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Why you should ditch Microsoft Word for Scrivener

Engadget Engadget 21/04/2016 StackCommerce
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If you want to craft a research paper or pen a blockbuster book series, one thing is clear: Microsoft Word won't cut it. Which begs the question: What's an effective alternative with which to craft long-form content? Countless professionals, students, and even New York Times best-selling authors agree on one thing: Scrivener 2 , available for Mac and PC.

More than just an ordinary word processor, Scrivener doubles as a project management app to organize, streamline, and simplify your process. In other words, you'll find it easier than ever to go from initial idea to final draft, turning a jumble of thoughts into beautiful writing worth any reader's time.

Need to buckle down and concentrate? Make use of a distraction-free full-screen mode for composing text. Want to restore and rewrite previous versions of your work? There's a "Snapshots" feature that does just that. Trying to make sense of the notes you've jotted down? Utilize a searchable database. We can go on and on about Scrivener's merits, but the bottom line? Scrivener will let you optimize your productivity and help you produce work you'll be proud to share with anyone.

It's time to evolve your writing process, because that book or essay isn't going to write itself. You can get started with a full 50 percent markdown on Scrivener 2 for Mac ($22.50) or Scrivener for Windows ($20). This offer won't last long, so don't wait—Upgrade to the next generation writing app today.

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