Scrivener is a small-but-mighty piece of writing software that revolutionises the writing process for long manuscripts – book, script or academic thesis.
I hear you say, “I’ve got Microsoft Word, why would I need any other piece of software for writing?” I use Word myself, most days of the week. Word was created for business writing, and it’s very good at it. But long-form writing is different.
For long-form writing, Scrivener is now my hero.
It’s available for Mac and PC, and is cheap-as-chips.
Here’s my list of the top 3 Scrivener features that make writing easier…
more here - 3 reasons I’m a Scrivener fan | @Belinda_Pollard.
I’ve used a range of software packages (beyond the obvious) over the last few years. I might review some of them if anyone is interested in anything specific so this is just a list for now.
Scrivener - http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.php
NVivo - http://www.qsrinternational.com/#tab_you
Transanna - http://www.transana.org/
Audacity - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audacity
Selfcontrol - http://visitsteve.com/made/selfcontrol/
Scrivener is extremely interesting and I’ll publish a blog post on that at some point soon.
It is a tool for writing large documents (play, book… thesis). It works well for people who need to navigate a lot of materials and keep them stored in one place. Considering the price in particular I would urge anyone writing a thesis to think seriously about using it. Actually, I picked this up from observing how music postgrads and post-docs in our department work.
via Creativity through collaboration: Software for Research.