Why I Think Scrivener Is For Everyone (and why it's my favorite tool!)


This post was originally going to be all about "writing tools" that I've used along the way, but instead I found myself going overboard about one tool in particular: Scrivener.

Check out my YouTube video on this post if you're a fan of watching rather than reading! (But let's be honest, we're all readers here)


While I love all my little writing tools, I love Scrivener the absolute most. No this post is not sponsored by them, this is my honest feedback! There's only one thing I can think of that I don't like about Scrivener and I'll go into that in a minute.



Scrivener is a tool developed by Literature and Latte. It combines all of your novel-related materials into one place from the very start of your novel to the finish. Scrivener can help you no matter what stage of writing you're in: brainstorming, outlining, first draft, final draft or publishing. But it's not just for novel-writing. If you have any large project that's getting out of hand, Scrivener can organize it for you! From script-writing to blog posts, YouTube video ideas to research papers, you can really use Scrivener for anything.

Whether you have a Mac or a PC, installing Scrivener is ridiculously easy. As of writing this post, Scrivener costs $40 for the PC version and $45 for the Mac version.


Why is the Mac version more expensive? This is the part I don't like about Scrivener. It's more geared toward Mac users. The interface, while still structurally able to do the same things, just looks nicer for Macs. Is this a silly thing to not like about Scrivener? Yes, but I don't see a reason why there would be two different setups for the same piece of software. I hate when MS Word looks different from a Mac to a PC and I hate it when Scrivener looks different as well. Not only that, but Mac has certain functions that they don't give to PCs. Why? I honestly have no clue. Since I've never used the Mac version, I'm not really missing anything but when I watch a tutorial and can't replicate what they're doing, it's kind of frustrating.


Will I live? Yes. And thank you for reading my mini-rant.


In a moment I'll go over why I love Scrivener so much but first, how did I find this beautiful piece of software?