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Very good writing app.Started using this APP about 2 months ago. Really like it for creative writing on daily basis. Customer support is also very good and respond to email within 24 hours. Strongly recommend for people who would like record their daily thoughts and practice writing..Version: 1.2.1

Text Selection IssuesLove this app, but it is frustrating to select text with my mouse because the screen begins scrolling up or down uncontrollably quickly. This does not happen in my other word processors or on websites, so it seems to be a scrivener-specific problem. I’ve also tried changing my mouse settings, but that has not worked either. This is not so much of a criticism as much as something I would like, but more editing functionality would be amazing on iPad. Like being able to create snapshots or being able to use “editor mode” like I do on my home computer, so I don’t have half of my edits in editor mode and the other half standard text. It seems the app is built more for drafting, which is less useful further in the process. The mac version is great for revisions, and I would like if some of that functionality was portable (at least editor mode colors would be amazing)..Version: 1.2.2

Love hate relationshipKnow what you get before you expect more. The app is amazing whether it is used on the MacBook or the iPad. I have it in all my devices. Two iPads two MacBooks and my iPhone. However if you don’t buy them the same from APPLE under same version or update one they dont link between Devices but you do get the free upgrades if you buy from scrivener which is probably why the versions don’t sync. I didn’t realize Apple isn’t linking the upgrades. Mac version is better if you like features but I just want to write across devices so a bit annoyed that no longer is an option. Best writing app for writing organizing etc but to link documents I could go back to word save money and use multiple devices. Depends what you want and how serious you are about writing. Self publishing this is great formats your story for kindle and readers. It is great just a faulty connection between devices when you upgrade..Version: 1.2.1

Very easy to use, solution to DropBox sync problemsScrivener is very easy to work with on my iPad. I took it on a trip and worked on a number of new projects created on my iPad. However, on return, I tried to set up the Dropbox sync and it didn't work. Thanks to Jeff at Literature and Latte for working through this with me over several detailed replies. The options are to backup my iPad to iTunes on my iMac and work with files from there or, easier, to sync with Dropbox and work from there. Projects cannot exist in both places. However, when I first (and many subsequent attempts, reinstalls, etc) tried to sync my existing iPad Projects to Dropbox, a folder was created, but it was empty. The Projects and the empty folder showed in my iTunes file browser. So, I understood what was happening, but couldn't fix it. Today I decided to add a new "Test" Project on my iPad with one file in it. Then I synced with Dropbox. For the first time, a Dropbox list appeared in my iPad's Projects list and the Apps/Scivener folder in Dropbox showed my "Test" Project. From there, Jeff told me to tap edit on my iPad and drag the projects from "On My iPad" to "Dropbox". Did that, synced, all is well. Also synced with iTunes and now the file browser shows the folder and it's no longer zero kb. Hope this helps someone with the same issue..Version: 1.1.1

Use it every day, absolutely brilliant.I'll say first off that I haven't ever used the OG Scrivener, only the Windows version, since I have never owned a Mac. I never entirely got to grips with the desktop version, and I have no idea if that's because it's just not as good as the OG or if I needed to have more patience with it. However, I've been using the iOS version virtually every day since it was released. By far the best creative writing app I know of, especially for someone like me who isn't the best at knowing what I'm writing straight off. Scrivener very much suits my tendency to move chunks about, to not necessarily know what order I want things to happen in. Just the freedom to have everything in one project but be able to move stuff around within that project makes life so, so much easier. (It absolutely does have cut and paste, copy, undo and redo buttons, I don't know why people are claiming otherwise.) I'd love an iCloud sync option, absolutely hope that functionalities available on Mac will sooner or later be implemented in this version, and occasionally get sync conflicts that need to be sorted out, but I've written hundreds of thousands of words on Scrivener, and even with those caveats it's a treat..Version: 1.2.2

So good that I’m prepared to overlook the lack of modern syncI’ve tried really hard to love Ulysses but Scrivener’s fine control over structure makes it far superior for writing books. It’s so good that I’m prepared to eat the inconvenience of manually transferring files between devices. However, in the long term relying on Dropbox really isn’t acceptable - I refuse to put that horrible tool on my computer. I’d happily sacrifice certain features (such as using Scrivener as an “everything” bucket because deep linking from apps like DEVONthink and Craft make that easier to manage), if it means getting iCloud sync..Version: 1.2.1

Stuff you didn’t even know you needed.I am in love with Scrivener. It has amazing features - stuff I never would have even thought of and now really appreciate: 1. Pinch-to-zoom actually increases the text size, which I’ve never seen in another app. Once you start using it, it’s incredibly intuitive. 2. Links - you can easily highlight text to create a link to any other part of your project, like a different chapter. This makes it easy to follow your thoughts from one event /character/ plot point to another. 3. Feature that keeps your cursor at center of page -I don’t remember what this feature is called, but if you’re in the “zone”, it’s annoying when your cursor moves because the page is being advanced. Instead, with this feature (it’s a T with a circle around it), you’re always typing on the same line and the page moves instead. It’s easier to understand when you try it out, but I love this feature. 4. Syncing is very good. It’s an extra step on iOS devices that you come out of the project to make it sync, but it’s a very good solution. And entirely the right decision to use Dropbox instead of hosting the data themselves (I assume they can’t use Apple iCloud because Scrivener also on other platforms.) If you’re writing a few pages of a short story, you might be fine with Google Docs or Word. But if you’re banging out a novel, spend a few bucks and get the best software out there. This is it..Version: 1.2.1

A couple of features away from perfectScrivener is a 5 star app, but is let down by a couple of things. Firstly, the sync on iOS is dreadful. It relies on Dropbox, and you gave to sync manually, which means backing out of your work every time you edit anything and ensuring Dropbox is always up to date. If you log in on your phone or Mac, without having done this, conflicts crop up a lot. When it comes to pro writing apps, Ulysses has far better syncing currently. Secondly, it’s disappointing to see no support of any kind of true fullscreen minimal distraction-free writing mode. Most writing apps offer this, from iA Writer to Ulysses to some of the Scrivener copycats on the market. In today’s age, it feels like a crime not to have this. Discourse on the developer’s website is somewhat toxic on the topic, with posters saying things like “just use another app.” Not good. It’s also disappointing to see that the iOS app is very much being treated as the little brother to the Mac version of the app. The sublime Scrivener 3 was recently released, and some of its leading features are nowhere to be seen on iOS. That being said, Scrivener for iOS is a brilliant app. It’s just a feature or two away from being the ultimate heavyweight champ of the writing world..Version: 1.1.5

Great programThis program is a great program and is very beneficial for writers. It does have a learning curve, but this is not to difficult to pickup, and there are plenty of support videos to assist..Version: 1.1.5

Simply amazing.Scrivener in itself is an amazing tool, which authors in the past could not have even dreamed about. I am astonished by how the application has made writing possible—with the same accessibility—even at times when I don’t feel like using my computer or am not behind my desk. Bravo!.Version: 1.2.2

Great app for writingI use Scrivener every day for writing/editing articles and keeping track of notes and thoughts. My projects are all happily synced across my iPhone, iPad, and Mac. It's reliable and does everything I need. Recommended..Version: 1.1.5

