Ask any writer and they’ll tell you…the worst part of any writing project is getting started. Where do you begin? Then once you’ve finally cobbled down those first few preciously fragile words, how do you organize all the thoughts that come after it into a laser-sharp final product, be it a report, screenplay, novel, article, love note, whatever?
Twenty-five years after Microsoft put a hammerlock on the word processor market with Word, time to try the next generation of word processing with Scrivener, now just $19.50 – over 50% off – in the TechnoBuffalo Deals Store.
Beyond the basics that have been Word’s bread-and-butter forever, Scrivener rethinks word processing from the ground up, incorporating project management tools that Word never dreamed of.
Scrivener outlines your thoughts in a storyboard, gathers notes, tracks revisions and lets you do research — all while you’re writing. Use the Scrivener Compiler mode, which manages and smoothly synthesizes all the text and graphic elements you’ve collected into your document. Drag-and-drop features also makes editing ridiculously simple.
Scriptwriting mode allows for custom formatting, which is then exportable to other programs like Final Draft. Scrivener will even automatically “safety net” your projects as zip files every time you open or close the document.
If you’ve always used Word just because you’ve always used Word, maybe now’s the time to see how the other half lives. At over 50% off for either Mac or PC versions, Scrivener might make you wonder why it took you so long to make the leap.