Scrivener Coming to iPad and iPhone

Popular writing app in development for iOS devices.

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Scrivener Coming to iPad and iPhone
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Literature and Latte announced over the weekend that they had begun development of an iOS version of their writing software, Scrivener. The app is still only in its early development stage at this point, though it is apparently about to enter the design phase. The company does not give any kind of release date, saying only that they hope to have the app available “some time in 2012.”

Scrivener on the iPad

Since its original release as a Mac app several years ago, Scrivener has become wildly popular among writers of all stripes – novelists, journalists, script writers, academics, and more. Scrivener 2 released last year, bringing a Windows version with it, along with several new features. The new folder sync feature allowed users to edit Scrivener-created content via one of a handful of iOS text editing apps. The process left much to be desired, though, and calls to release an iOS version began almost immediately.

There is no word at this point on how much the app will cost, or on whether it will be a universal app or have separate versions for iPhone and iPad. Considering that the desktop version of the software is $45, a free iOS app is unlikely, though we can at least hope for a universal app. An update to the original blog post says that an Android version of the software “is on our radar too,” but that the current focus is on iOS, and they plan to look more closely at an Android version late next year, presumably after the iOS release.

Fans of the software took to Twitter to express their excitement.

Apple’s Pages App will have some serious competition next year. Scrivener is developing for iOS in 2012. http://t.co/3XiMnS3i 3 days ago via web · powered by @socialditto

OMG They are making Scrivener for iOS!!!!!!!!!!! 1 day ago via Twitter for Mac · powered by @socialditto

Scrivener are developing an iOS app. Yay, at last!!! http://t.co/0JXaAKR4 2 days ago via HootSuite · powered by @socialditto

Fans of Scrivener, are you excited for an iOS version? Let us know in the comments.

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  • Ian Berger

    Finally! I can finally make edits or small additions to my novel while at work. I’ll be able to jot down that cool idea right into the file. Best software news since Left 4 Dead came to the Mac.


    • A. Being

      I could loan you my pencil and some paper in the meantime.

  • http://Www.christaallan.com Christa Allan

    Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!

    Great news.

  • http://www.run-janie-run.blogspot.com Jane Crouch

    Please soon, please soon, please soon… Having to lug around my laptop instead my iPad is making Scrivener much less user-friend for me!

  • Saint Movius

    Storyist already has Mac and iPad versions and is top notch!!

  • D Napal

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  • Scrivener Fan

    Excellent! I can hardly wait. I rarely get excited about software. Scrivener is to software like the invention of the fountain pen was to writing. On the iPad its like the ball point pen. Okay, analogies aren’t my strong point, I’m just excited!

  • dancingcrane

    So excited I couldn’t wait to get to my comp to respond; did this with iPhone! Yay!

  • Megan

    I’m so glad to hear this. Right now this is the one thing preventing me from buying the desktop version. I hope that we will be able to sync it to the desktop version: so much more convenient to use my iPad for research and for working when on the go, and then doing the real typing on my laptop.

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