LITERALLY AMAZING!I’m a teenage writer and before scrivener I was using pages which honestly isn’t bad but it lacked A LOT in the organization department and overall some features that I would love to have. Even though pages is a great option still if you don’t have the money to buy scrivener I would recommend it if you do. Scrivener is a game changer and if I ever publish any of my novels (which is a lot) I would gladly tell people about it. It’s changed the game for me I mean come on everything is at my finger tips. Even research so I don’t have to be switching back and forth from tabs it’s all just in one place! The organization is a masterpiece honestly this app really helped a writer out! I enjoy it. So to the creators of scrivener thank you for helping me get one step closer to my dream! I would recommend everyone buys this!.Version: 1.2.1

Just so goodScrivener works for me. It makes writing a pleasure. I used it mostly for poetry, but am now working on a story with multiple endings and it's capacity to organise writing makes this not only pleasurable but it has opened my mind to ways of writing I had not considered before. Syncing from iPad to Mac is simple, consistent and very helpful..Version: 1.2.1

Great for all kinds of writingThis is such a great app and I use it for all kinds of writing ... its so easy to merge pieces together and organise your writing once you learn how to use it properly which does not take that long.Version: 1.1.5

I love how Scrivener works for meI have used Scrivener on Mac, but have since moved to iPad. With the move, I have lost a few of the functionalities that I had grown accustomed to, but I understand why they aren’t available in IOS as compared to MacOS (limitations in the structure of IOS). I’m still learning about how to use some of the great features available in Scrivener. One thing I’d like to see available in Scrivener, which seems to not be there now is: The main screen, where all my projects are listed, is sortable based on three criteria but none of those criteria allows me to sort the way I’d like it sorted. I’d like to have an “open” sort functionality to allow me to group my projects in my own way. I know there may be a limitation in IOS that prevents this functionality, but if not... I’d love to have a “free sort” functionality. Thanks for a great product..Version: 1.2

As good as the desktop version but now for on the GoHave used this app for five years now and it's productivity heaven for a writer. Love being able to finally store story/character ideas on the go now as opposed to having to merge them from another notes app later on. The apps turned non writing times now into extra writing time. Very grateful to the developer of this wonderful app.Version: 1.0

Love it!Absolutely love it. Couldn't be happier to finally have a portable version of my scrivener projects. I was also pleasantly surprised to see how many of the features made it over from the desktop versions. Great app..Version: 1.0

Great companion on the moveI have both Scrivener for iOS and MacOS (v3) and find the two work very well together using Dropbox sync. I’ve only been using the iOS app for about 4 months and understand that - compared to its big sister - it has a lot less ‘development time under the bridge’ There are a few important features that I’ve noticed are missing, which will hopefully come soon in updates: 1. Global search Currently it’s only possible to search within an individual document in a project. Given that a project typically consists of many such documents this is frustrating when trying to find a particular word/idea 2. Formatting Styles The format inspector has a bunch of pre-defined styles but it’s impossible to edit them to effect project-wide format changes 3. Select All Maybe it’s an iOS issue but the usual ability within iOS to tap & hold to bring up the Select All contextual menu option is missing. This would be super helpful when editing or moving large chunks of text (see ‘Move’ function below) 4. Move (or copy) documents/folders between projects I have a couple of templates that I use for different parts of my writing process but I’m unable to use them without first creating a new document in the destination, naming it via copy paste, then copy paste the template content. Getting other data such as keywords etc. is near impossible as this all needs to be recreated in the destination.Version: 1.2.1

Just Incredible!For the part-time writer or writer on the go, the ability to seamlessly work between my computers and mobile devices whenever an idea strikes is very handy. I’m just finishing my second book (both in the 120-150K word range) and they were probably 80% written on my mobile devices..Version: 1.2.1

I love this app!I really love how organized this app is and how I can sync it with my drop box! I got a new iPad Pro and I was really impressed with how beautiful and integrated this app is with my new iPad. I can set up multi-tasking really easily (pull up a browser to do my research as I write) which I didn’t think I’d appreciate until I realized how many apps out there don’t support this amazing feature!! I’ve had this app since the first scrivener and I love what this team continues to do. Keep up the amazing work Literature & Latte!!!.Version: 1.2.1

A wonderful adaptation to the small screenI've used Scrivener on my Mac for years - couldn't do my work (book ghostwriting) without it. I knew it was never going to be easy to translate its main features to the iPad, but they have succeeded admirably, and with seamless sync to boot. Most important for me is the ability to have two documents open at once, side by side, and that has been achieved very cleverly. Now I can literally work anywhere!.Version: 1.0

But for backgroundFor drafting a novel, there really isn't a comparable program that I'm aware of that performs nearly as well as Scrivener. In terms of design, Scrivener is simply the best for writing a book. I'm withholding a fifth star for one reason only, and that is the inability to customize the background color of the screen in the iOS version. Dark Mode is a major step forward, however; finally, a setting that allows for hours of writing without so much of the visual fatigue. But... you still can't get to black screen/green text, or to a darker background color as you can with many other other text editors that offer the ability to customize the color of both the screen (i.e. "paper") and text. It makes a real difference on the eyes for long stretches of writing, and I hope the ability to customize the background color in iOS will be forthcoming. This is a remarkable app, otherwise..Version: 1.1.1

A dream come trueScrivener for Mac is brilliant and for iOS it is a miracle! Simply the best tool for writing on an iPad. Both of these Scrivener versions work like a dream. Awesome apps. I Highly recommend..Version: 1.0

Best app for writing academic papersHi guys. I love this app for planning, organising, and writing my academic papers. Suggestions: One thing I wish this app could do would be annotation and highlighting on PDFs in the Research pane using the Apple Pencil. Also, if you could make a way to share PDFs from the Research pane in one file to another one in the app would be great. At the moment it’s a lot of messing around to access my literature. I’d keep it all in Scrivener if it wasn’t locked within one file only. Please consider these additions in a future update and keep up the great work!.Version: 1.1.5

Best writing tool I've ever usedI'm coming to the end of a 120,000 word writing project, and if it wasn't for Scrivener, I doubt I'd have been able to do it. The flexibility of it letting me use as many or as few features as I need, the flawless and safe sync between devices, the distraction-free mode (most useful on Mac) and the power to organise notes and other things makes Scrivener the single best application I have ever used. I'd have preferred iCloud for sync to make things less complicated, and hopefully the Files app helps them accomplish that, but I understand why it wasn't included. However, that doesn't detract from what is an amazing app, and in the end the integrity of my files is more important than the service I use to sync. I am normally not one to badmouth a competing app, but I think Scrivener is an all-around superior product to Ulysses. And since that app has now begun fleecing writers by being SaaS, I don't see any reason to not use Scrivener instead. Once you see the light, you'll wonder why you used an inferior product all this time..Version: 1.1.1

A Powerful all in one AppThis app has all the needs for a writer and even features for screenwriting, which I haven’t tried yet. I usually write everything down then go back and type, which leads for exhausting work. However, with Scrivener it has helped me get out of that habit and write as I type. I’ve had this app for a while now and didn’t follow the tutorial…Use the tutorial, it’s extremely helpful because it can and will get overwhelming trying to figure things out. One amazing feature is the inspector where you can type in your outlines for chapters or scenes in the note section and while you are typing, the outline will appear in the drop menu to the left. This works so much better to have the outline right at your fingertips as opposed to carrying around paper and having to use multiple apps to serve different purposes. I haven’t used the research feature yet because each project doesn’t requires it. It has a lot of folders that can go within another folder then another and another and so on. Also, you can convert text into folders and vice versa. If you are looking for a writing app that does it all, then you’ve found it. Link it to your Dropbox to get the best out of it and synch it across all your devices which is another plus. They also have a computer software as well. Happy writing..Version: 1.2.1

