View Full Version : Anyone Use Scrivener?

01-20-15, 01:26 PM
Scrivener ( looks like a really neat piece of software for those of us who don't really do well with outlines for research papers and the like.

I'm not sure how well it would do for more academic papers with lots of PDF references, but it does look intriguing.

01-21-15, 01:22 AM
I tried it in the most desultory sort of way a long time ago. Because it was a long time ago, Scrivener probably had fewer features than it does now, or ones that didn't work as well. Keeping in mind that Scrivener has probably improved a lot since then, I remember that at that time I ended up really wondering what the point was when I already had word processing software.

01-21-15, 11:25 AM
i have no experience with scrivner...i used nota bene. the main problem with it was that, when i was getting my doctorate, it wasn't mac compatible so i had to have a separate computer for my dissertation. that blew, but the referencing is unbeatable. it's now mac compatible...has been for maybe ten years? so posting more to say that's another option you might consider.

i've been out of academia for awhile and no real prospect of returning, so haven't kept up these past several years at this point, but scrivner looks useful certainly.

edit: here's the nota bene link, if interested