I’ll post a complete review later but I just have to tell you folks about this. When I think of all the work that Scrivener could have saved me in my last novel–or what it could have done for A when he was working on his PhD dissertation, it boggles the mind.
This is software that works the way writers think, unlike most software (generally designed like a car with the ignition hidden in the trunk). You can move blocks of text around by working with automatically generated index cards. Search by pov. Keep your notes, images, and references in a sidebar. When you just want to focus on the writing, use full screen mode. This is just the beginning!
The Mac version has been out for a few years. But now thanks to Lee Powell, an Australian writer, Scrivener-user and programmer (and his team), the Scrivener for Windows version will soon be available for about $40. I’m working my way through the tutorial in the beta trial version. Thanks guys!