Great Writing ToolThis is a great writing and planning tool with excellent storyboarding. But for those of us working on multiple devices, especially with Macs, we really need iCloud functionality now. DropBox is a poor solution now and its usability is getting worse. iCloud is far more functional now so please please get an update out asap.Version: 1.2.1

RemarkableLiterature and Latte have done something truly remarkable with this application. I didn't have high hopes for an "iPad version" of Scrivener - to be fair iOS applications too date have been pale reflections of their computer counterparts. I was wrong. Scrivener for iOS could be the most significant application for writers ever released. To be able to pick up the threads of my stories wherever I am on iPhone or iPad and have the files sync perfectly with my masters back home is remarkable. The level of functionality they've been able to replicate from the original is incredible. This is the application I have been waiting for for years..Version: 1.0

Great for organizationScrivener is very unique in how it lets you create and organize pretty much any way you want. I love the other features it has as well, like creating and setting your own templates, and making a goal that can be set to words, characters, or time. There is definitely room to improve, however. The first and foremost necessity, is to fix dark mode. What’s wrong with it? Contrast. The contrast in regular viewing is fantastic, but for some reason the text is too dark and the background is too light in dark mode. This is a much-needed accessibility feature. The aesthetic doesn’t matter if it’s unusable. The whole point of dark mode is to reduce eye strain, but the contrast is so low that I feel like I’m straining my eyes more than if I was just staring at the white background. Please make the background darker and the text lighter. Aside from that, I absolutely love using Scrivener..Version: 1.2.1

There’s room for improvementHonestly, it’s aesthetically and functionally way better than OneNote or Word because it has templates and features to help with organizing which is so helpful. But the scrolling feature could use some tweaking, when I’m trying to capture an entire paragraph (when you triple tap and the paragraph gets selected) scrolling wants to be quick and capture everything either above or below what I’m trying to grab, it’s very annoying but not enough to stop using the app (enough for me to stop using the feature though). And the cross platform Dropbox sync feature took me a minute to get down on the pc side, just make sure you save and sync the file in the Dropbox project directory BEFORE you leave the house (not that I know from personal experience) and the apple app asks you if you want to sync the file from the web..Version: 1.2.4

Love itI use Scrivener for almost 4 years on my desktop computer, iPad and iPhone. Since 4 years ago I got free updates. The most professional app for writers. I have to mention that I’m not a writer, I use this app to store and find my researches and valuable information I have. I still love it. And admire the company and it’s developers..Version: 1.2.2

A Very Enjoyable Experience, But Settings Could Be BetterI use Scrivener when I’m writing on my mac, and I find it a very enjoyable experience. However, I would like there to be an option on settings on the iPad version where I can choose to open the page number, and where I could choose to reposition settings that are too high for me.Version: 1.2.1

The world's best writing tool now on iOSThank you, thank you and thank you Literature & Latte. You don't know how long I've waited for the world's best writing tool to come to iOS. And to think I feared it would only work on iPad. I know it's early days, but it works fantastically on my old iPhone 5. Just one request: Please extend your sync ability to include Box and others!.Version: 1.0

Great AppHave this on an IPAd and my Air but use the IPad exclusively. Easier to navigate. Wish they synced automatically but with the minimal knowledge I have of this app it hasn’t happened. I will have to study it in depth. Nevertheless it’s the only app I use for writing..Version: 1.2.2

Worth the Wait!I have been writing with Scrivener for Windows for over six years. I loved the way the program consolidated in one place research, writing, character lists, and about everything else a writer needed for his craft. The program was obviously written by an end user which is something sadly missing from so many programs. As such, I waited for years for the Scrivener iPad app. During my wait I found other programs that were close, but not what I wanted. When Scrivener for iOS came out, I was one of the first purchasers. It did not disappoint. It is a well thought out app that just works. It is feature rich and the sync across my iPad, iPhone, and Windows PC through Dropbox is almost flawless. About the only feature I would add is one from Scrivo Pro when I was using it during my wait, the ability to passcode the app to keep prying eyes out. Maybe someday..Version: 1.1.5

Ignore the bad reviews due to Dropbox sync issue5 stars for companion app to desktop- familiar interface and adds the ability to jot down idea using phone in the middle of the night. 5 stars for Dropbox conflict resolution. If there is a conflict, it generates a conflict folder with conflicting document. No data loss. App developers: add the ability to share any webpage (ReaderView) directly from safari or chrome share menu..Version: 1.2.1

Syncing not that bad after you set it up...I’m writing my first novel and I absolutely fell in love with the desktop version. There is nothing out there that can compare to the flexibility and organization that this software provides for writers of any type. That said, I had some apprehension on purchasing the app. I read over and over how it had syncing issues. At first I had the same issue but through trial and error I figured out the problem was. In order to sync your desktop version to the app you need to create a blank manuscript in the app first. This creates the necessary files in order for the app to access your designated scrivener folder in Dropbox. Once that happens just move the manuscript you’re working on to your scrivener folder and you will be able to work on it with no problems. Don’t delete the blank manuscript. I repeat, don’t delete the mobile manuscript. Deleting it will delete the apps ability to access Dropbox. That’s it... I wish someone else would have told me this..Version: 1.1.5

Happy at last!I was ready to be ornery and nitpicky after the years of waiting and the high price, but the app quickly won me over. For the most part, it's actually an improvement over the original. Many features that seemed clunky in the desktop version translate beautifully to iOS. The extended keyboard is a brilliant solution to easy access of oft-used features. My one issue is that selecting text is ferociously difficult to control. The mechanism is so overly sensitive it will slip and slide over dozens of lines back and forth until I'm finally able to grab the handful of words or lines I want to highlight or edit. This can waste considerable time, aside from being tedious in the extreme. Other writing apps I use don't have this problem. Update: love the app, but the revised logo is an OCD nightmare..Version: 1.1.4

PerfectionWhat can I say that’s not already been said about this writing app. I’ve just taken to the warm up process where you write without too much thought to the content, just as an exercise every morning to get me into the flow, and this is the perfect tool. Then later, when I’m working on my project I’m into my other project within the same writing app tool, Scrivener on my iPad. I really don’t think it can be improved upon..Version: 1.2.1

Almost perfectSeparates out writing and presentation — which you do after export to Word or another WYSIWYG editor. Uniquely, you you to structure your writing in outline before writing, which is great for writing in long form. Separates research and writing, and you can split view to see one alongside others. Excellent that you can import outlines from OmniOutliner or similar outlining app. Version 3 has a clean interface. Hugely customisable. A few points which the developers might like to consider: Screen division: vertical not horizontal. This means scanning area is less. Some people might like this, most people (or maybe just me) would prefer comments/footnote to be below text. Footnote handling is poor: Footnote numbers tend to appear before rather than after punctuation. Would prefer numbers to be visible. More importantly, there’s no workable citation manager integration (well there is, but it is stupidly complicated and only real geeks will put in the effort). Too much focus on formatting: Support for markdown would seem natural in an app like this. For an app which separates out writing and presentation, there seem rather too many formatting options.Version: 1.2

SuperbThe guys at Literature and Latte have outdone themselves with this one. Syncing works a treat. The whole design is thoughtful and intuitive. Much better than its competitors (including that one named after some famous novel or something). Scrivener for iOS finally here, and it's freaking awesome!.Version: 1.0

