I’m a developer (who is also trying to be a writer), so I judge software pretty harshly. I can safely say that the $48.16 AUD I forked out Scrivener is the best money I’ve ever spent on software.
I started out, as many of us did, writing my novel in Word. Then I gave Story Mill a whirl, but found the user interface clunky and counter-intuitive. After a few weeks struggling to make it do what I wanted it to do, I gave up and went back to Word.
Then one day I was looking for something to simulate index cards to use as an outlining tool, and there was Scrivener, like the answer to all my prayers. It did everything I wanted for outlining, and let me write the novel in the same application. I hadn’t even spent 24 hours with the trial version before I was hooked. I paid my money gladly, and haven’t looked back since. And I’ve been recommending Scrivener to everybody I know who writes, whether it’s a PhD thesis, technical documentation, or a novel.
Well done, and keep up the good work.