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My Scrivener 2.0 review

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Posted by Derek Cornish
Dec 10, 2010 at 11:29 PM

 

Steve,
Thanks as ever for an excellent review. I am looking forward to giving the Windows beta a whirl as soon as I have some time. I’m surprised that it hasn’t received much attention in the forum yet. Early days, I guess…

Have you found that Scrivener and Zoot make a sensible workflow duo? I haven’t really come to grips with Zoot v.6 yet, since it does not add much to my way of working, which is mainly with plain text. But for books and articles Zoot v5 has been excellent for everything connected with information collection and management. It also provides a surprising amount of support for planning and organizing writing projects. I’ve been using its folder tree for years as a way of gradually sorting information and developing detailed outlines, and sequencing arguments and supporting materials; and its floating editor panes are also useful for bringing up reference material when I am drafting. As I tend to use other programs (e.g. Word or Notetab) for drafting, however, Scrivener looks to be a very appealing alternative.