Applications compatible with Scrivener?

I have seen that there are a number of applications that are compatible with Scrivener, such as:
Aeon Timeline, to create timelines; perhaps Jotterpad; Marked (Scrivener 3 Support (saw this on another post)); and of course Scapple, from the same creators.

But what else is out there?
Is there a hidden list of applications that can be used in conjunction with Scrivener?
Does anyone reading this know of any others?

Thanks for your time :blush:

There’s Plottr, also for timelines. It can sort-of export to and import from Scrivener (but not synchronize).

Before Plottr got native Scrivener import, I wrote this: GitHub - dhaun/scrivx2pltr: Creates a Plottr file from a Scrivener 3 project
Hope it still works (I’m going to find out, since my NaNoWriMo project needs some re-plotting).

Prowriter’s Aid works very well and integrates in real time correction inside project. for more indepth must open scrivener in PWA after project is closed in native program.

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What is it that you are looking for in terms of applications that can be used with Scrivener? So much depends on what “can be used” is intended to mean. How much integration are you after, and for what.

Without that information, to me your question is akin to “How long is a piece of string?”




Mainly apps that, whatever you do with them, influence Scrivener (and vice versa) without having to do it manually (or, at least, that can be moved from one app to the other pretty easily).
That’s what I meant. Sure, you ‘can use’ Excel (e. g.) with Scrivener, but whatever you do inside Excel does not affect Scrivener at all (unless you modify it manually).
There are a lot of apps whose developers are aware of Scrivener and offer support to use their apps synchronously (in one way or another).
Hope this made it a bit clearer…

Grammarly desktop app works well with Scrivener too (at least, on Mac). Gives you all those grammar and prose-style things missing from Scriv.

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Any outliner/mind mapper that can export OPML can be used to create a binder structure by importing the OPML into Scrivener.

For example, you can use Dynalist, an online outliner, to brainstorm the sections of your project, then export to OPML, import the OPML to Scrivener, and it will turn it into documents and folders in the Binder.

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Devonthink and Scrivener work well together, for example each recognises document links from the other app, which allows you to use the two together seamlessly.

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There is of course the invisible Elephant in the room … LaTeX.

Not your typical canned app … and not for the faint of heart!

When I started writing years ago, I knew NOTHING about either Scrivener nor LaTeX. Now, years later, I cannot imagine doing without either one.

My breakeven point, when the time I invested generated an ‘equivalent’ payback in terms of flexibility and features, was one to one-and-a-half years. Your mileage may vary. For those with any experience with LaTeX, such as those in academia, the return on investment could involve considerably less time.

For the un-initiated, the place to start is with the Scrivener Non-Fiction, General Non-Fiction (LaTeX) Project Template, accessed via File > New Project..., e.g.:

The indispensable resource I’ve used to solve countless challenges with LaTeX, to this day, is StackExchange, e.g.:

The help I’ve received on the SE web site is nothing short of mind-blowing. In those not-so-rare instances where I’ve received a seemingly obscure LaTeX error, I’ve groaned in agony as to what to do. In a final act of desperation, I’d cut-and-paste the error into SE, and all too often, unbelievably someone else had the exact same or similar error, with an answer as to how to fix it!!

Thank you Scrivener for creating the General Non-Fiction (LaTeX) Project Template access point for LaTeX.

HTH … Thanks for reading,