Scrivener by Literature & Latte
So far the top benefit I have realized from using Scrivener is a greatly improved ability to organize the various elements of my story. I like having the flexibility to create customized folders such as a character folder with relevant details for each and a short narrative of their role in the story.
I have another folder for all the dream sequences and all the “romance” scenes and one for all of my locations. Seeing the entire book organized on the screen at once improves my effort to bring internal consistency to my work, helps me to rearrange elements easily and more.
Another useful folder is the one where I save all my research. As a new user, I’m certain Scrivener can do a lot more than I am using it for but I feel that I’m already happy with this purchase. — RRD
Scrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers that allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long and difficult documents. While it gives you complete control of the formatting, its focus is on helping you get to the end of that awkward first draft.
Writing a novel, research paper, script or any long-form text involves more than hammering away at the keys until you’re done. Collecting research, ordering fragmented ideas, shuffling index cards in search of that elusive structure—most writing software is fired up only after much of the hard work is over. Enter Scrivener: a word processor and project management tool that stays with you from that first, unformed idea all the way through to the final draft. Outline and structure your ideas, take notes, view research alongside your writing and compose the constituent pieces of your text in isolation or in context. Scrivener won’t tell you how to write – it just makes all the tools you have scattered around your desk available in one application.
Scrivener puts everything you need for structuring, writing and editing long documents at your fingertips. On the left of the window, the “binder” allows you to navigate between the different parts of your manuscript, your notes, and research materials, with ease. Break your text into pieces as small or large as you want – so you can forget wrestling with one long document. Restructuring your draft is as simple as drag and drop. Select a single document to edit a section of your manuscript in isolation, or use “Scrivenings” mode to work on multiple sections as though they were one: Scrivener makes it easy to switch between focussing on the details and stepping back to get a wider view of your composition.
Scrivener requires Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8 (32 or 64 bit) with DirectX.
1GB RAM – 1ghz processor – 100mb disk space – 1024 x 768 screen
Internet connection (required for a one-time activation process, prior to registration).