This week’s RSS feed is sponsored by one of my all-time favorite apps, Scrivener. Between Mac at Work and iPad at Work, I researched and wrote some 230,000 words in Scrivener. That doesn’t include the countless articles, legal briefs, and other bits of text I’ve penned in that app. Lovingly crafted by quality people, Scrivener is one bad-ass writing app.
Writing a book or research paper is about more than hammering away at the keys until it’s done. Research, shuffling index cards to find that elusive structure – most software is only fired up after much of the hard work is completed.
Enter Scrivener, a content-generation tool that lets you compose and structure long and difficult documents based on material from multiple sources. Adopted by novelists, screenwriters, journalists, lawyers and academics alike, the program allows users to split the editor and view documents, PDF files, multimedia and other research materials next to each other. A virtual corkboard and outliner help with structuring or providing an overview of the draft. Collate, read and edit related text without affecting its place in the whole using Scrivener’s Collections feature. Close out the world in Full Screen mode. And when you’re finished, export to e-readers or the most popular word processing programs for submission.