Daily Deal: Scrivener (Ending Soon)

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Quite a few of you readers have purchased this deal, to get Scrivener software to help manage your next writing project. Available for $19.50 — for either Mac or PC Windows (select your preferred version in the drop down menu), this Scrivener household license allows you to access your work on multiple devices. Scrivener replaces bits of paper, index cards and sticky notes by allowing you to storyboard projects, to edit and work on different sections, either alone or in concert, and to post notes and access research. There’s a script formatting function to help you write the next classic movie hit, a name generator, and the ability to freely edit and restore to older versions so you won’t lose anything as you dive deep into the creative process.

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ottermaton (profile) says:

Poor wording

Available for $19.50 — for either Mac or PC (select your preferred version in the drop down menu)

So, I can run this on my PC that runs Linux since that is my preferred version, right?

Seriously? TD should know better than to use this sort of phrasing. Instead you should say “for either Mac or MS Windows operating systems” or something similar.

Anonymous Coward says:

Re: Poor wording

The term “Mac or PC” comes straight out of an earlier era, when it covered 95% of computer/internet capable devices.

Scrivener was once considered the best writers’ software hands down. But that was many years ago, before netbooks, tablets, cellphones, and cloud computing revolutionized the way people lived and worked.

Scrivener’s repeated promises of iOS and Android support “soon” seem to get pushed back year after year. Another sad example of an innovative, industry leading product failing to keep up with the times.


ottermaton (profile) says:

Re: Re: Poor wording

It wasn’t the preferred version part that’s incorrect. It’s that saying “Mac or PC” as if you can’t run Linux on your PC (or even your Mac!) is wrong.

If you want to get really technical about it, there’s no distinction between Mac and PC since they are both “personal computers”.

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