It’s coming, it’s coming! Scrivener 2.0 is officially—finally—almost here. I cannot wait for the release, currently set for an undetermined date in October. Here are a few of the new/updated features I’m looking forward to.
- Improved integration between the Corkboard, Outliner, and Edit Scrivenings views.
- Move index cards totally freeform around the Corkboard.
- Print index cards!
- For those used to Page Layout view in Word or similar software, Scrivener 2.0 now boasts its own version. Great for visualizing your writing by pages instead of just word count.
- Snapshots will now show up in the Inspector, and best of all, will include a compare feature. I’ve been waiting for this.
- The full screen function was updated with several features, including the ability to put in your own background photo instead of just solid colors. I’m envisioning some leaves or an ocean view in my future…
- Organize documents into collections in the Binder. For example by POV, status, or whatever label you want.
- Make revisions with a different text color to help you keep your edits straight.
- Copy a document as an HTML file for easy blog posting. This will be super handy for me since I now use Scrivener to write and archive all of my blog posts.
- Scrivener will now support exporting to EPUB format for use on Sony Reader, iBooks, etc. Super Brownie points for this one!
That’s a brief taste of what’s to come with 2.0. The best part? The upgrade is only $25, and new users get the wonder that is Scrivener for only $45. I would gladly pay double that or more. And, no, I’m not an affiliate. I don’t make any money if you click on the link from here.
Scrivener has changed the way I write—and organize my writing—for the better. I’ll never go back to a plain old word processor again. I’d rather write longhand. :-p
Go to the Literature and Latte blog for more details on the upcoming release.
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