In my web travels I have come across a much talked about writing app called “Scrivener” and writers seem to love it. Â Â Literature & Latte (theÂ creatorsÂ of the app) describeÂ Scrivener as “a powerful content-generation tool for writers designed for composing and structuring long and difficult documents. While it gives you complete control of the formatting, its focus is on getting you to the end of that awkward first draft.” Â I have been usingÂ Scrivener off and on for about 5 months and cannot get aÂ rhythmÂ with it. This is probably due the fact that I am a burst writer, I am writing 400 wordÂ columnÂ and blogÂ posts. Check out the video below, it gives a great visual rundown of the app.
However I have found a very practical use for “Scrivener” in combination with “Index Card” an iPad app. Â I have been using note cards to teach tech from. When I am talking to a youth ministry class, a group of youth workers, or my SYMC workshops I am knee deep in hand written notes. Â I know, lame right, the tech guy speaking from paper…it might as well be the year 2004! Â The cool thing here is that these two apps play togetherÂ nicely. Â If I am in Index Card creating digital notecards I can backup from my iPad to DropBox and restore from DropBox inÂ Scrivener on my Mac (Scrivener is available for Mac and PC). Â The Index Card app is a great purchase, it makesÂ Scrivener a better tool but you do not needÂ Scrivener if you are jsut looking for a solid digital notecard app.Â These apps are a great find for any writer!