Literature and Latte has announced the release of Scrivener 3, a comprehensive update to their popular long-form writing suite. The first version debuted on the Mac more than 10 years ago. The new version brings a long list of new and improved features, including a revamped interface.
Scrivener 3 is a major update to Scrivener that not only brings some very cool new features but also improves and simplifies what was already there. To name just a few improvements:
- The interface has been overhauled and modernised.
- Compile has been redesigned and is now not only much easier to use but also more flexible.
- The text system now has a full styles system (which is even more powerful when used with the new Compile).
- View index cards on coloured threads based on label colour (great for tracking different storylines or anything else).
- Epub 3 and improved Kindle export have been added.
- Keep track of how much you write each day using Writing Statistics.
- Improved Custom Metadata allows you to add checkboxes, dates and list boxes to the Inspector and outliner.
- Enhanced outlining.
- Corkboard and outliner filtering.
- Refer to up to four documents in the main window using the new “Copyholders” features.
- Quickly find any document in your project using the new Quick Search tool.
- See draft and session progress bars in the toolbar.
- The powerful new Bookmarks feature replaces Project Notes, References and Favorites, and allows you to view oft-needed documents right in the Inspector.
- Use “Dialogue Focus” to pick out all the dialogue in your text.
- Export rich text to MultiMarkdown or Pandoc.
- Broadened support for technical formats via Markdown output and custom post-processing.
- Extensive Touch Bar support added.
- Modernised and rewritten codebase for 64-bit. Scrivener is faster, more stable and ready for the future.
Scrivener 3 for Mac is available for $45 from the Literature and Latte website. Owners of previous versions of Scrivener that were purchased through the Literature and Latte online store can get the new version for a discounted price. Scrivener 2 owners that purchased the app on or after August 20. 2017, can update to the new version for free. Scrivener 1 or 2 users who purchased the app before that can update to the new version for just $25.