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Scrivener for Windows available for pre-order

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Posted by Dr Andus
Nov 1, 2011 at 11:27 PM


basilides wrote:
>Greetings. Someone on this forum wrote that the Windows version of this software is
>three years behind the Mac version. Is this an accurate assertion? I was on the verge of
>pre-ordering a Windows version, but a three-year lag in development is making me have
>second thoughts. 

Straight from the horse’s mouth:

“Q: Will the Windows version be exactly the same as the Mac version?

A: Not entirely, at least not for a while. The Mac version has been in development for six years and recently reached version 2.0. The Windows version has been in development for only two years and this will be version 1.0. The Windows version will have all of the features that appeared in Scrivener 1.x - that is, all of the features that existing users of Scrivener for the Mac know and love. Scrivener for Windows also has a lot of the interface refinements that Scrivener 2.0 for the Mac introduced. However, the Windows version will not have some of the main new features from Scrivener 2.0, such as collections, page layout and suchlike, for a little while. This is why the Windows version will be slightly cheaper than the Mac version for the time being. Lee, the Windows developer, will be working to catch up with the Mac version over the next year or so. But we thought Windows users would rather have access to everything Scrivener 1.0 provided soon rather than waiting another year or so for Scrivener 2.0’s new features. In fact, the two versions may never be identical, because as Scrivener evolves we don’t want to restrict either version just because of limitations on the other platform - instead, we hope that both Scrivener for the Mac and Scrivener for Windows will develop to take full advantage of whichever platform they are running on.”