Utterly Essential for Writing!I’m an academic and write large grant applications, scientific papers, and research notes for all my talks and conferences in Scrivener. My existing desktop workflow relies on markdown and Pandoc. Scrivener for iOS is the perfect complement to the desktop version, syncing without issue any kind of project. It ensures I can keep my writing close at hand wherever and with whatever device I’m using. Works perfectly with Bookends for reference citations. Scrivener’s power lies in its flexibility, it can be a spartan minimalist markdown editor, yet scale up to full project management through a flexible Binder. Highly recommended!.Version: 1.1.5

One of my go-to writing toolsI’ve written a number of bestselling and award-winning novels in Scrivener, since I bought my first copy of the Mac software several years ago. I waited (impatiently) for the iOS version, hoping it would at least come close to the same incredible writing experience as it’s big brother. The reality is that the iOS app may actually be a better tool than the desktop version. Having the ability to write and edit from anywhere, to sync my documents to Dropbox, even to export to Word format for sharing with editors and beta readers—all from my iPhone—is an incredible boon to my production. I’m a fan. I love the ecosystem of this software. I even believe, strongly, that Scrivener was the pivotal tool I needed to become a full-yeah me author in the first place. Very well done. Five stars may not be enough..Version: 1.1.3

Perfect for the way I writeThis is the app I’ve been looking for. My creative process is all about planning. I like to write up bios for my characters, descriptions of locations, high level descriptions of scenes, etc. I like to have all of that written out and organized before I start writing. This app fit my workflow to a T. Now, I don’t want to give the impression that you have to write like that to use Scrivener, but if you do this is the absolute perfect app for you. Scrivener makes it easy to stay organized. You’ve got folders, labels, all kinds of great tools. Your writing project is just that, a project, with all of the various resources you create rather than just a document. Before Scrivener I had to keep bits and pieces in different apps: notes apps, folders on my drive, etc. But with Scrivener everything I need is all in one place. I can’t recommend this app enough. If you write you want this app. I’d give it an extra star for being a one time purchase with no subscription. If it was a subscription I never would have bothered trying it..Version: 1.2.2

If you write creatively, you need this!I have used Scrivener on my MacBook for many years, writing short stories, novels and poems but I only recently bought it for the iPad. It took a bit of working out, because its not quite the same as the desktop version but once I got the hang of it I was blown away just as much as I was with the Mac version. I haven’t got it on my iPhone, because the phone is just not a good creative tool but on the iPad it really is a powerful app. Desktop Scrivener users will know that we have waited a long time for an iPad version and all I can say is that it was well worth the wait. Well done to you guys at Literature and Latte, you deserve every commendation and praise you get. Nothing compares to this app, both Mac and iPad alike! Peace, out..Version: 1.1.5

PerfectI spend most of my time using Scrivener to write on my iMac. However, there are times when I am out and about and an idea comes to me, or I want to rework something and I find using Scrivener on my iPhone or iPad mini really easy to do. It allows you to get on and write and does not become all about the app. I have recently found another excellent use for it on my iPad - when I have uploaded a copy of my work to my Kindle (in a 'getting near the end of editing' way) reading it in that format usually throws up something I want to change. Normally it is just a small thing, so having my iPad at my side lets me quickly do that and move on. Don't know how I would go on without it!.Version: 1.1.1

Christmas has come early!This has been on many people's Christmas wish list for several years and it is finally here. One of the greatest tools a writer can own is Scrivener, and now it is finally available on a device that any writer can keep with him/her at all times. I now own Scrivener on my Mac, my work PC, my iPad and my iPhone6. Happy days. Writers now have no excuse for losing that flash of inspiration due to a lack access to their files..Version: 1.0

Excellent companion to the desktop versionI've been using the iOS Scrivener for many months now, and I can definitely state that it delivers on what it promises. Most importantly, the app gets out of my way and lets me write. There is a lot of depth to it, but you don't really need to make use of it. The core functionality gives me the tools to organize my book, keep it safe on the cloud, and export into multiple formats. The deeper features were not intuitive to use at first, and I did not find good documentation within the app on how to use them. I think the app just offers so much that it takes a lot of effort to get up to speed on what everything does. I'd love a series of tutorials within the app, but generally speaking a quick googling is enough to show me how to do whatever I want..Version: 1.2.1

Finally - everything in one appI love to write. Like a weirdo, I write the most on my phone. I struggled for years with a novel text editor, and all my research notes in another app. It was disorganized and I lost many important notes I needed due to the lack of ability to organize. No more. Now I keep everything in nice sub folders in my “binder” and I can still save photos, notes, lists, and more! Everything is color coded and iconized for quick reference. Really, functionality wise, they have thought of everything. I even reached out to their CS once to request a feature. Low and behold it already existed! I just hadn’t found the setting. And let me tell you, they have a LOT of settings. My one wish would be for a web portal I could access from a computer. Every once in a while I’m sitting at a computer with enough time to work on my writing. So it’d be nice to just pop onto the website and pull up my work. It’s not an option right now, though they do have computer software you can also purchase. That’s not an option for me because I can’t install software onto my work computer, but I could access via a web portal. Not a deal breaker, but a big wish of mine. If you’ve been struggling to find somewhere to write and keep all your notes together, you really can’t go wrong with this app. I know the upfront cost seems like a lot, but compared to any subscription based platform it’s only pennies in comparison..Version: 1.2.1

Designed to createAfter spending years using Ulysses and thinking the distraction free mode was just what I needed, I changed to Scrivener after the former asked for a monthly subscription. My only regret is that I didn’t start off with Scrivener. This writing app really is a must if your serious about writing. It helps you organise and create projects with minimum effort and takes care of all that messy editing by allowing you to swap around sections with ease. But where it really clicks is letting you see your project on a board where you can stand back and rearrange things confidently. Don’t look anywhere else for a writing app. And it has distraction free mode! Top marks..Version: 1.1.5

Amazing AppThe ability to cloud save documents between both an app and the computer software is amazing!!! Very engaging software all in all, would highly recommend. 🙂.Version: 1.2.2

Scrivener is just the best writing software everScrivener is just the best writing software ever. I've been using the Desktop version on my Mac for a while now, and I'm always impressed by it. Now that it's available on iOS I've got it installed on my iPhone and iPad. The syncing feature with the desktop version means I can update my manuscripts anywhere, anytime and be sure that I don't miss a moment when the inspiration to write comes. No hesitation in giving it 5 stars..Version: 1.0

Great App — But Sync is Not Truly AutomaticWhen I first purchased the iOS version, I became very frustrated with the sync process— mainly because I did not understand how it works. All of the iOS apps I use sync in near realtime. For example, if I make a change in Bear, Ulysses, or even Notes, I can pickup the other device and see that the changes were synchronized almost immediately. What helps for me is making sure my Scrivener Project is closed on the device I am not working on (e.g., my Mac)— before I open it on the other device (e.g., my iPad). Yes, when the Project is closed on my Mac, Scrivener “automatically” syncs (assuming you have set the app to “Sync Projects on Close”). But the point is, the sync process needs a “click start” to make it happen. It does not work like the other apps I’ve used. Perhaps this is because the developer elected to rely on DropBox rather than iCloud (I believe they addressed this on their website— certain features need to be omitted if they relied on iCloud). That said, I’m new to Scrivener and can’t imagine using anything else. Scrivener 3 is the app I’ve been waiting for..Version: 1.1.5

