Posted by: C.R. Mooney | November 8, 2011

Scrivener 1.0 for Windows now available!

I got this email today, so I thought I’d share!!

Hello all,

I just want to let everyone know that, at long last, Scrivener 1.0 is now available for Microsoft Windows.

## 1. Scrivener 1.0 for Windows now available ##

It’s been a long time coming, but the wait is over – Scrivener 1.0 for Windows is now officially out of beta and available for download and purchase. You can find the product page here:

A Scrivener for Windows licence costs a mere $40 (or $35 for students and educators). There’s also a 30-day free trial available. (The trial runs for 30 days of actual use, not calendar days, so were you only to use it twice a week, it would in effect last for fifteen weeks. There are no hoops to jump through to get the trial, either – you can just click on the download link, install it and start using it.)

No one appreciates prolix newsletters from software companies, so I’ll keep this uncharacteristically pithy – I won’t go into a sales pitch because I’m guessing that if you’ve signed up for this newsletter then you already know what Scrivener is and will hopefully still be interested enough to go check it out. If it’s been so long since you signed up that you’ve forgotten, then please do check out the product page linked above, where you’ll find a wealth of information and screenshots. I do, however, have to say that Lee, the Windows developer, has done an amazing job. I first started developing the Mac version nearly eight years ago, for my own writing, and I’m overjoyed to see it shining and sparkling in all its 1.0 glory on the Windows platform. I hope you will be too.

And yet, as proud as we are of Scrivener for Windows, this is just the beginning – there’s lots more to come, with lots of free 1.x updates in the works (we’ll only charge for major updates, such as from 1.x to 2.0).

So – we hope you like it. We hope Scrivener will prove to be your tool of choice for your own writing, and we look forward to seeing some bestsellers make their way out of the Windows version over the next few years just as they have out of the Mac version (not that Scrivener will make you a bestseller, of course, but we do enjoy basking in reflected glory).

Please allow me to thank everyone who has shown such interest in a Windows version of Scrivener, either by signing up to this newsletter or by writing to us, and an especially big thank you to the hundreds of beta testers who have helped us refine the code and fix bugs over the past year.

If you have any questions, please drop us a line on or, or visit the lively community forums at


  1. Thanks for sharing the information. Will need to take the plunge into this new realm of tools.

    • You are most welcome. If this is something you ise, please email me a review and a link to your site, and I will post it!

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