich rein auf den kreativen Schreibprozess konzentrieren. Für mich eine All-in-One Lösung, die Abo-Modelle konkurrierender Anbieter überflüssig macht. Für anständiges Geld gibt es ein großartiges Werkzeug zur Entfaltung der Kreativität. 5 Sterne für die wichtigste App auf meinem Rechner.

ThoRab ,

Das mit Abstand beste Autorenwerkzeug am Markt

Ich nutze Scrivener seit der Version 2.x auf meinen Macs, parallel und für den mobilen Einsatz die iOs-Version. Scrivener bildet für mich als Autor das zentrale und wichtigste Werkzeug, mit dem ich den kompletten Arbeitsablauf für meine Schreibprojekte abdecke. Von der Recherche, über den Entwurf, die eigentliche Schreibarbeit bis hin zur eBook und Buchproduktion spielt sich alles zentral in Scrivener ab. Die App bietet dem Autor viele nützliche Tools, um auch umfangreiche Projekte erfolgreich abzuwickeln. Für meine Arbeit als Serienschreiber ist Scrivener unverzichtbar geworden und ich kann die App allen Kollegen und Kolleginnen nur wärmstens empfehlen.

MartinHeise ,

Einfach fantastisch!

Herausragende App zum extrem übersichtlichen Verfassen langer und gegliederter Texte. Einfach eine immense Leistung für Profis, aber auch für Amateure bezahlbar, weil kein Abo. Jeden Cent wert. Ich war schon immer ein Fan von Scrivener, aber die Version 3 bringt unzähle Verbesserungen und ist endlich im Flat-Design. Ganz großes Lob an die Entwickler, das lange Warten hat sich gelohnt. Wichtig: Die App ist komplett in deutsch und sorgfältig übersetzt. Die Screenshots hier im Shop sind Englisch, das sollte niemanden abschrecken.


Literature & Latte Ltd
102.9 MB
macOS 10.12 oder neuer, 64-Bit-Prozessor
Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch, Italienisch, Japanisch, Koreanisch, Portugiesisch, Schwedisch, Spanisch, Vereinf. Chinesisch
Kennzeichnung: 4+
© Literature & Latte Ltd
49,99 €


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