Simply the best!After using Scrivener on my iPhone for 4 hours, I am ashamed that I had expected this to be a disappointment. I can only imagine how lovely it would be to use this on an iPad. I don't own a Mac and have been holding off on buying Scrivener for desktop until I get a new MacBook Pro, whenever Apple decides to eventually update the existing one. I tried Scrivener for free on Linux and really liked it, but didn't want to have to use Linux for it. Your release of this iOS app is perfectly timed for me :) I'll keep tapping away on my phone until the next MacBook Pro is released. I've tried a lot of other apps designed for writers in mind, but none of them comes close to this. Update: I’ve been using Scrivener for months now, on my phone, tablet and laptop, and it’s the best purchase I’ve made. No issues. Phenomenal..Version: 1.1.5

Edit your book while you’re laying in bedLet’s be honest. No one’s going to write a novel on Scrivener for iPhone. (Maybe on the iPad version. I can’t comment on that.) However, I’ve done plenty of reading, editing, revisions, rewrites, and annotations from the comfort of my iPhone and my bed. Do the heavy lifting with the full app running under WINE, Windows, or macOS. Research. Write your first draft. Sync to Dropbox. Sleep and sober up. Fire up the iOS app and edit to your heart’s content while you’re laying awake at night. Review the hard chapters while sitting on a train. Add a clever thought to the manuscript while sitting in a dive bar. Paste a screenshot into the research binder and paraphrase it in the morning. It works for me. Hopefully it works for you too. Everyone’s process is different, and while Scrivener for iOS isn’t my primary writing app, I don’t know what I’d do without it..Version: 1.2.4

Sets a new standardNever been so excited over an app before. Purchased desktop version years ago and have found myself using a fragmented workflow with other apps until an iOS version came. It's here. It works and, take my money!.Version: 1.0

Amazing.Great app for writers, novelists, uni students. Anyone who needs a good writing workflow. This app optimises distraction free writing and can totally adapt to your style of writing. I love how you can dump your research into a separate section and keep your drafts clutter and note-free. One wish though. Please, please don't become a subscription only app like most apps on iOS and macOS are becoming. I'm looking at you Ulysses 👀 I just don't get it. I hope Scrivener stays loyal to it's loyal customer base..Version: 1.1.1

Software that makes me happy!The new version is a peach. It makes thinking enjoyable too, as ideas grow between the inevitable distractions. It’s ‘pen and paper’ for the modern day, helping retain my focus. I have switched from Ulysses due to the licensing model, and embrace the scrivener model wholeheartedly. I’m happy to make voluntary credits too, as I’m in awe over the package, ethos and writing so much!.Version: 1.1.5

Finally!!! The ultimate writing app is on iOS!If you know and use Scrivener, then this review is really unnecessary - you've already bought it. But, just in case you're not sure... I was on the Beta test group and the iOS version is a brilliant implementation of Scrivener. All the core functionality is here and it has sync'd my projects via Dropbox flawlessly. I often choose to use the iOS version over the PC version because of how nice it is. Further, the support from Keith (the developer) has been second to none, with consistent updates and great communication. If you don't know about Scrivener then you might be balking at the price. If you're a writer, do yourself a favour and go and learn about Scrivener. Try the 30 day trial PC / Mac app, then when you see how amazing it is, you'll by it and you won't hesitate to buy the iOS version as well. This is the most expensive iOS app I've ever purchased, yet it's the one I've spent the least amount of time considering whether I should purchase it or not..Version: 1.0

BrilliantI’ve had it on my laptop for ages now and finally got an IPhone. It works great and I would recommend it.Version: 1.2.4

Great for localIf I had to choose between iCloud file sharing or dropbox, I would choose iCloud. If all you’re using is a free account, and only own two devices, then dropbox is great, however, the limitation of only being able to link two different devices to your Dropbox account is simply unacceptable. For whatever reason, dropbox seems to have completely ignored the needs of single consumers in their plans as the last time I checked their plans pretty much seem only oriented towards serving the needs of larger organizations, both from a price point and storage size. iCloud is a Much More customer oriented cloud plan. Especially if you’re using Apple devices to begin with. The fact that I cannot save my Scrivener files to iCloud and I’m limited only to dropbox or local is incredibly frustrating. I would love to be able to update spontaneous ideas about a Project on my iPhone and then go to my iPad or to my laptop to be able to more fully flesh it out. Instead, if I am working between devices, then I have to save it as a Dropbox file, which means that I have to disconnect one device and connect another in order to access that file if it is not one of my “allowed devices” whenever I am switching from my phone to my laptop to my iPad..Version: 1.2.2

More desktop features pleaseThis app is amazing for writing on the go. I find writing on my iPad easier and more comfortable than writing on my laptop, and this app is better than the mobile version of word and any type of note app. The only problem is that the desktop version has so many better and more convenient options and setups and if you highlight something and press cut instead of copy, you have to rewrite it. I currently have found no way of undoing changes. If there is an undo button, it’s very unclear where it is. There is an undo shortcut on the desktop version, so I don’t understand why there aren’t any clear “back arrows” on this app. For that reason and the fact the app has none of the new features, I’m only giving four stars..Version: 1.2.1

Everything I'd hoped forScrivener (for iOS) is everything you've come to expect from Literature and Latte. The interface is intuitive, mimicking the desktop version. Syncing is flawless (once I remembered Scrivener for desktop needed to be updated to 2.8). Well worth the wait..Version: 1.0

Very good implementation of Scrivener for iOSBought this a few days ago and haven’t put it down. It’s a very good implementation of Scrivener for iOS, I do like it, in fact I’ve found myself using the iOS version more than the desktop. After a few minutes of exploring you will be ready to go. It’s great when you are out and about and just need to “get it down”. Like most I’m not a fan of Dropbox and I agree it is a bit clunky. Not mad on iTunes either. Never liked the idea of using a none music app and using iTunes as a sync medium. Lazy. To get 5 stars the Scrivener dev team need to give us iCloud. Dropbox is chosen I guess because it can be used on both windows and osx as a sync transport without to much work. Happy with the app though, good work even if the sync side is a bit of a lazy option..Version: 1.2.2

The Stradivarius of Word ProcessorsWhat can I say about Scrivener that hasn't already been said? Well, I’ll just say that if word processor apps were violins, then Scrivener would surely be regarded as the Stradivarius of word processors. That pretty much says it all..Version: 1.2.1

Excellent SupportIf you email support any questions, you won’t find any auto, stock responses here! The developers’ provide comprehensive answers, and the app itself is brilliantly clever. The ‘cost’ may seem high for an app but the value of having a portable version of this powerful software is immense. I’ve already used my iPhone to edit and write far more than I initially anticipated..Version: 1.1.3

PERFECTThis app is a must buy for anyone currently struggling with finishing their work. For years I used google docs and was never satisfied with how my novel was progressing. With Scrivener, I already see so much progress in my work. The word count tool is so helpful and being able to switch easily between chapters and scenes is amazing!! Highly recommend!!.Version: 1.2.1

One of the best writing tools you can useI have been using scrivener for a few years now and I don’t think I could write in anything else. It has everything you need to go from a rough idea to getting a finished manuscript plus everything in between. Having a mobile version is just great it means I’m no longer tied to my MacBook Pro and I can write anywhere I go. With seamless integration with Dropbox I know my work will always be backed up and I can pick up where I left off. I your serious about writing this is the app for you. Check out my novel G.S.D on the iBooks store all wrote and formatted for publication using this little gem of an app..Version: 1.1.5

