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Not really Tech Tuesday: Playing with Scrivener 2.0

If you’ve been off-planet, or passing time in a cave in the Hindu Kush, you might not know that a sneak preview of Scrivener 2.0 was released today. This post will not be about all of the awesome, wonderful features that have been added. (I already mentioned a few in my anticipatory post last month.) I’ll get to that in a couple of weeks, or maybe after November—i.e. NaNo—ends.

I’m just gloating because I downloaded my copy (which I’m using to write this blog), and it’s beautiful. All the familiar parts are still there, but there are shiny new buttons and toys to play with and I can’t wait to uncover all of its secrets.

For now, if you want to know more, check out Keith’s great videos introducing the new features, or check out his blog post about them.

And for my friends still stuck with PCs, the Windows beta version also came out today. Apparently, it’s a bit rough (you know, beta version), but a nice preview of what’s to come.

Time to go celebrate with Reese's peanut butter cups. Write on!


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  1. Reply

    *Snoopy dance* Oh yeah, oh yeah! *Snoopy dance*

    Finally! Woohoo! Yes! Yippee!


    Yes, I’ve been waiting for the beta version of Windows Schrivener for a LONG time… LOL…


    • Reply

      I’m excited for you too, but if you’re going to join the Scrivener cult, you have to stop spelling it like a German. You and @beck_a_tron. Ach du lieber Gott. Kein H! 😉

      Just kidding, Martha. Love you. =)

  2. Reply

    Oh, meh. Dang it!

    You’re so right, I am spelling it with an ‘H’… LOL…

    Okay, okay…Scrivener it is!

    (FYI – I had to backspace the ‘h’ out…again)


    • Reply

      Yes, Christine. It’s a separate program that’s a trial only for now, so if that’s confusing and you just want to upgrade your current version, you might wait until Monday.

      It’s not so different that you won’t be able to just jump right in and go.

      • Reply

        Monday is release day for the actual version coming out? Good. I can’t wait, but I will.

        Have fun with your new toy 🙂

  3. Tony


    Version 2 is great. Lots of toys there to play with in this version!! And I am using the Windows version too on my other machines..

    • Reply

      I like it so far, Tony. I’m looking forward to having more time to play with the new features. You’ll have to let me know what you think of the Windows version.

      • Tony


        Glad to have the windows version though my boss might not agree. HAHA!! Will have it on my (NEW!!) Windows work machine when I fly out to Fairfax next week!!

        Scrivener for Windows is still a bit rough but I’m sure that it will improve. Now I can use it on all my machines.

        Still having a bit of trouble sharing work initially created in version 1 even after it is converted to Version 2 format. Verson 2 created work shares between my windows and Mac machines.

        Already can tell that using it to write proposals is going to save me a lot of time when compared to using the usual office tools (Microsoft oriented) supplied by the company.

        • Reply

          That’s great that you can share among PC and Mac now, Tony. I’m sure the Windows version will improve greatly since this is just the beta.

          Using it for work is a great idea. I so wish I’d had Scrivener in grad school. Imagine how much easier that thesis would have been… 😉

  4. Reply

    I’m loving it so far! It’s still the same old Scrivener I’ve become addicted to, but with all kinds of shiny new features. Can’t wait till the full is released and I can buy it. Then it’s mine, all mine!

    I’m going to download the Windows version for Daryl.

    One of my favourite features; the export to epub, kindle and pdf! Wonderful to send stuff to my beta readers in their preferred file format. No more having to reformat everything. Love it!

  5. Reply

    I got this yesterday, too. I love it! I am so excited it’s finally here (I actually learned about your blog through their facebook posts).

    • Reply

      Tospinayarn: The frenzy has been amazing, hasn’t it? I didn’t realize that’s how you found me. Thanks for continuing to come back and visit. 😉

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