Scrivener for iPhone & iPad ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Words cannot express my regret. The other was young, sleek, and provocative. My first love for you had become cold and I lost my focus in our routine. The other caught my eye as I drifted from our special time together every day. I was unfaithful. I am sorry. Please, forgive me. I was bored and I hoped to stir the passion of our first love, even if it was with another. The lure was shiny and I swallowed the baited hook. It was delicious for a time, until the hook’s barb pierced my deceived heart. My pleasure was momentary and melted faster than a triple scoop ice cream cone on a hot summer afternoon. I missed you. Then I learned about your iPhone and iPad child. Its images reminded me of the memories we made, the stories we wrote, and the time we enjoyed together along the way. Can you ever excuse me and absolve my guilt? Will you always hold a grudge? Will you forever remind me of my mistakes? I am back. I understand your skepticism. You know my nature, and there will always be another dangling its lure in my face. In the meantime, let us write stories together again, research the unsearchable, and enjoy one another’s company again. Fill my phone and complete my pad. Maybe, one day, you will again trust me to be loyal. If you must, although I hope you will not, I will understand your decision to look for subscribers and their prepaid promise of loyalty and wealth. The other did. There are many, but none like you. Thank you..Version: 1.1.1

The mobile best app I have ever boughtThis app is brilliant. When you pair it with the Mac version (assume same as with PC), it’s just incredible, particularly syncing with Dropbox (although I would love if they added Google Drive). I had absolutely no hope of rationalising all my thoughts into something coherent before discovering Scrivener. My thoughts are just too all over the place to be organised enough. Not any more. Worth every penny. Thx guys..Version: 1.2

Great app, missing a few thingsGreat app for writing long form. However, it would’ve been a five stars if there was Apple Pencil support for jotting down notes or thoughts for brainstorming . Still lacking in syncing support as it’s still a hassle with Dropbox to sync with desktop..Version: 1.1.5

A Life Changer!This program has completely changed the way I write, and has given my computer and phone the organisation I was looking for. Before I had it, I could only organise my files in folders and paper, even then it wasn’t too easy. Now I can do everything I need, with all the planning in one place. I will admit when I saw the price of this program, I wasn’t sure straight away. It’s so, so worth it for all that you get, once you get used to how it works and the way it’s all set out. Think about all the money saved from not buying notebooks/pens/paper/folders, etc. If you’re an organiser like I am, it’s an essential! I was shocked at how easy it made everything. If you write in-depth pieces, like fantasy novels I couldn’t recommend it more. You can create pages for each character, for settings, and then you can create notes or research pages that are quick and easy to access and file away. No need for word or pages doc’s crowding as separate files or risking them getting lost, it’s all in one place! You can even compile it all as a novel and publish it in the file type you want. I also highly recommend getting it for both iPhone/iPad and buying it separately for Mac too. Then through Dropbox you can access all your files and write on the go, or get those ideas down wherever you are! Great job guys, you’ve done an outstanding job..Version: 1.1.5

Best writing software finally on iOSIt has been a very long wait for those of us who have been wanting an iOS Scrivener for years, but it's finally here! This is simply the best software purchase you will ever make as a writer or anyone who deals with a lot of written files and documents. So far the app seems rock solid and has synced perfectly with DropBox. My .scriv files are all there, and the key functions are all included in the mobile version. The interface is clean and clear and easy to use. Having access to all my writing projects on-the-go is a dream come true..Version: 1.0

Vital but the syncing is terribleI switched from Google docs, which is free, to scrivener, which is not, almost entirely for the organizational features. The text editor on iPad is passable, but the sync issues are really hard to get past. It doesn’t happen automatically, and if you work across multiple devices you’re almost guaranteed to end up with multiple versions of the same document and no indication about precisely where the differences are. In fact, conflicts even happen sometimes when working on the same device. I suspect it has something to do with dropbox limitations, but the fact remains that saving documents and editing across devices works worse on Scrivener than it did on Google Docs more than a decade ago, and losing/conflicting changes is a fact of life with this app. Please fix this. It would make the whole platform so much better.Version: 1.2.1

A delight to useQuick reliable and really effective way of writing. I have been cheerfully writing sections as they come to me, and moving them around as necessary as the story changes. The research section is being well used. Has really brought some much needed organisation to my writing. Thank you scrivener team :-).Version: 1.2.1

Just Simply...SuperbI have been using Scrivener for a while on my iMac, however, bought myself an iPad Pro & I now very rarely use the Mac as the iPad version does all that I need it to do. I’m studying for a diploma at the moment and it has helped me structure my work and keep an eye on what I have done...& still need to do. I absolutely love both versions OSX & iOS as they compliment each other brilliantly. Keep up the sterling work litterateur & latte...just don’t make it a subscription app like your competitors!! Just one suggestion... if there was a way that I could get an overview of all completed work & what needs to still be done in a cork board style chart/map, that would make it just sublime!!.Version: 1.1.5

Great but…I love using the mac app so it came naturally to try the iPad OS alternative and boy it is great for doing almost everything if your only goal is writing (as opposed to research and plan). So a great win. Then came dropbox, to be honest that’s the only app I have that doesn’t use icloud, and this bothers me immensely. This app really needs icloud with its desktop counter side to make the experience seamless. I don’t want to manage a dropbox account only for scrivener and now it is the case. icloud becomes even more relevant now that I use both version of the app..Version: 1.2.1

Please keep up with the iPadOS featuresAdding multiple window support for the iOS version could make it a even more powerful writing app. On the iPad, Quick Reference only allows viewing of two documents from the same project. This of course is not a problem on the desktop version since you can open multiple windows..Version: 1.2.1

Pleasantly surprisedI had happily been writing fiction using Scrivener for a couple of years on the PC. When the iOS version was released, on a lark I purchased it, curious whether my iPad Air 2 could be used for more than just consuming web pages or checking the weather, but frankly not expecting very much. Rarely have my expectations been proven so wrong! Scrivener for iOS is a robust app with a small footprint on my devices but a big impact to my workflow. It contains the core functionality of the desktop app, giving me a comfortable alternative for writing on the go. But there are times at home when I choose to work in the iOS Scrivener over the desktop version: sometimes the iOS' stripped down interface is just the ticket when I am having trouble focusing and need to minimize distractions. While Scrivener runs well on my iPad Air 2, one of the biggest surprises was how productive writing is on my 5s. I never imagined a device with such a small screen would be useful for writing, but paired with a bluetooth keyboard it works really well for writing first drafts. In fact I am writing this review on my 5s! Integration with Dropbox has been seamless for me. (Unfortunately other cloud services like iCloud currently can't handle Scrivener's multiple file structure.) To sum up, Scrivener is my go to app for writing novels and short stories, on the PC and now on iOS..Version: 1.1.5

Tremendous app for writersAs a long-time Scrivener user on Windows, I have been waiting for the iOS version for quite some time, but had no idea it would be this good. It allows me to do what I do best on my iPad and iPhone (ideate, outline and edit) and work seamlessly with my desktop version on Windows. The app has been flawless! It syncs beautifully and I am now working on my writing projects on iPad, iPhone and desktop as best suits my workflow! Awesome app L&L!.Version: 1.0

Stellar App but sorta glitchyThis app is way better than writing in google docs as I could easily go from one specific chapter to another without going through endless walls of text to go to where I need to be, and it’s also much easier to spot plot holes when I go back and edit. The only complaint I have is that when sometimes I click on a certain chapter, it redirects me to a chapter I didn’t mean to click on, and I have to keep clicking on the right one to go back. It happens every other time I click on a chapter, but it doesn’t really make it completely unusable, just wish for a way to fix it so it doesn’t do that. Good software, somewhat glitchy but it’s not to the point where it destroys the quality of this program. 5/5 stars..Version: 1.2.2

Perfect companionThis is the perfect companion to Scrivener on my computer. Fantastic for editing, and making changes to my manuscript while away or out - whatever else I'm doing, wherever I am, it's great to be able to go into my project on my phone and have those changes synced with Dropbox. Still crazy about Scrivener after many years now. Thanks to Keith and everyone who works on keeping Scrivener so brilliant :).Version: 1.1.1

Great but hugely frustrating lack of iCloud syncIt's great. Though apples notes app is getting better every year. Notes now has a cork board and is dynamic. I can change one file on my Mac and see it instantly update the other two. It doesn't have all the other useful stuff that Scrivener has but doubtless it will. The most frustrating thing about scrivener is the reliance on Dropbox, conflicts happen often and they are a pain in the proverbial. So much so I've considered just using notes, or when I'm using the iPhone write in notes then copying it over to scrivener. Apple surely provides an easy method of syncing the same file on iCloud these days? In the words of Clarkson “how hard can it be?”.Version: 1.2.1

AmazingThe best writing app. Hands down, learn to use it, never look back. But for the developer, please make so that in script mode after a line of dialogue, it defaults to character, not action, this is far more intuitive for screenwriting. Or even better make this customizable. Switching script text types could be improved a bit, quite clunky since it’s all the way at the top of the screen. Nevertheless, the app is life-changingly good..Version: 1.2.2

Fantastic on iOSAs a writer, I’ve been using a number of apps on my iPad for quite a few years with some success.. my favourite to date is Bear, and while it’s a wonderful app for notes and journaling and capturing, for writing a structured novel or body of work, it takes a lot of work with the tags. And with the hype of Ulysses, I did try it for a couple of months but it was way too convoluted for me to absorb how to make it work for me. Years and years ago, I used Scrivener on my MacOS, and loved it, I loved the interface and the customer support. I followed along with every upgrade and it was definitely my writing software of choice. NOW, I see the app for Scrivener... lo and behold, many great reviews (and a majority of naysayers cite DropBox as their main complaint). Being an avid user and supporter of Dropbox after researching and realizing it is one of the most secure cloud options on the market, I was willing to give the new Scrivener for iOS a go.... I’m in heaven! Oh, my goodness, I can’t believe my good fortune. Thank you Scrivener. This is exactly what I needed: streamlined app, very easy to use on my iPad, immediate and no-hassle linking to Dropbox, the ability to work with all my writing projects in a systematic way... very well done. Thank you, thank you..Version: 1.2.1

Daily DriverI use this app every day. So handy to have along with the Mac app..Version: 1.1.5

FabulousI have been a Literature and Latte devotee since pre Scrivener days and absolutely love Scrivener iOS. I find it much more comfortable, flexible and less invasive to write on an iPad than a lap/desktop, and with Scrivener iOS I have no need for the former any more. No matter how one approaches a big project, there is a way forward with index cards, outlines, notes, folders, summaries visible in different ways and kind to those of us who think spatially. There have been comments about features lacking in the iOS version, but these are minor, and very clearly explained in Will All Desktop Features be Added to Scrivener for iOS article on the L &L knowledge base..Version: 1.2.4

A joy to useI turned on “Sync project upon close or rename” to always in the iOS setting app and my projects sync almost instantly. Though I wish the setting is in Scrivener app as I took a while to find it. Overall the app is phenomenon! I’ve never used Scrivener desktop before and quite nervous about shelling out 20 bucks but I bought it in the end and I’m glad I did. I translated a 55 chapters book in there solely on my iphone 6s plus; storing 220 chapters(draft, edited versions and original script) in total and the app never crushed or lost data. Plus the sanity I lost from tinkering around with Google Docs finally returned. I enjoyed using the app so much this January when I can finally buy a laptop, Scrivener is my first software purchase! A small suggestion though... the S on Scrivener app icon doesn’t center and it’s bugging me a lot.😕.Version: 1.1.5

I have come to love itWith my initial resistance of splitting my filing across OneDrive and DropBox, I got over it and yielded to being told to use that service. With over a year using it, I sometimes compose on the iPad version but predominantly use the iOS tool for editing and proof reading. To that regard it would be great to have a continuously scrolling reading view, aggregating all chapters and scenes so that you could do spot edits and fix typos without having to return to the binder to load new content. Keep up the good work L&L..Version: 1.1.5

Couldn't live without thisFantastic.Version: 1.1.5

Great appGreat app for writing and organising different parts of your project. Only problem is that you have to sync with dropbox. Would like to be able to sync with icloud. I just have to use my ipad only and not on any other device..Version: 1.1.5

Terrific workhorse of an appI use this app, and the desktop everyday. While it is not the easiest to learn, the expenditure of effort is well worth it. I could easily write thousands of words praising the ways it hides its complexity and lets writers just get on with what needs to be done. The only hiccups I’ve ever had on iOS are that it very occasionally gets confused (by that, I mean ‘twice’) as to which is the most up to date sync version on Dropbox. Both times, though, I did not lose any writing, just had to check in the ‘conflicts’ folder to see which is the most recent. That’s about it. I love using it. Like all the best software, it gets out of your way and lets you write in the ways that you want to. I’m just finishing my second (100k) book on it. Highly recommended..Version: 1.1.3

At long lastI hadn't been as vigilant keeping up with Scrivener for iOS news since I had long since assumed it would be another year before it would appear on the App Store... how delightful it was to find my estimation fantastically missed the mark! As an avid user of Scrivener on Mac, I purchased the iPad version immediately. It runs smoothly and looks beautiful. I once said I would delete my entire slew of word processing apps on iPad once Scrivener came out and I am very happy that I am able to do so in complete confidence. Scrivener on iPad is definitely a game changer for me..Version: 1.0

Fantastic App!Though I haven’t tapped into it’s full potential yet, I love the workflow I’m able to approach with this app, and it’s nice to know that everything can be reliably backed up and accessible via multiple devices. The fact that you can have separate sections to a project where you can even put research you’ve done down. It’s simply remarkable! This app is great if you’re just starting out, a novice writer, or someone who just needs a really good app to write with!.Version: 1.2.1

Nice app; could be great if sync was betterI absolutely love Scrivener. I have it on my MacBook, my iPad, and my iphone and I use it in different ways on all three. However, I agree with others that sync is clunky. I do think the app should allow background sync rather than syncing on open/close. Even when I have synced everything on all three of my devices and closed out of Scrivener on all of them, when I reopen and sync on my iPad I invariably get a conflict. How is that possible? There’s only one app making changes and the others were all synced. iPad, is where I use Scrivener most, so I’ll tolerate this silliness because most of the rest of the iPad app is beautifully designed. But I just can’t give it five stars without seeing improvement on that one major issue. I use Dropbox with no issues on other apps, so I’m sure the problem is fixable..Version: 1.1.5

Well worth the moneyI have used computer-based Scrivener for some years now, and love its features, yet I was hesitant about paying the extra money for this app. I needn’t have been. It’s as easy and flexible to use as any notes program I have used in the past, and much quicker to transfer into the Scrivener program. Where once it took so much time copying and pasting from one program to the other, now I can do it with a simple drag and drop. It’s easy to set up saving all notes, files and folders to Dropbox each time something is added or changed, and easy to access from my phone or computer, so as my thoughts and ideas come to me, I can add them before they disappear. Well worth the money..Version: 1.1.5

Fantastic writing experience, and no more DropboxI have been using Scrivener on Mac since 2019 and it is hands-down my favorite writing tool. Even when comparing to Final Draft. I’m happy to say that all the features that makes Scrivener a fantastic word processor are all perfectly replicated here in the app, and in some cases work better then the Mac/desktop version. Highly recommend for new and experience writers looking for a new writing experience. An even better note for veteran Scrivener users, with the new version of iPadOS and the updated iOS app you no longer need to sync your projects though dropbox. You can now sync through Airdrop, just airdrop your project from files to your MacBook and Scrivener will offer to sync it up with the existing document on your computer when you open it up..Version: 1.2.1

Wish they had snapshot featureI understand that they can’t fit all of the UI into the iOS feature, but at the very least, I wish they can somehow utilise snapshot. It’s honestly the best feature of scrivener and it’d bring the iOS experience to a whole new level..Version: 1.2.2

Airdrop for SyncingI love Scrivener! It has been a real game changer for me when it comes to organising my writing and meeting my goals! One of the biggest issues is the syncing between devices. I originally started using Scrivener on my PC, and when I moved my projects over to my iPad, the syncing was painstakingly difficult with Dropbox, and vice-versa when I moved the documents from my iPad to my Mac. BUT! A work around that I’ve found with syncing my projects from my Mac to my iPad and iPhone, is Airdrop! As long as you’re projects are saved as a Scrivener file, you can airdrop your projects from one device to another. The only downside is that there is no way to automate this. Overall, I’m very happy with how Scrivener has helped me become a better, more organised writer..Version: 1.2.4

Shame It Only Supports DropboxScrivener is a great writing tool and I’ve used it on my laptop for years. The iPad version is a little limited but does offer a good basic writing experience. Too bad it only supports Dropbox for syncing with the desktop program, and even when that works it’s quite awkward as they are in different formats and there is a step to import your changes. Definitely makes me consider using something else with a smoother back-and-forth experience..Version: 1.2.1

Needs Modern Cloud Sync(Updating this review a year later to say the same issue persists) A wonderful writing and organizational app in nearly every way, with the big exception of syncing. Background cloud sync is a standard feature in 2018, and has been for the better part of a decade, but Scrivener lacks it to this day. The best it can offer is a semi-manual Dropbox sync that requires closing a project, sitting through a 5-10 second foreground popup window, then reopening the project and finding your place again. No iCloud saves, no Google Drive sync, and – worst of all – no automated background backup. De-highlighting the app during the sync will also cause it to fail without notice. Scrivener will be a 5-star app once they modernize this feature. A browser-based version of the app would also be wonderful, but this is the feature really holding me back from recommending it to folks..Version: 1.1.5

Unmatched, an Indispensable Tool for WritersDropbox syncing isn’t as efficient as iCloud and is a little ‘tedious’ so to speak. Now, disregarding this, the app is utterly impeccable. Never has a writing app actually given me more incentive to write! With a clean, tidy interface, extensive customisability options, great performance, essential features, you have yourself a brilliant writing app. I have just switched from Ulysses due to their product model change, and I’m glad I chose this. It was weird getting used to WYSIWYG writing after using PlainText for over a year, but it’s worth it. Research referencing feature is perfect, cork-board is useful and fluid, and the idea of Projects other than a library app works better for me. Excellent work!.Version: 1.1.3

Brilliant AppI love the Scrivener app. It means I can have all my WIP’s in my pocket wherever I am. Whatever the time..Version: 1.1.5

GoodI have to write something here so the review will save..Version: 1.1.3

Synced Seamlessly (Almost)I was really hesitant to purchase for fear of syncing issues, but I managed to set it up within seconds of installation. I simply created a “Projects” folder in Dropbox first, with my current project from my PC already saved there, and then synced to that folder when setting it up on iOS. So far it is working as intended. I’m looking forward to seeing what all this app can do, but I already know it will help me be more productive and organized and complete more stories. I like to work in sections and hop around so this is really ideal for me. I’m really happy it was so easy to set up and actually works despite some of these reviews. ETA the sync is not quite seamless. Have to make sure it syncs before closing app or changes will not show on PC. I also make sure to save before closing on my PC because that doesn't seem to automatically sync either unless I save before closing. So it is not quite as seamlessly as the automatic updates in Google Docs or even Word (synced/saved in the cloud on my PC and laptop), but it's worth the extra effort to me to be able to better organize my manuscript, since I don't write linearly, and to also be able to work on projects on my phone and ipad..Version: 1.1.5

Cork board only missing featureScrivener is the best writing app I’ve used. It beats Ulysses, Storyist, Bear, Celtx and IA writer in features, versatility and function. The only issue I have with the mobile is the lack of a Cork Board. Storyist does have this feature but the Scrivener app is still cleaner and easier to use and write in. However the addition of the cork board would put Scrivener for IPhone out of the reach of the competition completely. The IPad and Desktop Apps are already untouchable as far as I’m concerned. Storyist is great too but for my money, Scrivener is the king and could strengthen that position with a cork board on IPhone. Also, iCloud sync would be another amazing feature although the Dropbox sync does work well and allows for Windows compatibility. A better import system for articles from third party apps would be amazing too. Something like a Pocket or Instapaper. This is a feature dream request not a complaint because no writing app I’m aware of has even the import capability that Scrivener currently boasts. Having nit picked aplenty, Scrivener is a true joy to use. The amount of research capabilities and the ease of outlining and restructuring capacity make writing even shorter items easy and organized. I use it for business, pleasure and social media. I also use to structure my podcasts. It can do anything you need it to. The best writing app ever, in my humble opinion..Version: 1.2.1

A writers toolThere are many ways to put your words on a PC or paper. Lets be straight, all will work, but if you want to be a serious writer or work unencumbered by the tool you are using there are only two real options. Paper or Scrivener. Tools such as Word or Pages are usable but in reality are a diversion to writing, trying to move parts, or chapters of your work around is cumbersome and time consuming, with scrivener all of this becomes easy. I Have used this product for 7 months and love it. Prior to this I used Ulysses, Word and pages and all of them distracted me more than I needed, fonts, styles and margins were my go to place if I wanted to procrastinate. I am not saying that Scrivener will stop all procrastination but this is vastly reduced by the tools simplicity and flexibility. I love this product enough to write a review, if you are a writer then it may well be the best investment you have ever made. Finally, its cheap. Off to write now, have fun people..Version: 1.2

Unbelievably good for an iOS appThe level of detail and polish in this app is just staggering. Virtually everything from the desktop version of Scrivener is included, except for collections. (The corkboard is also restricted to the iPad for obvious reasons.) According to the developer, it even already has support for the newer, more powerful styles feature of Scrivener 3, although we won’t be able to use the new goodies until they’re also released on the desktop. But beyond the raw feature list, it’s obviously a labor of love. Interactions are well thought-out and natural, there’s better keyboard support than almost anything else on my iPad, dark mode is actually restful on the eyes rather than being excessively high contrast, there are little niceties like the ability to directly add your own fonts from within the program, etc. Just overall a pleasure to use, and hard to criticize..Version: 1.1.2

Love this softwareWell thought out. Minimalist. Focused on writing and nothing more..Version: 1.2.1

Wonderful, beautiful appThank you so much to the devs for bringing Scrivener to iOS. All the features I care about are included, and sync works perfectly. The only thing I really miss is the ability to add more meta data and having a bar rather than a pie chart for session targets-And maybe make the ability to toggle its visibility. ;) But it's not a huge deal and I love all the detail and care added to the app..Version: 1.0.1

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